In America, the first amendment is alive and well


This week, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts ruled in favor of two people who stood up to Big Business.

Cherri Foytlin and Karen Savage wrote a blog post asking questions about a company they thought was too soft on Big Oil after the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. That company – Cardno ChemRisk – sued them for defamation. The company lost and now must pay the legal fees.

These ladies’ victory is evidence that US citizens can win – even against corporate attorneys with fat wallets.

Levees.org should know. Because this same thing happened to the group not long ago.

Read More » Leave a comment

Why did the levees fail during Hurricane Katrina? Where’s why.

Founder Sandy Rosenthal prepared this power point for Rosalind Blanco Cook’s autumn semester 2015 class at Tulane University on the subject of the “Politics of Hurricane Katrina.” It’s Levees.org’s pleasure to share it publicly for everyone to see. Because everyone deserves to know.

Read More » Leave a comment

Louisiana State Museum and Levees.org to Collaborate on Exhibit

“Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond” is a 6,700 sq-foot exhibit at the Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.

At the request of Levees.org, the Louisiana State Museum has agreed to add a new panel to its highly successful exhibit, Living with Hurricanes – Katrina and Beyond.

The new exhibit panel will highlight the large number of changes to national policy that followed the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina which is widely considered the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.

The breach event was a lynchpin moment in time because it convinced Congress to pass legislation that required the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen levees around New Orleans and levees all across the nation, greatly enhancing the safety of communities the levees are designed to protect.

Read More » Leave a comment