This site has been shutdown and rebuilt a few times over the years. Many of the earliest posts have yet to be retrieved and republished. If you are trying to navigate the early years in the archives be sure to click the "tags" on posts to deliver all the materials that were published on the topic because some of them may have been reAdded to the site years later.
Sorry for the mess. Our lives are under construction, the best we can expect is a few Detour Signs along the way. ;~)
Mardi Gras 2006
Much like the promises of FEMA, RED CROSS and the Politicians.... Mardi Gras, for some, was not exacatly like the postcard home.
Featuring Mayor Nagin, horsies, Rex and ICE.
Walkin' to New Orleans - Day 2
The Walkin' to New Orleans March started Tuesday the 14th of March in Mobile, Alabama and concluded on Sunday the 19th; with an Anniversary Anti-War Rally in Congo Square, New Orleans.
The marchers were war veterans from many wars and hurricane survivors from the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricane season who wished to draw attention to the cause and effect of having a currupt, profiteering government.
Mardi Gras 2006
One day of Culture and fun. Featuring: Tootie Montana, The North Side Skulls, Mardi Gras Indians, Krewe de Zombi, the Zulu parade, Mayor Nagin, Krewe de Woo Hoo ... WHIP ... Mom'n'em ... panties and interviews along the Mardi Gras parade route
In front of the activist occupied Historic St Augustine Church, a key stop on the underground railroad and home of the tomb of the unknown slave.
Activists occupied the church long enough to bring national media exposure to the injustice being done to the Treme community. Their church was not damaged in the hurricane but the Catholic Church wanted to close it anyway... more about that here
On the 3rd Anniversary of the 2nd Iraq War, Iraq veterans clearly spell out the problems with words and song. Words by Camilo Mejia and Michael Blake; song by VOICE.
Church occupied to prevent a hostile takeover. Press Conference