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A3 Newsletter: Albert Woodfox's Birthday, Book Release & Tour (tags)
Today marks the third anniversary of Albert Woodfox's release (and his 72nd Birthday), and February 8 marked the eighteenth anniversary of Robert King's release. Albert Woodfox's new book "Solitary," will be released by Grove Atlantic Press on March 5, and Albert will begin a book tour around the country. Albert will be in Los Angeles on May 2, 6:00 PM, at Eso Won Books, 4327 Degnan Blvd. Read more below
Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)
New Orleans Today with Sakura Kone’ (tags)
On Saturday, August 15, activist Sakura Kone' spoke about the current state of affairs in New Orleans, on KPFA and KPOO radio in San Francisco,, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina devastated NOLA in the largest unnatural disaster in US history.
Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)
Katrina's Destructive Aftermath (tags)
willfully inflicted harm on many thousands
200,000 march in Arizona (tags)
Report from the protest in Arizona
The Jena Generation --An interview with Jordan Flaherty (tags)
If this city is going to recover, the first step is getting out the truth that New Orleans is not okay. Most of the country believes either that New Orleans has been rebuilt, or that, if not, it’s because people here are lazy and/or corrupt and wasted the nation’s generous assistance. But New Orleans is still a city in crisis. The oft-promised aid, whether from FEMA or various federal and private agencies, has not arrived.
Employee Free Choice Act Now - Union Civil Rights Activists Vow to Keep King’s Dream Alive (tags)
by James Parks, Jan 19, 2009 Union civil rights activists this weekend celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., by commiting to hold the new administration and Congress accountable and carry on the work they did in the 2008 election to mobilize workers in support of a strong progressive agenda.
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
McCain and Bush celebrate (tags)
While New Orleans sinks
New Orleans: Defend Jamie ‘Bork’ Loughner (tags)
Jamie "Bork" Loughner, a housing activist, and disabled worker, who has relied on public housing for safe and affordable shelter, was arraigned on a politically inspired charge of possessing a false explosive device in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on January 29th, 2008.
Building Bridges: Mass Evictions in New Orleans (tags)
WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW
Prevent Future Floods in NOLA, close MR-GO! (tags)
Would like to reopen an investigation of possible deliberate levee breach during Katrina storm surge that was a preplanned action by unknown agents to prevent flooding of wealthier neighborhoods..
The Fires of Class (tags)
An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.
Malibu fires show class divide as rich evacuees get massages, yoga (tags)
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
Katrina Documentary 'Desert Bayou' Picks Up Political Steam (tags)
Post-Katrina New Orleans documentary Desert Bayou fuels Discussion of Government Failure, Lingering Racial and Socio-Ecomomic Issues. Political commentator and Gore 2000 campaign manager Donna Brazile, along with the ACLU, Appleseed, and The Raben Group to host an advance screening in D.C. on October 24th. Film opens in LA on October 26th with Q&A sessions with director Alex LeMay after 7:30pm showings on the 26th and 27th at Laemmle Sunset 5 theaters.
The Reconstruction Party: A New Political Development (tags)
There is a new political party on the horizon that is attempting to offer working class Blacks, working people in general, and the poor an alternative to the two capitalist parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Stunned by how little has been done by either capitalist party for anyone who was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – other than the rich and powerful – the Reconstruction Party was officially launched on September 2 of this year. As a first step, the Party is running Malcolm Suber for City Council in New Orleans. Suber is a former textile worker and auto worker and member of the UAW, and has been active in labor struggles since moving to New Orleans, especially around union organizing. He was a founding member and national organizer of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition, a broad coalition of grassroots groups organized around the demand for the reconstruction of New Orleans under community control. In part, this movement is a response to the ruthless policies implemented by the ruling class in New Orleans. Taking full advantage of the helpless situation of many working people, especially the Black majority of New Orleans, the capitalists have pressed to privatize everything, including schools, health care, and prisons, while at the same time preventing the vast majority of those who were forced to leave from returning to their homes.
