2019 Latin America In Review: Year Of The Revolt of the Dispossessed

A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio [...]

Protesters Call For Removal Of MoMA Trustee Linked To Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

By Zachary Small, Theartnewspaper.com -

The newly expanded Museum of Modern Art in New York has yet to officially reopen to the public—and already finds itself under siege. Dozens of protesters plan to crash its opening preview party [...]

Puerto Rico’s “Redevelopment” Plan Is Displacing Low-Income Residents

By Erin Sheridan, Truthout.org -

We would need three years to tell the story, being optimistic,” says Mirta Colón Pellecier, sitting in the doorway of her Section 8 apartment on a hot afternoon in March. A light breeze flows [...]

Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising Again In Latin America

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International [...]

Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift From Protest To Proposal

By Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza and Roberto Vélez-Vélez, NACLA -

Puerto Ricans now explore the breadth of these challenges with the formation of people’s assemblies. Assemblies began in August in different parts of the island, from Ponce, Mayaguez, Lares, and [...]

Puerto Rico’s Crisis Is Not Only Puerto Rican

By Jesus Arboleya Cervera, Progreso Weekly -

In the rush to replace disgraced and discredited Governor Ricardo Rossello a  astruggle broke out questioning the appointment of Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement and on August 7 the Puerto Rico [...]

A Former Coal Lobbyist Is Puerto Rico’s New Governor…For Now

By Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist.org -

Puerto Rico has a new governor, former coal lobbyist Pedro Pierluisi — and he didn’t even make it through the weekend before facing the first legal challenge to his leadership. On Sunday, the [...]

Teachers’ Role In The Puerto Rico Uprising

By Jeff Bryant, Independent Media Institute. -

As Americans lament the current sorry state of democracy in Washington, D.C., government by the will of the people was very much alive recently in Puerto Rico, where a prolonged general strike [...]

The CEOs Destroying The Planet + Puerto Rico Protests Just Getting Started

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

The destruction of our planet for profit is deeply personal – so why shouldn't we treat it that way when it comes to the people perpetuating that destruction? Next up, from the streets of Puerto [...]

Leading Puerto Rican Activists Celebrate Governor’s Resignation, Talk Next Steps

By Matt Meyer, Wagingnonviolence.org -

By all accounts, the shutdown of Puerto Rico’s industries, schools, government and business-as-usual on Monday was an unexpected show of popular sentiment against ruling Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. It [...]

Notes From A Caribbean Colony In Turmoil

By Manuel Otero, Counterpunch.org -

From what I gather from the US press coverage, the recent events here have been portrayed as something close to a popular insurrection that got rid of an arrogant, inept and corrupt colonial [...]

Wall Street Demands “Discipline” As Protests Continue In Puerto Rico

By Eric Johnson, Wsws.org -

Hours after Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s early Thursday morning announcement that he will resign on August 2nd, thousands demonstrated in downtown San Juan demanding the resignation [...]

End Colonialism, Support Self-Determination, Correct Historical Wrongs

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance -

The results of centuries of US empire, which began with Manifest Destiny that crossed the North American continent and grew into a global empire, are coming home to roost in Puerto Rico and [...]

Protests In Puerto Rico Are About Life And Death

By Merisol LeBrón, NACLA. -

Police donning anti-riot gear—many with their names and badge numbers covered—used teargas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and batons to dislodge protesters from the streets surrounding the Puerto [...]

Rosselló Is Gone, Now “La Junta” Must Go! — Interview With Eduardo Rosario

By Staff, Socialistorganizer.com -

You cannot divorce the Rosselló administration from the reality of the colonial relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States, a relationship best exemplified by the austerity measures [...]