The lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, December 2005. Photo by Kike Arnal.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I went down to New Orleans to write a story about a free clinic in the Algiers section of the city for Mother Jones. After that, I wrote extensively about corporate interests cashing in on the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast thanks to a grant I received from the Open Society Institute. Most of my work, and the work of other fellows, was posted on an OSI website - please check it out; there’s a lot of great stories, photographs and video there. Meanwhile, here’s links to some of my articles about the Gulf Coast, post-Katrina:
The Progressive: Gambling with Biloxi
Salon: America Under Surveillance (The Role of US intelligence in Hurricane Katrina)
TimShorrock.com: Down in Mississippi (A post that links to other fine work by Katrina media fellows)