Disaster management was insufficient or non-existent; devastation disproportionately affected the poor; no provisions were made to evacuate people without vehicles or to protect those who were too sick or infirm to leave. The death toll surged past a thousand, with tens of thousands turned into the internally displaced in the richest country on the planet.
Many were warehoused in the barbaric conditions of a Texan sports arena. Amid millions of litres of water, some died of dehydration. And with so many National Guard troops overseas enforcing the
Many Americans learned for the first time that they could not rely on their various levels of their government. Others had known that for decades. One of those men was Malik Rahim, a former member of the Black Panther Party, a recent Green Party candidate for
Since its inception, the group has dispensed food, water, clothing and other basic necessities to the poorest people of