Saturday, January 13, 2007

1/13/2007 Community Gumbo

audio Democracy Now (1/12/06)
  • Mike McConnell, Booz Allen and the Privatization of Intelligence
  • As Thousands Gather in Memphis for National Media Reform Conference, A Look at the State of the U.S. Media
  • Young People of Color Take on Clear Channel Dominance in Bay Area

audio March Against Crime
The march against crime was the largest, most diverse demonstration of community solidarity in New Orleans history. Every neighborhood, every race, every age, every class, streamed out of homes, businesses, and schools, to join a 5000-strong march to protest the void of leadership in City Hall, and to solemnly respond to the deaths of two beloved members of the community, Dinneral Shavers, and Helen Hill. Interviews with marchers, speeches, and a memorial to Dinneral and Helen. Audio contributions borrowed from Fausto Caceres and Dan Streible (Helen Hill memories).

Additional audio of speeches available at New Orleans Indymedia.

The New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief Fund is accepting donations dedicated to help Dinneral Shavers' family and for funeral expenses (NOMHRF.ORG). The Tipitina's Foundation hosts a Web site for the Hot 8 Brass Band.

Donations in Helen Hill's memory may be sent to the Columbia College "Helen Addison Wingard Scholarship Fund," or to Doctors without Borders, or to her son's scholarship fund. Visit HELENHILL.ORG for more information.

Music played:
Susan Cowsill, "Nanny's Song"

Irvin Mayfield, "A Closer Walk With Thee"

The Troublemakers, "Troublemakers' Theme," Here Come the Troublemakers.

Hot 8 Brass Band, "Fly Away"

Dirty Dozen Brass Band, "A Closer Walk With Thee," Dirty Dozen Brass Band Collection


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