Louisiana: After Ida, Failed by Capitalist State, Small Town Residents Rely on Each Other

By David Martinez In the week after Hurricane Ida, the people of the rural towns of southeastern Louisiana have been coming together to aid each other in recovery after another failed response by the capitalist state. In small towns like Houma and throughout coastal communities such as Chauvin, Pointe-aux-Chenes, and Montegut, residents who spoke with Tribune in the days following Ida said that they were … Continue reading Louisiana: After Ida, Failed by Capitalist State, Small Town Residents Rely on Each Other

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

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

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

Texas: Winter Storm Death Count at 200, Nearly Double State’s Estimate

Cover Photo: A burnt house in East Austin where three people lost their lives trying to keep warm during the February winter storm By Brian Martel The capitalist-caused winter disaster killed over 194 people in Texas, nearly double the state government’s official death count estimate, according to a new investigation by the ruling-class newspaper, the Houston Chronicle. The capitalist state’s role in causing the disaster … Continue reading Texas: Winter Storm Death Count at 200, Nearly Double State’s Estimate

Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

By Brian Martel In the wake of the massive fires which have engulfed the west coast, reactionaries in Oregon have begun forming armed patrols in search of looters and ‘antifa’ arsonists. The rumors of ‘antifa’ being behind the wildfires first began online, and were then popularized by reactionary, Trump-supporting ‘QAnon’ conspiracy theorists. These rumors began circulating only days after Portland celebrated their 100th consecutive night … Continue reading Fascist Militias Begin Hunt for Fictional Antifa Arsonists

Fires Cause Unparalleled Damage Across the West Coast

By Brian Martel Devastating wildfires have torn through areas of the west coast over the past week, causing multiple deaths and in some cases, burning entire towns. The fire’s impact can be seen across the western US as ash rains down from red, smoke filled skies. For some time, these wildfires have been getting worse every year. Many people have been put at greater risk … Continue reading Fires Cause Unparalleled Damage Across the West Coast

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