Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

IMF chief Lagarde on the hurdles facing economic growth

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Katrina’s Hidden Race War


The Nation

Uploaded on Dec 18, 2008

In this Nation Institute/Hidden Driver exclusive, reporter A.C. Thompson talks with innocent victims and ruthless vigilantes about his expose on shootings of black New Orleans residents fleeing the city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and police misconduct after the storm. The full story is at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090105…

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When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts – Parts I and II

Dogeffa

Published on Jul 2, 2012

If you think FEMA exists to help the American people in times of crisies… This documentary proves otherwise! Watch in horror as a government continuity tool proves it has but one purpose… Supressing dissent.

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Storm That Drowned a City | NOVA

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In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. NOVA investigates the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?

Experts and eyewitnesses reconstruct the devastating floods that Hurricane Katrina unleashed on New Orleans. Aired November 22, 2005 on PBS

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The Storm | FRONTLINE | PBS

This report examines the chain of decisions that slowed federal response to the calamity in New Orleans, government’s failure to protect thousands of Americans from a natural disaster that long had been predicted, and the state of America’s disaster-response system four years after 9/11.

Correspondent and producer Martin Smith chronicles the disaster and the decision-making and relief efforts, drawing on footage of the devastation and suffering in New Orleans and interviews with key government officials from New Orleans to Washington. The interviews include former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown

No One Will Be Untouched By Climate Change!


The Big Picture RT

Published on Apr 1, 2014

Tom Weis, Climate Crisis Solutions / Ride for Renewables, joins Thom Hartmann. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its newest report on the effects of global warming and its conclusions are devastating. Will this be the wake up call that lawmakers in Washington need for them to start making the shift towards renewable energy before it’s too late?

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Stealing America’s Future


The Big Picture RT

Published on Apr 1, 2014

David Halperin, Stealing America’s Future , joins Thom Hartmann. As the cost of a higher education goes up – more and more Americans are turning to for-profit colleges to get what they think is more bang for their buck. But are for-profit colleges really just a big scam fueled by a never-ending supply of student loan debt?

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