Stories by Jordan Flaherty

Jordan Flaherty is a journalist based in New Orleans, and the author of Floodlines: Community and Resistance From Katrina to the Jena Six. subscribe to Jordan Flaherty's feed

Posted on: Mar 28, 2012, Source: The Progressive

As a white US citizen, I feel my case is a bit of an anomaly for a department that has developed a reputation for targeting immigrants and communities of color.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2010, Source: CounterPunch

New Orleans' jail, damaged by Hurricane Katrina, needs to be replaced. How big will the city make it, and in what direction will that take the city's criminal justice system?

Posted on: Mar 26, 2010, Source: AlterNet

African American mayor and police chief assert that they have been forced from office and arrested as part of an coup carried out by white politicians and their followers.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2010, Source: ColorLines

The city needs federal support and visionary leadership from all branches of government. Only time will tell if those needs will be met.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source:

New Orleans police are using a state law written in 1805 for child molesters to charge hundreds of sex workers as sex offenders.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2009, Source: Left Turn

With recovery still lagging in New Orleans, thousands are living in storm damaged and abandoned buildings.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2009, Source: Left Turn

"Most of the world believes we are terrorists," says Ayman Meghames. "The media is closed to us, so we get our message out through Hip-Hop."

Posted on: Aug 29, 2008, Source: Left Turn

Despite sunny media reports about post-Katrina rebuilding, the facts on the ground reveal a stark portrait of a city transformed.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2008, Source: Left Turn

At Louisiana's notorious Angola Prison, which sits on a former slave plantation, prisoners are doing more than surviving. They are organizing.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2007, Source: Left Turn

On the ground at the Jena protest on Sept. 20, one got the sense that Jena could be the beginning of a larger movement for racial justice.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The city is an international symbol of neglect and racism. But the federal government isn't the only one to blame.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2006, Source: WireTap

A New Orleans resident says that a year after Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast, not much has changed.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2006, Source: WireTap

As post-Katrina New Orleans becomes a battleground over private vs. public schools, students organize to be a part of the debate.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2006, Source: Left Turn

Black and Latino community organizers in New Orleans respond to a recent study that documents a huge decline in the workers’ rights and conditions in the city.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2006, Source: WireTap

Guantanamo on the Mississippi: a look at the New Orleans Parish Prison before, during and after Katrina.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The 1,400 working-class households in this housing project are returning to find their homes destroyed not only by Katrina, but by thieves.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Police misconduct in the 'Big Easy' has reached a frightening fever pitch. In the last year, seven young black men have been killed by police, and none of the officers have been punished.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What if the massive effort poured into patrolling this city -- and chasing everyone out -- went into beginning the rebuilding process?

Posted on: Sep 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Long before Katrina, this city was hit by a hurricane -- of poverty, racism, disinvestment, deindustrialization and corruption. The damage from that storm alone will take billions to repair.