Friday, September 09, 2005


Naomi Klein's Power to the Victims of New Orleans. "With the poor gone, developers are planning to gentrify the city ...."

The Nation has a slightly different version of the Naomi Klein article Let the People Rebuild New Orleans. "On September 4, six days after Katrina hit, I saw the first glimmer of hope. "The people of New Orleans will not go quietly into the night, scattering across this country to become homeless in countless other cities while federal relief funds are funneled into rebuilding casinos, hotels, chemical plants.... We will not stand idly by while this disaster is used as an opportunity to replace our homes with newly built mansions and condos in a gentrified New Orleans." ...

Eric Alterman's Found in the Flood. "The New Orleans flood produced a dizzying array of images both striking and shocking, but what was perhaps most unusual about them was the return to American television screens and newspaper front pages of poor people in a manner that was neither condescending nor condemnatory." ...

Polly Toynbee's The chasm between us. "Katrina has exposed the scale of US inequality, but we have little reason to be smug about our own social divide ...."


At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please consider playing new song about Katrina survivors on your station or posting a link on your website by Dixie Lizard.
You should really take the time to listen to the song that I wrote in honor of all of those affected on the Gulf coast. I have friends, family, and loved ones who have lost everything as a result. Being a singer songwriter I took it upon myself to sing my prayer to the survivors. I play the Bass Guitar, The keyboard, and sing on this very simple but hard hitting song. It's of no cost to anyone and I just want to share my prayer of hope with all concerned. I would appreciate you possibly linking to the song for all of your readers to hear. I am also happy to mail you a link so you can play it on your show! It should be

(Just right click the file above and use "save target option" to download to where you want it on your computer. the song is sampled at 224kps which is a very good quality.)

You will find it on this page with a story:

I also have a direct link to the Red Cross there so that listeners can donate to them if they feel the urge to do so. I make no money from this and it is from my heart.
Please give it a listen and if you have comments please write me back so I can add them to my website. that's all I ask.
With respect,
Les Lewellyn

You have my permission to use the song on your broadcast as long as you give me credit


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