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New York: Continuing misery in Rockaways in aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, December 12, 2012

Conditions in the Rockaways section of New York in the wake of the storm reveal the underlying social reality that is otherwise ignored.

Hurricane Sandy compounds crisis facing public schools in New York City

By Steve Light, December 5, 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.

One month since Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, Fred Mazelis, December 1, 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.

Hurricane Sandy and the criminal failure of the utility companies

By Philip Guelpa, November 27, 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.

In advance of Hurricane Sandy, New York warned on vulnerable infrastructure

By Dan Brennan, November 20, 2012

The scope of devastation wrought by Sandy was predicted by numerous scientific studies commissioned by government agencies over the past decade.

Rent strike threat after deaths at storm-ravaged New York housing complex

By a WSWS reporting team, November 17, 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.

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy: Hoboken, New Jersey residents seek aid

By A. Woodson, November 15, 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.

Anger erupts over continuing power outages two weeks after Hurricane Sandy

By Philip Guelpa, November 12, 2012

Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Sandy’s landfall, hundreds of thousands are still suffering from the lack of response to the storm.

New storm hits US Northeast as misery from Sandy deepens

By a WSWS reporting team, November 8, 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.

SEP candidate Phyllis Scherrer campaigns among Brooklyn College students

By our reporting team, November 6, 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.

The future study of hurricanes at risk

By Bryan Dyne, November 6, 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.

One week after Hurricane Sandy, human crisis and class tensions grow

By Fred Mazelis, November 6, 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.