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#291#292#293#294 Episode #295 - Stealing Home
(New Orleans Refugees Fight for the Right of Return)

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Sat 25 February 2006  Residents of volunteers and volunteers in New Orleans
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Download Hour1 Download Hour2 The winds have died down and the flood waters receded but the nightmare is far from over for the people of New Orleans, especially the people of the city's 9th ward. After being left to drown on their rooftops, herded into a convention center without food and water, derided as looters when they tried to find their own and prevented from escaping to safety from the flooded city by white cops from the suburbs, they were sent away on buses with one way tickets. Now they're trying to return home in the face of a business and government alliance that wants to exile them forever and turn their neighborhod into an upmarket tourist Mecca. Meanwhile, thousands of volunteers have answered their cry for help and solidarity with New Orleans' perpetually second class citizens.

Thanks to Pacifica Radio
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