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Friday, September 23, 2005

Common Ground Collective

I was listening to NPR this morning when I heard what must be one of the best quotes of the year. The reporter asked a volunteer to describe the efforts of the Common Ground Collective, the first organization on the ground (yet still 1 week after Katrina hit!) in one of the poorest parishes in New Orleans, St. Algiers. She explained simply,

The anarchists came down and set up a free medical clinic in a mosque at the request of an ex-Black Panther.

Using their loose network to organize, the people of the "Common Ground Collective" arrived from all across the country on their own nickel. They have already helped over a thousand people receive much-needed medical assistance, and are now trying to set up a permanent primary care clinic for the people down there. Now that's America coming together.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amen to that! At least someone is doing something to help. 

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