[IMC-neworleans-announce] Welcome to the Indymedia Announcement List!
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Wed Jul 29 09:26:31 PDT 2009
*Welcome to the New Orleans Indymedia
This is the first of what will become a regular dispatch featuring articles,
essays, photos, and audio of local news and events as they appear on the
Independent Media Center (IMC) web site. (sign up
To publish your own story on news and issues about the city, your
neighborhood, your house, your life directly to internet readers visit this
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In the past three weeks, we have put up a number of features, including
audio recordings from a New Orleans-to-Gaza Strip Delegation report hosted
by the Community Book Center. That story was picked up by US Indymedia, as
was an essay on activism in New Orleans after Katrina, particularly focusing
on Brandon Darby, a leader of the relief organization Common Ground who
revealed himself to be an FBI informant.
Enjoy that and more below!
New Orleans-to-Gaza Strip Delegation Report
hear audio from the event)
A group from New Orleans traveled to the Gaza Strip in June 2009 to
document, witness and talk with people affected by Israel's massive attack
in December 2008 and January 2009 on this 140 sq mile section of land
bordering Egypt and Israel/Palestine.
Six people from the delegation gave an impressive presentation at Community
Book Center (Broad & Bayou) in the 7th Ward on Tuesday July 14. The
presentation, including a film and slideshows, ranged from the very
personal, unique reactions and stories from this particular trip to the
political analysis of why and how the prison-like conditions of the Gaza
Strip continue six months after the devastating bombings that killed a
majority of women and children. Buildings were targets as well, though much
of what the delegation saw were destroyed hospitals, schools such as the
American International School in Gaza, and event the Palestinian Parliament
building that has left legislators to meet in a large tent in the shadow of
its office's ruins.
In a further escalation of the intentional tragedy, Israel and Egypt, with
the support of the United States, are preventing Gazawegians from rebuilding
by not allowing many necessary building materials to get across the various
border checkpoints. The prohibited materials include cement or types of
wood, for instance, but also items such as children's toys.
Anarchism, Violence and Brandon Darby's Politics of Moral
for full article)
In post-Katrina New Orleans, anarchist truths found fertile, if toxic
grounds to take root and grow. New paths were walked on. Antiauthoritarian
principles emerged as important guides for both reconstruction and the
struggle against disaster capitalism. A million or more equally important
stories can now be told about mutual aid, cooperation, subversion of
authority, disruption of state and capitalist plans. And yet Brandon Darby's
morality tale has become a media darling, due in no small part to his
perfect and full adoption of his role as a state agent, regardless of
whether it was official in 2006, or whether the FBI is still cutting him
paychecks. We owe it to ourselves to tell these other stories of New
Orleans, St. Paul and beyond.
Decades-old NOPD Torture Case Falls Apart in San
On Monday, July 6, a murder case from 1971 against former Black Panthers
fell apart in a San Francisco courtroom. Evidence against the defendants
primarily consisted of forced confessions obtained under torture by the New
Orleans Police Department in 1973.
Other stories in our local section include:
*Protesters Descend on HANO with Section 3 and 8
*Katrina Survivers protest planned trailer evictions at FEMA's DC
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