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Camp Casey Covington


Camp Casey Covington

I know I sound like a loon, (NO COMMENTS PLEASE) but between Camp Casey II in Crawford, the hurricane, and the interference of the federal government your humble out of the frying pan into the fire activist has finally launched upon a solution.

Covington is just North of the Lake in New Orleans. It is a small community with a population of about 8,500 people that has been forgotten by the media hype and photo op moments by the Bush Administration.

I received this email about 2 hours ago.

My friends are renting a truck and filling it with the goods...I and my trusty companion Puppies for Peace President Lokken will be driving down in the morning.

For Immediate Release: Sept. 2, 2005
Contact: loveisinyourmind@yahoo.com

Where did the food go? What about the Medical supplies? How about all the water that was never sucked up in the 109 degree heat of Camp Casey? It got loaded up by the team and members of the Veterans For Peace Chapter 116,Mendocino County, www.vfproadtrips.org and hauled out with Annie and BuddySpell of the Louisiana Activist Network, Commanding the way to as close as Camp Casey could get to the catastrophe in Louisiana. Albert signed on the tour in Austin and we we were joined by Alex and Ella of Minnesota who spent a lot of time at Camp Casey the past month.

We are here, CAMP CASEY is alive, the food is cooking, and we are handingout supplies to the citizens of the community.

We need help.

Louisiana Activist Network and the VFP Chapter 116 are the only ones here in Covington.

We are in the Same Camp, Different Ditch, 96 degrees today.

The ditch is at:Reverend Peter Atkins Park in Covington. Corner of 28th and Tyler in Covington. LouisianaWhere we can take mail: 124 E 14th Street, Covington, LA 70433The Mendocino, CA Chapter (#116) of Veterans for Peace ( www.vfproadtrips.org) has joined the Louisiana Activist Network on the corner of Tyler and 28thStreet in Covington, LA where we have opened up a soup kitchen and medicalstation in a public park.

THERE IS NO GOVERNMENT HERE! THE LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD IS NOT HERE. ONLY WE ARE HERE AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE IN DISTRESS.

We need, immediately, the following:

WATER, WATER, WATER
ice chests with ice
baby supplies (diapers, formula, ointments)
low fat powdered milk
canned foods
fresh fruit
gasoline
additional generators
shelter
flash lights
portable toilets

We, the veterans and activists of Camp Casey are here to stay.Financial donations are useless under these circumstances.

This is anarchy.

We need basic supplies ASAP!

GEORGE BUSH HAS LET THESE PEOPLE DOWN! IT'S UP TO YOU AND US!

REVEREND PETER ATKINS PARKCORNER OF 28TH AND TYLERCOVINGTON, LA

Posted by: Indy at September 2, 2005 09:31 PM

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Hallelujah and God bless. Casey lives on and on.

I am heading that way in 9 days. I will have a one ton diesel truck with a hitch (not a 5th wheel). I am attempting to get a u-haul donated and will bring down clothing, sundries, blankets, etc.

Please follow my diary/journal at: http://scblues.blogspot.com

I will have daily entries there. If you are still there and need me there, I'm all over it.

Am a licensed massage therapist and will have table/chair with. Also my Malamute/wolf dog who has to go with me, so need to keep him safe...so any RV or place around.

Have worked in crisis situations and also do animal rescue...

Please keep in touch.

In Peace
Barbara

The people of Camp Casey are truly the people of America. I salute you. I am in Ireland, I have duel citizenship and fought in Korea for the USA. As I witness this crisis from Ireland my only prayer is for George W Bush to resign. I emailed the White House and suggested That he do so. If we could get enought emails to the congress and the White House, he may get the messege that his time as president is over. I only wish that I could be of some help to you. Could you set-up an account in the bank where you are to accept donations?
God is with you my friends. Maybe we can say that between Cindy Sheehan and the Hurricane God is finally answering our prayers and exposing George W Bush as he truly is....unfit for duty.

WHY ISN'T THE RED CROSS ALLOWED IN NEW ORLEANS? GENOCIDE !

GENOCIDE! This is like Fallujah, Bush did not want The Red Cross, or the Red Crescent or the media or anyone witnessing the genocide.

