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Creativity, Solidarity and Mutual Aid in Algiers, New Orleans

On September 12, Vinny, Blank and I arrived in New Orleans. We are staying in the Algiers neighborhood. Community members and volunteers from coast to coast and Europe, are providing people in New Orleans with food, medical aid and health supplies.
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many people are helping to get a state of emergency low power fm station on the air in Algiers
As we drove into New Orleans, we saw many buildings and trees that have been destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Driving in New Orleans is pretty strange these days. Many of the street signs are laying on the side of the road. However, the photos I am publishing here are trying to tell a different story. They are not focused on the destruction caused by Katrina, racism and classism, rather they provide a small glance at the creativity, solidarity and mutual aid happening here in Algiers.

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If you can make it out to Texas, Mississippi or Louisiana, your help is definitely needed.

Also, if you can donate money to support independent media for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, that would be very helpful as well.

Vinny and I have put out a request for donations. Please read the following article for information on one important way that you can help out. thanks.

Support Independent Media in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18525/index.php
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a look at the 10 watt transmitter
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media lab and sleeping space
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helicopters, such as this chinook, are constantly seen in the sky
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power was restored is Algiers on Monday
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Naomi Klein
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interviewing Naomi
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volunteers with plenty international have provided needed supplies for the community
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lots of love from San Francisco
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this bus was purchased in Kentucky by Gary from Santa Cruz
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Reginald called the lack of response "premeditated murder"
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Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein
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Reginald talked about the amazing solidarity in the first six days after the hurricane
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Reginald as seen through two cameras
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bikes and other supplies from austin
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guerilla cinema in Malik and Sharon's backyard
 
 


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Re: Creativity, Solidarity and Mutual Aid in Algiers, New Orleans

hold on
great job vinny and bradley. vinny, where are your broadcasts available. i agree with peoples sentiments that people who lived in those areas need to be able to hold on to their homes and community, whatver it takes in the long and short run. that's all they may have. also making sure that new orleans maintains its character, doesn't become disneyland, usa.........
 

Re: Creativity, Solidarity and Mutual Aid in Algiers, New Orleans

broadcasts are on 94.5 FM in New Orleans!!!
 

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