Saturday, January 21, 2006

Housing Rights for New Orleans Hurricane Survivors

A hurricane evacuee explains the situation that thousands of hurricane survivors now find themselves in.
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When considering the rebuilding of New Orleans, every issue eventually boils down to housing. Housing for those who've evacuated, housing for those who've returned, housing for contractors ...

Evacuees are growing weary of getting jerked around with no real long term solutions being offered. Meanwhile the city is attempting to close down most of the Public Housing Developments in New Orleans even though they recieved VERY LITTLE damage. Landlords have been getting in on the act by throwing tenants property into the street, breaking leases and jacking the rent up on the profiteers that are dividing up New Orleans like Haliburton is dividing up Baghdad. This is a fine example of how perverse it is to put Profit over People.

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.

People who had leases with HANO and want to join the lawsuit against HANO can sign up online at:

Public Housing Update April 06, 2006
NEW video shows residents prevented from cleaning their apartments by the Police

Related Links ::: Katrina Action, N.O. H.E.A.T., On the Ground, Common Ground Collective, Community Labor United, Kahvi, Ben Frank, The Katrina Files

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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New Orleans, Public Housing and Black Panthers ....... oh my

Malik Rahim cofounder of the Common Ground Collective hurricane relief organization explains the history of the Black Panther Party in New Orleans Public Housing Projects.
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Take a step back in time at the B. W. Cooper Housing Projects with Malik Rahim cofounder of the Common Ground Collective hurricane relief organization and former Black Panther. Malik speaks of the history of the Black Panther Party and the cultural significance of the Projects.

B.W. Cooper Projects are slated for destruction while much of the city's returned citizens are sleeping in cars or tents .. or in outlying areas. Thousands of people could be living there right now yet the city will not allow them to reopen.

Related Links ::: Common Ground Collective, History of the Black Panther Party

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Saturday, January 07, 2006

New Orleans Volunteer Animal Rescue

On location with animal rescue volunteers 2 months after Hurricane Katrina
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One day I was hanging around taking it easy in my sandals when I was abruptly taken on a moldy house tour with a couple of Volunteer Animal Rescue Workers. That was the last day I wore sandals in New Orleans.

This is my first attempt to satisfy the IPOD. I don't have one and all I get with that format is digital gibberish. So somebody, please tell me if the ipod encoding is working.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

New Years Resolution

For those of you who resolved to contribute more money to independent media in 2006 ... here's a few suggestions.

1) Buy this movie about Fallujah
2) Buy this movie about the F Word
3) Buy this movie about Walmart
4) Sustain the Alive in Baghdad Project
5) Sustain V L O G ~ F L U X
6) Sustain Ben Frank
7) Sustain your local IMC
8) Watch this video about 911 for free.

Now I just pray that the 1 person who made that resolution this year
finds this site before they forget to resist tyranny. : )

~ Happy New Year ~


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