Shopture, Women's Rites, Pole Dancing, Sub Swara, Persian Poetry, Harvest Fest, and more are all happening this week.
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, where I went to high school and where my parents still live, it was impossible to get a clear picture of what was happening from the news media. They depicted full societal breakdown, the war of all against all. But while mayhem and fear certainly existed, so did an amazing collective will towards cooperation. Whether guild or labor union, religious or ethnic society, producer or consumer cooperative, these are the people's bastions of power.