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Sheehan’s Little Helper – Rosa Clemente

Behold one of the bravos from the only " bright spot " Mother Sheehan could find in a naughty world. A report from Rosa Clemente by way of the Political Hip Hop Palace:

Cindy...     Iasha and Rosa...

Cindy Sheehan, as she delivered supplies to her idol, felony ex-con, former Black Panther and current Moslem radical, Malik Rahim’s who runs a "medical center" in his "mosque" The woman on the right in front of the "media clinic" is identified by Indymedia as "Rosa." (Photos from Indymedia.)

Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente Reports Back From New Orleans

Friday Sept 16 2005: Here’s an update from Rosa Clemente who as you know was arrested this past Wednesday.. She’s was detained and then released.. and had a lot to say when we caught up with her yesterday…

Peep this new radio update from Rosa Clemente

by Rosa Clemente

Listen to this incredible account of New Orleans from Hip Hop activist Rosa Clemente..



After a twenty one hour drive, we, Brad a videography and King, arrived in New Orleans, as we crossed the border of Mississippi we spoke to folks displaced, white middle class folks who have not seen a FEMA or RED CROSS vehicle since the hurricane hit, many Mexican and Honduran immigrants just wandering, one thing the Latino brothers and sisters treesed was the fear they are facing from white vigilantes trying to "move them out the city? and ICE-the federal immigration police who are down here in force, speaking to the white middle class man whom lost everything he told us, "America died to me on Tuesday Aug 30th, I voted for Bush and that rapper was right"(:-) go KANYE!

As we approached New Orleans after two military checkpoints with M16’s pointed at us we found our way to Canel Street,

As we went down Canel street the damage was surreal, there was a boat in the street, toxic sludge in the streets, what we immediately noticed, was the number of police, military, contractors, and Blackwater mercenaries protecting property,

We came up on the Convention Center, and after all the clean up, it still looked like a living hell, the smell of dead bodies was overwhelming, what was more crazy and shows the inhumanity, the VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as defined by the Internatinal Convention on Human Rights and the CRIMINAL MISCONDUCT of these devils, and that includes, Condi and Alberto, is that there were plenty of hotels, The Marriot, The Wyndham, The Holiday Inn, that were completely habitable, if this @#%$ supreme court can take my house on some eminent domain @#%$, why didn?t they declare eminent domain and take corporate property for the public good,

As Brad stated "This, the Convention center is our modern day slave vessel and our people are in the midst of the Middle Passage" meanwhile five feet from this hell were the castles; The Marriot, The Wyndham, Holiday Inn,

If one thing I would like people to know now is that their were four to five hotels within a one block area that were completely intact, these hotels could have housed thousands of people, as we were outside the Convention Center looking in, a man about the age of 40, white man, said "I can’t believe they shot these young men as they were trying to get people into the hotel,? as we spoke with him, he said that three young black men, were trying to take over the hotels and make it a makeshift medical center, and evacuate the elderly and babies into safer conditions, as they approached the hotel the were fired upon and murdered, this had not been confirmed by anyone, but we know that this is possible,

Outside all the hotels you could see makeshift camps where people had lived, the conditions were atrocious, as we continued to document and talk to people, we were approached by two military people that said we had to leave now, that we were not official, when we began to question this, and say there are all kinds of people walking around, the entire city of N.O. they informed us we could follow orders or be arrested, as we left we saw a few black man and women still wandering around the city, dazed and physically exhausted, we talked to them and asked them ?Are you leaving and they said no, this is our only home?

As we traveled into Algiers, the destruction kept going, as much as folks want to talk about looting, we ran into many white folks who said, "of coursed we looted, we had to survive,? we saw four different WINN DIXIES and WALMARTS in white communities that were completely destroyed,

We then met up with brother Malik Rahim and Errol Maitland from WBAI, and met up with over 30 organizers [the Veterans For Peace] that are organizing here, they are committed to staying fro three weeks, so folks need to come and try to spend a couple of days, every skill is needed

Malik Rahim and his wife Sharon are the peoples command center, in Algiers, it is amazing to see the people helping the people, self-determination has manifested here, they have opened up their own media clinic [ sic ] , there are 50 bikes that are being given to anyone who wants them, anyone can come and sleep here, eat, take a shower, etc., Algiers did not have to deal with the flooding but many houses were destroyed, and in a community that numbered in the thousands there are only five kids and about 100 adults left here, but they are refusing to leave, the military is trying to cajole people to leave, by telling them soon electricity will be shut down, there is no gas, so even for the survivors they are being forced out

Algiers is the hub for Black people, and we need to support them, the young cats part of the alternative media world, have set up a community media command center, today the five young people in the neighborhood came and got bikes, crayons, paper, and bubbles, yes bubbles because everyone who is a child should skip rope, blow bubbles and be allowed to be a child

As New Orleans is under marshal law, last night around 6:30pm the military informed us that anyone on the streets would get a warning shot, and after that be shot on the spot, throughout the night, we saw groups of white men riding around in pickup trucks, vigilantes, along with the NOPD and the @#%$ NYPD, yes, yes yall the NYPD is in the house, this is the battle ground, this is the BATTLE FOR ALGIERS, we are on our way to Baton Rouge, Houston, TX and Jackson, MI, more to come

Lastly, I love my people, I love my people more everyday, check out these pictures even in the midst of hell on earth, cats are politically clear on what they want and need, many have expressed they don?t want to se no more press conference, no more marching they want action and long term strategy, ?GET DOWN HERE AND HELP US?

Dispatches from the South
Rosa Clemente
September 13, 2005

Remember, these are Cindy Sheehan’s heroes. She and Michael Moore say we should donate to them rather than the Red Cross or other relief agencies.

By the way, for the non-music lovers among us, the group calling themselves Dead Prez are two hugely popular alternative rappers. They write "politically aware" lyrics targeted against the government and corporations:

they hit the world trade, the pentagon, and almost got the white house
now everybody walkin round patriotic
how we gon’ fight to keep freedom when we ain’t got it?
you wanna stop terrorists?
start with the u.s. imperialists
ain’t no track record like america’s, see
bin laden was trained by the c.i.a
but I guess if you a terrorist for the u.s
then it’s okay

And here are some excerpts from Dead Prez’s tone poem, Assassination:

This play is gonna show how the pigs
React when the people start
To take community, control over what
Belongs to them
And liberate it back (echoes)

These tools for survival make fools out
Of rivals
Fuck the bible, get on your knees and
Praise my rifle

Cops drive down the streets and blow my
Friends away

And you can put this on the government’s
Somebody payin for the way we have to
Suffer and slave
Assassination, word up

I hope they get the assassins, I hope
That something is done to them
Problem is they’re killing them, it
Reminds me of something like what
Happened to lincoln

You ain’t even safe wit a full clip
I swear on the president’s grave
I’m sick of livin in this bullshit
We down to take it to the full length
Meet us up on capitol hill, and we can
Get up in some real shit

Assassination, *gunshot* yeah

Mother Sheehan must be so proud!

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