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DOD 2003 Long Range Weather Forecast: An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implicati
2006-07-20 3:58 PM
By 2005 the climatic impact of the shift is felt more intensely in certain regions around the world. More severe storms and typhoons bring about higher storm surges and floods in low-lying islands such as Tarawa and Tuvalu (near New Zealand). In 2007, a particularly severe storm causes the ocean to break through levees in the Netherlands making a few key coastal cities such as The Hague unlivable. (text/plain + 3 comments)
URGENT ACTION REQUEST
2011-03-23 9:59 PM
On March 17, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved House Concurrent Resolution 13, a measure that would unnecessarily reaffirm the divisive phrase “In God We Trust” as our national motto and encourage its display in all public andgovernment buildings. The resolution will now go to the full House of Representatives for a vote.
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Free Kids' Dance Class on April 16
Community Center of St Bernard
2011-04-05 4:29 PM
Tsunami Dance Company will offer a free dance class for children ages 8 -12 years old on April 16th, 2011 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. The class will be held at the Community Center of St Bernard, 1111 LeBeau St, Arabi.
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Justice Department releases results of NOPD investivation
Zoe Sullivan (audio edited by Matt Toups)
2011-03-23 4:10 PM
On March 17, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the results of a year-long civil rights investigation into the New Orleans Police Department. Their report concluded that the NOPD "engaged in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional conduct."
Audio recording from the March 17 announcement: mp3, 8:30
Deputy Attorney General James Cole, US Justice Dept
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, US Justice Dept
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City of New Orleans (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)
5th Report From Palestine
NOLA Freedom Summer delegates
2003-07-23 9:11 AM
5th Report from Palestine: Settlers threaten the very existence of many Palestinian villages (text/plain + 1 comment)
How Corrupt Are The Democrats with the Mormon Mafia/CIA
2008-02-14 7:55 AM
Just released classified document about destroying the CIA tapes and The New Improved Zionist Traitors - Mormon Cultist (text/plain + 4 comments)
Permitting Culture Crimes
Repost from: Ashley Morris
2011-03-07 7:56 PM
We stayed at Mimi's maybe 40 minutes and had a couple beers then headed home. I had just walked in my door, didn't even have it closed yet, when I heard loud chanting coming from Port and Chartres. "Let them go. Let them go. Let them go." I ran back out the door and ran into a man who had been with Eris who told me that the cops had tried to blockade them at Esplanade, then Franklin, now here at Port. When I walked the half block to the intersection I saw cop cars everywhere, cops with a kid face down on the ground and all had their batons out and their attitudes in evidence. The police were very clearly spoiling for a fight. (text/html + 1 comment)
Iron Rail Closed
2011-03-10 8:40 AM
his is a preliminary statement from the Iron Rail Book Collective. A more in depth statement on recent events will be forthcoming. (text/plain + 4 comments)
Malcolm Suber on 200th Anniversary of the 1811 La. Slave Revolt
WTUL News and Views; Matt Olson
2011-01-12 11:39 PM
Malcolm Suber, New Orleans community activist and revolutionary organizer, came into the WTUL News & Views show on January 5, 2011 to talk about the 1811 Slave Revolt organized between New Orleans and plantations up river.
[38min: 40sec; 17.7mb] (audio/mpeg + 4 comments)
The FBI’s War On Democracy --Claude Marks discusses the new film COINTELPRO 101
Angola 3 News
2010-09-19 11:27 PM
The high point of struggle represented by the loosely used term “the sixties” and the violent repression against it, contains essential lessons for every young person seeking a more just society. More generally, people should not be misled by the myth of democracy, the idea that the system can be made to work for “us” or that those in power will somehow reach a moral epiphany and give up anything of consequence without a fight. (image/jpeg + 2 comments)
WTUL News & Views with Filmmakers Luisa Dantes & Evan Casper-Futterman
WTUL News & Views; Matt Olson
2010-11-17 7:47 AM
WTUL News & Views host Matt Olson spoke with Luisa Dantes, documentary filmmaker, and Evan Casper-Futterman, co-producer, about their film "Land of Opportunity." The film reveals the story of rebuilding in post-Katrina New Orleans from a range of perspectives--public housing resident, urban planner, low-wage workers, student, community activist and others.
mp3 - 24min:30 sec; 22.4 MB (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)
BTL:Wikileaks Spin: The Public's Right to Know vs. the National Security State
Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http
2010-12-12 3:13 PM
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Mini documentary about activists shutting down oil refinery in Britain
reposter from Portland
2010-11-08 12:36 AM
This is small documentary about a project called "Crude Awakening" which was about shutting down an oil refinery in Coryton, England.
