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December 3rd, 2005

My Son Paul

From: Lawrence MilfordTo: contributions@michaelmoore.comSubject: (no subject)Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 01:50:41Dear Michael:My Son Paul, who is 16 and in 11th grade, saw a film called Mighty Times put out by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It was about the life and times of Rosa Parks. He was so moved by ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2005

Making a Difference at Xmas This Year

From: "Casey Sweet"To: contributions@michaelmoore.comSubject: Making a DifferenceDate: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 10:31:13Hi,I am making a difference at Xmas this year, though I would not put it in the category of contribution of Cindy Sheehan or Rosa Parks. Nevertheless, I am adopting 4 Katrina families to make Xmas for and talking ... continue reading

December 3rd, 2005

This Bus Will Not Run

From: TulipTo: contributions@michaelmoore.comSubject: one person can change thingsDate: Fri, 2 Dec 2005 08:12:51Dear Mr. Moore:When my son was 6 years old, I received a phone call from a well meaning neighbor that they had just gotten permission for a new school bus route that did not go through the Black ... continue reading

December 1st, 2005

Katrina victims yet to be identified

Three months after storm, DNA testing hasn't begun NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- New Orleans' coroner expressed outrage Tuesday that the process of using DNA to identify more than 200 bodies left from Hurricane Katrina has not begun because the state of Louisiana has not signed contracts with firms that ... continue reading

December 1st, 2005

Adviser: No Federal Promise on La. Levees

By Doug Simpson / Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. - The White House's top hurricane-relief adviser said Tuesday he has not decided whether the federal government should pay to make New Orleans' levees stronger than they were before Katrina. Donald Powell declined to say how long it would take before ... continue reading

November 21st, 2005

It's time for a nation to return the favor

The Times-Picayune The federal government wrapped levees around greater New Orleans so that the rest of the country could share in our bounty. Americans wanted the oil and gas that flow freely off our shores. They longed for the oysters and shrimp and flaky Gulf fish that live in abundance ... continue reading

November 16th, 2005

La. toll rises as evacuees find dead in return to homes

By Kevin Johnson and Richard Willing / USA TODAY More than a month after the official search for victims of Hurricane Katrina ended, the death toll in Louisiana has jumped by 104 as returning families in the New Orleans area continue to find bodies. Many of the newly discovered victims ... continue reading

November 14th, 2005

"Yes, she's come so far and is such a sweet girl through it all."

By Andrew Pridgen / Tahoe Daily Tribune She's finally home. Savannah, the tawny-haired shepherd mix left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, experienced a journey that took her from Louisiana to Houston to San Francisco to Marin County to Sacramento and finally to Incline Village's Pet Network. Friday, she ... continue reading

November 10th, 2005

Latham: Housing top priority

By Melissa M. Scallan / Mississippi Sun Herald GULFPORT - State and local emergency management agencies want to have everyone displaced by Hurricane Katrina in travel trailers by the end of the year. Robert Latham, director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, was in South Mississippi on Wednesday and said ... continue reading

November 10th, 2005

Katrina's Toxic Legacy

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November 9th, 2005

Inquiry to Seek Cause of Levee Failure

By Christopher Drew / New York Times The Louisiana Attorney General said Tuesday that he had begun examining why the New Orleans levees failed during Hurricane Katrina, partly to increase the chances that people who lost their homes will be compensated for their losses. Attorney General Charles C. Foti Jr. ... continue reading

November 8th, 2005

New Orleans Is Still Grappling With the Basics of Rebuilding

By Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times This article was reported by Adam Nossiter, Gary Rivlin, John Schwartz, Eric Lipton and Jennifer Steinhauer and was written by Ms. Steinhauer. NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 7 - Something once unimaginable has begun to happen here: the United Parcel Service is delivering again downtown. ... continue reading

