Jordan Flaherty

Jordan is a journalist, an editor of Left Turn Magazine, and a staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience and audiences around the world have seen the television reports he’s produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now. His post-Katrina reporting for ColorLines shared an award from New America Media for best Katrina-related reporting in ethnic press. Haymarket Press will release his new book, FLOODLINES: Stories of Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, in 2010.

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

by Jordan Flaherty on Aug 8, 2011 9:30AM

The Justice Department's victory is a decisive rejection of the idea that chaos in the days following Katrina justified the violence of the New Orleans Police Department. It's a win for police accountability nationwide.

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Criminal Justice

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana's Felony Sex Work Law

by Jordan Flaherty on Mar 17, 2011 10:19AM

Jordan Flaherty follows up on last year's report of an archaic anti-gay law that puts sex workers in child molestation registries.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

The Long Rap Sheet of New Orleans Cops

by Jordan Flaherty on May 13, 2010 12:00PM

As the Justice Department considers overhauling the city’s law enforcement, it will have to round up more than a few post-Katrina rogues. Even the coroner's got a past.

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James Perry’s Run for Mayor <br>of New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Jan 28, 2010 12:00PM

Can a social justice candidate win an election in the new New Orleans?

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Her Crime? Sex Work in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Jan 13, 2010 12:00PM

With police charging sex workers as sex offenders, activists hope the city's elections will pave the way for fighting the law.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Discriminatory Housing Lockouts Amid Post-Katrina Rebuilding

by Jordan Flaherty on Oct 7, 2009 12:00PM

St. Bernard Parish has the support of Alice Walker and Oprah Winfrey, but continues to exclude Black residents.

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Homeless and Struggling in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Aug 27, 2009 12:00PM

On the fourth anniversary of Katrina, people are still dying.

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2-Cent from New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on May 22, 2009 12:00PM

A new group of Black video activists thinks MLK would have been on YouTube.

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New Orleans Intifada

by Jordan Flaherty on Apr 22, 2009 12:00PM

Young Arab activists have been organizing in the Big Easy for the last six years. Now, they’re watching their work pay off.

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Gulf Coast Update - May 07

by Jordan Flaherty on May 16, 2007 12:00PM

Mississippi Forgotten? The most impoverished state has been left out of the reconstruction aid.

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