Blackwater: The Christian Right and the War on America (tags)
the civil war that england has been after for a long time now you WILL sell out america, and worship lords and kings again, or you will die
Through the Roof: A Play about New Orleans, California, and "Natural" Disaster (tags)
Through the Roof: A Natural History—A New Play with Music about "Natural” Disaster—will be performed on Monday, March 5th, at 7:00 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles, at the Central Library’s, Mark Taper Auditorium, at 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles. (Phone: 213-228-7000.) A professional staged-reading of a new play, with live music, by award-winning dramatist Rick Mitchell, directed by Hope Alexander, music by Max Kinberg. Through the Roof chronicles the adventures of two people who meet on a rooftop in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans while escaping rising floodwaters from Hurricane Katrina. The pair inadvertently travel back in history, to New Orleans and California, and discover that race, gender, and natural catastrophe are never far removed. The play is based, in part, on recent interviews with disaster survivors (especially of Katrina), as well as New Orleans and California history. An audience talk-back follows the show. Produced by the Central Library (Literature and Fiction Dept.) and the College of Humanities, California State University, Northridge. The play reading is part of a California Stories project entitled: “Natural Disaster: California, New Orleans, the World” (www.calhum.org), and the project is supported, in part, by a grant from the California Council for the Humanities. For further information contact: Stacia Black (818) 677-3441 (or firstname.lastname@example.org)
New Orleans police setting up overnight checkpoints (tags)
New Orleans police setting up overnight checkpoints
New Katrina Survivor documentary "Down But Not Out" FREE SCREENING (tags)
Come hear first hand the testimonies and struggles from Katrina Survivors
The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)
Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.
BTL:One Year After Katrina, Reconstruction Efforts in New Orleans... (tags)
...Gulf Coast Neglects Millions~Interview with Chris Kromm, executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Rev. Yearwood endorses Voters Pledge For Peace (tags)
Rev. Yearwoods' message: It is time for decent folks who care about the people of the Gulf Coast to come together and become Voters for Peace. Tell the politicans to bring the troops and resources home to the Gulf Coast where they are desperately needed.
Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)
We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.
Katrina-tied prison woes are detailed (tags)
- A report released Thursday describes Orleans Parish prisoners trapped in flooded cells, deprived of food and water for days, and calls the scene at the prison "some of the worst horrors of Hurricane Katrina."
New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)
How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.
Help Restore Dignity and Water in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans (tags)
Over seven months have passed since Katrina destroyed New Orleans and levee failures inundated the Big Easy. Much of New Orleans is well along the road to recovery. The French Quarter is once again crawling with tourists and the banking district is up and running. However, if you travel just a few miles east of downtown--to the other side of the Industrial Canal—you find yourself in a neighborhood that does not look much different than it did in September. There are no businesses operating, no schools in session, no electricity, no FEMA trailers, and no RUNNING WATER.
Bell South campaigning to end New Orleans's free Wi-Fi (tags)
Bell South campaigning to end New Orleans's free Wi-Fi
Global Nonviolent Resistance Marks Third Anniversary (tags)
Marking the third anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, thousands of activists from all parts of the globe engaged in nonviolent demonstrations and direct action focusing on disrupting business as usual at some of the symbolic “Pillars of the War in Iraq” – US government installations, military bases, congressional offices, recruitment centers and war profiteers. Actions took place in cities around the world, including Atlanta, Belfast, Boston, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madrid, Managua, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rome, San Francisco, San Salvador and Washington, DC. These actions demonstrate increasing boldness to challenge the mechanisms of the war in Iraq through coordinated, global nonviolent resistance.
Global Women's Strike/LA Action Highlights Katrina & Other Global Warming Survivors (tags)
“Everything was calm. I had just gone from the sofa into the kitchen. That’s when the water came gushing in. I saw my little dog, Queenie, struggling to get up on the sofa. I grabbed her up, but the water kept rising; it was up to my neck by the time we got out...” - Gloria Brown, Katrina survivor.
March 11 Honor Katrina and Other Survivors at GWS/LA Event (tags)
"Second Line" March, Survivors & Supporters Speak-Out and a "Taste of New Orleans" food, music & celebration Sat., March 11 at 11 am starting in Leimert Park, ending at Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 3303 W. Vernon
Car Caravan Demands No Katrina/Rita Evictions (tags)
Katrina Solidarity Committees nationwide will be pointing out that FEMA and the Bush administration are mandated by the Stafford Act to provide housing for disaster victims for 18 months - their attempt to cut off housing and rental assistance is illegal and criminal. Protests will demand Katrina/Rita evacuees be granted an indefinite extension in federal, state and local housing assistance until such time as they obtain affordable and adequate housing.
