Five Years and Still Drowning – The New Orleans CNN Would Never Show You by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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Dandelion Salad
24 August, 2010

Flooded I-10/I-610 interchange and surrounding...

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It’s been five years already. In New Orleans, more than half the original residents have not, cannot, return.

“They don’t want no poor niggers back in – that’s the bottom line.”

And that’s Malik Rahim, Director of Common Ground, who led the survivors who rebuilt their homes in the teeth of official resistance in “The City That Care Forgot.”

You’ll meet Malik and the people that everyone forgot in Big Easy to Big Empty: the Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans, chosen this week as Moviefone’s top pick of Katrina documentaries.

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Michel Chossudovsky: Death squads invade Iraq

RTAmerica | August 24, 2010

In Latin America El Salvadorian death squads were known for targeting clergy members, doctors, and others, similar to what is being said about Iraq. Michel Chossudovsky, the director of the Center for Research on Globalization in Canada argued that the death squad approach created in El Salvador in the early 1980’s to fight the liberation movement has been adopted by the US and employed in Iraq.

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Despotism (1946) + Don’t Be a Sucker (1947) (must-see)


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popworld7 | March 20, 2007

Made by Encyclopedia Britannica Films in 1946. Not so far away as it seems. There are plenty of people who are very inclined towards submission to authoritarian ideas. If you want to know more go here to learn about it.

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