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After Katrina And Rita

ID Number: 46847
Maker: POLIS
Technique: digital print
Date Made: Circa 2005-2006
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 71.5 cm x 56.5 cm; 28 1/8 in x 22 1/4 in
Main Subject: Hurricane Katrina; Capitalism; Housing
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Come to a Spark forum: After Katrina And Rita: Natural forces turned into human catastrophes by a system based on profit The two hurricanes were such a disaster because the basic infrastructure had been left to rot. The wealthy and political elitehad spent the tax money on more "important" things, like massive tax breaks and subsidies to enrich the capitalist class, as well as their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Those who took the full brunt of the storm were the working class and poor. They got no help, food, water, medical care. They literally had to live in their own excrement. Now they are struggling to recover in waterlogged ruins, shelters and slums, with no money or aid- and the prospect of very low wage jobs or chronic joblessness. Meanwhile big companies are profiting fabulously from reconstruction contracts, more tax breaks and subsidies. New Orleans is not the exception. In southern California the Big One could be a much bigger disaster, given how bad the infrastructure is. This society is rich. Science and technology continue to develop. But only a tiny minority benefits. The capitalist class continues to enrich itself from the exploitation and oppression of the rest of society. The result is untold waste, destruction and brutality. Spark, a revolutionary socialst organization, will give a brief presentation, and then open the floor up for discussion. Everyone is welcome. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7pm UCLA, Ackerman 2412 Sponsored by POLIS

Acquisition Number: 2006-001

Copyright Status:
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