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"Renewal" of Iberville: Same Old Redevelopers
2010-11-06 3:16 PM
The proposed "renewal" of downtown New Orleans would come with a steep price: less affordable housing for the working poor traded for low paying service industry jobs in big box retailers. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Canada moves to make baby Seal clubbing an Olympic Sport
2010-02-28 3:46 AM
Canada moves to make baby Seal clubbing an Olympic Sport
a report by Mike Rhodes (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
Our School at Blair Grocery up for a FRESH 1%
2010-09-23 6:51 PM
10 minutes ~ video
This is the summer 2010 update from the Our School at Blair Grocery Project.
http://www.ourschoolatblairgrocery.org (text/html + 1 comment)
UNO Students Suspended, Campus Police Chief Speaks
2010-09-14 11:00 PM
UNO students Peter Reed and Matthew "Gideon" Smith were suspended from school last week, stemming from their arrests at a September 1 demonstration against budget cuts. Campus police chief Harrington offered reporters multiple accounts of the events leading up to the arrests in the administration building. Co-reporting by Jay Todd. (text/plain + 1 comment)
UNO Chancellor to Field Questions About Restructuring
2010-09-15 10:57 PM
University of New Orleans Chancellor Tim Ryan will take questions about the school's restructuring plan at a 12:30 p.m., Thursday, September 16 forum. Administrators prepared the plan in anticipation of the LSU system declaring financial exigency in 2011. The current draft of the UNO plan would eliminate over 100 jobs. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Info on Occupation plus all TV Coverage
reposted by New Orleans Indymedia
2010-09-02 1:42 AM
At 7am (CST) the Milneburg Hall at the University of New Orleans was occupied. However, by 8:40am, UNO PD were on the scene and removed the occupiers. While none of the occupiers were arrested then, at least 2 students have been arrested today during the walkout. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
BP's Past and Present Wars... Update
2010-07-02 9:49 PM
BP War And Theft in Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Brazil, Angola, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Alaska, Texas, Gulf etc. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
BP Texas Refinery Had Huge Toxic Release Just Before Gulf Blowout
repost - Ryan Knutson
2010-07-27 3:05 PM
Two weeks before the blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, the huge, trouble-plagued BP refinery in Texas City, Texas spewed tens of thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals into the skies.
photo by Lance Rosenfield
The release from the BP facility here began on April 6 and lasted 40 days.
A 2005 explosion at the same refinery killed 15 workers; four more workers have died in accidents since then. Last year, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company $87 million for failing to address safety problems that caused the 2005 blast. (image/jpeg + 4 comments)
Unified New Orleans Plan kicks off
2006-08-02 5:26 PM
It’s unclear just how much the various planning firms that are selected in this process will truly incorporate the needs and desires of the residents represented. But the biggest problem of all with the process thus far is its lack of true democratic participation. With almost half of the city’s population still missing, with renters, public housing residents, and residents of the worst hit neighborhoods distracted by more mundane concerns like returning home, securing employment, a roof over their heads, or cleaning up property that Mayor Nagin will otherwise deem blighted within a month, it would appear that most resident of the Big Easy simply don’t have the resources to participate. (text/plain + 3 comments)
International Call-out For Solidarity
2010-07-26 1:31 PM
Protest At All British Embassies, High Commissions, British Trade Offices and any other British interests globally.
