Topic: Hurricane Katrina

  • Still left behind in the new New Orleans

    Ten years after they were trapped by Katrina, Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky reflect on what has and hasn't changed in New Orleans.

  • What made Katrina a "Katrina moment"?

    The manmade disaster that followed after Katrina ripped the mask off U.S. society, revealing the depths of racism, poverty and inequality.

  • Profiteers descend on New Orleans

    Journalist Jeremy Scahill exposed how Homeland Security hired mercenaries from Blackwater to patrol New Orleans.

  • What we saw after Katrina

    Socialist Worker reporters traveled to the Gulf Coast to talk to local residents and activists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  • The struggle for New Orleans

    In a 2005 interview, left-wing author Mike Davis described the consequences, natural and man-made, of the Katrina catastrophe.

  • The heroes and sheroes of New Orleans

    SW contributors Larry Bradshaw and Lorrie Beth Slonsky were trapped in New Orleans by Katrina--their story, first told here, shocked the world.

  • A tale of two New Orleans

    Seven years after Katrina, New Orleans has become a laboratory for all kinds of "reforms"--at a profit for a few.

  • Killers in blue sentenced in New Orleans

    Several New Orleans cops are going to jail for a deadly assault during the Katrina disaster--despite the wishes of the judge.

  • The ongoing battle for New Orleans

    After Katrina, political power in New Orleans has shifted to whites, but Blacks have not given up their struggle for justice.

  • The resistance of New Orleans

    The book Floodlines tells the story of New Orleans after Katrina hit--the manmade disaster that followed the storm and the struggle to win justice.

  • Save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

    New Orleanians mark the anniversary Hurricane Katrina--by calling for the re-opening of the city's only public hospital.

  • Three years later and still a disaster

    The New Orleans residents who evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav are returning to destruction and neglect still left from Hurricane Katrina.

  • Scapegoated after the storm

    Hurricanes like Ike aren't unknown to Galveston residents. What’s new is the sheer viciousness of a government that blames the people who lost everything.

  • Solidarity with Katrina victims

    Providence activists rallied in solidarity with the people of New Orleans on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • No shelter from the storm

    Witness the massive padlock, hugging the doors of the Superdome. That will tell you all you need to know about Hurricane Gustav and the federal government's response.

  • Barely dodging another disaster

    If Hurricane Gustav had hit closer to New Orleans, it could have overwhelmed a levee system that still isn't rebuilt.

  • Three long years of neglect

    The federal government's efforts to help New Orleans recover, like the response to the Katrina disaster itself, have been completely inadequate.

  • Police crack down on New Orleans protest

    Police and public officials in New Orleans responded with outrageous violence to protesters fighting for their right to public housing.