Sara Falconer is a freelance journalist and communications consultant. As a member of the Toronto Anarchist Black Cross Federation, she helps produce 4strugglemag.org, an online and print zine of writings and analysis by and for political prisoners and their supporters.
It’s not easy getting a cab to the Lower Ninth Ward. Even now, with most of the former population cleared out, some drivers still won’t cross the Claiborne Avenue Bridge unless it’s to take a carload of tourists to gawk at Hurricane Katrina’s Ground Zero. So when the third cab stops, it’s with some impatience that I ask if he knows the way.