Epidemic in Yemen devastates workers

With more than 13,000 people having been killed already, and with over 5,000 new cases of cholera a day being reported, working class communities in Yemen are facing a growing catastrophe. This unprecedented cholera epidemic is the result of a brutal war that has devastated the country and destroyed the popular democratic forces that first challenged the status quo as part of the Arab Spring. This war is also part of the continuing and ongoing counter-revolutions that have destroyed other popular uprisings in the region, like in Syria. Various regional powers are now themselves engaged in a deadly competition for the spoils of war. As always, workers are the first losers of this rivalry between capitalist powers.