Speakers in this panel discussion address the human rights tragedy that followed Hurricane Katrina (1,400 dead; 2,200 missing). The key issue covered in this panel include how Katina encapsulated the specter of racism and the government response to it. Speakers also discuss revelations about U.S. capitalism, our government’s responsibility for its citizens, abuse of the environment, the media role, and the intersection of race and class, all made apparent by Katina’s aftermath.
Panel discussion at 2006 Left Forum in NYC. Filmed in March 2006. 75 minutes.