Mayfield: Survivors of Capitalist Disaster Struggle While Government and Charity Efforts Fail Them

Photo: Casey (on left) holding her two-year-old daughter, photographed in December following the tornado that destroyed her home. (Source: Tribune Official Supporter) By Michael Nolan Victims of the tornado that hit Mayfield, Kentucky this past December are still being left to fend for themselves in another total failure of the capitalist ruling class to prepare for and respond to extreme weather. Opportunist politicians from the … Continue reading Mayfield: Survivors of Capitalist Disaster Struggle While Government and Charity Efforts Fail Them

Louisiana: Recovering from the Capitalist Disaster Two Months after Hurricane Ida

By Joan Hoch In southeastern, coastal Louisiana, the capitalist disaster following Hurricane Ida is still unfolding even two months later, but the government’s minimal relief efforts are already beginning to shut down. The people of Pointe-Aux-Chenes, a small community about 70 miles south of New Orleans, have been steadily working together over the past few months to rebuild their homes since Ida slammed into the coast on August … Continue reading Louisiana: Recovering from the Capitalist Disaster Two Months after Hurricane Ida

Louisiana: Working Class Communities, Indigenous Tribes on Coast, Still Recovering Three Weeks After Ida

By Maria DeCoteau For the people of Terrebonne Parish in Southeastern Louisiana, recovery from Hurricane Ida continues to be front-and-center in everyday life. While the bourgeois state and federal governments fail to adequately address needs for safe housing, water, and electricity, community members are joining together to rebuild after the devastation left in late August. The Pointe-aux-Chenes community is located along Louisiana’s Southeastern coastline and … Continue reading Louisiana: Working Class Communities, Indigenous Tribes on Coast, Still Recovering Three Weeks After Ida

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