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Creativity, Solidarity and Mutual Aid in Algiers, New Orleans

On September 12, Vinny, Blank and I arrived in New Orleans. We are staying in the Algiers neighborhood. Community members and volunteers from coast to coast and Europe, are providing people in New Orleans with food, medical aid and health supplies.
many people are helping to get a state of emergency LPFM station on the air
many people are helping to get a state of emergency LPFM station on the air
a look at the 10 watt transmitter
a look at the 10 watt transmitter
media lab and sleeping space
media lab and sleeping space
helicopters, such as this chinook, are constantly seen in the sky
helicopters, such as this chinook, are constantly seen in the sky
power was restored is Algiers on Monday
power was restored is Algiers on Monday
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
interviewing Naomi
interviewing Naomi
volunteers with plenty int'l have provided needed supplies for the community
volunteers with plenty int'l have provided needed supplies for the community
lots of love from San Francisco
lots of love from San Francisco
this bus was purchased in Kentucky by Gary from Santa Cruz
this bus was purchased in Kentucky by Gary from Santa Cruz
Reginald called the lack of response
Reginald called the lack of response "premeditated murder"
Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein
Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein
talking about the amazing solidarity in the first six days after the hurricane
talking about the amazing solidarity in the first six days after the hurricane
Reginald as seen through two cameras
Reginald as seen through two cameras
bikes and other supplies from Austin
bikes and other supplies from Austin
guerilla cinema in Malik and Sharon's backyard
guerilla cinema in Malik and Sharon's backyard
As we drove into New Orleans, we saw many buildings and trees that have been destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Driving in New Orleans is pretty strange these days. Many of the street signs are laying on the side of the road. However, the photos I am publishing here are trying to tell a different story. They are not focused on the destruction caused by Katrina, racism and classism, rather they provide a small glance at the creativity, solidarity and mutual aid happening here in Algiers.

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