By Ed Dalton Several hospitals in the Austin area lost critical water pressure Tuesday evening and in subsequent days, resulting in a loss of heat due to water-powered boilers. Patients have been unable to flush toilets and lack drinking water during a city wide boil order. St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and Ascension Seton … Continue reading Austin: Hospitals Without Water or Heat
Photo Credit: Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times By Emma Williams As of Thursday night, 47 people have died throughout the country after it was hit by an extreme winter storm, more than half the deaths were in Texas alone, largely due to the mismanagement by Southwest Power Pool (SPP) and Electric Reliability Council of Texas … Continue reading 47 Dead as Energy Providers Institute Blackouts
Photo credit: Associated Press By the Editorial Board Ice, snow, and single-digit temperatures froze Texas and other states with poor critical infrastructure Sunday, leaving more than four million without utilities in Texas alone. The ruling class and its media are fast to place blame on a ‘natural disaster,’ but really there is nothing natural about … Continue reading Texas: Extreme Ice and Snow Highlight Capitalist Crimes
By Regina Jones With their words and actions, Texas politicians have shown their disregard for the suffering of Texans who have been left to fend for themselves without electricity and stable utilities in historic low winter temperatures and extreme conditions rarely experienced in the state. The irresponsibility of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), … Continue reading Texas: Politicians Mock the People’s Suffering during Capitalist-Caused Winter Crisis
Tribune shares the following gallery of photos taken by the Austin Tribune Support Committee which provide a picture of the conditions faced by the heroic workers and people of Austin who have been forced to suffer by the criminal negligence and indifference of the capitalist system. The people of Austin and Texas have weathered the … Continue reading Photos: The Capitalist Winter Disaster in Austin
Photo credit: http://www.theporterco.com/ By Brian Martel Although homes have been without power for days, the City of Austin allowed manufacturing to continue fully powered until Tuesday. Austin Energy began shutting off power to homes on Sunday when the Texas energy grid began to fail across the system. On Tuesday, over half of all households in … Continue reading Austin: Manufacturing Kept Running While Hundreds of Thousands Had No Power
Tribune of the People is pleased to release a song from musician comrades in Pittsburgh. This song is dedicated to the comrades in Austin, Texas who are struggling to serve the people in the most difficult conditions: the convergence of the new depression, the pandemic, and what is nearing systemic collapse of infrastructure with arctic … Continue reading Music: You Ain’t Done Nothin’ if You Ain’t Been Called Red Guards
Photo Credit: Telegram and Gazette By Vincent Cross On Wednesday, more than 700 of the 800 nurses at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts voted in favor of striking. Demands are for safe staffing and legal patient-to-nurse ratios. While the vote authorizes the union to strike, they have yet to give management the required ten-day … Continue reading Worker’s Correspondence: Worcester Nurses Vote to Strike, Ready to Fight for Demands
Photo credit: Jo Mannies/St. Louis Public Radio By David Albright A worker at the STL8 Amazon Facility in St. Peters, MO spoke with Tribune about her experience surrounding an injury sustained offsite that was reinjured on the job soon after she returned from medical leave. The worker told Tribune that she felt a pop in … Continue reading Worker Correspondence: Amazon Worker Injured On-Site, Charged for Mandatory Doctor Visit
Photo by David J. Phillip from the Associated Press By Trent Moss Capitalist mismanagement has left over a million Houston residents without power and many without water and food in the face of a massive winter storm that engulfed Texas on Sunday night. Some residents have been without power since Sunday while others have been … Continue reading Houston: Mismanagement of Winter Storm Endangers Millions of Residents
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