Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

If you have a chance to see this (on the web, on your TV via HBO, or at a friend's house) then it'd be well worth your time.

Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke"

Democracy Now!

A Greg Palast documentary about the evacuation plan and what happened around Katrina. This one made me pretty pissed.

Katrina and how our nation handled it, or failed to, speaks volumes of where we are as a country and its not pretty. If John Barry, the author of Rising Tide is correct, the last time something like this happened it resulted in the new deal era.

We have work to do and before we begin we need to look in that place that makes us all uncomfortable, sad and angry.

A Ray of Hope: There are people out their working to help rebuild in a pragmatic way that works hand in hand with the local commnuity. Take a look at Architecture for Humanity and what they are doing.


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