Climate Change is Racist. Where To Donate For #AJustHarveyRecovery by Drew Hudson

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Republished with permission from the author in an email from Another Gulf Is Possible

by Drew Hudson
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August 30, 2017

Most of the info on this page is copied from the Harvey response page at Another Gulf Is Possible. Their page is updated more frequently – so click here for the most up to date list of what’s needed and what to do.

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana 12 years ago, it seared into the mind of America a simple fact about the climate crisis: Climate Change is racist.

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Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch

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by Walter Brasch
Writer, Dandelion Salad
walterbrasch.com
August 25, 2015

This week is the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the southeastern gulf coast by Hurricane Katrina.

More than 1,800 people died. There is no estimate for the number of pets and wildlife. Damage was estimated at more than $100 billion.

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Garbage Warrior (2008)

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Earthship Hungary on May 20, 2011

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About Garbage Warrior

What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have devoted their time to advancing the art of “Earthship Biotecture” by building self-sufficient, off-the-grid communities where design and function converge in eco-harmony. However, these experimental structures that defy state standards create conflict between Reynolds and the authorities, who are backed by big business. Frustrated by antiquated legislation, Reynolds lobbies for the right to create a sustainable living test site. While politicians hum and ha, Mother Nature strikes, leaving communities devastated by tsunamis and hurricanes. Reynolds and his crew seize the opportunity to lend their pioneering skills to those who need it most. Shot over three years and in four countries, Garbage Warrior is a timely portrait of a determined visionary, a hero of the 21st century.

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Hamptons Hurricane: A Bankers’ Katrina by Greg Palast + Katrina Victims Still Seek Justice

Updated: Aug. 29, 2011 added video

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
August 26, 2011

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Don’t worry:  the bankers are safe.  The sub-prime sharks, derivatives divas, media mavens and their hairdressers, their trophy wives and their trophies’ personal trainers, the movers and shakers and money-makers, are all out of danger. Despite the warning that in a couple of days Hurricane Irene could well hit The Hamptons, the beach of the best of the ruling class will not lose a tan line.

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Ralph Nader, Ted Turner and Peter Lewis: Billionaires Against Bull, Going from Charity to Justice

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with Ralph Nader
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May 4, 2011

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In his novel Ralph Nader imagines placing seventeen billionaires in one room to solve the country’s problems, from the redevelopment of New Orleans to a reassessment of corporate citizenry and a plan to address environmental issues. Ralph Nader discussed his political novel with two of the billionaires depicted in his book, businessmen and philanthropists Ted Turner and Peter Lewis.

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BP In Deep Water: The Making Of the Channel 4 Investigation by Greg Palast + video

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
March 29, 2011

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English: Platform supply vessels battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon. A Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon’s 126 person crew. Français : Les restes en feu de la plateforme Deepwater Horizon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For two decades, investigator Greg Palast has been on BP’s trail. In BP: In Deep Water, Palast takes Dispatches viewers along on his world-wide investigation of the oil giant. (Broadcast tonight, 8pm. UK only.)

One year after BP’s Deepwater Horizon rig blew apart and spewed 170 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP claims victory – that most of the oil is gone.

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Airbrushing Bush, and Why by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
Featured Writer
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crossposted on Buzzflash.com
November 14, 2010

Why?  “Well,” as the first political figure discussed in the Commentary, Ronald Reagan, would say, it comes down to three letters.  But I’m afraid that you will have to read down to the end to see what they are.

While President, Ronald Reagan did the following:

  • Firmly established racism as the center of the modern Republican electoral strategy, confirming that the Nixon “Southern Strategy” of 1968 would be permanently ensconced there;
  • Firmly established anti-choice as the Republican position of choice in the matter of belief as to when life begins;

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Greg Palast: Controlling the Oil in Iraq, BP Disaster and Katrina

with Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
22 October, 2010

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The works and ideas of one of the best investigative journalists of our time; Greg Palast is interviewed in this edition of The Autograph.

Palast has done undercover reporting for The Observer and the BBC.

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Greg Palast at the 2010 Fighting Bob Fest: British Petroleum behind other oil disasters

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
27 September, 2010

Watch Greg Palast’s speech at the Barrymore Theater on September 10, 2010 for the opening of the annual Fighting Bob Fest Festival in Wisconsin.

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Bush’d again? New Orleans, Mr. O and Mr. Go by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com 27 August, 2010
crossposted at The Huffington Post
3 September, 2010

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Five years ago this week, a beast drowned New Orleans. Don’t blame Katrina: the lady never, in fact, touched the city. The hurricane swept east of it.

You want to know the name of the S.O.B. who attacked New Orleans? Locals call him “Mr. Go”the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet (MR-GO).

MR-GO was undoubtedly the most bone-headed, deadly insane project ever built by the Army Corps of Engineers. It’s a 76-mile long canal, straight as a gun barrel, running right up from the Gulf of Mexico to the heart of New Orleans.

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

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
24 August, 2010

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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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In Deep Water: A Way of Life in Peril

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June 17, 2010 — In the two months since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, millions of litres of oil have gushed out of BP’s well into the water each day, slowly encroaching on the coastline. Fault Lines’ Avi Lewis travels to the drill zone, and learns about the erosion in the wetlands from industry canals and pipelines, the health problems blamed on contaminated air and water from petrochemical refineries.

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Today’s Super Bowl: A Convenient Distraction by Ed Ciaccio

by Ed Ciaccio

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Featured Writer
February 7, 2010

As we get ready to watch the New Orleans Saints play in their first ever Super Bowl, it is important to remember what was allowed to happen to the middle class and poor, mostly black people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina missed (that’s right, it missed) that city in 2005.  Continue reading

Economic Hit Men and the Next Drowning of New Orleans – Hurricane Bush Four Years Later, Part 2 by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
August 27, 2009

For Crooks and Liars

This week only, our readers can download, free of charge, Greg Palast’s film, “Big Easy to Big Empty: The Untold Story of the Drowning of New Orleans.” Or donate and get a signed DVD. Watch the 1-minute trailer …

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The Year The Levees Broke By Greg Palast

by Greg Palast in New Orleans
Featured Writer
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www.gregpalast.com
originally posted August 24, 2006
August 26, 2009

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America went through a terrible year. The levees broke in New Orleans. When bodies floated in the streets, the Republican Congress saw an opportunity for more tax cuts and consolidation of the corporatopia they had created for their moneyed donors. The Democratic Party was clueless, written off, politically at death’s door.

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