Anthony D’Amario, 18, looks through home’s remains in Louisville, Colorado, Dec. 31. Almost 1,000 homes were destroyed as residents were left on their own to escape fast-moving fire.
As I See It

Colorado fire disaster is result of capitalist greed

Houses built for profits, not safety, fire protection

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — By the end of the day Dec. 30 nearly 1,000 homes and businesses had been burned to the ground in Superior and Louisville, Colorado, leaving thousands homeless and two Denver suburbs in ruin. Nearby towns, like here…

Sanitation workers strike for safety, pay in California

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Some 250 sanitation workers in the San Diego area continue to walk picket lines here since going on strike Dec. 17 against Republic Services. Members of Teamsters Local 542, many in rain gear for the winter…


Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.