Louisiana: 12 Elderly Residents Die Due to Nursing Home Negligence During Ida

By Sarah Ahmed Twelve residents of senior-living apartment complexes and nursing homes in New Orleans have died following Hurricane Ida evacuations due to gross negligence from the private businesses and non-profits that own these facilities. The failure of the capitalist state to properly manage evacuations and protect the elderly and medically vulnerable during the storm is another factor in the deaths. Last weekend, nearly a … Continue reading Louisiana: 12 Elderly Residents Die Due to Nursing Home Negligence During Ida

The People Can Weather Hurricanes, the Capitalists Turn Them into Disasters

By the Editorial Board Hurricane Ida smashed into the coast of Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds of 150 mph on August 29. The path of destruction and misery in Ida’s wake lay solely at the feet of the capitalist ruling class, which is unable and unwilling to build the infrastructure and emergency response network to deal with the storms that will … Continue reading The People Can Weather Hurricanes, the Capitalists Turn Them into Disasters