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Dissent is a slow brew on the streets at this year’s UN General Assembly

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK — For a city that never shuts up, New York is pretty quiet in the first days of this year’s United Nations General Assembly — the annual circus that brings the entire world into Manhattan. From politicians to activists, they all roll in, the former rubbing elbows over expensive meals in plush hotels and embassies, the latter, at sign-making parties and marches. But with protest permits stacked up for next week — when the high-level meetings start to happen — the designated protest zone across from the United Nations was quiet on Thursday, jammed on […]

Senate passes National Flood Insurance Program extension hours before it expires

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The Senate voted 86-12 on Tuesday to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for just four months… Read more: feedproxy.google.com Please follow and like us:

Racism ties the treatment of New Orleans to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, aka Trump’s Katrina

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I am in New Orleans, Louisiana, today, heading home to New York after attending Netroots Nation. The city evokes many memories for me, like childhood visits down to NOLA from Baton Rouge; eating gumbo and cushaw; jazz music and Black Indians; and past political struggles of the Black Panther Party. But most of all, I remember New Orleans artist and Hurricane Katrina survivor Carmel Collins, who has passed on. He became a part of my life when he evacuated to live with us in upstate New York and stayed because he had no home to return to. Carmel’s daughter and my husband traveled with him back […]

The Troubling Failure Of America’s Disaster Response

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Trump’s FEMA wants the public to know that it’s not ready for another major hurricane season. Read more: huffingtonpost.com Please follow and like us: