Hidden Employment Stats & Puerto Rico’s Ongoing Disaster

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Next up, unemployment rates may be going down but what does that actually mean? Hint: no, our economy is not doing well. And neither are the soon-to-be-homeless elderly of Louisiana – because you [...]

Media Ignoring Puerto Rico’s ‘Shock Doctrine’ Makeover

By Reed Richardson, Fair.org -

Nearly five months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, more than a hundred thousand US citizens there still lack clean drinking water, and almost one-third of the island has no reliable [...]

Puerto Rico Pt 1: Disaster Is The Colony, FEMA Is The Problem + Aid On The Ground

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com   -

This week on Act Out! A special two part episode all on Puerto Rico. In part one, we look at the disasters before the hurricanes that made the disaster afterwards inevitable. Puerto Rico’s [...]

Orgs Call On FEMA To Address Critical Housing Needs Of Disaster-Impacted Families

By Staff, Nlihc.org -

Washington DC – More than 250 national, state, and local organizations called on FEMA to implement proven disaster-recovery housing solutions like the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) [...]

Cuba: 100-Year Plan To Protect Itself From Climate Change

By Richard Stone, Sciencemag.org -

On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana only a [...]

2017: $306 Billion In Damages From Climate-Linked Disasters

By Alexander C. Kaufman, Huffingtonpost.com -

The nation’s third-hottest year on record is now officially its costliest for billion-dollar natural disasters.  Sixteen major climate- and weather-related catastrophes caused a record $306.2 [...]

Puerto Ricans Brace For Another Disaster: Foreclosures

By David Dayen, Theintercept.com -

The foreclosure horrors add to Puerto Rico’s Dickensian experience of late. Close to 35 percent of the island remains without power after Hurricane Maria, with full restoration not expected until [...]

5 Years After Sandy, Millions Remain Vulnerable

By Philip Guelpa, wsws.org -

By Philip Guelpa for WSWS - October 29 marked the five-year anniversary of landfall by the hurricane known as Superstorm Sandy on the New York/New Jersey coast. The storm resulted in at least 182 [...]

A People’s Recovery: Radical Organizing In Post-Maria Puerto Rico

By Juan Carlos Davila, www.indypendent.org -

By Juan Carlos Davila for The Indypendent - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — After Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, most telecommunications services collapsed, particularly cell [...]

Solidarity In Action: Puerto Rico Relief Efforts Underway

By Leninz Nadal, www.indypendent.org -

By Leninz Nadal for The Indypendent - I grew up in the Lower East Side as a Nuyorican, and this has been a really emotional experience. My extended family lives in the municipalities of Loíza and [...]

Texas City: No Harvey Relief If Applicants Boycott Israel

By Emma Fiala, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Emma Fiala for Mint Press News - DICKINSON, TX — The town of Dickinson, Texas is home to just over 20,000 people, an annual crawfish festival, and one of the most absurd requirements for [...]

Repression Of Mutual Aid In Puerto Rico

By Staff, www.mutualaiddisasterrelief.org -

By Staff of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief - Several police vehicles, an armored tactical vehicle, and law enforcement personnel including swat team pointed their guns at relief workers while [...]

The Big Picture: 3 Toxic Crises Boiling Over In Florida

By Dipika Kadaba, www.therevelator.org -

By Dipika Kadaba for The Revelator - A difficult hurricane season unearths issues ranging from cancer hotspots to deadly bacteria. Ah, Florida — home to famous natural landscapes and amazing [...]

A Tale Of Two Islands

By Vijay Prashad, www.frontline.in -

By Vijay Prashad of Frontline - HURRICANES DEVELOP IN THE ATLANTIC Ocean and move across the cold water towards the warmer sea of the Caribbean. All that energy journeys, picking up steam, [...]

More Trouble Ahead: Puerto Rico’s Impending Medicaid Crisis

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston, www.cepr.net -

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston for CEPR - Already in the midst of a fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery from Hurricane Maria, a devastating storm it was ill-equipped to [...]

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