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Jordan Flaherty : Louisiana Civil Rights Activist Gets 15 Years on Drug Charge

Catrina Wallace (right), pictured with Caseptla Baily, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for distribution of a controlled substance. Wallace and Baily were both active in the campaign to support the Jena 6. Their door was broken down … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Louisiana Civil Rights Activist Gets 15 Years on Drug Charge

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Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

Many residents have been forced from their homes as a spillway is opened to protect major cities from the flood. Photo by Gallo / Getty / Al Jazeera.One disaster after another:Mississippi flood renews Gulf Coast anxietiesBy Jordan Flaherty / The … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

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Jordan Flaherty : Race and Politics in Rural Louisiana

Image from The Louisiana Justice Center.Race and politics in rural Louisiana town The Black mayor of Waterproof, Louisiana has spent nearly a year behind bars without bail. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / March 29, 2011 NEW ORLEANS … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Race and Politics in Rural Louisiana

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Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

Harassment of New Orleans sex workers. Photo from ColorLines.Justice Dept. calls law discriminatory:Victims fight Louisiana’s repressive‘Crime Against Nature’ statute Legal action comes with increased scrutiny from the federal government over the conduct of the New Orleans Police Department. By Jordan … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

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Jordan Flaherty : Cultural Extinction and the Deepwater Spill

Photo of Bayou Pointe-au-Chien from a backyard in the Louisiana Indian community. Photo by Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog.Cultural extinction and the Deepwater spill Louisiana’s coastal communities fear they may never recover from BP’s drilling disaster. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Cultural Extinction and the Deepwater Spill

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : New Atlantis and Banglateche

“Earth could not answer; nor the Seas that mourn…” Illustration by Adelaide Hanscom and Blanche Cumming (1905) for “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,” tr. Edward Fitzgerald / Wikimedia Commons. New Atlantis and Banglateche By Houma Cayenne Here beside my breathing … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : New Atlantis and Banglateche

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Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

An oil soaked brown pelican attempts to takes flight on Louisiana coast. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.Worse or worser?Gulf grief, contractors, and media mania By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2010 Shock and awe, misdirection, … finish reading Worse or Worser? : Barrier Grief in Louisiana

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Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

Sheriff Scott Franklin, shown reveling in loot obtained during a controversial drug raid last summer in Jena, Louisiana. Photo special to The Rag Blog.Revenge for civil rights protests?‘Operation Third Option’ in Jena By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / … finish reading Jena, Louisiana : Drug Bust or Racist Revenge?

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Jordan Flaherty : Racist Coup in Waterproof, Louisiana?

Waterproof, LA. Photo from Fox 44 / Baton Rouge.Did racist coup in northern Louisiana townOverthrow Black mayor and police chief? By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / March 27, 2010 NEW ORLEANS — In Waterproof, a small northern Louisiana … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Racist Coup in Waterproof, Louisiana?

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Why Do We Get It Wrong All the Time Now?

New Orleans residents gathered at an evacuation pick-up station in the Seventh Ward prior to Gustav’s landfall. Photo: Richard Perry/The New York Times‘Never Again,’ AgainSeptember 20, 2008 Hurricane Gustav gave the state of Louisiana a test for which it had … finish reading Why Do We Get It Wrong All the Time Now?

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Angola : Slavery Haunts America’s Plantation Prisons

Prisoners picking cotton at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. Photo by William Albert Allard / National Geographic.‘It’s not even really a metaphor for slavery. Slavery is what’s going on’By Maya Schenwar / August 28, 2008 On an expanse of 18,000 … finish reading Angola : Slavery Haunts America’s Plantation Prisons

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