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After Katrina: A View from the Ground: Against The Current vol. 122
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.
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...
Behind the Dirty Cleansing of New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 132
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 accur...
Demonizing the Victims of Katrina: Coverage painted hurricane survivors as looters, snipers and rapists
Yassin, Jaime Omar
Hurricane Katrina led many media reporters and commentators to reveal themselves and their deep-seated prejudices.
Field Notes from a Catastrophe
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.
Hurricane Mitch and Disaster Relief: The Politics of Catastrophe
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 b...
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
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 yearni...
Race and Class: Paris to New Orleans: Against The Current vol. 120
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...
Radical Digressions 3
Radical Digressions 5
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
Klein chronicles free-market disasters of recent years and advances a theory that we are living in the age of 'disaster capitalism'.
"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 ...
Sources Experts & Spokespersons
Association of Caribbean States
The Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was signed on 24 July 1994 in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, with the aim of promoting consultation, cooperation and concerted action among all the countries of...
International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the w...
Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) came into being on June 18th, 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other and promote unity and solidarity among the member...
World Meterological Organization
The WMO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting dist...
Season of dread returns as Haiti awaits devastating hurricane season
Decades of deforestation left the Carribbean island defenceless against last year's catastrophic hurricanes. But Haiti hopes attempts to sav
An examination of the continuing effects of recent hurricanes on the economy and ecology of Haiti.