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Herman Wallace, free after 41 years in solitary, dies

One of the "Angola 3" political prisoners, Herman Wallace, who spent 41 years in solitary confinement, was released from the Louisiana prison this week and tragically died three days later.

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Teachers win as state high court kills Louisiana voucher law

Another Republican statewide scheme to trash public schools and school teachers, especially unionized teachers, ran afoul of yet another state constitution.

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Louisiana plan draws support but raises concern among fishermen

The plan would fix significant environmental problems and repair the state's receding coastline.

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Appeal issued for two held in isolation for 40 years

April 17 will mark 40 years that Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been held in isolation at The Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. 

April 17 will mark 40 years that Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been held in isolation at The Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. 

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

 

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation 

 

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For New Orleans, Brad Pitt houses were not enough

Some of the gleaming new structures sit opposite desolate, abandoned lots while others are sandwiched in between crumbling houses to which no one has returned.

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Louisiana workers say union jobs break down barriers

The bosses don't want lots of union workers because they tend to break down the racial divide that has slowed progress in this part of the country ever since the end of the Civil War.

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New Orleans diary: Seafood, hospitality, an appeal for help

Katrina was the first in what would become a series of tragedies for the Big Easy, the next being the 2010 BP oil spill.

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Hospital ruins stir Katrina memories and call to battle

The windowless ruins of Charity Hospital stand today as both a haunting reminder of horrors past and a call to arms for those joining the battle for a restored health care system.

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On the Bayou, BP oil spill hasn’t gone away

Eric Guzman carries himself like any healthy 35-year-old, but his eyes tell you he's been through what only someone much older would normally have experienced.

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Teamster rack up four organizing wins

The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.

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