KATRINA HOTEL EVICTIONS - TURN UP THE HEAT (tags)
Just as we feared, most of those evicted on the 13th did not have alternative housing. Some were arrested for trespassing as they sought shelter in abandoned buildings, and many dispersed throughout the country, refugees once again. This cannot be allowed to happen again. March 1st will be the final battle for thousands of NOLA families facing homelessness.
Did oil corp canals increase Katrina flooding? (tags)
The development of wetland flood buffers combined with dredging for oil corporation's canals may have increased flood damage to New Orleans during hurricane Katrina..
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/27/06) (tags)
New Orleans could lose 80% of its Black population
VIDEO > Housing Rights for New Orleans Hurricane Survivors (tags)
This video includes interviews from evacuees in NY and those who've returned to New Orleans. This issue is currently effecting the lives of thousands of people and it's still not too late to help put pressure where it needs to be put to force the goverenment to deal with these people properly.
The “Free Market”: The Greatest Terror Of All (tags)
The economic system of production we live in is called capitalism or the free market. We are supposed to be fortunate because we are free to starve to death amidst abundance. This form of social organiztion has not existed for all time and need not exist in the future. The first step in eliminating it is accepting this simple idea.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/15/06) (tags)
Salim Mawakkil reveals his true agenda.
Stan Goff: Lighting the Fuse (tags)
members of Veterans' for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, and Military Families Speak Out, at the call of the Mobile, Alabama Veterans for Peace Chapter, will conduct a 135-mile march between Mobile AL and New Orleans LA from March 14 to March 19, 2005
BTL:New Orleans Homeowners Coalition Stops House Demolitions in Court (tags)
Interview with Bill Quigley, attorney representing New Orleans homeowners, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
The Best Housing & Poverty Review of 2005 (tags)
The Nation's Housing Policies Are A Complete Disaster!
News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/2/06) (tags)
New tests of Einstein's "spooky" reality.
Greens Best/Worst list of 2005 (tags)
Green Party of California tabs Schwarzenegger, Bush as 2005 ‘Bad Guys,' lists Cindy Sheehan, Green activist killed in Iraq among ‘Heroes'
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/28/05) (tags)
VMann comments on the 7/7 coverup.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/27/05) (tags)
Poisons may pass down generations
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/21/05) (tags)
Rescuers free 110 beached whales in New Zealand
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/20/05) (tags)
NYC transit workers face $1 million-a-day fine.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/19/05) (tags)
US House passes draconian anti-immigrant bill.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/18/05) (tags)
Video: Israel's 'Separation Wall' is Barbaric.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/16/05) (tags)
Pentagon wants $100 billion more for its illegal wars
Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues (tags)
Katrina was not a natural disaster; it was and still is a social disaster. Katrina and its aftermath is the market at work for you
Haiti, Venezuela, Benton Harbor, New Orleans: The Grassroots Mobilizes (tags)
LA public meeting a historic coming together of grassroots struggles in the United States with the movement against US/UN occupation in Haiti and Venezuela’s ‘peaceful and democratic revolution’.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/15/05) (tags)
'Were the levees bombed in New Orleans?'
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/14/05) (tags)
Oliver Stone's 9/11 movie won't show planes striking the WTC.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/13/05) (tags)
Deal to renew USA Patriot Act extends police-state measures.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/12/05) (tags)
Big Box Mart
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/11/05) (tags)
The global death squad of George W. Bush.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/09/05) (tags)
European governments make peace with illegal renditions
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/08/05) (tags)
Report outlines plans for corporate plunder of Iraqi oil.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/07/05) (tags)
Court to review law limiting insanity defense
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/06/05) (tags)
Rice defends illegal renditions.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/04/05) (tags)
Fat cats milked Ground Zero.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/02/05) (tags)
1,000th person executed in US since 1977
News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/01/05) (tags)
Evidence of slowing ocean currents alarms scientists.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/30/05) (tags)
FEMA to stop paying hotel bills for 50,000 evacuees.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/29/05) (tags)
Burying college grads in debt.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/27/05) (tags)
Berlin stadium holds terror drill.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/25/05) (tags)
GM job cuts will devastate North American cities.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/23/05) (tags)
Iraqi families living on rotting garbage dumps.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/21/05) (tags)
New revelations of US military use of white phosphorus in Iraq.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/19/05) (tags)
Federal reserve will no longer report M3.
