Land of the (kinda) free

The fallout from Hurricane Katrina continues. The New Standard reports:

“Having survived Hurricane Katrina, New Orleanians who live in rented housing face a new threat: Landlords, tempted by rising rents and crunched by monetary losses from the storm, are engaged in a massive campaign to evict thousands of residents. Some groups, however, are pushing back, by filing challenges to the eviction system itself or by organizing tenants to fight their expulsions through protest and public pressure.”

The war against the poor – generally unreported by the corporate media – requires constant vigilance by activists. The New Standard is following developments closely.

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