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Democracy Now! (6 am) – September 9, 2005

Is the Government Trying to Stem the Tide of Images From New Orleans by Threatening

Journalists covering New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina
report that militarization in and around the city has hindered their work and
their physical safety. We hear from two journalists who were reporting in
New Orleans recently.

FEMA Promotes Pat Robertson Charity
Soon after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf
Coast, FEMA promoted a a list of charities on its website that were accepting
donations for hurricane relief.
One of the top three was Operation Blessing, an organization founded by televangelist
Pat Robertson. We take a look at some of Operation Blessing’s past dealings
with Max Blumenthal of The Nation and Democracy Now! Co-host and Daily News
reporter Juan Gonzalez.

Crisis Profiteering: Dick Cheney, Halliburton and Hurricane Katrina
We get a report from Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill on Halliburton’s
role in reconstruction in the Gulf area, plus a survey of the current situation
in New Orleans.

Democracy Now! Engineer Mike DiFilippo Lends A Hand in Alabama and Mississippi
Now! engineer Mike DiFilippo has been voluneentering with re-building efforts
in Alabama and Mississippi. He joins us on the phone from Wiggins, Mississippi.

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