Battered by Katrina, Gulf Coast workers stand up (tags)
NEW ORLEANS — Gail Andrews, a quiet, unassuming African American woman from New Orleans East, found her mother two weeks after Hurricane Katrina. Six weeks later, she lost her again. This time forever. At age 68, Andrews’ mother died.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/18/05) (tags)
The war games of September 11.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/17/05) (tags)
Foreign buying of US assets rises to record
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/16/05) (tags)
Senate approves $500 billion war budget.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/15/05) (tags)
Right to trial imperiled by Senate vote
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/14/05) (tags)
Guantanamo inmates to lose all rights.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/12/05) (tags)
Flight 175 was an animation.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/11/05) (tags)
Haaretz.com offering two versions of same Jordan bombs story.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/10/05) (tags)
Mysterious bomb blasts kill 53 at Jordan hotels
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/9/05) (tags)
Surrender your DNA to the state.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/8/05) (tags)
SCOTUS to review Guantanamo military tribunals.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/7/05) (tags)
Greenland becoming green again.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/5/05) (tags)
Huge iceberg breaks apart in Antarctica.
Rebuild Louisiana rally demands jobs, housing (tags)
BATON ROUGE, La. — Sporting union, NAACP and ACORN T-shirts, more than 1,000 rallied here Oct. 29 for jobs, living wages, affordable housing and public services for south Louisiana. Gov. Kathleen Blanco, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, AFL-CIO President John Sweeney and the Rev. Al Sharpton were joined by rank-and-file workers and community activists in calling for a rebuilding program that puts victims of Katrina and Rita first. Speakers also called on the federal government to supply grants, not loans, to local governments for basic services.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/4/05) (tags)
Palestinians hit by sonic boom air raids.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/3/05) (tags)
Secret CIA jails for Al-Qaeda.
JOIN THE ROADTRIP FOR RELIEF! (tags)
JOIN THE ROADTRIP FOR RELIEF!! CLEAN-UP, REPAIR, REBUILD IN THE 9TH WARD
PEOPLE NATIONWIDE NEEDED TO INFORM 9TH WARD RESIDENTS OF WHATS REALLY HAPPENING AT HOME (tags)
The Common Ground collective is asking people to visit the New Orleans evacuees in their area and let them know that efforts are being made to rebuild their community.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/1/05) (tags)
Delphi demands US auto workers accept poverty wages.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/31/05) (tags)
Syria accuses US of military raids
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/30/05) (tags)
Rexamining another completely ridiculous "flight 175" video clip. (attn: IMC, this is a repost because first attempt is unreadable.)
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/28/05) (tags)
Record heat in UK raises climate fears
OCT. 29 PUBLIC FORUM IN LA: THE STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR & RACISM (tags)
Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - Eyewitness New Orleans - Police Brutality - Defending Immigrant Rights - And More!
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/26/05) (tags)
Eric Hufschmid explains an intelligence matrix.
When The Levee Breaks… (tags)
A full account of the Katrina/New Orleans crisis. From the National Guard, to police murder, to the Ninth Ward, to whiskey in the French Quarter.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/24/05) (tags)
S 1873 eliminates liability for vaccine injuries.
New Orleans "Racism" (tags)
Does racism still exist at this time of 2005. What is going on even the President of the United States perpetuates racism against poor Afro-American people.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/22/05) (tags)
U.S. forces fighting Syrians at Iraq's border.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/21/05) (tags)
Beware Senate Bill 1873.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum: The Struggle Against War & Racism - Hurricanes Katrina & Rita (tags)
Come to an important public forum in LA on the struggle against war and racism in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Be there on October 29 for eyewitness reports from New Orleans, live hip-hop, food and political discussion!
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/19/2005) (tags)
Asia's poor build US bases in Iraq.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/18/2005) (tags)
Credit card payments to rise.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/17/2005) (tags)
American prison system: big business or a new form of slavery?
