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METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 AUSTIN — Austin novelist Thomas Zigal has won the prestigious Jesse Jones award for fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for his highly-acclaimed novel about post-Katrina New Orleans, … finish reading METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt with Rag Radio’s Thorne Dreyer in the studios of KPFT-FM in Houston, Friday, October 25, 2013. Photo by Guy Schwartz / The Rag Blog. Rag Radio podcasts: Thorne Dreyer interviews Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and … finish reading RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : October Interviews with Poppy Northcutt, Maneesha James, Seth Holmes, and Thomas Zigal

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Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

In the new New Orleans, privatized, voucher-financed housing, left, has replaced traditional public housing like the deserted Lafitte housing projects on the right. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.A divided city:Seven years after Katrina in rebuilding New Orleans, the key … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

Black Flags and Windmills:Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective scott crow’s book tells of the abandonment of a great American city by the powerful, the refusal of its poorest and most vulnerable citizens to lay down and die, and … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

Anarchist, community organizer, and author Scott Crow on Rag Radio Video by Jeff Zavala / Interview by Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog / August 24, 2011 Scott Crow, an Austin-based anarchist, community organizer, political activist, and writer, was Thorne … finish reading VIDEO / Jeff Zavala and Thorne Dreyer : Anarchist Organizer and Author Scott Crow on Rag Radio

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Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

Rev. Raymond Brown pumps his fist outside New Orleans Federal Court Friday in celebration of conviction of cops involved in the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune From heroes to villains: NOPD verdict reveals post-Katrina … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

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Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

Trial of cops connected to the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge killings has gripped New Orleans.New Orleans cops:Danziger bridge trialbrings corruption front and center By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2011 NEW ORLEANS — In New Orleans’ federal … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

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Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

Crime scene: New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge was the site of police shootings. Photo by Lucas Jackson / Reuters.New Orleans cops go on trial:Shot unarmed African-Americans in cold blood Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after hurricane Katrina? By … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

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BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

Jordan Flaherty’s Floodlines:Community and resistance in New Orleans By Lewis Wallace / The Rag Blog / April 7, 2011 See ‘Jena Six activist convicted, faces decades in prison’ by Jordan Flaherty, Below. [Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the … finish reading BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

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Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans Jail Struggle Could Shape City’s Future

Image of Orleans Parish Prison from BBC documentary, Prisoners of Katrina.New Orleans:The nation’s incarceration capital Struggle over the size of New Orleans’ jail could define the city’s future. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / November 11, 2010 NEW … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans Jail Struggle Could Shape City’s Future

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scott crow : White Vigilantes and the Battle of Algiers

One of numerous looter signs posted by white vigilantes in the small Algiers Point Neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina.Battle of Algiers:White vigilantes and the policein Katrina’s aftermath By scott crow / The Rag Blog / September 8, 2010 “…within the war … finish reading scott crow : White Vigilantes and the Battle of Algiers

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