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    January 15, 2007 - Martin Luther King Day. St Bernard Public Housing Development. New Orleans, LA. Four to five hundred people assembled on St. Bernard Avenue to force an entry into the St. Bernard Public Housing Development.

    After a rally, tens of African American families marched through a barbed wire, chainlink fence with brooms, mops, buckets, and cleaning products, assisted by hundreds of activists and New Orleans residents to remove damaged property, clean, and disinfect while guarding returnees from possible confrontation by HANO (the Housing Authority of New Orleans) and NOPD (New Orleans Police Department).

    The residents, who have not been permitted to return to their homes for sixteen - 1/2 months, intend to reoccupy their domiciles and inform other families and neighbors who have been forced to live sprawled across the fifty States that they may return to New Orleans.

    Many challenges lie ahead, as it will be necessary to completely gut and clean these dwellings; convince the city to turn on the water, sewerage, gas and electricity; legally compel the City to cancel their agreements with developers to demolish these buildings in order to erect mixed-income housing; and prevent drugs and violent crime from returning.

    Visit:
    www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=2007011516275546
    neworleans.indymedia.org/
    www.nj.com/newsflash/jersey/index.ssf?/base/news-29/11688...
    www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl011507jbhousing.43368197.html
    www.c3nola.org
    www.survivorsvillage.com
    www.counterpunch.org/quigley10112005.html

    ILIGHT, Wylie Maercklein, niko.chan, and 11 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ILIGHT 100 months ago | reply

      Keep up the great work. This is very important!

    2. larry wfu 100 months ago | reply

      That is a beautifully composed and exposed photograpy! It is also a powerful social statement.

    3. Riko la glace 100 months ago | reply

      keep continue what you do !

    4. Don 'Duck' Landes 100 months ago | reply

      Sadly one of the head honcho Developer$ is somone who is supposed to be looking out for the welfare and good of the people. The man with the money and incentive to keep these people out of their homes so he and his cronies can buy it all for a song. Our elustrious vice president, Richard B. Cheney.

    5. Moxette 100 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot, Craig. I've read some of the stories on the links you've been giving us. I hope the people here manage to hold their own. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with a very real and important issue.

    6. Mrs. Belleza Arecibeña [deleted] 100 months ago | reply

      yet again such a powerful series, I'm so glad you continue to keep those who have been deemed for reasons of economics less viable in front of our eyes!!! These are the faces of America and with all the money that this country has it is criminal that this continues!!! Great work Craig :)

    7. niko.chan 100 months ago | reply

      wonderful... and so strong.. as usual :D

    8. Super_Giz [deleted] 99 months ago | reply

      lovely!

    9. psychrn 99 months ago | reply

      one of many powerful images...thank you for sharing and not letting America forget...

    10. 0zzie 97 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Americans en Tableaux Black & White, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    11. WorldFlickr 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, the United States. We love to have your photo added to the group.

    12. WorldFlickr 92 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am an admin for a group called Landmarks around the world, and I discovered this great shot in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. We love to have your photo added to the group.

    13. LexyBackNhAwAii 87 months ago | reply

      This is a great picture
      good job

    14. patrickjoust 81 months ago | reply

      Impressive capture! Well done!

    15. flair. 77 months ago | reply

      I love this picture greatly.
      I am going to put it on my blog and link the photo to this photo.
      keep up the good work
      :D

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