Why are these POOR AND DYING people in New orleans being held hostage?

http://tinyurl.com/awegz
~~~~~

Hurricane Katrina: Why is the Red Cross not in New Orleans?

Acess to New Orleans is controlled by the National Guard and local authorities and while we are in constant contact with them, we simply cannot enter New Orleans against their orders.

~~~Please hold emergency meetings in Congress and find out why the Red Crossis not being allowed to save people's lives and why Bush turned down help from Canada humanitarian workers, they were ready to go, had everything ready on planes, then Bush told them the Canadian relief worker would not be allowed in New Orleans!!. WHY?? These people are being murdered by bush, why is Congress allowing it??

The Canadian Prime Mininster was so angry that bush is letting massive numbers of people die that he was going to ask bush today why he refused both the Canadian workers AND THE UNITED NATIONS OFFERS OF
ASSISTANCE!!

My email to CNN - they are beginning to get really angry at this genocide and starting to tell the truth!

http://www.cnn.com/feedback/forms/form11.html?1

Why isn't the Red Cross being allowed into New Orleans? Why is the National Guard preventing them? This is genocide!! Just like Fallujah when the military would not allow The Red Cross, The Red Crescent or the media to enter until they had finished their door to door mass murder of anyone who did not die in the illegal bombing including napalm and cluster bombs.

REPORT ON THIS GENOCIDE AND ASK ON THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES,WHY IS THE RED CROSS PREVENTED FROM ENTERING NEW ORLEANS TO HELP THE DYING PEOPLE?? BY OUR NATIONAL GUARD!! GENOCIDE!!! REPORT THE TRUTH!!!
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afterdowningstreet.org has a page with clickable links to the major media, I will be contacting them all. If you know of other pages that have links to contact the heads of media, please post on Congress.org and Democratic Underground.com because I am sure that After Downing Street will have many people using their Contact Media page.