12noon Friday 30th July 2010. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
Protest BP Report Back
2010-07-08 11:30 PM
Protest BP Reportback (text/plain + 1 comment)
Drug Bust or Racist Revenge? The ongoing story of the Jena Six
2010-05-13 8:15 PM
Sheriff Scott Franklin of Jena says he is trying to rid his community of drugs. Critics say he is pursuing a vendetta against the town’s Black community.
At four am on July 9 of last year, more than 150 officers from 10 different agencies gathered in a large barn just outside Jena, Louisiana. The day was the culmination of an investigation that Sheriff Scott Franklin said had been going on for nearly two years. Local media was invited, and a video of the Sheriff speaking to the rowdy gathering would later appear online.
The Sheriff called the mobilization “Operation Third Option,” and he said it was about fighting drugs. However, community members say that Sheriff Franklin’s actions are part of an orchestrated revenge for the local civil rights protests that won freedom for six Black high school students - known internationally as the Jena Six - who had been charged with attempted murder for a school fight.
One thing is clear: the Sheriff spent massive resources; yet officers seized no contraband. Together with District Attorney Reed Walters, Sheriff Franklin has said he is seeking maximum penalties for people charged with small-time offenses. Further, in a parish that is eighty-five percent white, his actions have almost exclusively targeted African Americans. In a town with just over three hundred Black residents, he sent his 150 officers only into the town’s Black neighborhood. (text/plain + 3 comments)
WTUL News and Views Interviews Malcolm Suber of Communities United for Change
by WTUL News: Kyle B.
2010-06-22 8:06 PM
WTUL News and Views Interviews Malcolm Suber of Communities United for Change about recent organizing in support of Federal Investigations into NOPD, as well as the ongoing struggle with NOPD in poor communities of New Orleans. (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)
NOPD SWAT Team Arrests Affordable Housing Activist
Jordan Flaherty repost
2010-06-03 7:30 PM
Last weekend's protest was part of the Right to Return Weekend in New Orleans. The Right of Return Weekend was organized in conjunction with the May month of actions called by Take Back the Land Movement (TBLM). TBLM is a network of autonomous organizations affiliated with the US Human Rights Network (USHRN) dedicated to realizing the human right to adequate housing and community control over land.
Police say Ms. Sharon assaulted a Columbia Parc rental agent during her entrance into the building as part of last week's action. The rental agent did not complain about an assault and continued to work in the office the entire time of the occupation, including when police arrived. While there, police made no mention of an assault when explaining to the group why they should end their protest.
The truth is that the City of New Orleans did not arrest Sharon Jasper for assault, they arrested her because she dared to tell that truth and demand that public housing residents of New Orleans have the right to return to their homes. The arrest represents a clear effort by the City of New Orleans to represent the interests of the developers of the Columbia Parc while actively working against the displaced former residents of New Orleans. (text/html + 2 comments)
BP Hires CIA General Counsel Stanley Sporkin as Lobbyist
2010-06-27 2:48 AM
Poster's note: Stanley Sporkin was General Counsel for the CIA 5 years under William Casey during
the Iran Contra years. This is the same CIA which with MI6 responded to Iran's
sovereign right to nationalize oil by overthrowing her elected government in 1953-4 and
installing the torturing Shah of Iran and BP. Next Sporkin, like
several other CIA employees, was moved DIRECTLY into federal
judgeships through Orrin Hatch, Mormon Republican from Utah, then head of the Judiciary Committee. (text/plain + 1 comment)
People Must Come to New Orleans
2010-06-11 4:31 PM
A monumental crime against the planet and humanity is unfolding before our eyes. Toxic oil and gas continue to spew in the Gulf of Mexico—and the government and BP have proven unable and unwilling to truly deal with this rapidly escalating environmental, wildlife, and human catastrophe. (text/plain + 1 comment)
The Holy Angels Forum and Conflicts of Interest
2010-06-06 3:14 PM
The "expert" that presented at the recent Holy Angels Forum on the oil spill did not disclose inherent conflicts of interest. Also, the recent 50 experts panel that gave the thumbs up on the use of dispersants is embedded in NOAA. NOAA has downplayed the effects of the dispersants. (image/jpeg + 4 comments)
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