Louisiana: Working Class Communities, Indigenous Tribes on Coast, Still Recovering Three Weeks After Ida

By Maria DeCoteau For the people of Terrebonne Parish in Southeastern Louisiana, recovery from Hurricane Ida continues to be front-and-center in everyday life. While the bourgeois state and federal governments fail to adequately address needs for safe housing, water, and electricity, community members are joining together to rebuild after the devastation left in late August. The Pointe-aux-Chenes community is located along Louisiana’s Southeastern coastline and … Continue reading Louisiana: Working Class Communities, Indigenous Tribes on Coast, Still Recovering Three Weeks After Ida

Northeast: Drowned in Basement Homes, Flash Floods, Deaths Add Up After Capitalist Disaster

By Vincent Cross After leaving immense destruction in its wake in Louisiana, Hurricane Ida swung northwards as a tropical storm, hitting states across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic on September 1 and 2. Heavy rains provoked flash flooding which, due to a lack of proper preparation by the capitalist state and the poor condition of houses and apartments in working-class communities, resulted in dozens of deaths. … Continue reading Northeast: Drowned in Basement Homes, Flash Floods, Deaths Add Up After Capitalist Disaster

Louisiana: After Ida, Failed by Capitalist State, Small Town Residents Rely on Each Other

By David Martinez In the week after Hurricane Ida, the people of the rural towns of southeastern Louisiana have been coming together to aid each other in recovery after another failed response by the capitalist state. In small towns like Houma and throughout coastal communities such as Chauvin, Pointe-aux-Chenes, and Montegut, residents who spoke with Tribune in the days following Ida said that they were … Continue reading Louisiana: After Ida, Failed by Capitalist State, Small Town Residents Rely on Each Other

Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida

Editor’s Note: The following is a dispatch from a reporter on the ground in Houma, Louisiana, a small town of about 30,000 people that was directly in the line of Hurricane Ida. The reporter arrived in Houma with independent relief activists two days after the storm hit. We encourage readers to donate to support our work to cover the capitalist disaster following Ida. By Joan … Continue reading Dispatch: Houma, Louisiana, Two Days after Hurricane Ida