Podcast: Katrina. The devastation. What activists can do.

ANSWER LA activist John Beacham discusses the devastation, the appalling response by the government, and what activists can do. Fellow activist Mike Patin, a New Orleans native, speaks movingly about what’s happening there and his outrage that this once beautiful and unique city has been destroyed.

mp3 (20:21, 6.99 mb)

Recorded at an ANSWER LA volunteer meeting, Sep. 6, 2005.

Today is the National Day of Emergency Action
Support the People of New Orleans!

Washington DC: 5 pm at the White House.
San Francisco: 5 pm at Powell & Market Sts.
Los Angeles: 6 pm at the Westwood Federal Building (Veterans & Wilshire).
Seattle: 5 pm at Westlake (Pine near 4th).
Las Vegas, NV: 6pm On Maryland Pkwy and Harmon Rd in front of UNLV.
Columbia, MO: 6:30pm at Village Square Park: 9th st. & Walnut.
Pittsfield, MA: 5pm at Park Square.
Charlotte, NC: 5pm at The Square, Trade St & Tryon

Jobs/Income & Housing
for All Displaced Families
Real Relief – Yes! Racism – No!

PS, Last night at the meeting a woman in the audience said, my next door neighbor is an Auschwitz survivor, and she said many concentration camp survivors landed in the US in New Orleans and that it was the African-Americans and Creoles of New Orleans who opened their homes and hearts, feeding and housing them, until they were ready to move on. Someone else noted that New Orleans was first built where it is, on a swamp, because it was a convenient place for slave ships to unload slaves.