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New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?


New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?

Laura Flanders, Grit TV

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, a new documentary from The Laura Flanders Show and teleSUR English explores the race, class and gender outlines of the reconstruction of New Orleans.


RECOVERY....!! 👏🌞✨💫👑❤️💔💓🎉 ... for ourselves, and for the people..!!


New Orleans stands as an effective symbol of this, the Removal Era. The US shipped out a huge chunk of our jobs since the 1980s, ended actual welfare in the 1990s, creating a surplus population for which America has no use (and little tolerance). The poor have effectively been driven out of communities, whether by policies or other disasters. Meanwhile, even liberal media have effectively removed the poor/our poverty crisis from the public discussion. While driving the poor out of neighborhoods and communities, we can also note that the overall life expectancy of the US poor has, predictably, been on a downhill slide. Our middle class simply want our surplus population to be gone, and it doesn't matter to them how this is achieved. All of this simply reflects who we, this generation of Americans, really are. It no longer matters if it's good or bad, right or wrong -- this is just the way it is.


The race to displace.


They look very similar to the Venezuelian " Ranchito's" from Hugo Chavez, que bonito !