Democracy Now

KPFA Special Broadcast – September 16, 2005

New Orleans Police Harass Independent Journalist
As President Bush says he’ll rebuild New Orleans, we speak with Hip Hop activist
and independent journalist Rosa Clemente about the crackdown in the shelters.
She describes being harassed by a New Orleans police officer while doing
interviews at a Red Cross shelter.

The Militarization of New Orleans: Jeremy Scahill Reports from Louisiana
We go
to Louisiana to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Jeremy Scahill who has
been in New Orleans this past week. He has been looking into how
the city has changed to a militarized zone and what that means for the residents
who left.

George Galloway vs. Christopher Hitchens on the Bush Administration
Response
to Hurricane Katrina

We play an excerpt of a fiery debate Wednesday between British
antiwar MP George Galloway and columnist and author Christopher Hitchens discussing
the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina.

Trapped in New Orleans: Emergency Medical Worker Describes How Police Prevented
Evacuation

We speak with emergency medical worker Lorrie Beth Slonsky who was
in New Orleans attending a conference when hurricane Katrina hit. She describes
how
she spent most of the next week in New Orleans trapped by the flooding –
and the police.

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