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5 Sep, 2014 06:21

​The unheard story of Hurricane Katrina 9yrs on: Blackwater, white militias & community empowerment

Abby Martin features special coverage dedicated to the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the military response and why Blackwater mercenaries were sent in to New Orleans as first responders. Ward ‘Mack’ McClendon, founder of a community center that served as one of the only sanctuaries in the Lower Ninth Ward, the area hardest hit by Katrina, shares his experience with the storm and how he is revitalizing his community. Finally, two co-founders of Common Ground Collective, Malik Rahim and Scott Crow, talk about the white militias that patrolled the Algiers Point neighborhood and killed as many as 11 black people in the aftermath of the storm.

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