Jordan Flaherty

Jordan Flaherty is an award-winning journalist, producer, and author. His most recent book is Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six. He was the first journalist to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience and has produced television documentaries and news reports for Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera English, and other networks. He can be reached at jordan@floodlines.org.

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Treme Rewrites Post-Katrina History. And That’s a Good Thing.
After three and a half seasons, HBO’s Treme concluded in December, and last week the entire series became available as a box set. The show started with low ratings that got lower as time went on, never won many awards, and divided critics.
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Sunday, May 27, 2012
Arson Attack on Women's Health Organization in New Orleans Sends Shockwaves
Women With a Vision (WWAV), a New Orleans advocacy and service organization that provides health care and other support for poor women of color, was the victim of a break-in and arson late Thursday night.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Two Years After the BP Drilling Disaster, Gulf Residents Fear for the Future
On April 20, 2010, a reckless attitude towards the safety of the Gulf Coast by BP, as well as Transocean and Halliburton , caused a well to blow out 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. As the world watched in horror, underwater cameras showed a seemingly endless flow of oil – hundreds of millions of gallons - and a series of failed efforts to stop it, over a period of nearly three months.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
From NYPD Spying to Trayvon Martin: Current Policing Makes Us Less Safe
When I heard that my name was featured in a NewYork City Police Department report , I should have been outraged.
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Monday, August 29, 2011
Battle for New Orleans, 6 Years After Katrina
As this weekend's storm has reminded us, hurricanes can be a threat to U.S. cities on the East Coast as well as the Gulf. But the vast changes that have taken place in New Orleans since Katrina have had little to do with weather, and everything to do with political struggles.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011
One Year After Haiti Earthquake, Corporations Profit While People Suffer
One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need. In fact, the nation's tragedy has served as an opportunity to further enrich corporate interests.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
A Movement Rises in Arizona
Three months ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the notorious SB 1070, a bill that put her state at the forefront of a movement to intensify the criminalization of undocumented immigrants.
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Thursday, July 15, 2010
Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed
This week, federal officials charged six current and former New Orleans police officers in connection with the killing of civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina. The six are not only accused of murder but also of conspiring to hide their crime through secret meetings, planting evidence, inventing witnesses, false arrests, and perjury. Four of the officers may face the death penalty.
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Friday, January 30, 2009
What About Closing Angola, Mr. Obama?
The torture of prisoners in US custody is not only found in military prisons in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo. If President Obama is serious about ending US support for torture, he can start here in Louisiana.
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