After Typhoon Haiyan: The true face of the capitalist state
Date Written: 11/11/2013
Year Published: 2013
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15293
In times of disaster, the capitalist state shows its true face. In the Philippines, in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, thousands are dead, bodies lie uncollected in the streets, tens of thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed, and survivors are without food, water, shelter, medical care, or essential supplies. Meanwhile the police and the military are guarding stores "to prevent people from hauling off food, water" and other supplies.