Please, everyone, GET THIS INFORMATION OUT ON YOUR EMAIL LISTS NOW

While FEMA continues to lie - saying that Red Cross won't set up in NOLA because of the lawlessness --
~~~~

just called the White House and begged that rescue operations resume. When the guy told me to calm down, I went off of him. the number to call is:

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

White House doesn't accept emails though ones to Congress get through. 566 Response HTTP Version Unsupported This Web page could not be opened with the specified browser HTTP version.

Please suport this Congressional action:

Landrieu Presses Bush for Aide Coordinator

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu called Friday for President Bush to
appoint a cabinet-level official to direct the federal response to the devastation along the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, said she asked Bush during his tour of New Orleans on Friday to act within 24 hours to put a single official in charge of the overall relief effort who would report directly to him.

"The suffering has gone on long enough," she said. "Now is the time for action."

I HOPE THIS IS MORE THAN JUST WORDS. THESE PEOPLE WILL DIE,ARE DYING EVERY MINUTE OF DELAY, IF THEY DON'T GET HELP NOW!!

http://journals.aol.com/dailypulseblog/citizenjournalism/

still haven't heard from myson, all I see is stories about the looters, let them loot, take care of the people who need help, what I want to know is how are these looters are getting in and out of the city with all this stuff?

I'm going down there to find my son, they are only taking people at the Dome who are registered for evacuation to Houston Tx. so
does that mean they would leave my son who is probably dying of thirst by now,just standing there in that mess?

I'm hearing stories that no one is getting food or water, where is all the food that fema and the national guard brought in? what is going on down there? I sell on ebay and I called a woman who ordered something from me, she said I could send it because she lives 60 miles east of New orleans and there is no flooding there and she has power, why couldn't they move people who wanted to leave up there?

I could wire the money there to my son to come home. I'm going to have to go down there since I can't find out anything from here, its like they are holding these people hostage, reporters are coming in and out, there are roads that are open yet they are not taking anyone there and they aren't letting people in. I don't understand any of this. - 9/1/05 8:25 AM

(ADDED TO EMAIL TO MARYLAND GOV. EHRLICH TO GET INVOLVED - CONTACT YOUR GOVERNOR USING CONGRESS.ORG STATE OFFICIALS:I heard that a few days ago some of this countries Governors got some food and water to the dying people of New Orleans.

PLEASE GET INVOLVED ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND WE DO NOT WANT THESE PEOPLE TO DIE FROM BUSH GENOCIDE. GOVERNOR LETTERS ARE NOT PRINTED BY CONGRESS.ORG - WHY??)

CC TO:

PELOSI, Hastert (R-IL 14th, LEAHY,KENNEDY, MIKULSKI VAN HOLLEN, CONYERS, SARBANES, WEXLER, GOV. EHRLICH, Sen. Landrieu, DeLay
(R-TX 22nd), Senate President Pro Tempore Stevens (R-AK), Majority Leader Frist (R-TN), Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

To Hastert:

Your remarks on New Orleans not rebuilding because they were unworthy will be remembered in this time of emergency and grief, TRY TO MAKE UP FOR IT BY SAVING LIVES OF AMERICAN CITIZENS NOW!!

I talked to my neighbor! He and his mom are hanging in there. There are nine people left on our block in uptown New Orleans. I was finally able to reach their land-line phone. Ms. Dorothy, Linell's elderly mother, does not want to leave her home. I spoke to her and she said she'd made it this far, and just didn't want to go. "It's my home." And she's right. It belongs to her. She's afraid of what will happen to the little she has if she's forced to leave. Their house sustained some damage from the storm, but is mostly alright. Her son has made the most urgent repairs, and the water has receded to the porch and (mostly) out of the house. Their biggest need is water and food.

My husband and oldest son are waiting on a call from the Governor's office to find out where they can get into the city with relief supplies. If the few national guardsmen in the city can restore a little order, they might be able to make it to our neighborhood. These are our friends and neighbors and decent, hard-working folks who are afraid to leave their homes for fear they'll never be allowed to return and what little they have worked so hard for will be taken from them by the profiteers. They need our help, and it's up to us to do what we can for them, since our government won't take the money they get from us and provide the necessary aid.

If anyone from New Orleans sees this and wants to head back home, e-mail me at the above address and we'll see what we can do. Seems like a convoy might stand a better chance of making it home, and the more vehicles, the more supplies we can pack and the more people we'll be able to help as well helping each other on the trip.

Melinda Hoehn

Here is a pretty good local New Orleans Web Site. It may help you with your grass roots relief efforts. It has a breakdown of the different areas & their status/needs, photographs, and a good message forum.

http://www.nola.com/

Remember, in any "relief" effort, you have to establish communications as soon as possible and keep those links up. (Anyone know if the HAM signals are still being jammed in New Orleans???)

I hope this helps!

"People, when things go wrong
As they sometimes will
And the road you travel
It stays all uphill
Let's work together Come on, come on
Let's work together
You know together we will stand
Every boy, girl, woman and man"
- Let's Work Together by Canned Heat

peace.

In my work with relief efforts & scouting, one technique I have learned to use is to utilize your local "Younger Kidz" (your tweens & teens).

These kidz want to help, know the "real story" of what's going on, know all the "secret trails & paths" through an area, and know who needs what.

The problem with "Grown Ups" is Pride & Anger. I have seen "Grown Ups" let babies go hungry & sit in their own filth because these parents were too "proud" to accept help. However, they will let their kidz or a neighbor's kid come to the relief tents and pick up formula, baby food, water & diapers.

A street kid with a mountain bike or a skateboard can easily cover a
1-2 mile radius from your relief tents. This can be indespensible when it comes to updating a community as to when meal times are, what fresh supplies have arrived, who needs medical assistant, who needs physical assitance (i.e. there is a tree down on a house/blocking a street, etc), who is "losing it" and needs some TLC, etc.

"All the Young Dudes (and "Dudettes)
Carry the News"
- All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople/David Bowie

peace.

Thank God you guys are safe.I have been thinking of you all week.If you need a place to stay my casa is your casa.I have 2 extra bedrooms w/beds
private bath for you.Im in DFW area.You two and Sarah would be more than welcomed.We are on the homes list to take people needing a place to stay.If you have a place to stay you might know of someone else who could use rooms.

Mike Young
VFP

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