One year ago, 17 people locked themselves on to a deportation charter flight at London Stansted Airport, grounding a plan that would have sent 59 people back to face reprisal – and possibly death – in Ghana and Nigeria. Now, those activists could face life imprisonment.
This week on Act Out! Speaking to organizers and residents in the Bayou, we'll dive into the rich and diverse history of those fighting the Bayou Bridge Pipeline – and how people are coming together to build a future outside of the toxic industries that have defined Louisiana.
Twenty-four-year old Stuart Marino, a finance major at University of New Orleans, spends more than 30 percent of his income on rent and utilities and doesn't have enough savings to cover a basic medical emergency.