Today, we’re gathering with human rights advocates from around the world in New Orleans to demand and fight for all human rights for all people! While the challenges facing human rights activists are great, the energy and determination to meet them are even greater. We’ll be mobilizing with those assembling in New Orleans to attack injustice from Burkino Faso to Biloxi, and grow an even stronger human rights movement.
Already the word is getting out: today we’ve seen a spike in coverage about our reporting on the human rights abuses of Hurricane Katrina victims. New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has become synonymous with the marginalization of people living in poverty in the richest country in the world. The U.S. government and Gulf Coast states have consistently violated the human rights of hurricane victims since Hurricane Katrina killed about 1,800 people. Check out the buzz:
> Amnesty: US guilty of Katrina-related abuses (The Washington Post)
> Amnesty International: Hurricane Katrina Victims Had Human Rights Violated (The Huffington Post)