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The Twenty-Point Plan

By R. Neal
February 2, 2006 - Dr. Robert D. Bullard, Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, says there is a twenty-point plan to "destroy black New Orleans":

The right-wing fraud about race and Katrina

January 28, 2006 - Earlier this month, right-wing pundit John Leo -- columnist for U.S News and World Report, syndicated to newspapers nation-wide -- wrote a piece that would be forgettable if it didn't echo a growing sentiment on the right about Hurricane Katrina and issues of race in America.

Congress discovers problems in Gulf Coast

January 22, 2006 - The Associated Press had a story yesterday about how many Congress-folk had actually been to the Gulf Coast to witness the wreckage and progress of rebuilding. Warning: for anyone who cares about what's happening down there, it will bring your blood to slow boil:

Katrina coverage: the media's shining moment?

January 4, 2006 - The votes are in: Katrina and hurricanes were the media stars of 2005. Katrina and Rita made it onto almost every top-five list of the last year's "big news stories" -- which makes it all the more shocking and tragic how poorly key stories about the hurricanes were covered.

Why did people die in New Orleans?

December 21, 2005 - In case you missed it, one of the more astounding moments in last week's Congressional hearings about Hurricane Katrina was seeing a series of Republican lawmakers claim that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco was personally responsible for the 1,086 known to have died in the storm.