Scott's Heavily Censored News Blog (10/15/05) (tags)
DC Indymedia Center censors news blog FOUR MINUTES after it is posted.
"President Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People..." (tags)
Damn Right! And That's Not The Half Of It
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/14/05) (tags)
White House, Congress plans for major cuts in social programs.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/12/05) (tags)
NY subway threat a hoax, security sources admit.
Potemkin Village Chief dines in luxury in New Orleans (tags)
While large portions of New Orleans remain unlivable, the clueless Coward from Crawford 'got a taste of one of New Orleans' finest restaurant last night in the French Quarter & stayed in the luxury hotel Windsor Court.' Marie Antoinette would have died in envy of such imperial decadence.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/11/05) (tags)
"Al Qaeda" places jobs ads on Internet.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/10/05) (tags)
It's time to take seriously a US-led global recession.
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/8/05) (tags)
"Al Qaeda consists of at most a couple of thousand fanatics."
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/7/05) (tags)
Florida city considers eminent domain against poor, Black, coastal community.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/6/05) (tags)
Congress seeks to slash food aid for poor.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/5/05) (tags)
Killer flu recreated in the lab.
On MALIK RAHIM: Yesterday's Radicals Devolve into Today's (feelgood/checkbook) Liberalism (tags)
Last night (Mon, Oct 3) at Berkeley's Unitarian Fellowship MALIK RAHIM, former Black Panther, community activist from and speaker on the Common Ground Wellness Center in Algiers, New Orleans, said that he was "NOT POLITICAL" and that, "HE WAS GOING TO RUN ANYONE, WHO COMES TO NEW ORLEANS TALKING ABOUT POLITICS, _OUTTA TOWN_!!"
Free Market Idiocy and Easy Money in the Big Easy (tags)
The federal government is paying $200 billion to bring in outside companies to rebuild New Orleans, while hundreds of thousands of the city’s evacuees languish in shelters across the country, jobless and penniless. What’s wrong with this picture?
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/4/05) (tags)
Louisiana ecological harm called unprecedented.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/3/05) (tags)
GOP proposal increases Pentagon surveillance over US citizens.
Katrina and the Prehistory (tags)
Robert Scheer in "The Nation" wrote that the catastrophe was the result of a campaign to systematically demonize the role of the central government in American life.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/30/05) (tags)
The unfeasibility of rebuilding New Orleans.
What Opposition Party? (tags)
The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/29/05) (tags)
Arctic ice "disappearing fast".
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/28/05) (tags)
25 questions about the murder of New Orleans.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/27/05) (tags)
Israel pushing Palestinians out of Jerusalem.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/26/05) (tags)
Bush urges larger role for military
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/25/05) (tags)
Prisoners in New Orleans city jail were abandoned
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/24/05) (tags)
Rewrite of endangered species law approved.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/22/05) (tags)
Padilla Doctrine is the backdoor to military rule in America.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/21/05) (tags)
US jobless growth at 10-year high
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/20/05) (tags)
Watch "Oil War", the "predict-umentary" which aired on Fox last June.
Chaos on the Way to Organized Chaos (tags)
The hurricane, Kristol says, made visible a greater problem, the increasing number of Americans caught in an endless cyclone of poverty.. A million more Americans lived in poverty in 2004 compared to 2003.
The Deregulated Catastrophe (tags)
The gigantic relief machinery first started almost a week after the beginning of the catastrophe.. Hyper-modern America found it shockingly difficult to act in the emergency and provide the fastest relief to the despairing
Katrina: A Rorschach Test - (Send in the Clowns) (tags)
Bush's Blue Light Special (tags)
Things are not as they appear when the president speaks—not the backdrop, and not the promises he makes. In this land of Oz, where’s Toto when we need him?
Plan for New Orleans (tags)
What is corporate America's plan for New Orleans?
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/17/05) (tags)
The New York Times and Bush's New Orleans speech
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/16/05) (tags)
Virtual martial law in the Big Easy.
