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  1. After Katrina: A View from the Ground
    Against The Current vol. 122

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    interview with Isaac Steiner. Against The Current interviewed Isaac Steiner, a member of Solidarity in Atlanta, about his experiences in a grassroots reconstruction project in New Orleans.
  2. After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In times of disaster, the capitalist state shows its true face.
    In the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, thousands are dead, bodies lie uncollected in the streets, tens of thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and survivors are without food, water, shelter, medical care, or essential supplies.
    Meanwhile the police and the military are guarding stores “to prevent people from hauling off food, water” and other supplies.
  3. Behind the Dirty Cleansing of New Orleans
    Against The Current vol. 132

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    Commentaries on the viciousness of Congressman Richard Baker’s (R-LA) oft-cited comment that “we couldn’t get rid of public housing, but God did” often miss the fact that it is, in many ways, an accurate assessment of the intentions of U.S. public housing policy.
  4. Demonizing the Victims of Katrina
    Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
  5. Field Notes from a Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2006
    A readable account of the development of the science of global warming, alongside shocking vignettes that demonstrate the rapidly altering effects climate change is having on our world.
  6. Hurricane Mitch and Disaster Relief: The Politics of Catastrophe
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1999
    THE LEVEL OF destruction wrought by Hurricane Mitch is hard to overstate. While there is no way to know exactly how many lives were affected by the category-five hurricane that devastated the region between October 26 and November 1, early reports indicated that across Central America 11,000 people are reported dead, 15,000 are missing and at least 2.4 million made homeless.
  7. A Paradise Built in Hell 
    The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2010
    The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.
  8. Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    It turns out that the city of lights and city of jazz have a lot in common. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and militant explosions in the suburbs of Paris expose the underbelly of racism and class divisions.
  9. Radical Digressions 3
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2006
  10. Radical Digressions 5
    Resource Type: Website
    First Published: 2008
  11. The Shock Doctrine
    The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2007
    Klein chronicles free-market disasters of recent years and advances a theory that we are living in the age of 'disaster capitalism'.
  12. "We Went into the Mall and Began 'Looting'"
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2005
    Peter Berkowitz is a long-time Monthly Review subscriber. He was in New Orleans bringing his son Ernesto to begin his freshman year at Loyola when they were caught in the hurricane. Peter and Ernesto spent five days on the street by the Convention Center.

Experts on Huracanes in the Sources Directory

  1. Association of Caribbean States
  2. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
  3. Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
  4. World Meterological Organization

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