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After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state
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 ...
Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six
Floodlines is a firsthand account of community, culture, and resistance in New Orleans. The book weaves the stories of gay rappers, Mardi Gras Indians, Arab and Latino immigrants, public housing resid...
Neocon con game: First deprive public institutions of their ability to act, then blame them for not acting: Margaret Wente's Chutzpah
The neocon con game: first deprive public institutions of their ability to act, then blame them for not acting
"Solidarity, Not Charity" - Revolution in the Ninth Ward
In New Orleans, the people have stopped being patient with false choices. They have stopped trusting in politicians who represent only themselves and their contributors. They have chosen the common go...
"We Went into the Mall and Began 'Looting'"
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 ...
Bangladesh volunteers learn to make a life-or-death difference in a disaster
In the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse, civilians - often first on the scene of disasters in poorer countries - are being trained to support emergency teams.
Catastrophes on Camera
Why Media Coverage of Natural Disasters is Most So Bad
The reporting of cataclysms or lesser disasters is often wildly misleading. Stereotyping is common: whichever the country involved, there are similar images of wrecked bridges, half-submerged houses a...