In New Orleans
What is the unreported cause of the majority of the 2,000 deaths that occurred after the levees broke last year on August 29? Catch Greg Palast’s investigative expose this Monday on Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! And on Tuesday, watch his one-hour Special on LinkTV. Listings at LinkTV.org. …more
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Excerpted from Armed Madhouse, a new book by Greg Palast.
The National Public Radio news anchor was so excited I thought she’d pee herself: The President of the United States had flown his plane down to 1,700 feet to get a better look at the flood damage! Later, I saw the photo of him looking out of the window of Air Force One. The President looked very serious and concerned. That was on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, two days after the levees broke and Lake Ponchartrain swallowed New Orleans. …more
A Republican President having his photo taken as the Mississippi rolled over New Orleans. It was 1927, and Calvin Coolidge, "a little fat man with a notebook in his hand," promised to rebuild the land. Then he left to play golf with Ken Lay or the Ken Lay railroad baron equivalents of his day. ...more