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Announcement :: Human Rights
Hurricane Katrina Relief Speakout at Northeastern
Email: daniel.connolly (nospam) gmail.com
06 Sep 2005
150 Huntington Ave
Green Line E train to Northeastern Stop
"MONEY FOR, RELIEF NOT WAR!"
Thursday: Sep 8th
5:00 pm - 6:00pm
The backwards priorities of this government have been exposed through the unfolding horror we have all witnessed in the states hit by Hurricane Katrina. As the category 4 storm approached the Gulf coast last weekend, residents were simply advised to flee. Lacking transportation and money, the poor of the area - disproportionately
African-American - were literally left behind to die. As the days added up and images of pleading stranded victims were released, it has become even clearer that race and class are at the heart of this crisis, and not a natural disaster.
Bush's smirk-filled comment that "I don't think anyone could have anticipated the breach of the levees" has been proven completely false. In fact, as recently as this year, he was warned by the Army Corp of Engineers that a category 4 hurricane could breach the levees and kill thousands.
The tragic connection between the crisis in New Orleans and the occupation of Iraq couldn't be clearer. The hundreds of millions of dollars allocated to make sure this sort of disaster never occurred
were instead used to pay for the war in Iraq. Now Iraqis are dying from American bombs that were paid for with money that should have gone to protecting the people of the Gulf Coast. The US spends $5.6 billion in Iraq every month while people are left in New Orleans to die from dehydration and starvation.
Millions of Americans are rightfully outraged at the government's direct responsibility for this man-made disaster.
Demands include: calling on your campus' administration to
accept (and grant free tuition) ALL students from the hurricane-affected area, not just those from elite schools; calling for your administration to donate to the NAACP relief fund; give students course credit to go assist with relief and rebuilding efforts. Direct aid is also desperately needed, and we recommend it be sent to the NAACP Relief Fund, which has been set up to help black communities
that are being systematically overlooked by the Red Cross. Info can be found at www.naacp.org, or direct donations may be made online at:
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Re: Hurricane Katrina Relief Speakout at Northeastern
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07 Sep 2005
Protest FEMA Before They Kill Again, opps too late.
"Louisiana's largest newspaper, The Times-Picayune, called for the firing of every official at the
Federal Emergency Management Agency in an open letter to President Bush that it published."
Emergency action is needed for the remaining survivors in New Orleans. Military, federal and law enforcement officials are criminalizing the survivors and astonishingly rescue efforts and volunteers are being shut down or turned away by government agents. One activist reports talking to a federal agent who shot and killed desperate people trying to get in to his boat. NOIMC Newswire audio
An entire military hospital ship (the Bataan) has been on sceen yet gone unused since the storm passed.
In addition to "shoot to kill" orders, water and food will not be provided to survivors to force then to evacuate thier homes.
“FEMA is coordinating the mobilization of all available federal resources to help residents who may be in the path of this dangerous storm.” said Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response.
FEMA Boston Directors Office is on Joy street near the state capitol on Beacon st and Park street.
Why not call them or stop by RIGHT NOW and tell them how you feel about federal agents killing starving black people in New Orleans???
also try -7500 thru -7509
additional FEMA offices are at 99 high st. 6th floor
Here is the link of pretty unbelievable shit.