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Grassroots relief organizations needing donations and volunteers: Grassroots/Low-income/People of Color-led
Hurricane Katrina Relief | Common Ground Relief | Food Not Bombs | Rebuild Green | The People’s Hurricane Relief Fund & Oversight Coalition
Live radio from New Orleans! Listen to MP3 stream (or try m3u link) -- and In New Orleans, tune in at 88.7FM or call in at 303-572-4390 !
Background on the area: The vulnerability of coastal Louisiana to hurricanes has dramatically increased in recent decades due to wetland loss from canal building, sediment deprivation, and oil and gas development and lack of investment in hurricane protection levees. The economic well-being of commercial fishing towns in the affected region has declined recently because of corporate globalization driving down shrimp and crab prices to levels not seen for decades while fuel prices hit record highs. Read this excellent compilation of resources on South Louisiana's economy, society, and ecology in the context of hurricane vulnerability.
More independent gulf-coast disaster coverage available on Houston Indymedia.