Mitchel Cohen | The U.S. Government had intentionally kept water and food from desperate people in New Orleans more... 3 Comments
"shoot the looters" = genocide | The evidence supports the facts that the Bush regime is guilty of criminal negligence and genocide against the predominantly African and poverty stricken residents of New Orleans..
Jorge Martin | Venezuela was the first country to offer help to the United States in dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Chavez has offered money and personnel to help in the relief operations. The answer of an unnamed "senior State official" was that “unsolicited offers can be counterproductive." They would rather some of their own people died than have the people of the USA see Venezuela for what it is, a country where its people are challenging the very capitalist system upon which so much poverty and devastation is based. more... 2 Comments
World Can't Wait National Office | Accountablilty for the magnitude of human suffering in the disaster along the Gulf Coast lies squarely on the shoulders of the government in general and the Bush Regime in particular. THIS FACT MUST BE ALLOWED TO BE KNOWN! more... 2 Comments
Mike | Huge explosions along the riverfront in New Orleans were reported today as hundreds of US troops with orders to shoot-to-kill looters and gunmen were sent to the flooded city.
Alex Gould | Ray Nagin on Wednesday, August 31 ordered 1,500 of his police to stop their rescue efforts and control "looting". Shotguns drawn and backed up by National Guard troops, the capitalist state has turned against the desperate survivors of Hurricane Katrina to protect its number one concern: the private property of business owners. more... 7 Comments
Foreign Press Foundation | Tomorrow the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will - concerning Iran - report the figures below. The question of course is: with Iran under daily control, who are the criminals within the European Union advocating more war, and who profits* from it? more... 0 Comments
Kat | New stats out from the Census Bureau show one in five New Yorkers live below the poverty line. New York is facing a quiet crisis. more... 0 Comments
Despite years old warnings that New Orleans was a major risk for flooding following a hurricane, State and Federal rescue services appear unable to cope with the developing tragedy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina earlier this week. Flood waters are continuing to rise, and more people are being threatened with their lives on an hourly basis: emergency centers - including the Superdome are isolated - and the governor, Kathleen Blanco has called for the complete evacuation of the city.
Meanwhile, it appears that priorities are focused elsewhere: reports from New Orleans state that "things were so crazy: it was all poor black people and old white people - the people who couldn't afford to get out." William Quigley, Law Professor at Loyola University has said that " They are estimating that it may take several days to evacuate these people - water, electricity, food, security all will be gone by then." Indeed, evacuations have begun, but initial estimates that expected them to be complete by yesterday evening (August 30th) were far too optimistic. Yet it seems the US is more concerned with oil - the price of petrol is rising and both Florida and Hawaii are trying to conserve their stocks, following on from the devastating effects of Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico; questions are also being asked if the National Guard is being stretched thin by Iraq War?
[New Orleans Weather Warning (28th August) | Democracy Now! reports (Aug. 30th) | Explanation about Hurricanes (MP3) | Mark Fischetti, author of "Drowning New Orleans" (Scientific American, 2001) will be on WakeUp Call this morning ]more... 24 Comments
Tarik Abdelazim | As members of Camp Casey pack up and leave Crawford for a national bus tour, many in the anti-war movement are focused on the late September convergence in Washington. Meanwhile, the most important anti-war federal trial since the Vietnam war begins in less than three weeks. The route from Crawford to Washington must be amended. Next stop: Binghamton, New York. more... 1 Comments
Socialist | 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. more... 0 Comments
Troops Out Now | Join us tomorrow at 5:00 pm at Times Square to demand immediate relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. At the protest, activists will announce plans for a Nationwide Day of Solidarity with the victims of Hurricane Katrina. more... 0 Comments
Harry Looter | 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. more... 3 Comments
Compiled | "For many of us, it was the most focused and active we have ever seen New York City. So what came of it? And what are we doing now? Come share your thoughts at this moderated public discussion, hosted by Wake Up Call and the New York City Independent Media Center." more... 0 Comments
Elijah Gatewood | Pulling over D.C. Lawyer A. Scott Bolden,
Dave Lindorff | 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? more... 0 Comments
Workers World | President Bush was criminally negligent in diverting funds that had been requested to protect the people of New Orleans for use in the criminal war of conquest in Iraq. The Bush administration did this in full knowledge of the impend ing danger. The highest government agency in charge of dealing with disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, warned of the potential for disaster as early as 2001. more... 1 Comments
Indian | Criminal law maker of India, Md.Shahbuddin on run more... 0 Comments
Lauren | Local activist, Bob Leingrin was arrested Monday night by Officer Nemo of the 13th Precinct. Nemo rode into Union Square Park on a NYPD issued bicycle and approached activists at Camp Casey. One activist, Bob Nash vocally compared Nemo to the likes of Lance Armstrong (of course, not in a flattering way). Bob Leingrin then interjected and an argument ensued between Nemo and himself. Eventually, Leingrin was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and taken away in a squad car. more... 2 CommentsPage 6 | Page 4
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