BTL:People of New Orleans Fight for Voice in City's Reconstruction (tags)
Interview with Steve Bradbury, community organizer with New Orleans ACORN, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/15/05) (tags)
Delta and Northwest airlines declare bankruptcy
BAHRC Medics in Lousiana Call For Licensed Volunteer MD's (and possibly NP's) (tags)
Hey Everyone, This is Michael K writing from Algiers in New Orleans. We have had a tremendous outpouring of support, in terms of materials and spirit, from from folks in the immediate community, the local region, and nation-wide. The main concern now is for medical personal who can prescribe meds. Under the Louisiana state of emergency, all MDs who have active medical licenses in their home state have instant prescribing privileges here in Louisiana--simply bring copies of your license and DEA. I am not sure if this applies to NPs--could someone check on this? I will have to leave Saturday or Sunday, and at this time, I've been the only physician regularly working in the clinic...We desperately need a prescribing clinician to be able to commit to being here for a bit of time... thanks michael k BAY AREA RADICAL HEALTH COLLECTIVE 415-702-5872
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/14/05) (tags)
Ethnically cleansing the poor in New Orleans
Katrina: What Went Wrong (An Alternative View) (tags)
More could have been done.
BTL:Class and Race Issues Played Major Role in Hurricane Survival (tags)
Interview with Darryl Malek-Wiley, Sierra Club's environmental justice staffer, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/12/05) (tags)
Roger Federer wins the US Open
Cindy Sheehan leads anti-war movement (tags)
Sheehan and supporters continue to protest the war in Iraq and support Hurrican Katrina Survivors.
the newer centurions (tags)
Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/11/05) (tags)
Jose Padilla and the death of personal liberty.
New Orleans Families Coming to LA, Please Help (tags)
West Covina Peace Vigil note
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/10/05) (tags)
New Orleans: the specter of military dictatorship
The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (tags)
Copied from Socialist Woker online.
KATRINA TELLS THE TALE: Racism and Classism in Capitalist America (tags)
Katrina has turned out to be the worst disaster in the recorded history of this nation. What’s most egregious is that it was predicted years earlier in books on climate change and the growing global warming crisis, as well as from local officials of the region who knew of the dangers and tried to get Federal assistance.
Locals believe New Orleans Levees were Intentionally blown (tags)
Could the levees in New Orleans have been INTENTIONALLY blown out in order to save sections of the city deemed to be more important? The locals certainly seem to think so, yet, as usual, the mainstream media is barely picking up on this wave of opinion, so it is left to us once again to bring the issue into the open.
Portrait of Incompetence, Mayor Nagin (tags)
The incompetent fool Nagin, only now orders people removed from New Orleans.
The Levee were blown? (tags)
There's something very wrong with the chronology of the levee breaks in New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina-Our Experiences (tags)
Must-read eyewitness report by 2 paramedics stranded in NO
what REALLY happened in New Orleans!?!? (tags)
is this what really happened in new orleans? i wonder....
Katrina ravaged New Orleans provides afree stage and publicity for Hollywood Celebs! (tags)
Katrina ravaged New Orleans provides a free stage and free publicity for Hollywood "Do-Gooders"!
Katrina's Silver Lining (tags)
The costs for the American public, in higher energy costs, higher food bills, economic recession and a burst housing bubble, are the just deserts of decades of self-centered voting habits.
LESSONSFROM HELL (tags)
WHILE ROME BURNS, NOT NERO, BUT CALIGULA'S HORSE...
IMPEACHED, REPARATIONS ORDERED (MASS MURDER WILL AGAIN-RESULT, OTHERWISE) (tags)
If it can be used to kidnapp Americans (and called "arrests"), certainly it can be used to IMPEACH.........
First hand account -"Trapped in New Orleans" (tags)
Two eye witnesses give their account of police hostility and official indifference to Katrina victims.
News Junkie Scott's Blog (9/7/05) (tags)
FEMA turned away aid, rescue crews, cut emergency communication lines
Evidence that FEMA people murdered real people in New Orleans (tags)
Evidence that FEMA people murdered real people in New Orleans
ISRAEL TO AMERICA, I WARNED YOU... (tags)
This article warns of the danger to America because of Bush's support for a Palestinian state.
9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)
ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!
Wanted for Mass Murder: The Bush Regime (tags)
Printable 'Wanted' poster
Looking for ORGANIZERS to support / go to New Orleans (tags)
It is not acceptable to sit in our seats while people within our own borders are systematicallydying in New Orleans under martial Law. We need to STEP UP our EFFORTS. SUGGESTIONS?
