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TAKE ACTION NOW! 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina: Keep New Orleans Moving Forward
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New Orleans, Katrina recovery, government, economy, usa, news )

- 1145 days ago -
To pretend New Orleans is safe, sustained and headed in the right direction would be a disservice to those who love New Orleans, and want the city and all her residents to achieve their full potential.
When The Levees Broke - A Requiem In 4 Parts   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Katrina, levees, New Orleans, Spike Lee, When the Levees Broke, poor, forgotten, FEMA, conservative government, Bush Administration, hurricane, Gulf coast, Louisiana, Mississippi )

- 1150 days ago -
I realize this is long at 4 hours but it is well made by Spike Lee and covers a lot of territory from great music, to the humanistic side, the political positions combined with news footage. It is a film Americans should watch as its an eye opener for all
Katrina and Conservative Failure Ten Years Later
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, Kristen McQueary, Rep. Richard Baker, George W. Bush administration, government, conservative failure )

- 1152 days ago -
The city of New Orleans became a crucible of suffering and a searing example of the flesh and blood consequences people who disdain government gaining control of government and ensuring that government cannot function when it is most needed.
Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Katrina, Lower Ninth Ward, hurricane, floods, New Orleans, Louisiana )

- 1159 days ago -
The neighborhoods stalled recovery is the self-fulfilling prophecy of political leaders who wrote it off from the start. The shame is that a mix of misperceptions and racially informed myths set the stage for one misguided policy choice after another.
Ask New Orleans to Stop Covering Up Rape Cases as Insignificant Crimes! - The Petition Site
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New Orleans, rape victims, justice system, rape and abuse )

- 1472 days ago -
The New Orleans inspector general performed an audit that made finding of nearly half of the rape cases studied had been incorrectly classified as lesser crimes, making the city appear to be safer than it actually was.
Fours After Deepwater Horizon Blowout, BP May Be Fined $18 Billion
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: BP Oil Spill, BP oil spill disaster, New Orleans, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, Oil Spill, Deepwater Horizon explosion, americans, congress, corruption, cover-up, crime, dishonesty, ethics, government, media, obama, usa )

- 1504 days ago -
New Orleans....On Thursday, a federal judge here for the first time bluntly rejected those arguments, finding that BP was indeed the primary culprit. He added that BP's "conduct was reckless."
The Boundless Dishonesty of Barack Obama
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Lies, Obama, Hypocrisy, Barack Obama, Stafford Act, Playing the Race Card, Dishonesty, Propaganda, Dirty Campaign, Falsehood, Chutzpah, Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations, New Orleans )

- 2205 days ago -
There's something profoundly distasteful and almost grotesque about Obama voting against waiving the Stafford Act, knowing the bill had passed despite his vote, and then lying to the audience to make them angry that the waiver hadn't happened.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Call the New Orleans Flooding a Man-Made Disaster Created By the Failure of the Federal Government's Levees.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obama, politics, government, Katrina flooding, Army Corps of Engineers, freedoms, NEW ORLEANS,, media, economy, cover-up, usa )

- 2578 days ago -'s petition requests the President of the United States to please call the flooding of New Orleans in 2005 during Katrina a "man-made disaster created by the failure of the federal government's levee protection system."
Can Mayor Mitch Landrieu Reinvent New Orleans?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, government, ethics, economy, New Orleans, usa, news )

- 2726 days ago -
New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in America. It's rich with culture and legendary for its indulgences - and its disasters. Almost six years after Hurricane Katrina and one year after the BP oil spill, New Orleans has a new mayor with a new plan on
Springtime in New Orleans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, GoodNews, usa, New Orleans, elections, government )

- 3165 days ago -
It's not just the Saints. After years of dysfunction, corruption, and racial tension, New Orleans is finally moving forward.
New Orleans, Four Years Later
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, New Orleans, Katrina, dishonesty, corruption, obama, usa, bush, bushadministration, americans, media, news )

- 3347 days ago -
As we approach the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we're sure to start seeing some brief nods toward the event in the mainstream media: photos of people stranded on rooftops and bridgesWhat's less likely to receive much coverage is the aftermath
Outrage Over Army Corps' $4.7M P.R. Contract
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, government, news, politics, New Orleans )

- 3447 days ago -
A New Orleans citizens group is accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of inappropriately using much needed funding to spin a more positive image of the Corps in the media. The federal agency, however, disputes this change saying the money was allotted
Homeless Homeowners Sleeping Under Bridge
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homeless, New Orleans )

- 3943 days ago -
....very intense in New Orleans right now, as everyone witnessed activists being tasered and pepper sprayed inside and outside of a City Council meeting, in which there was a unanimous vote to demolish most of public housing in New Orleans.
New Orleans Police, Protestors Clash
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New Orleans, Katrina, HUD, housing )

- 3953 days ago -
Police used chemical spray and stun devices as dozens of protesters seeking to halt the demolition of public housing in New Orleans tried to force their way through an iron gate at City Hall.
New Orleans Fracas Over Plans to Raze Housing
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: New Orleans, housing, corruption )

- 3965 days ago -
New Orleans - Protesters angry about the pending demolition of more than 4,000 public housing units stormed a City Council meeting Thursday in a confrontation that ended with a prominent civil rights lawyer being hauled off in handcuffs.

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