Psychological violence against the survivors

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I began the below post on Saturday but never published it. I’ll publish it now but first this: Plan to Move Astrodome Evacuees on Hold By JIM VERTUNO, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 52 minutes ago (9/6/2005) AUSTIN, Texas – A plan to move some Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Houston Astrodome to cruise ships was postponed Tuesday because many …

FEMA cut emergency communication lines to Jefferson Parish

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Over at Stonebridge, Aaron Broussard, the president of Jefferson Parish, on Meet the Press: Yesterday — yesterday — FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards and said no one is getting near these lines… Go read. …

The supreme violence of the privileged is to close its doors and windows to the truth

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My husband remembers when he was a young boy and Dr. Martin Luther King was going to be going through Jackson, Mississippi in the “Freedom Ride” across the South. He says this is when he realized how crazy people were. People all over the neighborhood, the schools, the church were saying that Dr. King’s buses carried people with machine guns …

Quick, tell me who wasn’t grateful for the water and MRE’s that partnered Bush into New Orleans on Friday

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More Help On The Way For Katrina Victims WBEN Newsroom – Saturday, September 3, 2005 07:51 PM New Orleans, LA (CBS/AP) – Thousands more bedraggled refugees were bused and airlifted to salvation Saturday, leaving the heart of New Orleans to the dead and dying, the elderly and frail stranded too many days without food, water or medical care. Meanwhile, President …