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Disaster Capitalism news and analysis from The Nation
October 13, 2017
In Puerto Rico, Disconnection and Chaos, but Grace Under Pressure
With almost no power and shortages of water and medicine, this island is full of people suffering from PTSD.
October 12, 2017
Donald Trump Just Threatened to Leave Puerto Ricans to Die
As FEMA warns of massive food shortages, Trump says the island has “survived” the hurricanes and shouldn’t expect help “forever.”
October 10, 2017
Why Democrats Need a 50-State Strategy
There is a real desire for progressive solutions in every part of the country—including areas that many Democrats have, unfortunately, written off.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 27, 2017
Puerto Rico Needs Massive Emergency Aid Now—and an End to Austerity
The island has become a target not only for rapacious vulture funds but also for exponents of Katrina-style “disaster capitalism.”
September 26, 2017
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September 26, 2017
LeBron James Is Right. Donald Trump Is a Bum.
And his victim-blaming of Puerto Rico proves it.
September 14, 2017
Communities Hit by Hurricane Irma Still Need Your Help
Long after the national media move on, communities in the Caribbean and Florida will be doing the hard work of rebuilding.
September 6, 2017
Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.
September 1, 2017
The Political Roots of Houston’s Flooding
Roane Carey on how the city’s developers are fighting a losing battle against climate change.
August 29, 2017
Everyone’s a Socialist After a Natural Disaster
Ted Cruz’s hypocrisy won’t stop government from helping in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, but Texas will be needing help for a long time.