Social catastrophe from storms are a product of capitalist rule

Vol. 82/No. 36 - October 1, 2018
Cajun Navy volunteer helps evacuate trailer park in Lumberton, North Carolina, Sept. 15.

According to the liberal news media, nature’s inevitable storms and floods, exacerbated by rampant global warming, are the reason for the unfolding social disasters in North Carolina, the Philippines and Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut…

Social disaster in mudslide is result of capitalist rule

Catastrophe in California product of profit system
Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018
Above, Sept. 2016, revolutionary government mobilized workers in Yaguajay, Cuba, to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Inset, Skylar Fahlman tries to protect her home by herself in Ventura, Calif., surrounded by Thomas Fire. In revolutionary Cuba, watchword was “no one is left alone.” Under capitalism, it’s everyone for themself.

  Like other government officials and the big-business news media, Rob Lewin, head of the Santa Barbara County’s Office of Emergency Management, blamed residents of Montecito, California, themselves for the deaths and disaster visited on the town by widespread mudslides…

Cuban Revolution: Example for working people in U.S.

Vol. 82/No. 4 - January 29, 2018

Hurricanes, mudslides, wildfires, earthquakes, floods. Under capitalism all natural disasters turn into social catastrophes for working people. Buildings can be constructed to better withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. Working-class housing can be built on higher land, out of the reach of…