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Malibu fires show class divide as rich evacuees get massages, yoga

by WSQT Guerrilla Radio 87.9 FM in DC Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at 11:35 AM

Audio:3 min 23 seconds. The treatement of fire evacuees from places like Malibu, CA stands in sharp contrast to what happened after Katrina! audio: MP3 at 3.1 mebibytes


http://la.indymedia.org/uploads/2007/10/ca_burning.mp3

Global warming insensified Santa Anna winds have sent a hurricane of fire roaring through parts of California, givin wealthy Malibu and similar places a taste of what Katrina was like in New Orlenas, with 1,000,000 people evacuated. Those evacuated from multimillion dollar mansions are getting treatment Katrina evacuees could not have dreamed of.

The Washington Post has quoted one person evacuated from the million dollar masions burning in San Diego County as getting free massages and coffee from Starbucks. Anohter source has cited yoga classes continuing for people in Qualcomm Stadium.

Qualcomm Stadium is no Superdome-residents of New Orleans after Katrina are still waiting for those massages, yoga classes, and coffee-not to mention to have public housing reopened. Shit-people in the Superdome would have beenhappy to just have FOOD AND WATER, much less massages, yoga, and coffee!

It is a safe bet that those multimillion dollar mansions feeding the flames in places like Malibu will be rebuilt long before a single public housing unit ever reopens in New Orleans.

Nobody fleeing the Mailbu flames was stopped on a bridge by a race-hating sheriff. Goose-stepping racist militias aren't trolling around Malibu and other nplaces in California to keep residents out. There has been no talk of armed house-to-house evictions(though I guess the fire is "armed" enough to do that).

I f the fires spread to Black and Brown neighborhoods in LA, it will be interstign to see how long those massages, those yoga classes, and that coffee from Starbucks keep flowing.

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