Jesse Jackson calls for ‘Right of Return’ for Katrina Survivors

by Matt Pascarella

[New York] On Sunday, January 8th, Reverend Jesse Jackson attacked Republican plans to buy up and eliminate African-American neighborhoods in New Orleans.

In a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, Jackson decried what he considers a systematic program by the Washington Administration to turn “survivors” into a permanent Diaspora of refugees denied both their homes and the political power of their concentrated votes in the city.

Citing the findings of investigative reporter Greg Palast, who joined Jackson on his national radio broadcast earlier that morning, the civil rights leader called for a “Right of Return” for Katrina survivors. —–Read more here

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