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December 20, 2007

Homeless Profiteering

Disgusting. The city of New Orleans is demolishing 4500 units of public housing when there are thousands desperate for a place to live. Some activists have managed to stall the bulldozers by chaining themselves to the building. And today, when the New Orleans city council was to have a meeting where they would vote on additional public housing demolitions, the public was physically locked out of the meeting. Then, the police tasered and pepper-sprayed the people trying to get into the meeting.

I haven’t researched these events much, but it seems mighty likely that these demolished homes will be rebuilt upon by developers who will make quite a bit of money. That’s why thousands of families will have to live on the streets.

Lot of reports, breaking news, photos and videos at New Orleans Indymedia and the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

Posted by Jake on December 20, 2007 7:10 pm

1 Comment »

  1. Please check out the benefit album, “Our New Orleans”, the net proceeds of which go to Habitat for Humanity International’s unprecedented efforts to rebuild with affordable, hurricane-proof homes that utilize owner-sweat equity.
    A portion of those funds will be earmarked to help provide housing for musicians who lost their homes.

    Comment by Craig Cheatham — December 27, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

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