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NEW! ISBO's BOOK TWO
The Bottom Will Rise and Create a New World - Book 2

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Why the Central Focus of the World Revolutionary Movement Must Be the Destruction of Racism
The Bottom Will Rise and Create a New World
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Mary Ann Shadd Cary
Mary Ann Shadd Cary, Fighter against Slavery and for Equality of Black and White, Men and Women

Yanga
Yanga, Maroon Leader in Mexico
 
New Orleans 2005-2006
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Slide Show of 12-5 March for the Right of Return in New Orleans

This American Life - After the Flood




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New Orleans Survivor Council’s New Bookmobile

New Orleans Survivor Council’s New Bookmobile

Plans are under way to use the NOSC Bookmobile to bring reading materials to New Orleans residents displaced in FEMA trailer parks with no library access.
   
Reconstruction trainees prepare Old Pathways Church in the Lower Ninth Ward to be the new headquarters of the New Orleans Survivor Council, fall, 2006. Resident trainees learned construction skills under two small grants through POC.
 
     
Reconstruction training program starts work on home of elderly Ninth Ward couple still living in an isolated trailer park; fall, 2006
 
     

Gutting Block Party, July 29, 2006


     

June 2006


Volunteers help Baker residents gut a home Survivor Village tent city sets up at St. Bernard housing project Volunteers prepare for cleaning up Florida housing project
Florida housing project residents speak with the press Volunteers and residents work in a home Helping to gut a house

May 2006


New levees along the Lower Ninth Ward: Built for category 3, to old standards Hampton and New York students helping with reconstruction in May New Orleans Survivors Council, May 27
Reading names of the dead at Memorial Day levee service, May 29 Memorial Day levee walk, May 29 Memorial Day levee walk, May 29
Homeowner expressed determination in the Lower Ninth Ward Baker Trailer Park / Concentration Camp for Katrina survivors Security patrol at Baker trailer park
 
Volunteers unload computers donated to N.O. children by Cuba and Pastors for Peace Computer equipment donated to N.O. Survivors' Council at Sanchez Center  

April 2006


House in Lower Ninth Ward People arrive for Survivor
Council meeting
NYC high school students arrive
at Survivor Council meeting
New York students arrive at
April 15 Survivor Council
meeting. Behind them is the
school the Council is cleaning
up and reclaiming.
  Survivor Council is helping
organize the clean-up of
M.L. King school in Lower
Ninth Ward
Contents of M.L. King school Young volunteer helps clean
out MLK school in the Lower
Ninth Ward
Survivor Council meets at
Sanchez Center in Lower
Ninth Ward
Survivor Council meets at
Sanchez Center in Lower
Ninth Ward
Survivor Council meets at
Sanchez Center in Lower
Ninth Ward
Survivor Council meets at
Sanchez Center in Lower
Ninth Ward
 
Residents consider agenda
at Survivor Council
Residents consider agenda at
Survivor Council
 

December 2005


Police on duty in fours downtown Grocery store in French Quarter Casinos opened within a week
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward: note holes in roofs
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward - Gym Lower Ninth Ward
Lower Ninth Ward: force of water
demonstrated by bent street sign
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward
Lower Ninth Ward Lower Ninth Ward Lower on the Industrial Canal
Levee Break Visible Broken end of Levee Broken end of Levee: dumping
repair visible
This is what "protected" the
residents of the Lower Ninth!
View of the Lower Ninth Ward
from the broken Levee
Destruction in path of water
released by levee break
Destruction in path of water
released by levee break
Destruction in path of water
released by levee break
Looking along where levee broke:
note barge in the distance, which
broke through the levee
(beyond truck)
 

Organizers and Volunteers gutting and reconstruction work.




Slide Show of 12-5 March for the Right of Return in New Orleans
Click here to view the slide show.


This American Life - After the Flood
"After the Flood" on This American Life, which aired on some NPR stations on September 5, 2005. It is a series of interviews with people who were in New Orleans during and after Katrina.

To hear the program, go to http://www.thislife.org/ and enter "After the Flood" in the search box, click the "After the Flood" link, and then the speaker icon.

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