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Hurricane Katrina Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Hurricane Katrina

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  • Democracy Now! producers get reports from African-American survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. We hear from a woman at the convention center and a record store owner from the city’s Algiers neighborhood. [includes rush transcript]
    September 06, 2005 | Story
  • We get an update from a few people we previously heard from who are searching for missing loved ones hit by hurricane Katrina. We are also joined in the studio by a war resister seeking discharge from the Texas National Guard who has family missing in New Orleans. [includes rush transcript]
    September 06, 2005 | Story
  • Michael Chertoff appears on Meet the Press and defends the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • On Sunday Aaron Broussard, the president of Jefferson Parish appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and accused the federal government of abandoning the people of New Orleans. He broke down crying, as he recalled how the mother of one of his colleagues died after waiting days to be rescued. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • We go to Louis Armstrong airport in New Orleans where thousands of hurricane survivors are staying. The airport has become a triage center where the oldest, the youngest and the sickest lay desperate for help. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • On Friday night, Grammy-award winning hip-hop superstar Kanye West delivered a blistering critique of President Bush and the administration"s response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. "I hate the way they portray us in the media," West said. "If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. See a white family, it says they’re looking for food." [includes rush transcipt]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • More public figures have spoken out, lambasting the government"s slow response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Reverend Al Sharpton spoke in Houston on Saturday and said that race played a role. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • Malik Rahim, veteran of the Black Panther Party in New Orleans, is interviewed in the Algiers neigherborhood by Democracy Now! producers. Rahim talks about what should have been differently. [includes rush transcript]
    September 05, 2005 | Story
  • We begin our special coverage of Hurricane Katrina by going to New Orleans to hear the voices of refugees stranded outside the city’s Convention Center. As camera crews passed by on Thursday hundreds of stranded people started chanting for help. [includes rush transcript]
    September 02, 2005 | Story
  • President Bush is coming under increasing criticism for his slow response to what is now being described as one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s history. We play some of the president’s remarks as well as excerpts from a White House news conference. [Includes rush transcript]
    September 02, 2005 | Story