It’s been a year today since the weight of incompetence, poor planning, class division, racial discrimination, the misallocation of the National Guard, and denial combined with the fury of nature to decimate the city of New Orleans.
Remember the people Hurricane Katrina, FEMA, the White House, the politicians, and Homeland Security all left floating in the water. Remember today and remember them going forward.
Today, Laura Flanders broadcasts Radio Nation live from New Orleans. Check out the last few days of her broadcasts from N.O. as well.
Tonight, HBO will broadcast all four hours of “When the Levees Broke,” Spike Lee and Sam Pollard’s document of the trauma from many of the perspectives the nation didn’t hear, before and after the drowning of the city.
As they say about 9/11, “Never Forget.”
UPDATE- Oh, and by the way… Matt at The Tattered Coat (yet another of the amazing Philly blognicentia) has an excellent post about Katrina--and links to photos of Matt Cohen’s taken in New Orleans now, after a year of perhaps not-so-benign neglect.
Via the Spin Zone.