Ways you can help survivors of Hurricane Katrina

For a huge list of suggestions of how you can help survivors of Hurricane Katrina, check out Michael Moore's homepage for this article.

Since most of the people affected are American Afrikans, how about donating to community groups directly? Here's a list compiled by Kevin Powell.

Doug Ireland writes: "Founded by Quakers in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an opportunity to aid civilian war victims, the AFSC won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for its work with World War II refugees--especially prisoners liberated from Nazi concentration camps --and its opposition to nuclear weapons. It's still Quaker-run, and its sterling history of agitation and education for peace is matched by its long record, for nearly a century, of effective, on-the-ground service to victims of warand famine, and to the impoverished both here and abroad. (The AFSC also has an extensive LGBT program.) A gift to the AFSC won't be wasted." So you can also help by donating through the Quakers.

For the record, someone on Dissident Voice.org says "Kanye West is My Hero."

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