Breaking: N.O. Hospital Desperate (tags)
New Oleans' oldest hospital, Trouro Infirmary in need of rescue.
Katrina Open Letter to Radical/Progressive Community (tags)
Introspective call for mutual aid to victims of both Katrina and a failed system of government.
The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)
As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.
Now is the Time? Now is the Time! The Potential of the Gulf Coast Crisis (tags)
Now is the Time? Now is the Time! The Potential of the Gulf Coast Crisis: Points for Discussion and Intervention
VFP In New Orleans Seeks Help to Set up Media (tags)
The Veterans for Peace in New Orleans is setting up a "media center" to document the devastation for the poor. They are looking for donations of media equipment - production gear.
Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)
Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans
Katrina has smashed New Orleans. New Orleans is the first western city to be destroyed by global warming.
Policing the Poor amidst Flood Disaster (tags)
The official response to Louisiana's flood disaster has been dominated by policing the state's poor black population while thousands more are still waiting to be rescued.
GOVERNMENT MASSACRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)
Only Whites Claim Katrina’s Poor Response is NOT Racist (tags)
I have not seen one person of color saying that the response to Katrina in New Orleans had “nothing to do with race.” The mere fact that the ONLY people saying that are white says it all to me. Last night, I saw the Mayor of Houston whose name is ironically “Mr. White” pooh-poohing the race card...
Bush Declares War on African Americans (Literally) (tags)
Combat operations are underway on the streets “to take this city back” in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. “This place is going to look like Little SOMALIA,” Brig. Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s Joint Task Force told Army Times Friday as hundreds of armed troops under his charge prepared to launch a massive citywide security mission from a staging area outside the Louisiana Superdome. “We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.”
'This is criminal': Report from New Orleans (tags)
There were enough school buses that could have evacuated 20,000 people easily, but they just let them be flooded. My son watched 40 buses go underwater - they just wouldn't move them, afraid they'd be stolen.
People of the Dome (tags)
The U.S. Government had intentionally kept water and food from desperate people in New Orleans
Carriers struggling to restore service (tags)
Price gougers move "wireless equipment" into devastated New Orleans
Genocide americano en New Orleans (tags)
Esperaba seriamente que no tendría que escribir este artículo. Pero ha sido demasiado largo ahora, y tengo que decir algo. Sin importar debido a si el masse del en de las muertes de la gente negra pobre en New Orleans es la negligencia o maliciousness, el resultado final es constructivo un genocide en negros pobres en América, ahora, en 2005. La carencia de la ayuda a New Orleans en esta última hora (7 P.M., sept. 1) no es explicables. Tengo solamente una explicación que pueda reunir para arriba. Y esa explicación es classism y racismo.
In Praise of Looting (tags)
In the midst of all of this pain and misery, the media and the authorities have decided that the central story now is the looting and "lawlessness" that are taking place around the city.
Genocide in New Orleans Perpetrated by US Capitalism (tags)
We are witnessing genocide of the black workingclass community of New Orleans and the exposure of the rottenness of American capitalism in its refusal to adequately respond to the disaster from the latest hurricane.
Phone Calls Needed Now to Help Hurricane Victims (tags)
Yes, you can do something right now. Go to your phone book, look up your representatives in Congress & the US Senate in the federal government section, call them and leave a message that they should call Tenet Hospital in New Orleans at 504-897-4531 and 504-897-4530 and assure them helicopters are coming TODAY to pick up the 1200 sick people & their caregivers
FEMA DECLARES URBAN WARFARE ON DYING AMERICANS (tags)
FEMA targets Americans who refuse to die.
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
Racism, bad weather and the "meltdown.." (tags)
"All told, this adversity may actually result in a "blessing in disguise." The totality of these events of the ending summer may disrupt the economy, and Shrub's agenda sufficiently that they may reconsider the almost foregone conclusion to attack Iran, and the possible world war which almost certainly would ensue."
Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)
Repost fron Alternet.org
The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats (tags)
If Bush hadn't sent everyone off to war and blown the budget on the military, there'd have been stronger dykes in New Orleans and more troops and equipment to help with the rescue effort.
Voting Irregularities Nationwide (tags)
Voting irregularities were reported in: Louisiana, Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin