The gentrification of New Orleans & a warning for post-Harvey Texans (Agenda 21)

This is part of Agenda 21. (See here also). Privatization. Here in NZ the gentrification of Tamaki is going on under your noses Kiwis with thousands of homes land banked by the Nats since 2012. Nation wide they’re selling off our council assets to property speculators aka developers. Same scenario in London with the Grenfell Tower fire. Same also with the pretend post-quake Christchurch rebuild.  Years on and folks still waiting for compensation/insurances to move forward. They are claiming all these places for the wealthy only, further marginalizing the dispossessed. Colonization all over again. As the late Russell Means said, ‘Welcome to the Reservation’.  Russell’s video at the link is a must watch … he describes in detail the gradual progression of your loss of rights. His people of course are well aware as they were the first in line of fire, hence the title.

Read here what happened in New Orleans from a local. She warns of possible things to come.  EnvirowatchRangitikei 

From alternet.org  via dianeravitch.net

A New Orleans native says that what happened to her city and its schools after Katrina should serve as a cautionary tale for Texans recovering from Harvey.

My prayers are with you, Texas. My memories are with you too. The day after Katrina hit New Orleans, my family and I made the 17 hour car ride to Houston. The people of Texas welcomed us, opening their homes and helping us out with clothing, even financial assistance. As a native New Orleanian, I wish that I could do the same for you now. But what’s happened in my city and to its schools serves as a cautionary tale to residents of Houston. Reeling from the disaster, our communities were scattered like the four winds. I returned from Houston, many of us did, but the New Orleans we left doesn’t belong to us anymore.

Rents have quadrupled as gentrification remakes whole neighborhoods, pushing out long-time residents. Nearly half of the children here now live in poverty, and job security is worse, salaries lower. The sense that we’re doing worse than before Katrina is borne out in the data: Black New Orleanians have 18% less wealththan we did in 2005.

My prayers are with you, Texas. But my warnings are too.

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http://www.alternet.org/new-orleans-warnings-school-privatization

Photo Credit (New Orleans) : Wikipedia

 

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