[Imc-katrina-convergence] wireless in hurricane area
sing and dance
jenka at indymedia.org
Tue Sep 20 23:59:43 PDT 2005
people do use the media center....mainly to fill out their fema forms -
which, by the way, can ONLY BE FILLED OUT USING INTERNET EXPLORER.....we
gotta challenge FEMA on that shit
we want to set up another bunch of computers at a church down the
street, real cool folks that are a much bigger center than this.....they
are working with an airborne division of soldiers handing out aid -
basically they are our warehouse of goods.......lots of folks in and out
getting supplies - our space has become more a base for volunteers to
work out of....
but we need more tech heads...like you, salaud.....and anyone else who
wants to help
anyway, here is audio i've collected so far:
bad-quality audio of residents in port sulfur --- south of here. there
is NOTHING BUT WATER south of there.......the five towns listed on the
map as south of port sulfur are gone.
hurricane survivor lawrence hallaron
by indymedia Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2005 at 11:24 AM
Interview with Dr. Michael Kozart in Algiers, LA
by indymedia Monday, Sep. 19, 2005 at 7:58 AM
i have no time to produce or edit, so just dumping this audio....hope it
can get used somewhere
> Good news. Thanks for the update. This sounds like a good start for
> sure. Any chance to get folks off the street in the media center? Are
> they using it that way?
> I'll try to come that way, if possible.
> On Sep 19, 2005, at 1:39 PM, sing and dance wrote:
>> ok here's the deal with the algiers space....
>> we have a media space and convergence - two houses next to each
>> other, then a few streets down is a big distro center we are working
>> with at st. amry's church....
>> also the free clinic, several blocks the other way....
>> there is internet in the media center and clinic, and we're working
>> on getting it in the st. mary's space....
>> the main use for internet is to help people fill out the FEMA form to
>> get a registration number (the phone number they give is impossible
>> to get through on), and to go through the missing/found persons
>> databases to look for lost relatives
>> next for internet (and voip phone, hopefully) will be 9th ward and
>> downtown new orleans, but we need generators to keep that going.
>> here in algiers there is spotty electricity.
>> it's hard to get photocopies, even printouts.....the media space is
>> small, but has internet (for the moment...and we are working on
>> getting more)....electricity is on in some places, not others....so,
>> for example, the media center and convergence space are two homes
>> next to each other on the same street - one has electricity [the
>> media space], the other doesn't.
>> now, about wireless internet and etc - there is a group of techies
>> that organized with a small ISP in northern louisiana right after the
>> hurricane hit - they went to relief centers setting up wireless and
>> voice-over-IP phones, as far as their range would allow -- they
>> called themselves radioresponse.org - they were servicing red cross,
>> fema, military and anybody else who wanted it, self-funded and doin
>> it cuz no one else would....
>> well, apparently they've been coopted, taken over by a combo of
>> military and cisco/intel/microsoft interests that have taken over the
>> infrastructure set up by the original techies and taken it over
>> themselves. some of the techies are with us, fed up and
>> frustrated....some are still working under the new umbrella......and
>> some of them are fed up and frustrated too.....anyway, they are able
>> to get us equipment - basically any wireless and voip stuff we need,
>> but we're not working directly with them. http://www.radioresponse.org
>> common ground now has a website - a few bloggers are keeping updates
>> going http://www.commongroundrelief.org
>> apparently the veterans for peace operation in covington has been
>> shut down....they are working on re-grouping and starting up again
>> as far as i know the rainbow kitchen is still serving in waveland, miss.
>> and food not bombs is now serving in new orleans
>> we will soon have lpfm in both algiers and new orleans itself
>> lots of love!
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