Saturday, September 03, 2005

Notes from Inside New Orleans

Jordan Flaherty is a resident of New Orleans, union organizer, and an editor of Left Turn Magazine (
Images of New Orleans' hurricane-ravaged population were transformed into black, out-of-control, criminals. As if taking a stereo from a store that will clearly be insured against loss is a greater crime than the governmental neglect and incompetence that did billions of dollars of damage and destroyed a city. This media focus is a tactic, just as the eighties focus on "welfare queens" and "super-predators" obscured the simultaneous and much larger crimes of the Savings and Loan scams and mass layoffs, the hyper-exploited people of New Orleans are being used as a scapegoat to cover up much larger crimes.
Sober overview of the social, racial, economic, historic elements in play in New Orleans. Please click here.

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