Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Big Easy to Big Empty

More at The Real News

Source: Real News Network

One year after hurricane Katrina, undercover investigator Greg Palast examines why New Orleans flooded in the wake of Katrina, why a private consulting firm was awarded a contract for managing the evacuation, why Hurricane researchers at Louisiana State University were ignored, and why undamaged property in New Orleans was boarded over and its residents prevented from returning.


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In the Library:
  • Bates, Kristin Ann, and Richelle S. Swan. 2007. Through the eye of Katrina: social justice in the United States. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press. [link]
  • Chamlee-Wright, Emily. 2010. The cultural and political economy of recovery. London: Routledge.  [NetLibrary]
  • Levitt, Jeremy I., and Matthew C. Whitaker. 2009. Hurricane Katrina America's unnatural disaster. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. [NetLibrary]
  • Moore, Leonard N. 2010. Black rage in New Orleans: police brutality and African American activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. [NetLibrary]

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