Saturday, May 27, 2006

5/27/2006 Community Gumbo

5/26/06 Democracy Now
  • Enron Execs Found Guilty on Multiple Conspiracy, Fraud Charges
  • Enron: The Bush Connection
  • Enron Played Central Role in California Energy Crisis
  • Enron - The Smartest Guys in the Room

audio New Orleans East residents explain their vote for mayor
Election maps and analysis at People Get Ready, and The Times-Picayune (here and here).

audio Mitch, miracles, and the rebirth of New Orleans
New Orleans attorney Ernest Svenson blogs at He offered this reflection on the meaning that can be found in Mitch Landrieu's defeat in the New Orleans mayoral race against incumbant Ray Nagin.

James Booker, "Goodnight Irene"

audio New Orleans Vietnamese Americans fight for their neighborhoods
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin used emergency powers to open a landfill in New Orleans East, bypassing public hearings and city council review. The Vietnamese-American community from a nearby neighborhood staged protest marches in front of city hall to stop the landfill. Au Huynh, a community organizer from Philadelphia, talks about the efforts by Vietnamese-American residents to rebuild their neighborhoods, and to stop the landfill project.

More information about the New Orleans Vietnamese-American community:

New Orleans Vietnamese Online.

Stop the Illegal Dumping in New Orleans East!

Mary Beth Black, Facts about landfill in New Orleans East (video), New Orleans Indymedia.

Kathy Kilbourne, "Vietnamese Folklife in New Orleans," Louisiana Division of the Arts.

Lance Hill, "The Miracle of Versailles: New Orleans Vietnamese Community Rebuilds," Louisiana Weekly.

Leslie Eaton, "A New Landfill in New Orleans Sets Off a Battle," The New York Times.

Bruce Eggler, "Landfill testing option offered," The Times-Picayune.

Lolis Eric Elie, "'Win' power felt in N.O. campaigns," The Times-Picayune.


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