Report from New Orleans: Government does nothing for the poor

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, September 2, 2021 Sept. 1 — Gavrielle Gemma, union and political organizer since the 1970s and now working with the New Orleans-based Workers Voice Socialist Movement, called Workers World to report on the situation there, post-Hurricane Ida. Gemma is now living in a modest single-family home in the Florida neighborhood of New Orleans,[…]

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On the Shore Facing a Tidal Wave: Reflections of a Physician

By George Duncan, MD, published on ML Today, March 24, 2020 This week I joined the first multi-specialty team in our hospital specifically dedicated to patients with COVID-19 infection. The “tidal wave” analogy has now many echoes in the mainstream media. I was saying this too. It will be a “tidal wave.” We can see the “tidal wave” coming in[…]

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Growing Homelessness Alongside Luxury Towers

by Jeff Sorel, originally published on Workers World, March 10, 2018 Chicago — The goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family” is embedded in the federal Housing Act of 1949.  Yet, on a single winter night in 2016, according to a federal agency count, “544,084 people experienced homelessness in the United States.” Of[…]

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