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Big Easy to Big Empty (short version)
A film by Greg Palast
This is a "must see" film in order to understand the breadth and depth of federal government corruption in relation to New Orleans.
Did you know:
1. The federal government withheld the info it had about the levee collapses for many hours before informing local authorities.
2. FEMA threw out a detailed, comprehensive evacuation plan developed by LSU and gave the job for developing a new one to a Bush campaign donor.
The firm received $500,000 for the plan and never delivered it.
3. Thousands of perfectly good public housing units were permanently boarded up to prevent low income residents from returning to the city
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