22 December 2007

Plans for the gentrification (white-ification) of New Orleans are in full swing. I don't know if you've been following what's going on down there but the new City Council (majority white for the first time in decades due to the preventing of people from voting by making it impossible for them to come home) voted unanimously to proceed with the demolition of low income housing. This will make way for expensive development which will insure that only people with money live in New Orleans.

If you haven't seen it yet check out an article I wrote after leaving New Orleans in 2006.

Here are some other recent pieces to check out.

New Orleans to Demolish Thousands of ‘Poor’ Homes
by Leonard Doyle

The Shock Doctrine in Action in New Orleans
by Naomi Klein

What's happening in New Orleans is a prototype for domestic militarizing and plundering, soon coming to an american city near you!

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