New Orleans Has A Trash Problem

By Drew Hawkins, Scalawag Magazine. -

Dealing with tons of trash isn't out of the ordinary for the City of New Orleans. By the end of Carnival season, city clean-up crews and paid volunteers collect about 900 tons of garbage on [...]

Union Victory For NOLA City Workers As Council Ratifies $15 Minimum Wage

By Gregory E. Williams, Struggle La Lucha. -

On Oct. 7, the New Orleans City Council ratified a $15-an-hour minimum wage for city workers, effective in January. This will be $3.81 more than the paltry $11.19 minimum currently in [...]

After Hurricane Ida, Mutual Aid Provides Safety And Survival

By Jordan Flaherty , Waging Nonviolence. -

In the aftermath of disasters, those most in need are also who the state often leaves behind. Into this vacuum, communities come together for mutual aid. While charity rarely challenges the root [...]

Report From New Orleans: Government Does Nothing For The Poor

By John Catalinotto, Workers World. -

Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, [...]

Common Ground Collective Teaches Us About Surviving Crisis Together

By Shane Burley, Waging Nonviolence. -

It started in Malik Rahim’s kitchen, as the waters from the broken levees continued to flow through New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward. A small group of activists from the city and Austin, Texas, [...]

Vibrant Community Of Resistance Behind New Orleans’ Historic Protests

By Jordan Flaherty, Waging Nonviolence. -

New Orleans has recently seen some of the largest protests in the city’s modern history — with thousands of people taking to the streets daily to demand systemic change, including defunding [...]

Black New Orleans Waste Workers Build Power Against A Crisis

By Mindy Isser, Scalawag Magazine. -

Sanitation workers in New Orleans have been out on strike for over a month now. On May 5, a group of sanitation workers, also known as “hoppers” (because they hop on and off the trucks to empty [...]

NOLA Garbage Workers Form Union To Fightback

By Mike Elk, Payday Report. -

“We are digging in for a long fight,” says New Orleans striking sanitation worker Jonathan Edwards late on Thursday night about being fired in early May by People Ready, a contractor of New [...]

Charter Schools And Race In New Orleans

By Michael David Raso, -

Thursday night, New Orleans public schools as we knew them ended. With a 5-2 vote by the Orleans Parish School Board, the last remaining public high school in New Orleans became its latest [...]

Medical Students March Through New Orleans For Universal Healthcare

By Katherine Mozzone, -

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Medical students from across the country gathered in New Orleans, Saturday, walking the streets chanting, advocating for a single-payer system. It's the seventh annual march [...]

New Orleans Is Proving That Ending The Bail System Works

By Aviva Shen, -

By Aviva Shen for RSN - The U.S. is just one of two nations in the world with a money bail system (the other is the Philippines). The system means that people are held in jail while they wait for [...]

Confederate Statues Down, But Structural Racism Still Stands Tall

By Ashana Bigard, -

By Ashana Bigard for The Progressive - Many New Orleanians celebrated at the removal of confederate monuments around the city in recent weeks. But on the same day that Robert E. Lee’s bronzed [...]

Transcript Of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu’s Address On Confederate Monuments

By Derek Cosson, -

By Derek Cosson for The Pulse - Just hours before workers removed a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee — the fourth Confederate monument to be dismantled in New Orleans in recent weeks — [...]

New Orleans’ Ninth Ward Fights Freeway Through Historic Black Neighborhood

By Michael Stein, -

By Michael Stein for Truthout - There were about 200 Ninth Ward community members in the Saint Mary of the Angels church that night to see what the Department of Transportation had planned for [...]

Ten Years On: Katrina, Militarisation & Climate Change

By Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, -

By Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes in Open Democracy - But the structural inequality and institutional racism that underpinned the Bush administration’s response is still there, a fact that President [...]

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