is a journalist, a community organizer, an editor of Left Turn Magazine, and a staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience, and audiences around the world have seen the television reports he’s produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now!.
Flaherty’s articles from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina have appeared in periodicals around the world. His post-Katrina writing in ColorLines Magazine shared a journalism award from New America Media for best Katrina-related coverage in the Ethnic press. Haymarket Press will release his new book, FLOODLINES: Stories of Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, this summer.
Jordan Flaherty’s writing appears regularly on The Rag Blog.
Read “Jena, Louisiana: Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?” by Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / May 14, 2010