On 15 August 2004, a recall referendum aimed at ousting Venezuelan
president Chávez was resoundingly defeated by a mobilisation of the
masses - particularly in poor shantytowns, through electoral ‘battle
units’ and other organisations of the ‘Bolivarian revolution’. This
opened up a new...
The effects of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Mississippi could be
the US’s worst natural disaster, with a projected 10,000 or more people
dead and its biggest refugee crisis since the American Civil War. But it
is no less a catastrophe for the Bush regime and the system which it
defends, US capitalism, the...
Hundreds of thousands are left homeless. Tens of thousands have been
shipped to Texas as refugees. Buildings have collapsed. Entire
communities have been reduced to rubble. The city of New Orleans, one of
the centres of history and culture in the US, will likely be
uninhabitable for months. The death toll from Katrina...