There was a fascinating article in the Observer yesterday about the ongoing situation in New Orleans. I found this article through Jordan Cooper's blog.
In Saturday's Guardian there was an interesting article entitled In Praise of Teenagers. In the midst of all the teenager-bashing that seems to be going on of late, I can understand why a paper (esp. such as the Guardian) might run an article like this, but it makes for interesting reading nonetheless.
You also should take a look at the new Protest 4 website - raising awareness of, and campainging against people traffic-ing.