US-born Canadian NDP activist B. Ross Ashley endorses Malik Rahim

US-born Canadian NDP activist B. Ross Ashley endorses Malik Rahim

Brother Rahim is this year’s recipient of the Thomas Merton Award for his work in Common Ground Relief ; Common Ground, which he, Scott Crow and Brandon Darby cofounded with $50 of personal funding, has mobilized 13,000 volunteers and gutted over 3,000 homes in the Ninth Ward to prepare them for reconstruction. They founded 6 clinics and still run three of them, providing much-needed health care to the poorer residents of New Orleans.Brother Rahim has been an outspoken opponent of the blatant corruption and obstructionism of Mayor Ray Nagin’s city government, the Louisiana state government, and FEMA. He calls for federally funded Category 5 flood protection; he wants passage of HR 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act; he supports HR4048, the Gulf Coast Civic Works project, and wants a full investigation now on the awarding of contracts for the demolition of public housing developments in New Orleans and their reconstruction.

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