Tags: disaster preparedness

Persistent disasters

It is not by accident or a matter of racial superiority that rich countries have the technologies for disaster preparedness and management such as early warning signs, sturdy infrastructures. The resources at their disposal are proof of unequal development of nations as a direct result of imperialist plunder of resources and exploitation of cheap labor in the Global South by the Global North’s oligarchy. Imperialist plunder accounts for the stark differences in welfare, well-being and chances of survival people in this political-economic and spatial divide under global capitalism.

Press Release August 9, 2012 The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today expressed its deepest sympathies to the hundreds of thousands of victims of the floods that inundated wide swathes of the National Capital Region and residential and commercial areas and agricultural lands in Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog and caused grave hardships to…