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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Aftermath Katrina, the "right to return"

One year after Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters nearly destroyed the region, virtually nothing has been done to reconstruct the Crescent City. Inaction from local authorities, almost zero commitment from the federal government, material shortages and employers leaving workers unpaid, have all added up to a crisis of stagnation and desperation for residents trying to reestablish their lives. Rebuilding must happen, but who will do the building? Some say a new union movement is the answer.

In addition, many of Katrina's refugees assert the "right to return" as part of the deep historical relationship African-Americans have to land in the south. On this edition, we'll hear from three community organizers. Listen now...


Steve Zeltzer, founder, Labor Video Project; CC Campbell-Rock, veteran journalist and community organizer displaced by Hurricane Katrina; Raymond Rock, community organizer displaced by Hurricane Katrina; Eric Mann, author and director, Labor Community Strategy Center.

by NRP The National Radio Project
Greener Magazine

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio.
Mixing Engineer: Phillip Babich.

For more information:

C.C. Campbell-Rock
c/o San Francisco Bay View
National Black Newspaper
4917 Third Street
San Francisco California 94124

The Labor Community Strategy Center
3780 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-387-2800; Fax: 213-387-3500

Labor Video Project
PO 720027
San Francisco, CA 94172
lvpsf@igc.org or lvpsf@labornet.org
www.labortech.net or www.labornet.org

Labor Fest 2006

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