Friday, September 02, 2005

More On Katrina


Lt. Gen. Steven Blum of the National Guard said 7,000 National Guardsmen arriving in Louisiana on Friday would be dedicated to restoring order in New Orleans. He said half of them had just returned from assignments overseas and are "highly proficient in the use of lethal force." He pledged to "put down" the violence "in a quick and efficient manner."

I guess we see what military lethal force is a good response to national crises.

Then there's

From Margins of Society to Center of the Tragedy from the NY Times. Let me know if you can't get to it and I'll post it next week.

Here's another article
Why no mention of race or class in TV's Katrina coverage?

This is important because people are already trying to discount race and class as part of this tragedy.

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