Posted by: JayaPrakash Telangana | September 3, 2006

Katrina

It’s already been a year since the tragedy struck New Orleans. If we keep aside the issue of ‘whose fault it was’, Katrina did much damage to many people directly or indirectly. Where are we after a year it struck?

It’s sad to see that not much has been done by the authorities, for the people who lost their homes and the loved ones. Interviews with New Orleans community activist and co-founder of the ‘Common Ground Collective’, Malik Rahim by Amy Goodman on DemocracyNow.org expose more than we know (from 2005 & 2006).

'Common Ground Collective'After I visited the website of ‘Common Ground Collective’, I couldn’t help but think of going to New Orleans to volunteer. After a quick check I found that I had to drive 750 miles to the destination, which means almost 200 bucks just for the gas. There could be a better alternative than that! For now I made up my mind to raise some money for ‘Common Ground Collective’ and help them however I can.

“Most people think that it was Katrina that brought about the devastation to New Orleans. But it was a breaching of the levees that put 80 percent of the city under water. It was not the hurricane.”
Interview with Spike Lee about his latest Documentary “
WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE

 I think it’s enough to be a human being to understand the suffering of another human being and not which nationality, race or color you belong!


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