Satyagraha in NOLA

CNN reports on a remarkable non-violent demonstration in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward in which protesters faced down bulldozers to prevent the demolition of flood-damaged homes.

Chris Lombardi of Scrivo Vivo:


These guys are practicing a Cajun version of satyagraha, the same kind of angry joyful energy with which Buddhist monks, at the turn of the millenium, were tying themselves to sacred trees against the chainsaw. I bet they read King aloud at the rallies too.
Chris notes that many of the homes in the Ninth Ward are slated for demolition as part of a rebuilding plan which involves the City of New Orleans buying up condemned homes and selling them back to developers, a literal red tag sale.

[Scrivo Vivo]

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