Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrinaâ€™s destruction of New Orleans and the gulf coast. Katrina was a watershed for the US, representing more than almost anything else the state of decline the country faces as well as the utter lack of political leadership -- and the doubly disastrous negligence and incompetence of the rescue and recovery efforts, which now a year later have exposed the race and class priorities of the Bush administration. Rebuilding in New Orleans, just like Iraq, is seen as an opportunity for friends â€“ who sometimes subcontract twenty times, using undocumented labor paid a pittance while essential services â€“ even picking up the dead â€“ werenâ€™t their problem. We talk to Mark Krassnoff and Tracie Washington about the problems and the state of New Orleans, one year after.
In our final segment on tonightâ€™s Beneath The Surface we talk to Tom Hayden about his new book (edited and introduced by our own Jon Wiener) Conspiracy in the Streets â€“ and we ask Tom to situate the anti-war movement of the sixties in American history and draw comparisons with the anti-war sentiment and movements of today.
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