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there's a much better video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PtXKY5Ppj4
The Band Interstellar Transmissions from Austin routinely cruise the streets of New Orleans at Mardi Gras providing a bus load of fun.
Sorry for the bad audio. it's a new manual setting camera and I was drunk. ;~)
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Scott Crow is an Austin-based anarchist community organizer, political activist, and writer. His grassroots organizing projects include the post-Katrina Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, which has been called the largest anarchist-influenced organization in modern U.S. history. Scott has worked with groups like Greenpeace, ACORN, and the Rainforest Action Network, and currently works at an anarchist recycling center cooperative in Austin. Scott’s political activities have led the FBI to label him a "domestic terrorist," and earlier this year he was featured in a front page article in The New York Times about FBI surveillance of political activists. Scott's book, Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy and the Common Ground Collective, will be published by PM Press in September, 2011.
Filtering Waste Veggie Oil in NOLA
Time lapse photos of 2 afternoons worth of heating, filtering and pumping about a 100 gallons of waste veggie oil. I'm fueling up to head into the Alabama Tornado Zone in a couple days and then on to the March on Blair Mountain. marchonblairmountain.org Thanks to the Frenchmen St Deli & Mardi Gras Zone for their lovely fuel. There are plenty of detailed guides available on line that will tell you exactly how to run WVO in your diesel engine. This is video is a reminder for you to look at them. From: FluxRostrum Views: 1072 11 ratings Time: 05:39 More in Film & Animation
Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association's meeting
March 21st meeting of Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association. Issues presented by Mardi Gras Zone, The Lost Love Lounge Plan B, and the Iron Rail Book Collective. www.faubourgmarigny.org http ironrail.org http My connection to this community started here. fluxrostrum.blogspot.com From: FluxRostrum Views: 392 8 ratings Time: 17:05 More in News & Politics
Growing Power Weekend - Urban Farming for Food Security
Will Allen and the Growing Power team presented workshops on farming in urban settings and empowering youth and low income neighborhoods with fresh local produce at Our School at Blair Grocery. OurSchoolAtBlairGrocery.org http GoFamilyFarms.com Audio and light problems plague much of this ... sorry about the technical difficulties. From: FluxRostrum Views: 1596 24 ratings Time: 28:11 More in Howto & Style
Truth Out for the Gulf Forum ~ Q & A
Question & Answer Sessions with Dr. Wilma Subra & Forum participants Cherri Foytlin - Co-founder, Gulf Change, based in Grand Isle, Louisiana Dennis Rednour - Resident, Longbeach, Mississippi CJ Troxler - Unemployed Shrimper, Lousiana Shrimpers' Association Robin Young - Guardians of the Gulf, Orange Beach, Alabama References to "you saw it here", "that young man" etc are referencing Paul Doom's on camera seiezure during the event fluxview.com From: FluxRostrum Views: 517 8 ratings Time: 17:47 More in News & Politics
Dec 28th a fire burning in a run down warehouse in New Orlean's 9th ward got out of hand, killing 8 eight people and 2 dogs.
above: Student & Teacher rejoice at the empowerment of SafeHouse.
The signs say Thank You Paulette Giguere, OSBG Loves You, and ...heart Archy
Just over 5 years ago I sat where I now sit, at Mojo's in the French Quarter, gazing deeply into the screen of my newly donated computer "SafeHouse". I would oftren come to Mojo's to get away from the voluteer camps so I could work online undisturbed. At the time there were very few places open, even fewer with food; Mojo's became my SafeHouse from post Katrina hardship. When I arrived in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina I began shooting footage immediatly but lacked a computer that was capable of editing video. My hero Paulette Giguere recognized a need and donated my first Mac to the cause of supporting the New Olreans Anarchist emergency response efforts and allowed me the tools necessary to cover this important period in our history.
4 long hard road years later SafeHouse was just not keeping up with my media demands and I upgraded. I've been carrying SafeHouse around for about a year, loaning it out to varioous events and causes. Today SafeHouse found it's new home and casue, also here in New Orleans. Our School at Blair Grocery is an alternative school and urban farm in the lower 9th ward . At OSBG they are teaching at risk lower 9th ward youth not only the answers to the tests they'll need to take to graduate but more importantly they are teaching the youth to think and giving them the skills to feed themselves and orgainze within their neighborhood to thrive against the challenges present here. The gangs, unemployment, violence and police state that threatens at time to take over these blighted blank slabs and falling down 'hoods are an easy trap for youth with few alternatives. OSBG gives these alternatives and is creating the space for these youth to grow healthy in mind and body by employing them in the gardens and empowering them to be the next generation of leaders.
This is the summer 2010 update from the Our School at Blair Grocery Project. This alternative school project in the lower 9th ward New Orleans has grown exponentially with the help of volunteers from New York 2 New Orleans & The Youth Coalition for Community Action. http://www.ny2no.org http://youthcoalition.webs.com Our School at Blair Grocery has won the FRESH 1% Grant competition. Which means that they will receive 1% of the revenue from the movie FRESH for 1 year. hooray!
Looking back at 5 years of Hurricane Katrina Relief, Malik Rahim, co-founder of Common Ground Collective, looks at the positive and negative causes and effects. Including his opinion about Brandon Darby, a co-founder who turned out to be an FBI informant
I witnessed Anarchy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It came in many forms and colors and it was scary. Abosolute chaos. I filmed it all just for you. Be warned this is hardcore shit. ;~)