Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2 Years After Katrina

Today's Democracy Now! has some great coverage of the tragic state of affairs two years after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast: Public housing is still closed (even when it was never even touched by flood waters), golf courses to be built in the hood, and trailers full of fermaldahyde fumes. Bush is doing nothing (obviously) nor FEMA, nor Ray Nagen.

The tragedy continues, but residents are fighting back. They've occupied the Public Housing Authority. Check out what's going on on the ground.

PS The Curtis Mohammed interview at the end is interesting. He started organizing for SNCC at 18 and has been a radical activist since. Now, his anger with the collapse of the Left over the past 30 years to the point where all that progressive America, in his words, can offer is reformism and writing/lobbying our representatives has led him to decide to leave the country in disgust. His main argument is that COINTELPRO and government attacks on the cadre of the revolutionary and non-liberal far left have been chiseled away to the point that they are non-existent now.

I think we should discuss this more so and I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts. I'd write more now, but I have to hit the hay. More coming tomorrow.