New Orleans

Fight Heats up over Discriminatory Housing Laws in New Orleans Area

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 2:00pm
Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and President Obama are pulled into local battle

Rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard Parish, a small community just outside New Orleans, have recently gotten a major boost. One nonprofit focused on rebuilding in the area has received the endorsement of CNN, Alice Walker, the touring production of the play The Color Purple, and even President Obama. But an alliance of Gulf Coast and national organizations are now raising questions about the cause these high profile names are supporting.

US on UN Hot Seat for Post-Katrina Racism

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 02/22/2008 - 4:31pm

New Orleans and Gulf Coast Residents Present Case of Ethnic Cleansing to U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Thursday, February 21, 2008 (Geneva, Switzerland) . . . Today representatives of the United States government will face questioning by the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (“CERD”) regarding housing assistance programs for predominantly African American displaced residents in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and

Bay Area Residents Demand Justice in New Orleans

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 5:16pm

More than 200 protesters crowded the street in front of Dianne Feinstein's estate Saturday afternoon calling for an end to disaster capitalism and neo-liberalism New Orleans, Louisiana.

Protesters were participating in the World Social Forum's Global Day of Action, which brings together national and international movements for human rights, economic and social justice and was part many of nationwide solidarity actions for Gulf Coast recovery.


Campaigns launched to save public housing in New Orleans

Submitted by Reporter on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 11:10am

The Coalition to Stop the Demolitions is calling for National Days of Action on Jan. 25 and 26. The call is to rally activists around the country to show solidarity with public housing residents in New Orleans and to save four public housing developments from being demolished by private developers in favor of more expensive luxurious developments.

New Orleans Rebuilding Plan Stirs Anger

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 03/20/2006 - 10:00pm

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor C. Ray Nagin faced another hurricane Monday, this one of rage as residents stood to criticize his plan to rebuild New Orleans.

Speakers have just three minutes during the public-comment session, but it doesn't take long to say not enough is being done.

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