Political Perspectives on 01/16/13
Occupy Sandy relief efforts
KBOO 's Jenka Soderberg speaks with Suncere Shakur, who is helping to organize relief efforts in Far Rockaway, in Queens New York, where 10,000 people remain without power.
The city, state and federal government have abandoned these neighborhoods, which flooded and sustained dalage when Hurricane Sandy hit the coast on November 25, 2012.
Nearly three months after the storm, Occupy Sandy volunteers, many of whom were part of the encampment at Zucotti Park that launched the Occupy Wall Street Movement in September 2011, continue to work tirelessly to provide food, shelter and support for the thousands of people still suffering from the impact of the storm.
They need volunteers! If you can spare a few days, a week or a month to go to New York and help, contact the organizers of Occupy Sandy!
Also: Unprotected Sandy Cleanup Hires Face Health & Safety Threats
with Joel Shufro, Exec. Dir. NY Committee for Occupational Safety & Health ("NYCOSH") and Luzdary Giraldo, NYCOSH Community Outreach Organizer
NYCOSH is demanding employers and government agencies respond to the massive health and safety violations thousands of cleanup workers face in the wake of Sandy, so as not to repeat the 911 fiasco which continues to cost the lives of first responders. Thousands of Sandy workers are facing health and safety hazards as they cleanup the wreckage, and are forced to work 10 - 12 hour shifts often without even receiving the minimum wage.