Updated: Dec. 23, 2012
AlJazeeraEnglish·Dec 21, 2012
Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy entire neighbourhoods are still covered in rubble, homes are infested with mold and hundreds of families remain without water or power. What’s the biggest problem? Guests: Aria Doe, Klaus Jacob, Joel Kupferman.
D-15: Restore Power to the People
OccupyTVNY·Dec 21, 2012
D:15 March in the Rockaways, where citizens, activists and community leaders demand change from the government and take charge themselves.
Two months after Superstorm Sandy the disaster is not over and relief needs are still great. Homes are uninhabitable with black mold taking hold, heat and electricity are still absent in many places. Yet the government response has been glaringly absent. As with Katrina and other recent disaster-and-recovery events city, state and federal agencies have handed off reconstruction resources and responsibility to corporations and markets. That hand-off has pushed affected people further out of their communities, further into crisis and vulnerability, and further from the decision-making tables that allocate public resources. Where government has failed, Occupy and other groups stepped in. But we now understand that climate change has turned a corner: we will be hard hit again by extreme weather events. And so we ask whose interests our government serves? Is it polluters, predatory lenders, and disaster profiteers? Or can we build a stronger, better, resilient New York where all of us, regardless of race, class or power, can weather future storms?
Momma Rose’s message of Love from Rockaway Park, Queens
LMNOP Person·Dec 19, 2012
Aria Doe from the Action Center in Rockaway Park, Queens
LMNOP Person·Dec 23, 2012
An urgent plea for help! The Action Center, a non-profit organization, provides daily life-saving relief efforts to thousands of residents in Far Rockaway,
victims of hurricane Sandy. This involves distribution of donated goods (food,
diapers, dehumidifiers, cribs, mattresses, etc.), as well as legal support and a
free medical clinic. The NYC housing authority (NYCHA) is trying to close all
relief efforts at the Action Center down within a week, to await unscheduled
cleaning. Solutions that would allow maintaining relief efforts alongside
the cleaning have been uniformly rejected without discussion. Please help by
spreading the word to your press contacts — The Action Center’s relief work is
a matter of life and death for these residents, including elderly and infants
that are suffering the most. They are supporting between 600-800 residents on a daily basis. Every day of its closure would literally cost lives.
More info: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/