Our September issue featured the story “Big Oil & the Big Easy: Catastrophe and Counterinsurgency in New Orleans” by Frank Morales of The Shadow, outlining military “anti-terrorism” measures to protect Gulf Coast oil infrastructure and arguing that “the federal response to Katrina represents an escalation of the tactics of domestic counter-insurgency.” We also featured the story “New Orleans Public Housing Defenders Face Terror Charges” by Bill Weinberg from AlterNet, on the use of “anti-terrorism” laws against activists engaged in nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the demolition of public housing projects. Our September Exit Poll was: “Why is there no international movement to demand right of return for New Orleans refugees?” We received no responses.
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