31 Aug '15, 11pm

Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Social Justice and Climate Justice Movements Merge in New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

“Rereading the chapter 10 years after the events transpired, I am struck most by this fact: the same military equipment and contractors used against New Orleans’ Black residents have since been used to militarize police across the United States, contributing to the epidemic of murders of unarmed Black men and women. That is one way in which the Disaster Capitalism Complex perpetuates itself and protects its lucrative market.” “We can sit and worry about climate change. Or, we can get up and do something about it,” Klein wrote recently. “Our only hope is the rise of mass movements with the combined goals of saving the environment and achieving social justice.”

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/08/31/social-justice-and-c...

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