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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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Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

Image from Facing South.Displacement continues:New Orleans five years after Katrina More than 100,000 New Orleanians received a one-way ticket out of town and still have received no help in coming back, and these voices are left out of most stories … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Five Years After Katrina and Still Not Home

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NOLA’s Killer Cops : Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning

Lance Madison is surrounded by State Police and NOPD SWAT members on Sept. 4, 2005, after violence erupted on the Danziger Bridge in New Orleans. Madison was accused of shooting at police and was arrested, but he was later released. … finish reading NOLA’s Killer Cops : Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning

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Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

New Orleans cops are on the prowl for transgenders. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune Archive.Transgender community in New OrleansClaims abuse and discrimination by police By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / April 20, 2010 New Orleans’ Black … finish reading Culture of Abuse : Police Harassment of New Orleans Transgenders

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Lisa Fithian: FBI Informant Brandon Darby : Sexism, Egos, and Lies

Brandon. Darby. Still from a video / videochannels.com.Sexism, egos, and lies:Sometimes you wake up and it is not different By Lisa Fithian / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2010 Community organizer and nonviolent activist/trainer Lisa Fithian will be Thorne … finish reading Lisa Fithian: FBI Informant Brandon Darby : Sexism, Egos, and Lies

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Landrieu and the Saints : A New Day for New Orleans?

New Orleans mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu. Photo from AP.Who dat mayor:A new day for New Orleans? By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / February 9, 2010 NEW ORLEANS — In a city consumed by the Superbowl and Mardi Gras celebrations, … finish reading Landrieu and the Saints : A New Day for New Orleans?

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Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

New Orleans creole cottages: a gift from Haiti. Painting by B.Sasik.New Orleans and our Haitian roots We share a common history, and we will work for a shared future of justice and liberation. By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : New Orleans’ Heart is in Haiti

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Larry Ray : Haiti’s Horror Hits Home

Disasters past and present:Haiti’s horror hits home By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / January 17, 2010 GULFPORT, Mississippi — Many of my fading memories of destruction, death and total loss have come back into sharp focus as I … finish reading Larry Ray : Haiti’s Horror Hits Home

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A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

‘Crimes against nature’:Prosecuting sex workers in New Orleans More than half of the people on Louisiana’s Sex Offender Registry — which was designed for rapists and child molesters — are indigent women convicted of sex work. By Jordan Flaherty / … finish reading A Real Crime : How the Law Treats Sex Workers in New Orleans

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The Jindal Way : Get Rid of a Good Thing

Residents at the John J. Hainkel Jr. Home and Rehabilitation Center in New Orleans.Louisiana Catastrophe Redux The administration of Governor Bobby Jindal announced its intentions to introduce legislation to sell the Hainkel Home through a press release without seeking any … finish reading The Jindal Way : Get Rid of a Good Thing

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Brandon Darby in New Orleans : FBI Informant Was Egotistical Sexist

This Activist Life: FBI snitch was also a sexist, authoritarian, provocative fraud By Victoria Welle [Victoria Welle worked with Brandon Darby at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans. Common Ground is a community-run relief organization that played a major … finish reading Brandon Darby in New Orleans : FBI Informant Was Egotistical Sexist

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