Thursday, September 08, 2005

Must Reads

There's been a lot of amazing writing on Katrina over the last week; it's hard to keep up with all of it. Here are some of the posts, articles, or essays that I consider indispensable reading:

- Hurricane Katrina: Our Experiences. Two paramedics who were stranded in NOLA recount their journey out. You absolutely must read this one if you haven't already. It's long, but it's riveting, and it presents a chillingly clear picture of the racism, violence, and heartlessness of some of the so-called "rescuers." (via xtcian)

- Rotting Magnolias. Digby at his absolute best. Sample: "Desperate victims of Hurricane Katrina were not animals --- they were treated like animals. Let's make sure that we understand the difference."

- He Held Their Lives in His Tiny Hands. Dippy title, but this one will make you cry: seven children, ages 6 and under, separated from their parents by the storm.

- Bush and Katrina: So many outrages, so little time. Bob Harris collects a host of links and commentary into one post. A great place to send any conservative friends/family/coworkers if they can't understand why you keep smacking yourself in the forehead and groaning.