Photos: Southeastern Louisiana Post-Ida

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeastern Louisiana on August 29 as a Category 4 Hurricane with heavy rains and sustained 150mph winds, causing widespread damage to homes and communities across the area. However, as Tribune wrote in an editorial last week, the hurricane is not the principal cause of the people’s suffering, but it is the failures of the capitalist state to prepare for severe … Continue reading Photos: Southeastern Louisiana Post-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

Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida

Editor’s Note: The following is a dispatch from a reporter on the ground in Houma, Louisiana, a small town of about 30,000 people that was directly in the line of Hurricane Ida. The reporter arrived in Houma with independent relief activists two days after the storm hit. We encourage readers to donate to support our work to cover the capitalist disaster following Ida. By Joan … Continue reading Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida

Support Revolutionary Coverage of the Hurricane Ida Capitalist Disaster

By the Editorial Board While the majority of southeastern Louisiana is still without power due to capitalist negligence, our volunteer-run news service is on the ground, collecting stories of the people’s resilience, providing political analysis through the lens of our revolutionary ideology, and where possible, carrying out relief work alongside the people and other activists. This is all done by dedicated journalists who do their … Continue reading Support Revolutionary Coverage of the Hurricane Ida Capitalist Disaster

Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount

By Ben Robinson US disaster relief agency FEMA has begun responding to Hurricane Laura after it made landfall on the US gulf coast yesterday. The hurricane is the tenth strongest to hit the US and has already killed at least 32 people. The hardest hit states were Texas and Louisiana, with other areas in Puerto Rico, Southern Florida, Mississippi, and Arkansas also affected, however the … Continue reading Strained US Government Faces Hurricane Laura as Crises Mount