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

By Richard Stone, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]

How The Vietnam War Prepared Puerto Ricans To Confront Crisis

By Michael Stewart Foley, -

By Michael Stewart Foley for Waging Nonviolence - This week, as Puerto Ricans feel once again like a White House afterthought, it is hard not to conclude that Puerto Rico matters to Washington [...]

America Not Immune From Chaos

By Ann Wright, -

By Ann Wright for Consortium News - “Exceptional” America views itself as largely immune from devastating storms and the violence that infect much of the world, but recent weeks show that there [...]

Puerto Rico Needs More Hurricane Relief Now

By Mark Weisbrot, -

By Mark Weisbrot for Buzz Feed News - More than 40 percent of Puerto Rico is without clean water, and the vast majority has no electricity. Many hospitals and operating rooms are not functioning, [...]

Stand With Puerto Rico — Not The Banks

By Wenonah Hauter, -

By Wenonah Hauter for Food and Water Watch - It’s been one week since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and nearly half of Puerto Ricans now lack access to safe drinking water and much of the [...]

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