Friday, September 16, 2005


The Shame and Horror of It All: More Writings on Katrina

Company Hired to Handle Katrina's Dead Has Tainted History
Kenyon International, is part of Service Corporation International, which is the largest funeral provider in the world, owning many of the most prestigious funeral homes in the world.
Service Corporation International is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Its CEO and founder is said to be personal friends with the Bush family, prompting some controversial headlines regarding presidential influence. In recent years, the giant firm has been sued in several states for its mishandling of bodies...

The Other America
An Enduring Shame: Katrina reminded us, but the problem is not new. Why a rising tide of people live in poverty, who they are—and what we can do about it.

How Bush Blew It
"How the president of the United States could have even less "situational awareness," as they say in the military, than the average American about the worst natural disaster in a century—is one of the more perplexing and troubling chapters in a story that, despite moments of heroism and acts of great generosity, ranks as a national disgrace."

Scammers hit Web in Katrina's wake
Fake charity sites, e-mail solicitations try to cash in on public sympathy

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