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Post-Katrina: Will New Orleans still be New Orleans?   |   April 10, 2014
By Maureen O'Hagan, Equal Voice News NEW ORLEANS ­-- When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, it exposed to the world what locals already knew. This vibrant...

 

Learning From Katrina   |   November 29, 2013
Excerpt from Introduction: Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Gulf Coast, inflicting unprecedented damage in coastal communities and unleashing a chain reaction...

 

VOICES: Why I represent the New Orleans immigrant workers who committed civil disobedience   |   November 18, 2013
By Bill Quigley In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country...

 

In Louisiana, a former Army commander goes to war against Big Oil   |   October 31, 2013
With the trial of BP for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster still underway, and with controversy raging over a lawsuit filed against oil companies for eroding Louisiana's...

 

The tricky business of measuring progress eight years after Hurricane Katrina   |   August 29, 2013
Define "progress." For those in government, it typically means economic growth and improvements in quality of life that boost confidence among wealthy investors....

 

VOICES: For young black men in American cities, you're either invisible or viewed as a threat   |   July 16, 2013
(This story originally appeared at Next City.) My wife and I left the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in a limousine last Sunday, both of us hyped from her appearance that...

 

Moving beyond us vs. them: Mayor Landrieu and racial divisiveness   |   April 8, 2013
By Pam Nath, Bridge the Gulf Judge Lance Africk heard arguments in United States District Court last week regarding a consent decree designed to correct the violent, inhumane,...

 

VOICES: As BP trial begins, Gulf businesses and communities call for ecosystem restoration and economic opportunity   |   February 26, 2013
By Jeffrey Buchanan, Oxfam America This week marks the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this young century, as the U.S. Department of Justice goes to court with global...

 

VOICES: We got 99 problems and the Super Bowl blackout ain't one   |   February 8, 2013
By Rosana Cruz, Bridge the Gulf Good natured New Orleanians may be laughing about Sunday night's blackout during the Super Bowl, as a "now you see how we live" type...

 

In North Carolina, school resegregation by charter?   |   January 25, 2013
North Carolina could soon see a dramatic increase in the number of charter schools, with as many as 150 of the public-private hybrids opening across the state next year. But new...

 

Who is most at risk from Hurricane Isaac?   |   August 28, 2012
At 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday, August 28, Tropical Storm Isaac became Hurricane Isaac, with the National Hurricane Center reporting the storm's winds had grown to 75 miles per hour...

 

Vouchers no quick fix for disabled students in Louisiana   |   August 22, 2012
By Zoe Sullivan, New America Media Last April, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed a new voucher program considered to be the most sweeping in the country. For years,...

 

Lacking contracts, New Orleans teachers use old-school tactics   |   August 8, 2012
By Theresa Moran, Labor Notes Just months after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans fired all 7,500 of its teachers. After a seven-year legal battle, the teachers union won...

 

Louisiana government and media defend immigrant guestworker exploitation and abuse   |   June 13, 2012
By Brentin Mock, Bridge the Gulf Scott Walker's recall election survival in Wisconsin last week was tough to swallow mainly because of his stance against workers rights....

 

New Orleans women's health advocacy organization regroups after arson attack   |   June 4, 2012
A New Orleans nonprofit that works to address the HIV/AIDS crisis among women of color is regrouping after its offices were destroyed by arson last month, opening a temporary...

 

Exonerations highlight criminal injustice in the South   |   May 23, 2012
A new database that tracks exonerations of people who were falsely convicted of crimes underscores longstanding problems with the South's criminal justice system. The...

 

BP Two Years Later: Searching for alternatives in New Orleans East   |   April 20, 2012
The following is an excerpt from the Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies report, "Troubled Waters: Two Years after the BP Oil Disaster, A Struggling Gulf Coast Calls...

 

Five New Orleans cops convicted for their role in post-Katrina shootings   |   August 8, 2011
By A.C. Thompson, ProPublica The jury convicted four current or former officers of unlawfully firing on the citizens. The officers also were found guilty of charges related to a...

 

What have Obama's first 100 days meant for the South?   |   April 29, 2009
Everyone else is chiming in with their grade on President Obama's first 100 days in office, so we thought we'd join in, too. As we and others noted after Obama's election, his...

 

2008 campaign loses a voice for "the other America"   |   January 30, 2008
UPDATE: I cross-posted this at DailyKos and it's generating some interesting discussion. It's fitting that former N.C. Senator John Edwards will be heading to New Orleans...

 

Follow Institute's Gulf Coast coverage on the air   |   June 16, 2006
Two radio stations (both in California) covered the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project this week: *** Mother Jones Radio did an excellent interview with the...

 

The storms are coming ...   |   June 12, 2006
On June 1, the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project issued a major report (pdf) revealing how poorly prepared the...

 

New at Reconstruction Watch: New Orleans elections   |   May 21, 2006
Over at Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch, the Institute's special Katrina project, we have a thoughtful look at the race dynamics of yesterday's New Orleans elections by...

 

Katrina related tourism bankruptcies   |   May 18, 2006
By way of the People Get Ready blog ("make levees, not war"), here's an article from last week about two subsidiaries of a large New Orleans tourism company filing...

 

ABA: 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals nominee "unqualified"   |   May 11, 2006
For the first time in 24 years, the American Bar Association has rated a federal judicial nominee as "unqualified". According to the article, the ABA says of Bush's...