Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Good question

Why are they making New Orleans a ghost town?:
Dr. Arjun Sengupta, the United Nations Human Rights Commission Special Reporter on Extreme Poverty, visited New Orleans and Baton Rouge last week. He toured the devastated areas and listened to the evacuees still in shelters and those living out of town with family.

"The US is the richest nation in the history of the world. Why cannot it restore electricity and water and help people rebuild their homes and neighborhoods? If the US can rebuild Afghanistan and Iraq, why not New Orleans?"
Perhaps the refugees from No Man's Land would get answers if someone shut down the Senate until someone spoke up.

"Another Man's Done Gone" by Billy Bragg & Wilco from the album Mermaid Avenue (1998, 1:36).