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New Orleans- Hot Air VS. Hidden Truth

Greg Palast 

Pamela Lewis at the Lafitte housing project in New Orleans in 2006
August 20th, 2007

So it’s that time of year again. The time when the Weather Channel is abuzz with warnings of new disasters in the Gulf Coast, the experts once again start talking about Global Warming’s effect on hurricanes, and finally Anderson Cooper and the rest of the tearful network elite make their trip to the Big Easy. Clad in their linen suits they will talk to the people, sympathize with them, and show all the progress the has occurred in the past two years. Happy stories sell.

There will be little or no discussion of why there was no evacuation plan, why the White House never did tell the locals about the levee breaches or why are people still two years later living in Guantanamo-like camps. We can be sure that the words ‘right to return‘ won’t pass the lips of the talking heads.

It’s stories like that that get reporters in trouble, you lose access, you lose your precious seat in the press conference. Well we find press conferences boring, and we never get called on anyway. The last time we were in Louisiana, Homeland Security was called on us… so we figure we must be doing something right.

You can read a full review of Palast’s writings on New Orleans and Katrina here. Also you can see a clip from the film Big Easy to Big Empty, listen to podcasts and read excerpts from Armed Madhouse.

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18 Missing Inches in New Orleans

Greg Palast 

The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year hunt for Osama, finally brought charges against... Greg Palast.

As America crawled toward the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attack, Homeland Security charged me and my US producer Matt Pascarella with violating the anti-terror laws. Don't you feel safer?
And I confess: we're guilty. ...more

New Orleans — Still Under Water

Greg Palast 

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

The White House knew [the levees broke] because the Army Corps of Engineers sent them photographs. Again, I want to emphasize that the White House had the photographs of the levees breaking, and didn’t tell state and local officials who had stopped the evacuation because the hurricane missed New Orleans. Everyone thought they dodged a bullet, but the White House didn’t tell anybody the levees broke and were drowning the city. — Greg PalastDVD cover

Greg Palast is just unstoppable, and after you watch his remarkable new DVD, “Big Easy to Big Empty: The Drowning of New Orleans,” you’ll understand why. …more

Hurrincane Expert Threatened
For Pre-Katrina Warnings

Greg Palast 

special investigation for Democracy Now!
Monday, August 28. From New Orleans.

DON’T blame the Lady. Katrina killed no one in this town. In fact, Katrina missed the city completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t the hurricane that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved 1,500 people that week. …more

The Year The Levees Broke

Greg Palast 

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

A Taste of Palast’s Armed MadHouse: 1927. Again.

Greg Palast 

t r u t h o u t | Book Preview

Excerpted from Armed Madhouse, a new book by Greg Palast.

1927. Again.

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

Jesse Jackson calls for ‘Right of Return’ for Katrina Survivors

Greg Palast 

On Sunday, January 8th, Reverend Jesse Jackson attacked Republican plans to buy up and eliminate African-American neighborhoods in New Orleans. In a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, Jackson decried what he considers a systematic program by the Washington Administration to turn "survivors" into a permanent Diaspora of refugees denied both their homes and the political power of their concentrated votes in the city. ...more

Bush Strafes New Orleans
Where is our Huey Long?

Greg Palast 

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