Submitted by twig on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 12:42am
Submitted by gob on Fri, 05/15/2009 - 11:16am
Glen Ford at BAR reminds us that the only "change" coming to New Orleans under "our" new President is the erasure of poor black people from the city's future.
Not a single one of 500 planned “Katrina cottages” has been made ready for occupancy. Elderly people squat in abandoned buildings. There are no credible plans to repair or create an infrastructure that could accommodate the poor who still remain, much less the New Orleans diaspora, scattered to the four winds three and a half years ago. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Tue, 09/04/2007 - 1:25pm
This is not the argument I'd make, but I find it interesting and want to know your thoughts:
The New Orleans Fetish: The Real Reason New Orleans got no help after Katrina
I like it when people list reasons to save New Orleans:
1.It’s morally the right thing to do
2.It’s the government’s obligation to protect it’s cities and citizens
3.Because New Orleans is so special
The third reason, perhaps the most compelling argument to some, is actually what is hurting the systemic relief effort the most. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 10:51am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 08/24/2007 - 3:10pm
Submitted by lambert on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 9:28am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Mon, 03/26/2007 - 9:39am
Gah. Forgive the ubersnarky title, but I'm a little annoyed at the following:
Title: To assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina. Read below the fold...
Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 2/28/2007)
Related Bills: H.RES.254
Submitted by lambert on Tue, 03/13/2007 - 9:23pm
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 12/15/2006 - 9:04am
Submitted by captain nemo (not verified) on Wed, 09/27/2006 - 8:12am
Remember the two sisters who blew the whistle on State Farm Insurance's diligent attempts to get out of paying policyholders what they were due from Katrina damage?
Yup. They're being sued. For "violating the Alabama Trade Secrets Act and breaching confidentiality agreements with the company." Also known as
"br[eaking] the law when they turned over reams of internal State Farm records to attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 9:37am
September 11, 2006Not Greg and Matt
by Greg Palast
Itâ€™s true. Itâ€™s weird. Itâ€™s nuts. The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, has finally brought charges againstâ€¦ Greg Palast. I kid you not. Send your cakes with files to the Air America wing at Guantanamo. Read below the fold...