Superstorm Sandy — One Year Later + A Co-op Story: People’s Construction in Rockaway

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democracynow on Oct 29, 2013

democracynow.org – Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York City with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, as well as the Jersey Shore and New England, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Millions were left without power in the New York region, some for weeks. We are joined by two women who have played key roles in the region’s recovery: Terri Bennett, a founder of Respond and Rebuild, one of the first groups to help low-income residents of the Rockaways rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and also focused on providing free mold remediation that eventually inspired the city’s similar program; and Jessica Roff, a founder of Restore the Rock, a nonprofit created by Sandy volunteers who met while working out of a space in the Rockaways called YANA, or You Are Never Alone, where they operated a free health clinic, legal clinic and trained and dispatched hundreds of volunteers.

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Russell’s Brand New Revolution + Chris Hedges Interview on Class War

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with Chris Hedges

"Stop Bitching - Start a Revolution"

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Shift — Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis + Coalition Of The Willing

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Mountain Top Removal

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A film by brother/sister duo, Sam and Kate Fulbright to take a closer look at what climate change really means in the United States, and dive beyond the daunting numbers and graphs to meet the people and communities effected by the problem of climate change.

Learn more about getting involved at ShiftTheClimate.org

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Occupy Sandy–Recovery From The Bottom Up by Peter Rugh

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
February 5, 2013

Occupy Wall Street's Hurricane Sandy relief drop off center at St. Jacobi's church in Sunset Park Brooklyn

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IT WAS Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and the sound of pounding drums mingled with subway steel rattling underground, sending a hot pulse through the high-arched edifice of a humble house of worship in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As Nina Simone sang in her blue soliloquy to the slain civil rights leader, “The king of love is dead.” But here, in St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, one could feel King’s heart beat on.

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Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Most Sandy Victims Are Left Stranded by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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January 4, 2013

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In a shameless display of putting politics before human needs, Congress began 2013 still scrapping over a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill fully nine weeks after the disaster hit. And if the Katrina experience is any indication, the bill may not bring adequate relief to struggling and displaced homeowners even when it is finally passed.

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US Cities Struggling Post-Hurricane Sandy + D-15: Restore Power to the People

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Updated: Dec. 23, 2012

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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.

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Katrina, All Over Again by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig December 3, 2012

Occupy Sandy

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Avgi Tzenis, 76, is standing in the hall of her small brick row house on Bragg Street in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. She is dressed in a bathrobe and open-toed sandals. The hall is dark and cold. It has been dark and cold since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast a month ago. Three feet of water and raw sewage flooded and wrecked her home.

“We never had this problem before,” she says. “We never had water from the sea come down like this.”

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The Stimulator: Anarchy in the USA

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Occupy Sandy: There Is Endless Need Out Here; Bodies Still Being Recovered

Rockaway Beach Occupy Sandy

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Interview conducted by Renée Renata Bergan.
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Occupy Sandy Recovery: YANA: You Are Not Alone — Far Rockaway Queens, NY

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Rockaway Park Community Center is where Occupy Sandy has set up one of the hubs for distributing aid to people who have been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Occupy Wall Street volunteers are running the community based effort. Continue reading