By a reporting team, 9 May 2013
Workers discussed the daily problems they face as well as the broader lessons raised by the storm and the response to it.
By A. Woodson and Philip Guelpa, 9 May 2013
The class divisions, inequality and environmental crisis laid bare by last fall’s hurricane continue to deepen.
“Disasters always amplify pre-existing inequities”
By Daniel de Vries, 14 January 2013
The WSWS spoke with Columbia research scientist Klaus Jacob about the lessons of his research into climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 January 2013
Tens of thousands living in New York’s public housing projects were effectively abandoned in the weeks following Hurricane Sandy last fall.
By Fred Mazelis, 5 January 2013
A new recovery package to meet needs after Hurricane Sandy barely scratches the surface in dealing with the devastation.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 December 2012
Conditions in the Rockaways section of New York in the wake of the storm reveal the underlying social reality that is otherwise ignored.
By Steve Light, 5 December 2012
When New York City schools re-opened for their 1.1 million students and 100,000 staff a week after Hurricane Sandy hit, 57 of 1,700 school buildings in New York City remained closed due to damage and 29 due to lack of electricity.
By Philip Guelpa and Fred Mazelis, 1 December 2012
The reality of families left to their own devices by a political and economic system that is utterly indifferent to the plight of working people emerges more clearly with each passing day.
By Philip Guelpa, 27 November 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, popular outrage has grown over the failure of the government and corporations to adequately prepare for and respond to the storm’s devastating impact.
By Dan Brennan, 20 November 2012
The scope of devastation wrought by Sandy was predicted by numerous scientific studies commissioned by government agencies over the past decade.
By a WSWS reporting team, 17 November 2012
Residents of Knickerbocker Village had called for a rent strike over the lack of electricity, heat and hot water, conditions that led to the deaths of two elderly residents last week.
By A. Woodson, 15 November 2012
Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy hit Hoboken, residents of the New Jersey city came to the local high school seeking aid from FEMA and other agencies.
By Philip Guelpa, 12 November 2012
Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, hundreds of thousands are still suffering from the lack of response to the storm.
By a WSWS reporting team, 8 November 2012
With tens of thousands homeless and hundreds of thousands still without power from Hurricane Sandy, the Northeast of the United States was struck by another major storm Wednesday night.
By Fred Mazelis, 6 November 2012
A week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the United States, large numbers of storm victims remain without power, heat or a roof over their heads as the cold weather sets in.
By our reporting team, 6 November 2012
Socialist Equality Party vice-presidential candidate Phyllis Scherrer spoke to students at Brooklyn College Monday about the need for socialist policy for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
By Bryan Dyne, 6 November 2012
The end of the current generation of environmental satellites will likely produce a gap lasting up to four years, in which crucial data used in predicting the intensity of hurricanes will not be collected.
By Bill Van Auken, 5 November 2012
The death toll has passed 100 as nearly two million remain without power, as working-class areas are abandoned in the face of the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.
By a reporting team, 5 November 2012
New York City’s borough of Staten Island suffered some of the worst destruction and the highest death toll from Hurricane Sandy
By Fred Mazelis, 3 November 2012
With the death toll from Hurricane Sandy climbing towards 100, anger and frustration have boiled over at the failure of the federal, state and local governments to provide adequate relief.
By Sandy English, 3 November 2012
New York City’s Coney Island was badly hit by Hurricane Sandy on Monday night and has received minimal aid from government agencies.
By John Marion, 3 November 2012
Long before devastating the eastern seaboard of the United States, Hurricane Sandy wreaked death and destruction on Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
By Kate Randall, 2 November 2012
More than 4.5 million remain without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, while the threat of a fuel crisis grows and transit remains crippled in the Northeast.
By a WSWS reporting team, 2 November 2012
Residents of Red Hook Brooklyn lined up for food and water Thursday, three days after Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City neighborhood
By Jerry White (SEP candidate for US president), 2 November 2012
SEP presidential candidate Jerry White issued the following statement in response to Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath.
By Barry Grey, 1 November 2012
The flood surge from Sandy has once again placed in sharp relief the complex and interconnected character of modern society and the need for rational and socially-driven planning.
By Fred Mazelis, 1 November 2012
Two days after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, the scope and severity of the storm continues to be counted in deaths and destruction.
By a WSWS reporting team, 1 November 2012
Three days after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, thousands of residents of public housing remain without electricity, heat or running water and, in many cases, are living in flood-like conditions, particularly in lower Manhattan.
By Kate Randall, 31 October 2012
The widespread damage wrought by Sandy is spread across 12 states, with 40 dead and more than 8 million without power.
By Bill Van Auken, 31 October 2012
Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has left New York, America’s largest city and financial capital, paralyzed because of damage to aging transit and power infrastructure.
By Fred Mazelis, 30 October 2012
Hurricane Sandy brought deadly winds, rain and storm surges to an area of 60 million people.