User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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How Katrina took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was Big Oil 12.7.2019 GregPalast.com

Mother Nature took the rap for destroying New Orleans when the real culprit was the surge up MR-GO and the missing marshes. MR-GO was Katrina’s welcome mat to the city — a "Hurricane Highway.”

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WIll New Orleans Flood? Tropical Storm Barry Prompts Concern as Disturbance Aims for Louisiana 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Mississippi River is almost at flood stage already, and Barry is expected to bring a storm surge up to 5 feet this weekend, which could wreak havoc in the Crescent City.
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Matthews, Guest Insinuate There Will Be a Terror Attack If Shutdown Doesn’t End Soon 25.1.2019 NewsBusters
Furthering a growing media narrative regarding the government shutdown, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) openly suggested on Wednesday (whereas other media types have insinuated it) that it could take a terror attack on America for Congress and President Trump to reopen the federal ...
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ABC Brings on Spike Lee to Tout Illegals: ‘I Call Them People Seeking Peace’ 22.1.2019 NewsBusters
The liberal co-hosts of The View on Monday brought on far-left director Spike Lee to tout his new music video opposing the wall. Referring to illegals crossing the border as “people who are seeking peace,” Lee hyped the protest song he directed for the rock group The Killers. Of course, the women of The View asked no tough questions. Instead, Lee recounted going to the border as a caravan approached: “That was about the whole —  I don't even call them immigrants. I'm calling them people who are seeking peace.”  ...
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‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
‘Super agents’ rep 75 percent of NFL players. It’s a competitive fight to sign the rest.
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New Orleans Approves Natural Gas Power Plant Despite Environmental Racism and Climate Concerns 19.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Opponents of Entergy's proposed natural gas power plant pack the March 8 New Orleans City Council meeting. (All Photos: © Julie Dermansky) Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Despite hearing over four hours of public comments mostly in opposition, New Orleans City Council recently approved construction of a $210 million natural gas power plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood. Entergy is proposing to build this massive investment in fossil fuel infrastructure in a city already plagued by the effects of climate change.  Choosing a gas plant over renewable energy options flies in the face of the city's own climate change plan and the mayor's support for the Paris Climate Accord, said several of the plant's opponents at the heated meeting when City Council ultimately voted to approve the plant. "It is not enough to plan for how we will adapt to climate change. We must end our contribution to it," wrote Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the ...
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Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at 90, leaves widow Gayle Benson in control of teams 16.3.2018 Washington Post
Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at 90, leaves widow Gayle Benson in control of teams
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NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting 14.2.2018 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Police Department was investigating the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day....
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2017: The year that there was always a Trump tweet 30.12.2017 Washington Post
2017: The year that there was always a Trump tweet
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Trump Embodies the Crisis of Capitalism: A Conversation With Naomi Klein 22.12.2017 Truthout.com
President Donald Trump talks with journalists after signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The lines between politics and branding have been blurred -- not just in recent years, but in a gradual effort by corporations to commodify media and politics. Naomi Klein says we need a plan of action to resist this commodification of politics and the opportunism that follows every climate catastrophe. President Donald Trump talks with journalists after signing tax reform legislation into law in the Oval Office December 22, 2017, in Washington, DC.  How did we get to the Trump presidency and the current political moment? How might things get worse and what can we do to build an alternative? In her new book, Naomi Klein offers what she describes as "a plan for how, if we keep our heads, we might just be able to flip the script and arrive at a radically better future." Arundhati Roy calls No Is Not Enough "an ordinary person's guide to hope." Order your copy ...
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Louisiana Hires Controversial Law Firm to Block Fix for Racist Judicial Elections 25.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. UPDATE: Matthew Block, executive counsel for the office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, contacted Facing South after publication of this story with the following statement: "First, please note that the Governor's office was not involved with the hiring of the Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky firm by the Attorney General's office, and this firm will not be representing the Governor in this matter. Further, Governor Edwards has informed the Attorney General’s office that he will be enrolling his own counsel into the case." Back in August, a federal judge  ruled  in a lawsuit brought by the NAACP that the at-large voting system for judges in Louisiana's Terrebonne Parish southwest of New Orleans makes it difficult for black voters to elect candidates of their choice and thus violates the US Constitution and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, which bars discrimination in voting because of race, ...
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New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh steps down after sexual harassment allegations 24.10.2017 Washington Post
New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh steps down after sexual harassment allegations
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The people of Puerto Rico have become political opponents for Trump 12.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Which is why he's responding the way he is.
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Nate slams Mississippi as the 4th hurricane in an extraordinary year to make landfall in the U.S. 8.10.2017 Washington Post
Biloxi, Miss., and nearby communities took a thrashing from Nate, which has weakened to a tropical storm.
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Greta Van Susteren: No two natural disasters are alike 6.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From Hurricanes Katrina to Maria, with Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and a Haitian earthquake in between, I’ve seen catastrophes up close, on the ground, either covering the news or assisting on relief missions. Sometimes both. In 12 years, I’ve learned one crucial fact about 21st century natural disasters:...

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Puerto Rico raises hurricane's official death count to 34 4.10.2017 AP Top News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the U.S. territory's governor said Tuesday....
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Trump lashes out at Puerto Ricans after mayor's criticism of administration's relief effort 1.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Hurricane Maria a reminder of 'second-class' status for some 1.10.2017 AP National
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Xavier Totti moved to the mainland United States from his native Puerto Rico 43 years ago. He is still asked routinely if he is "legal," and when he mails packages to relatives back home, he has to fill out an international form....
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Hurricane Harvey, 25,000-Year Storm: Enhanced or Caused by Climate Change? 22.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Members of the South Carolina's Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC-HART) perform rescue operations in Port Arthur, Texas, August 31, 2017. The SC-HART team consists of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the South Carolina Army National Guard with four Soldiers who are partnered with three rescue swimmers from the State Task Force and provide hoist rescue capabilities. Multiple states and agencies nationwide were called to assist citizens impacted by the epic amount of rainfall in Texas and Louisiana from Hurricane Harvey. (Photo: US Air National Guard / Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez) It was a 25,000-year storm. Its area of 24-inch rainfall was 50 to 100 times greater than anything previously recorded in the lower 48. Up to a million cars may have been flooded. In Harris County alone, 136,000 homes were flooded. Yet the official word from academia on Hurricane Harvey was that it "may have been enhanced" by climate change. When are we going start using professional judgement like doctors and engineers use ...
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Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' says something revealing about America 16.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

If you’re looking for a takeaway beyond the soundbites from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election postmortem “What Happened,” you’ll have to read deep into the book. It doesn’t come until page 450, in a discussion of decorum and how it applies to losing candidates. “At first,” Clinton writes, “I had...

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