As the World Burns, the Powerful Go on Holiday 

Like so many these past few days, I have been stunned by the devastation across Australia. The photographs and videos of the fires sweeping through the countryside and surrounding towns and even the city of Sydney show a nation literally on fire. Terrified people clung to the bottoms of boat docks, neck deep in water More

Source: As the World Burns, the Powerful Go on Holiday – CounterPunch.org