Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

By Nélida Tello Two weeks have passed since the capitalist-caused winter disaster hit Texas, leaving millions without basic utilities for days along with a rising death toll. Despite power and normal temperatures returning, many have been left to grieve loved ones, deal with thousands of dollars of debt, and remain in unlivable conditions without water or with severe damages to their homes. The death toll … Continue reading Texas: Death Toll, Electricity Bills Rise in Wake of Winter Storm

Austin: Protesters Gather at Governor’s Mansion, Demand Ruling Class Pays for Power Outage

By Oliver Powell On February 26, protesters and activists gathered outside the governor’s mansion in Austin and marched through downtown to protest ERCOT and governor Greg Abbott’s role in the winter disaster that began on February 14. The protesters blamed the privatized energy grid and the capitalist system as a whole, which includes the owners of transmission lines and power plants, for leaving many Texans … Continue reading Austin: Protesters Gather at Governor’s Mansion, Demand Ruling Class Pays for Power Outage