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No Yards
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posted 06 September 2005 04:02 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
For all you Chuck D. fans www.counterpunch.org/chuckd09062005.html

quote:
New Orleans in the morning, afternoon, and night

Hell No We Ain't Alright

I see here we be the new faces of refugees

Who ain't even overseas but here on our knees

Forget the plasma TV-ain't no electricity

New worlds upside down-and out of order

Shelter? Food? Wasssup, wheres the water?

No answers from disaster/ them masses hurtin'

So who the f**k we call?--Halliburton?

Son of a Bush, how you gonna trust that cat?

To fix s**t when help is stuck in Iraq?

Making war plans takin' more stands

In Afghanistan 2000 soldiers dyin' in the sand

But that's over there, right?

Now what's over here is a noise so loud

That some can't hear but on TV I can see

Bunches of people lookin' just like me


[ 06 September 2005: Message edited by: No Yards ]


From: Defending traditional marriage since June 28, 2005 | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged
Lard Tunderin' Jeezus
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posted 06 September 2005 04:06 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"We've never seen anything like this before." I have heard this phrase repeated several times by newscasters describing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. However, as I watched the footage of all those black bodies desperately trudging through dirty flood waters, I realized that I actually had seen something exactly like this before. It was one year ago, when Hurricane Jeanne slammed against the coasts of Haiti, a country which like New Orleans is both poor and black. The floods and mud slides ended up killing thousands of Haitians. The media gave scant attention to the matter for a few days; just long enough to get some sexy footage of houses being destroyed and valleys filled with floodwater. Enough to boost ratings for a while. Shortly after that, they packed up their equipment and got out of there faster than you can say "racist indifference."
Kanye West Is My Hero

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WingNut
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posted 06 September 2005 04:20 PM      Profile for WingNut   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Maybe he is the Democratic Party of fabled legend.
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Insurrection
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posted 06 September 2005 04:29 PM      Profile for Insurrection     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
=D I already posted this in the "Harsh criticisms of Bush and American race relations make it live to network TV" in the anti-racism forum but this seems like a much better place for it since it's worthy of its own thread.
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No Yards
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posted 06 September 2005 04:32 PM      Profile for No Yards   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Insurrection:
=D I already posted this in the "Harsh criticisms of Bush and American race relations make it live to network TV" in the anti-racism forum but this seems like a much better place for it since it's worthy of its own thread.

Sorry, I missed your post. I also think it belongs in the culture section as well ... a modern piece of protest art from a modren cultural icon.


From: Defending traditional marriage since June 28, 2005 | Registered: Jun 2003  |  IP: Logged
Insurrection
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posted 06 September 2005 04:37 PM      Profile for Insurrection     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't apologize. I didn't know what to do with it and I wanted to post it somewhere and you figured it out for me. =P Besides it's much better here.

[ 06 September 2005: Message edited by: Insurrection ]


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Fidel
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posted 06 September 2005 04:40 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Sitting at the table doesn't make you a diner, unless you eat some of what's on that plate. Being here in America doesn't make you an American. Being born here in America doesn't make you an American. - Malcolm X

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