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Common Ground Wellness Center in Algiers, New Orleans
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM (email address validated)

On September 14, I visited the Common Ground Wellness Center at 1401 Teche St. in Algiers, New Orleans and had the opportunity to speak with Noah, a volunteer medic from Providence, Rhode Island. (22:02 minutes / 9.4 MB)

audio: MP3 at 9.3 mebibytes

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Noah discusses the reasons for medical volunteers coming to New Orleans and how they were able to mobilize, the goods and services provided at the clinic, the background of the volunteers, the response of the military to the clinic, the truth about large charity organizations, the role of anarchism in medical aid and how community members feel about the medical clinic and volunteers.

Noah also expresses his anger at the humanitarian crisis caused by George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and the directors of FEMA and the Armed Services who are planing to turn New Orleans into a rich white disneyland on the Mississippi River.

Common Ground Wellness Center
1401 Teche St. at Socrates
Home visits are also available

* Note, the last three photos are of the media lab and Malik and Sharon's house on Atlantic Ave. The first nine photos are from the Common Ground Wellness Center on Teche St.

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If you can make it out to Texas, Mississippi or Louisiana, your help is definitely needed.

Also, if you can donate money to support independent media for survivors of Hurricane Katrina, that would be very helpful as well.

Vinny and I have put out a request for donations. Please read the following article for information on one important way that you can help out. thanks.

Support Independent Media in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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First Aid
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

First Aid...
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1401 Teche St at Socrates St

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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This Is Solidarity Not Charity

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What You Need
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

What You Need...
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Please take only what you need

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo are included in personal hygiene kits

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Over the counter medications

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Supplies for sanitation

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Masjib Bilal Mosque in Algiers is now being used as a wellness center

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Baby food, formula, diapers and other baby supplies

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Medicinal herbs are crucial at wellness centers

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Media Lab
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

Media Lab...
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An awesome media lab has been created next door to Malik and Sharon's house

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by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

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Natasha and Logan help set up computers in the media lab

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Common Ground
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

Common Ground...
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We are the Common Ground Collective. The name is based on the words of Robert King Wilkerson of the Angola 3

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Wellness Center PSA
by ~Bradley Thursday, Sep. 15, 2005 at 1:10 AM

audio: MP3 at 272.5 kibibytes

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hurahh for common ground!
by amatul Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2005 at 12:52 PM

take good care of our grrl Miko!
love and peace
boston ma

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NYT coverage
by -b Sunday, Jul. 29, 2007 at 9:37 PM

... and did you see the NYTimes piece on the clinic?

Copy and paste this URL into a web browser to view the video:

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