Contrary to popular belief, Katrina did not destroy New Orleans. Rather, it was the oil companies. Today, investigative journalist and author Greg Palast joins us to talk about Hurricane Katrina, Oil Companies and the British Petroleum Disaster. This is a tale of intrigue, fraud and the federal government’s conscience choice that allowed so much suffering.
DON’T blame the Lady. Katrina killed no one. In fact, she missed the city of New Orleans completely, going wide to the east. It wasn’t Mother Nature that drowned, suffocated, de-hydrated and starved nearly 2,000 people in 2005. Here’s the real story, the one you won’t see in the lamestream media — or hear on National Petroleum Radio…
Chapter 4, “The Coon-Ass Riviera”, from Vultures’ Picnic.
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Greg Palast also made a short film for Democracy Now on Katrina.