Monday, September 12, 2005

  • New Orleans Activist Points to Neglected Corpse as U.S. Military Passes Off Blame

    Katrinabody

    Democracy Now! reports from the streets of New Orleans. We speak with community organizer Malik Rahim who points out a dead body in his neighborhood that has been neglected since hurricane Katrina hit and we ask soldiers and police why it hasn’t been picked up. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Orleans Resident Discusses Race and Looting at Circle K

    Katrinahowells

    New Orleans resident Mike Howell is a "holdout"–one of those refusing to leave his home–in the French Quarter. He discusses the looting of a local grocery store saying, "this could happen in Santa Monica, California, it could happen on Long Island, New York, it could happen in Palm Beach, Florida...if people felt they were going to run out of food and water." [includes rush transcript]

  • New Orleans "Holdout" Compares U.S. Military Evacuating Residents to Nazi Germany

    Katrinasandra

    A New Orleans resident discusses why she is refusing to leave her home in the French Quarter and describes how soldiers approached her house and asked her to leave: "It was kind of like being in Nazi Germany, [the U.S. military] came with guns and told us we had to leave our home. Very, very nasty, and said they would come back the next day and drag us out of our homes." [includes rush transcript]

  • New Orleans Resident Outlines the Seven Betrayals by Government and Rescue Operations

    Katrinabetrayals

    New Orleans resident Mike Howell discusses how the federal and state government, relief organizations and aid agencies betrayed the people of his city in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. [includes rush transcript]

  • New Orleans Evacuee Compares Louisiana Shelter to Jail

    Katrinalc

    We go to Gonzales–between Baton Rouge and New Orleans–where a shelter has been set up for evacuees. One New Orleans evacuee compares the shelter to jail and says, "It ain’t our fault that the hurricane came and we had to come here. Like we had to end up in a place that we got to be told what to do." [includes rush transcript]

  • Overkill: Feared Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans

    Katrinablackwater

    In addition to the thousands of military troops patrolling the streets of New Orleans, there are also scores of private soldiers that are now spreading out across the city, like those from the Blackwater Security firm. Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill reports. [includes rush transcript]

  • NY Firefighter in New Orleans : "This Is Much Worse, This Dwarfs 9/11"

    Katrinafirefighter

    As the eyes of the nation remain focused on these devastated Gulf States, people across the country marked the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. In Baton Rouge, some 300 New York Police and Firefighters held a commemoration ceremony. We speak with one firefighter about hurricane Katrina and 9/11. [includes rush transcript]

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