Louisiana blog revolt spotlighted in The Nation
I'm so disappointed in myself for not catching this before Fix the Gulf, but I'm proud, nonetheless, to see that The Nation featured local bloggers in the September 18th issue, recognizing our work to celebrate and save New Orleans (suggested links).
Thanks to Michael Tisserand for discovering the emerging Louisiana citizen journalism and online activism that's been flying well below the radar of the mainstream press.
As I've said before, Louisiana bloggers have created a remarkable community of storytelling, mutual support, news and information, humor and opinion about Katrina and Rita recovery in Louisiana.
It's a revolution in media. I think I heard Loki compare it to the greatest thing to happen to publishing since the Gutenburg Press.
From the cultural heart of America, from the city of carnival, we are fomenting a revolutionary transformation of thought and spirit which I hope will help inspire the rest of the nation to rebel against a corporate ruling class which has taken over our democracy, turned our benevolent principles upside down in the quest for profit, killed our sons and daughters in wars for oil, cheated us out of vital infrastructure projects needed to protect lives, abandoned our people in need, and hawked our childrens' futures to China.
As we move forward, all Americans would be wise to remember that as New Orleans goes, so goes the rest of the nation, and failure is not an option!
8/26/2006 Community Gumbo -- The Hurricane Katrina One-Year Anniversary Episode
PGR -- Disaster, carnival, and revolution
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