A short video by the Coalition to Stop Demolition
New Orleans' public
housing stock largely survived Katrina, infuriating the privatizers that
control government policy at all levels in the United States. How could the ethnic
and class cleansing of the city proceed to its ultimate conclusion while
thousands of fundamentally sound public housing units still stood, threatening
to shelter and re-anchor the unwanted poor? What rationale could be provided
for dispensing billions of dollars to subsidize the entrance of "new"
populations - and to line the pockets of George Bush's and Mayor Ray Nagin's
corporate sponsors? The answer came as a Christmas present from Washington: We're going
to knock all your houses down before New Years. And we don't need a good
Right now, government-funded demolition of hundreds of sound housing units occupied for decades by poor, working and mostly Black New Orleans is scheduled to begin December 15. The dispossessed of New Orleans are doing what they can do to stop it. Time is running out.
Click "Read more" below to find out what you can do.