Politics and Government

Environmental Groups Hail Forest Agreement with Georgia Paper Company

Skeptics Raise Questions by Glynn Wilson You will be glad to find out today that perhaps your favorite brand of toilet paper may no longer come from wood harvested out of some of the South’s more important hardwood forests. But the deal that led to that agreement raises some interesting economic and political questions that…

Hey Democrats: Pass Some Laws Before the GOP Takes Over Congress

Guest Column by Michael Moore Dear Congressional Democrats: Welcome back to our nation’s capital for your one final session of the 111th Congress. Come January, the Republicans will take over the House while the Democrats will retain control of the Senate. But Dems — here’s something I don’t understand: Why do you look all sullen…

Living in a Land of Rising Right-Wing Hate

Editor’s Note: This article was originally funded by and published at Truthout.org, but for unknown reasons, it does not appear to be in the searchable archives anymore. When this was discovered on Monday, October 24, 2011, we re-published it here. by Glynn Wilson Northeast Jefferson County east of Birmingham, Alabama, has long been known as…

Perry County’s Arrowhead Landfill Going Bankrupt

What Happened to the Millions from the TVA Coal Ash Contract? John Wathen/Southwings Toxic TVA coal ash by the train load is filling up the local landfill only designed for household garbage, not hazardous waste, in Alabama’s Black Belt… by Glynn Wilson The Arrowhead Landfill in Perry County, Alabama — where TVA is hauling millions…

Former Birmingham News Reporter Discusses Pulitzer

Former Birmingham News staff writer Brett Blackledge discusses his 2007 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting at Auburn University, Montgomery, in this video obtained by the Locust Fork News-Journal. Part 1: Part 2: To some legal experts, his admission that he was handed the information in a box raises some concerns about how he got the…

DC Court Invalidates Bush EPA Mercury Loophole

Glynn Wilson Alabama Power’s Miller Steam Plant on the Locust Fork fouls the air and water… by Glynn Wilson QUINTON, Ala., Feb. 9 – A mentally retarded boy stood in the middle of the country road in front of a ramshackle house trailer and a burned down shack, casting a sideways glance in my direction…