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AUDIO: Malik Rahim Speaks About the Grassroots Response to Hurricane Katrina

On October 4, Malik Rahim, a longtime community activist in New Orleans and San Francisco, spoke at the Women's Building in San Francisco about the situation in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the disastrous response by the Bush administration and other government agencies. Malik, who lives in the Algiers community of New Orleans, discussed the grassroots community relief and rebuilding efforts underway through the Common Ground collective. (39:39 minutes)
Malik Rahim
Malik Rahim
Women's Building in San Francisco
Women's Building in San Francisco
Malik Rahim
Malik Rahim
Audio: Malik - download the mp3 or download the torrent

Other participants in the program includeded a women named Nicole who spoke about her experience inside the Superdome in New Orleans, Maurice Campbell of the Community First Coalition, Gloria La Riva and Bill Hackwell of ANSWER who traveled to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston in the days following the disaster.

Audio: Nicole - download the mp3

Gloria La Riva screened her new 14-minute video, "Heroes Not Looters: Eyewitness New Orleans and Houston."

This event raised awareness and funds for Common Ground.

Common Ground is a community-run organization based in the Algiers community of New Orleans offering temporary assistance and mutual aid to the citizens of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Common Ground's team includes doctors, lawyers, aid workers, community organizers, and volunteers of all stripes and creeds.

Common Ground

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Audio, Photos and Written Reports from Houston and New Orleans

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita coverage on Indymedia.us

New Orleans Indymedia

Houston Indymedia coverage of Katrina and Rita

katrina aftermath page on portland indymedia

Hurricane Katrina coverage on Indybay's Poverty page
Lots of Oregonianshere in NO 06.Oct.2005 17:34


Just wanted to let everybody in portland know that you're welcome and invited to come to Algier / new orleans to support the efforts here.

There's currently at least 4 oregonians here, and at least 2 more on the way. folx here from all over the country, and it's quite an experience working with people from all kinds of backgrounds on a project like this. Take off a week, or a month!

check out our website for more information commmongroundrelief.org

Hurricane Katrina democracynow 14.Jun.2006 16:13


I was in the New Orleans Green Party with Malik,
hes a good decent guy, wish there were more like him
he did an interview with Amy Goodman here
New Orleans Community Organizer Malik Rahim Demands Inquiry into Hurricane Katrina Deaths and Amnesty for "Looters"

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