Tag: disasters

Toxic neoliberalism and charity – Australians demand sufficient response to the wildfires

Tens of thousands of Australians demonstrate to demand adequate response to the fires raging across the country.
Collapsed Brazilian dam in Mariana province

Brumadinho collapse: a crime, not an accident

Hundreds are dead or missing after a catastrophic dam collapse in Brazil. The culprits are a mining conglomerate with a record of murderous negligence

Paradise Lost in California: A community struggling to survive

Climate change is turning working class Californians into sitting ducks. Sadie Fulton writes about how people are struggling to build networks of solidarity in the face of climate disaster, ruling class neglect and the far right.

Greece and the politics of natural disasters

The government has persistently allowed private interests in construction, industry and tourism to be prioritised over serious ecological and safety concerns.

ANTARSYA: statement on the wildfires in Attica, Greece

ANTARSYA call for resources to be directed towards defence against fires and flooding, and away from debt repayments and military spending.

Houston – a very capitalist disaster

The aftermath of Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster". The misery of millions of people is down to capitalism in general and Trump in particular.

“Buried alive by the National Coal Board”: the fiftieth anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster...

At 9:15am on Friday 21 October 1966, a colliery spoil tip collapsed, and slid down the mountainside onto the mining village of Aberfan in South Wales.

Eyewitness: Carlisle floods mean learning what it is like to be on the front...

Joe Sabatini reports from Carlisle, where floods devastated the town. He discusses what it means to be on the front line of climate change. Climate change has just slapped into Cumbria. For the third time in...

Nine years since Hurricane Katrina: has anything changed?

Nine years on from the devastating Hurricane Katrina, Lois JC, who visited New Orleans last year to see how the city had changed, writes on the lasting impact of the disaster.