Friday, September 09, 2005

Katrina aftermath...

Did you hear Barbara Bush's remarks about the state of the relief efforts? In an interview broadcast on American Public Media's "Marketplace" on Monday, referring to refugees in the Houston astrodome, she said "This is working very well for them."

from Editor & Publisher.com:

" 'Almost everyone I’ve talked to says we're going to move to Houston.'

"Then she added: 'What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.

" 'And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.' "


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Think Progress has a GREAT timeline of the events that went down over the past 10 days

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Lots of folks are talking about what's next, and how we can help survivors & refugees, and start the dialogue to rebuild.

A great story on the In These Times Website by David Moberg about possibilities in the aftermath of Katrina: Will History Repeat Itself?

Check out 10 Great Ways You Can Help
By Don Hazen, AlterNet. Posted September 7, 2005.

Also on AlterNet: Rescuing America: A 9-Step Plan
By Van Jones, AlterNet. Posted September 9, 2005.

Other places to check:

*Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led Hurricane Katrina Relief from Spark Plug Foundation

*Resources for Socially Responsible Hurricane Relief

*Veterans for Peace

*Get Your Act On

*New Orleans Network

*Indyvoter.org

*An Unnatural Disaster: A Critical Guide for Addressing the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the Classroom, from the New York Collective of Radical Educators

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