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Wendy’s to be picketed

June 26, 2013

Press Release: Coalition of Immokalee Workers Solidarity Picket to be held at Wendy’s in Pensacola on June 29, 2013 at 12:00pm. Florida tomato pickers are among this country’s most exploited workers; they earn sub-poverty wages, lack…

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Fighting for Justice

May 24, 2013

This week the U.S. Department of Justice issued its findings on the Escambia County Jail. It gave the county 49 days to come up with a plan for correcting the problems. This paper fought for this…

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Barricades Removed from Occupy’s Corner

August 29, 2012

The barricades encircling the corner sidewalk of Government and Spring streets—the Occupy Pensacola corner—have been removed. Occupiers are now being allowed to return. “They already have, actually,” said Derek Cosson, spokesman for the city of Pensacola.…

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Un-Occupied

August 29, 2012

The Hurricane Isaac winds blowing through the area have apparently swept away the Occupy Pensacola encampment at Pensacola City Hall. The camp is now gone, replaced by barricades. A city hall employee and Pensacola Police officer…

Protests

Is Chick-fil-A a church? Another service is on the horizon

August 2, 2012

Yesterday, the Chick-fil-A locations in the Pensacola area were swamped, clogging the streets with chicken-loving locals supporting or protesting the remarks by chief executive Dan Cathy that he and his company were against gay marriage: “We’re…

Buzz Education Politics Protests

Buzz: Kennedy in Pensacola

July 5, 2012

The civil rights and racial discrimination issues with the Escambia County School District are spiraling out of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ control. Attorney Mike Papantonio has confirmed that his firm is looking into the Escambia County School…

Protests

Bring Jobs Home Protest on Friday July 6

July 3, 2012

Press Release: As working families across Florida celebrate the Fourth of July and the vision of the Founding Fathers, they will also call on elected officials to create good jobs and rebuild local communities hit hard…

News Protests

Occupy Protesters to Stand Before Jury

May 4, 2012

Due to a continuance filed on behalf of the prosecution, jury selection for Dr. Melody Castro and Rev. David Burden, the two who were arrested at City Hall in December, will begin Monday, May 7, 2012.…

Protests

She gave up on justice

April 17, 2012

From the NY Times: QUOTATION OF THE DAY “She gave up on justice. She gave up on the fact that she could ever come back. She knew how she would be treated.” —-TEHMINA DURRANI, a Pakistani…