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Let's call Katrina what it is

Ethnic cleansing.
One Year Later:

- Less than half of the city's pre-storm population has returned
- 60 percent of homes still lack electricity
- Six out of nine hospitals remain closed
- Rental rates are up 40 percent

for more facts, click here:  http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/28/katrina-facts-anniversary/

What's behind Hurricane Katrina? It sure took an odd path that week.
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/08/323753.shtml

Why were food, water, and supplies shipped back? Destroyed in some cases? Communication lines cut?  http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/september2005/060905femasabotaging.htm

Why did FEMA only send 100 buses when the LA National Guard asked for 700?  http://thinkprogress.org/katrina-timeline

Listen to the president of Jefferson Parish, Aaron Broussard, make his emotional appeal on NBC's Meet the Press:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/09/324191.shtml

The response to Hurricane Katrina was a national outrage. If it can happen in New Orleans, a similar catastrophe can happen anywhere in the United States. We can't afford to forget it.

Aaron Broussard video link 29.Aug.2006 15:53

Jody Paulson

I just noticed the above doesn't work anymore. Try this one:  http://www.infowars.com/video/clips/news/broussard_meet_press.htm

thanks for posting this info 29.Aug.2006 16:06

expat

It's already out on my email list. Every bit helps in opening peoples' eyes.

I agree, but its bigger 29.Aug.2006 16:54

Lady Celticfire

I just posted an article about Katrina as well and while I agree it definatly had Race as a BIG issue, it also had to do with Class. This is BLATANT gentrification. The rich justhappened to get lucky and Katrina took out NO for them. Representatives of OUR fucked up government even stated this "We couldn't clean out the 9th ward, but God did." YAY now they don't have to worry about all the poor people living on public housing. They can just tear down whats left and put in condos. Had this happened in say New Mexico, it would have been a whole lot of poor Hispanic people sitting on rooftops for days. It justhappened to beblack people and while thats was enough in and of itself, we have to ALL see the bigger picture here. They don't care if you are black or white, as long as you are poor, you are of no need to them.....

Great links, thanks for posting :D

Viva!!!


and another thing 29.Aug.2006 16:55

Lady Celticfire

Did you read that 85% of the Hotels are open for business??? Shows where their priorities are....

actually two answers to what it is 30.Aug.2006 00:57

Ecotopian Yeti

Yes it is ethnic cleansing as well as class warfare

start thinking about what could happen here too 30.Aug.2006 07:02

cassandra

Portland's vulnerable to a big disaster from earthquakes. Just think how gleeful all the landlords who want to gentrify will be if the ground starts shaking. And Associated Oregon Industries lobbyists and the Chamber of Commerce who want to lower the minimum wage will whine to the legislature about the need for "right-to-work" laws. It can happen here!

yep Cassandra 30.Aug.2006 12:44

Ecotopian Yeti

yep... imagine the big quake hitting under these fascists.... imagine the excuse to create martial law and finally silence little Beirut.