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Hurricane Harvey Devastates Houston as Scientists Warn of the Perils of Ignoring Climate Change

TheRealNews on Aug 28, 2017

Millions face flooding as nation’s 4th largest city faces another week of rain.

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Superstorm Sandy — One Year Later + A Co-op Story: People’s Construction in Rockaway

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Occupy Sandy

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democracynow on Oct 29, 2013

democracynow.org – Today marks the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the New York region, becoming one of the most destructive storms in the nation’s history. On October 29, 2012, the hurricane blasted New York City with a record storm surge as high as 13 feet, as well as the Jersey Shore and New England, ultimately killing 159 people along the East Coast and damaging more than 650,000 homes. The storm caused $70 billion in damage across eight states. Millions were left without power in the New York region, some for weeks. We are joined by two women who have played key roles in the region’s recovery: Terri Bennett, a founder of Respond and Rebuild, one of the first groups to help low-income residents of the Rockaways rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and also focused on providing free mold remediation that eventually inspired the city’s similar program; and Jessica Roff, a founder of Restore the Rock, a nonprofit created by Sandy volunteers who met while working out of a space in the Rockaways called YANA, or You Are Never Alone, where they operated a free health clinic, legal clinic and trained and dispatched hundreds of volunteers.

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Occupy Sandy–Recovery From The Bottom Up by Peter Rugh

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by Peter Rugh
SocialistWorker.org
February 5, 2013

Occupy Wall Street's Hurricane Sandy relief drop off center at St. Jacobi's church in Sunset Park Brooklyn

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IT WAS Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, and the sound of pounding drums mingled with subway steel rattling underground, sending a hot pulse through the high-arched edifice of a humble house of worship in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. As Nina Simone sang in her blue soliloquy to the slain civil rights leader, “The king of love is dead.” But here, in St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, one could feel King’s heart beat on.

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Chris Williams: Hurricane Sandy’s Brutal Wake Up Call–Act Now or Face Catastrophe

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Southern Connecticut State University
December 4, 2012

No longer is the impact of climate change a question of if, but rather a question of when. The New York Times says storms like Sandy could become a yearly event.

Featured Speaker: Chris Williams– author, activist and professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University.

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Political Football Over Disaster Relief: Most Sandy Victims Are Left Stranded by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
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January 4, 2013

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In a shameless display of putting politics before human needs, Congress began 2013 still scrapping over a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill fully nine weeks after the disaster hit. And if the Katrina experience is any indication, the bill may not bring adequate relief to struggling and displaced homeowners even when it is finally passed.

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US Cities Struggling Post-Hurricane Sandy + D-15: Restore Power to the People

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Updated: Dec. 23, 2012

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AlJazeeraEnglish·Dec 21, 2012

Nearly two months after Hurricane Sandy entire neighbourhoods are still covered in rubble, homes are infested with mold and hundreds of families remain without water or power. What’s the biggest problem? Guests: Aria Doe, Klaus Jacob, Joel Kupferman.

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Katrina, All Over Again by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Truthdig December 3, 2012

Occupy Sandy

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Avgi Tzenis, 76, is standing in the hall of her small brick row house on Bragg Street in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. She is dressed in a bathrobe and open-toed sandals. The hall is dark and cold. It has been dark and cold since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast a month ago. Three feet of water and raw sewage flooded and wrecked her home.

“We never had this problem before,” she says. “We never had water from the sea come down like this.”

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Occupy Sandy: There Is Endless Need Out Here; Bodies Still Being Recovered

Rockaway Beach Occupy Sandy

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Interview conducted by Renée Renata Bergan.
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Occupy Sandy Recovery: YANA: You Are Not Alone — Far Rockaway Queens, NY

Far Rockaways Occupy Sandy

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Rockaway Park Community Center is where Occupy Sandy has set up one of the hubs for distributing aid to people who have been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Occupy Wall Street volunteers are running the community based effort. Continue reading

Will Superstorm Sandy Break The Silence on Climate Change?

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Nov. 2, 2012

Times Square Connect the Dots action before Hurricane Sandy

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As of Nov. 2, the toll from Hurricane Sandy, the huge storm that ravaged the Caribbean and then cut a swath from the mid-Atlantic states all the way up into Canada, is reported to be 67 people killed in the Caribbean and 95 people dead in  the U.S., including 44 in the New York City area.

Millions are still without power, and the damage is reckoned at many tens of billions of dollars. No numbers have been put on personal losses of the masses of people in terms of their homes, cars, household possessions, lost wages, lost jobs, let alone irreplaceable personal items of precious, lifetime, sentimental value.

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How the 1 Percent Conjured a Monster Storm by Chris Williams

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by Chris Williams
SocialistWorker.org
October 30, 2012

Water got pretty deep on 41st

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, examines the man-made factors contributing to the disaster of Hurricane Sandy.

“If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.

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Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: If There Was Ever A Wake-up Call, This Is It

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Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 9

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Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean where it battered Haiti and Cuba. Continue reading