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One month since Hurricane Sandy


A month has passed since Hurricane Sandy devastated coastal and low-lying sections of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, taking the lives of more than 100 people and destroying the homes and livelihoods of tens of thousands more.

The TV cameras and reporters have long since departed. The pledges from politicians, beginning with President Obama, to do “everything in our power” to aid the storm’s victims have already been forgotten.

The brutal reality of families left to their own devices by a political and economic system that is utterly indifferent to the plight of working people emerges more clearly with each passing day.

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