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"When The Levees Broke"

Joe Leydon reviews Spike Lee's new documentary about Hurricane Katrina... It's entirely too early, of course, to describe any book, film or TV produc

Joe Leydon reviews Spike Lee's new documentary about Hurricane Katrina...

It's entirely too early, of course, to describe any book, film or TV production as the "definitive account" of Hurricane Katrina's assault on (and the federal government's ill-serving of) New Orleans. Even so, Spike Lee makes a fair bid to be credited as providing one of the major reference works for subsequent chroniclers with his exhaustive -- but never, it should be noted, exhausting -- When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. The four-hour HBO documentary is set to debut over two nights, Aug. 21 and 22, just in time to mark the first anniversary of Katrina's on

Covington Peace Project:

We, those of us who worked for justice through the Louisiana Activist Network, lack the fortitude, at least currently, to suggest a vehicle of dissent without the help of many others.

Last night, in a reunion of Crawford/Katrina "survivors", we elected to seek nationwide support in an action to deliver a message to the government relative to its own failings to its people. In honor of the DEAD OF KATRINA, we ask that our fellow citizens please ship a bottle of drinking water to the president. We hope for an enthusiastic response to this simple and cost effective request:

Please send a bottle of water to:

President George Bush
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Put your return address as:

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

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