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Matt Reichel is a writer living in New Orleans. Email him at
4 Ways the Super Bowl Sucks For New Orleanians
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet
From diverting precious resources to screwing up Mardis Gras, the game brings plenty of grief.
Protest Roars to Life at Chicago NATO Summit in Face of Violent Police Crackdowns
Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Veteran Scott Olsen returns his medal, nurses fight for their rights, and police crack skulls in the latest demonstration of 99% outrage.
The New Wall Street Racket Looting Your City, One Block at a Time
Posted on: May 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet
New schemes hold the public hostage to private finance.
Heroic Activists in Louisiana Fight Back Against Corporate Greed
Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet
A small group of activists in the Gulf are pushing back against predators who try to profit from disasters.
4 Signs the American Spring May Be Coming to Chicago
Posted on: Feb 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Could the Nato and G8 summits scheduled for May put Chicago at the crossroads of the next global uprising of the 99 percent?
Rahm Ramps up the Repression in Chicago: New Protest Rules Ahead of the G-8/NATO Meetings
Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet
How Mayor Rahm Emanuel and elites intend to defend the city against free speech.
Crackdown at Occupy New Orleans: Mayor Landrieu’s Peaceful Authoritarianism
Posted on: Dec 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's actions in breaking up the camp illustrate creeping authoritarianism and lack of concern for democratic process.
“Occupy” Goes South for the Winter
Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet
As encampment closings and cold weather drive occupiers south, cities like New Orleans, Austin, and Nashville are taking the protest baton. Will crackdowns follow?
Are the Homeless Being Used as Pawns in a War on the Occupy Movement?
Posted on: Nov 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet
Occupy NOLA did not face Tuesday crack-downs, but the closure of a homeless camp and a recent death have occupiers asking questions of city officials.
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