NCPI Workmark
Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Search Results


23 results for "Political activists"
Currently viewing results 16 - 23
Previous
PAGE OF 2
Record #:
28178
Author(s):
Abstract:
The Granville Nonviolent Action Team (GNAT) is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting their local community. GNAT has been successful at revealing the public safety, environmental, and financial risks that come with building a federal disease research lab in Granville County. Construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is supported by the US Department for Homeland Security, the NC Consortium, and many high-ranking local, state, and federal officials. So far, the group has been able to prevent the construction of the facility.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p15 Periodical Website
Record #:
28300
Author(s):
Abstract:
Student activists from Student Action with Farmworkers work on migrant’s behalf in the fields and at the statehouse. The Durham non-profit brings college students together with farmworkers through a 10-week summer internship program. The interns work with advocacy groups to help migrants gain access to health clinics, teach them about the dangers of pesticides, and promote safety in the fields. Others assist migrants with union organizing, teach migrants about their legal rights, or lobby for statewide policy changes on farmworker and immigrant issues.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 33, August 2007, pOnline Periodical Website
Record #:
28323
Author(s):
Abstract:
Carrboro’s Burmese refugees recently formed the Burma Action Committee. The group hopes to pressure US lawmakers to support action against the military regime in Myanmar who are displaying violence against protesters. The history of fight for democracy in Burma/Myanmar is detailed along with comments from the members of Carrboro’s community who are still fighting for democracy in their home country.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 43, October 2007, p4 Periodical Website
Record #:
28353
Author(s):
Abstract:
Al McSurley is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. McSurely is the Legal Redress Chair of the NC NAACP and works to fight racism using the law. The Chapel Hill resident operated a civil rights law practice prior to his retirement and was known for taking cases that nobody wanted. McSurely is unusual as a white lawyer who works almost exclusively with the civil rights movement, but his work is his way of seeing justice and equality become a reality.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p20 Periodical Website
Record #:
28352
Author(s):
Abstract:
The North Carolina Stop Torture Now coalition is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. The group was created after learning of the Johnston County CIA contractors Aero Contractors’ involvement in the CIA’s torture program. The group believes torture is morally wrong as well as constitutionally forbidden and practically useless. The group has held several protests and is intent on convincing state and federal authorities that the charges against Aero Contractors warrant investigation and the CIA’s rendition program should be ended.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p19 Periodical Website
Record #:
28363
Author(s):
Abstract:
A small Chapel Hill environmental group called the Student Environmental Action Coalition has become a national coalition of 30,000 students. The group deals with issues that affect the natural environment, and also issues that affect the man-made environment. At the group’s national conference, the environmentalists were encouraged to confront issues of race, class, and social justice. This mindset and other details behind how the group has expanded from a small, Chapel Hill to a large, nationwide group are explored.
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 10 Issue 7, February 1992, p7 Periodical Website
Record #:
28452
Author(s):
Abstract:
Mab Segrest is one of North Carolina’s best-known organizers against racist and homophobic violence. An excerpt of Segrest’s new work, Memoir of a Race Traitor, is published here. The memoir tells of her work with North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, organizing against the Klan and Nazi movements in places like Statesville, Shelby, and Robeson County. Segrest’s personal story is also told and how she became a “race traitor.”
Source:
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 12 Issue 17, April-May 1994, p21-25 Periodical Website
Record #:
31384
Author(s):
Abstract:
North Carolinians Against Drunk Driving is one of many anti-drunk driving organizations that are working to change public attitudes, as well as legal penalties, affecting drunk driving. In addition to communication efforts, they are also monitoring to see how lenient drunk drivers are treated by the courts.
Source:
Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Feb 1983, p9-10, por