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Friday, September 9, 2005

  • Is the Government Trying to Stem the Tide of Images From New Orleans by Threatening Journalists?

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    Journalists covering New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina report that militarization in and around the city has hindered their work and threatened their physical safety. We hear from two journalists who were reporting in New Orleans recently. [includes rush transcript]

  • FEMA Promotes Pat Robertson Charity

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    Soon after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, FEMA promoted a a list of charities on its website that were accepting donations for hurricane relief. One of the top three was Operation Blessing, an organization founded by televangelist Pat Robertson. We take a look at some of Operation Blessing’s past dealings with Max Blumenthal of The Nation and Democracy Now! Co-host and Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez. [includes rush transcript]

  • Crisis Profiteering: Dick Cheney, Halliburton and Hurricane Katrina

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    We get a report from Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill on Halliburton’s role in reconstruction in the Gulf area, plus a survey of the current situation in New Orleans. [includes rush transcript]

  • Democracy Now! Engineer Mike DiFilippo Lends A Hand in Alabama and Mississippi

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    Democracy Now! engineer Mike DiFilippo has been voluneentering with re-building efforts in Alabama and Mississippi. He joins us on the phone from Wiggins, Mississippi. [includes rush transcript]