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 [...]

Police Unleash ‘Brutal Attacks’ On Austerity Protesters In Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Police in Puerto Rico deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to shut down May Day protests as thousands of people took to the streets of the U.S. territory, which is still battling the [...]

From 1937 To 2018: The Militarized Suppression Of Protest In Puerto Rico

By Jorge Juan Rodríguez V, Jjrodriguezv.com -

As I look on at my beautiful Puerto Rico and see the people rising against colonialism and economic tyranny only to be beaten and illegally searched and arrested by a militarized police, I keep [...]

Amid School Closures, Puerto Rico’s Teachers Fight Privatization

By Emily Wells, Truthdig.com -

Puerto Rico’s Department of Education announced Thursday it will close 283 schools this summer after a sharp drop in enrollment, thought to be partly a result of displacement of families after [...]

Six Months After Hurricane, Puerto Ricans Are Still Without Light

By EL Jennings-Maldonado, We Act Radio. -

Yabucoa is a municipality located in the southeastern part of Puerto Rico. On Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at 2 AM, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Now, six months later, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Disaster-In-Chief’ Trump Was ‘Disrespectful’ To Puerto Rico

By Justin Baragona, Mediaite.com -

A hundred days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, there are still huge swaths of the island without power. The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the territory won’t be at 100% [...]

Puerto Fears School Privatization After Hurricane

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen, www.theintercept.com -

By Aída Chávez and Rachel M. Cohen for the Intercept. As Hurricane Maria departed Puerto Rico, leaving utter ruin in its wake, one community in Vieques picked itself out of the wreckage by [...]

Puerto Rican Teachers Occupy Education Secretary’s Office

By Staff, www.fightbacknews.org -

By Fight Back News. San Juan, Puerto Rico - In an escalation in their fight to stop the government from closing or privatizing public schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican [...]

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 [...]

Newsletter – Mobilize For System Change

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Decades of neo-liberal economic policies in the United States and debt, which is required by the bottom 90% to survive, have fanned political unrest and the [...]

How To Erase Puerto Rico’s Debt Without Hurting Mom And Pop

By Ellen Brown, www.ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt. During his visit to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump shocked the bond market when he told Geraldo Rivera of Fox News that he was going to [...]

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