Wednesday, December 12, 2007

DISASTER APARTHEID - GREEN ZONES AND RED ON THE BAYOU - NEW ORLEANS



"DISASTER APARTHEID - A WORLD OF "GREEN ZONES" AND "RED ZONES" NEW ORLEANS

Quotes sourced: SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM






The pictures in the following slideshow are from Point A - "GREEN ZONE" to points C,D,E - RED ZONES and then back down Claiborne to point A (the last photo).


Post-Katrina Ghetto's
Ghetto
- A usually poor section of a city inhabited primarily by people of the same race, religion, or social background, often because of discrimination.

from: "Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"

Not so long ago, disasters were periods of social leveling, rare moments when atomized communities put divisions aside and pulled together. Increasingly however, disasters are the opposite: they provide windows into cruel and ruthlessly divided futures in which money and race buy survival."




"Amid the schools, the homes, the hospitals, the transit system and the lack of clean water in many parts of town, New Orleans public sphere was not being rebuilt, it was being erased, with the storm as the excuse. *

Post-Katrina New Orleans may be providing the first Western-world image of a new kind of wasted urban landscape..."



*12/12/07 From your Planetary Sister: Not only is the public sphere not being rebuilt, it is being demolished. (See public housing).

Prayers for the suffering.


1 comment:

Planetary Sister said...

All the photo's in this slide show were taken within a 1 hour time frame. As I pulled back on to Claiborne from MLK Blvd, I found myself behind the Lexus. All the shots evolved out of just being in the moment and having my camera on.

Peace.