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A Groundbreaking Year for Environmental Journalism and Activism

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – It’s been one of the most interesting and groundbreaking years in a long time for environmental activism, environmental journalism and the Sierra Club nationally and in my home state of Alabama. Since I made the decision to cross the line and join the club to get personally…

How You Can Help Us Build the Alternative, Independent Web Press Today

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I’m Glynn Wilson, the publisher of the Locust Fork News-Journal. I’d like to thank you all for your continued support over the years as I’ve continued to bring you the news that the “other guys” mostly ignore. I’m constantly dismayed at the way our news media avoids certain stories that MATTER, stories that might upset…

Demonstrators Descend on the Alabama Capitol in Human Rights Rally

Marchers End Weeklong Protest on Dexter Avenue MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Demonstrators descended on the old Alabama Capitol Friday at the culmination of the 47th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma-to-Montgomery March. This year held special significance, since the unions got involved and called it the March for America. Immigrant groups got involved due to…

Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Society Announces 2011 ‘Green Oscar’ Finalists

ASHEVILLE, NC — Regional conservation nonprofit organization Wild South announced the finalist nominees for the 2011 Roosevelt-Ashe Society Conservation Awards on Monday and the list includes Glynn Wilson of The Locust Fork News-Journal as one of three finalists in the “Outstanding Journalist” category. The awards recognize “conservation heroes” across the South and honor outstanding conservation…

Rick Santorum’s Contradictory Views on Freedom and Privacy

Pennsylvania Republican Rick Santorum, the former Senator and Fox News contributor who pulled a surprise second in the Iowa Caucus, has emerged as the Christian conservative still standing in the presidential race of 2012. He only lost to Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney by 8 votes. As readers of The Locust Fork News-Journal know by now,…

Exclusive Video: BP Hires Convict Labor in Beach Cleanup

The Day Deepwater Horizon Oil Hit Alabama’s Beaches The British Petroleum corporation is hiring convict labor, including illegal immigrants, to clean the beaches along the Gulf Coast instead of contracting with local fishermen who are out of work due to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as they promised publicly. In trying to…

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…

Original Cowboy Blog

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Under the Microscope – By Glynn Wilson – SILVER SPRING, Md. – Delicate fingers on the tinkling keys of an electric piano on public radio. That is the music that runs through my life like the persistent rain drops of March in Silver Spring, Maryland, just a few miles north of Washington, D.C. It could…