Thursday, September 15, 2005

Left Turn: Notes from the Global Intifada

Left Turn: Notes from the Global Intifada:

"According to a report that's been circulated, Denise Young, one of those trapped in the convention center told family members, 'yes, there were young men with guns there, but they organized the crowd. They went to Canal Street and 'looted,' and brought back food and water for the old people and the babies, because nobody had eaten in days. When the police rolled down windows and yelled out 'the buses are coming,' the young men with guns organized the crowd in order: old people in front, women and children next, men in the back,just so that when the buses came, there would be priorities of who got out first.' But the buses never came. 'Lots of people being dropped off, nobody being picked up. Cops passing by, speeding off. We thought we were being left to die.'

We will never hear stories like this in corporate media because they don't want it to be known that people don't succeed because of government intervention but in spite of government intervention.

1 comment:

SheaNC said...

I think government assistance would be okay, though... real, decent, compassionate government assistance aimed at helping people instead of organizing photo ops for the neocon murder-monkey.