November 1st, 2005

Roadtrip for Relief

Converge in New Orleans in a Showing of Solidarity! November 20-27 in New Orleans -- organized by Common Ground Come lend a hand over the week of Thanksgiving until November 27th. That's less than four weeks away! The folks at Common Ground invite you to join an estimated 300 volunteers ... continue reading

October 27th, 2005

Tent City for the Forgotten

It's been nearly two months since Katrina leveled much of east Biloxi, Miss., where weary residents are tired of FEMA's promises. By Ellen Barry / Los Angeles Times BILOXI, Miss. — In the afternoon, when it is warm, Valentina and Gary Stilwell can almost forget there are no walls around ... continue reading

October 23rd, 2005

Island pair off to help in New Orleans

By Karla Araujo / Martha's Vineyard Times When most of us watched the news coverage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we reacted with shock and disbelief. Some reached for checkbooks to make donations to charities, others simply returned to their daily lives, grateful that we live on an island off ... continue reading

October 17th, 2005

Slater man heads to gulf region to aid hurricane victims

By Eric Coley / Marshall Democrat-News Last week, Slater resident Archie Wayne Blumhorst decided to head to the Gulf Coast region to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Blumhorst loaded up his old Ford pickup with items that he and his wife, Wanita, gathered either through their own contributions or donations ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2005

Photo Tour of the Gulf Coast

From Jason I have been touring the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the past few days and I simply cannot believe what I have seen. The entire coast of Mississippi is flattened. I know that everyone has heard this on the news but until you see it for yourself it doesn't ... continue reading

October 3rd, 2005

The New Digs

The Hurricane Relief camp is currently stationed in Theodore, Alabama. Cops have come by to warn us that this is a "bad neighborhood" and we should be careful. "Park the cars as close to the house as possible." We have invited the neighbors to BBQ, put tarps on their leaky ... continue reading

September 30th, 2005

The Front Porch, Elmo St. House

Update from Ralph, Tennessee Writing from this porch is a pleasure tonight, with just a small breeze across the bow of this ship. Speaking of ships, I will tell you of what I saw today. I saw a barge, nearly 3 football fields in length and close to 40 feet ... continue reading

September 30th, 2005

Update from Tami McMahon, RN, Seattle, Washington

Worked at a church clinic today in Biloxi, MS. Met the most extraordinary group of women who live in this neighborhood. Many had toddlers/babes in tow. Sat with them and listened after giving tetanus shots. Heard their stories of being submerged in the "black water from the back bay" as ... continue reading

September 29th, 2005

Here on the Moon

Jason writes: Today we went to St. Bernard's Parish in New Orleans. I had heard a lot about it on the local radio and really wanted to see it. It is just next to the 9th Ward and it was totally under water. The kicker for St. Bernard is that ... continue reading

September 27th, 2005

Driving Truck

By Eric Weinrib, Web Editor, MichaelMoore.comBefore Rita hit, we rented a 26' truck and literally packed up Camp Casey-Covington. Tents, coolers, boxes and bags were loaded for transport. The bulk of the volunteers hunkered down at a church in Tylertown, Mississippi while the rest of us headed to Mobile, AL ... continue reading

September 26th, 2005

On a street named Desire

Do-it-yourself activists, aiming to feed the hungry, bring water to the thirsty and fix the broken homes of their neighbors By Alex Martin / Newsday On the day that Hurricane Rita frayed what was left of the nerves of this frazzled city, intensifying to a Katrina-like monster and jogging ever ... continue reading

September 23rd, 2005

When will we change our course?

Gordon Soderberg, Veteran for Peace, writes: To America, We Veterans who have served you honorably in war and national disaster. We have some questions for you... We have gone to war, we have seen the costs of war and we are here to say that this president's war on terror, ... continue reading

September 21st, 2005

From the Disaster Zone

Jason writes: Here are a few stories from the last few days... The city of New Orleans is still in dire need. Although some stores and businesses have reopened, the poor and forgotten people of the city are still in a serious state. I met a woman who hasn't spoken ... continue reading

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