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 [...]

Rosselló’s Gone, But Puerto Rico’s Fight Against Police Repression Continues

By Marisol LeBrón and Mari Mari Narváez, Truthout.org -

On Monday night, protesters were gathered outside of the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, as they had been for more than a week, in order to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo [...]

The Puerto Rican People And Their Combative Spirit

By Carlos Aznarez, Resumen-english.org -

Current events in Puerto Rico are clear evidence that when people are challenged beyond the limits of their patience they just explode, leading to the possibility of unpredictable consequences. [...]

Colonialism Is What’s Wrong With Puerto Rico

By Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford, Blackagendareport.com -

Progressive Puerto Ricans hope the mass protests that have rocked the colonized island will result in more than just the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosello, said Daniel Vila, a veteran New [...]

Puerto Ricans’ Revolt Is Deeper Than The Governor’s Chats

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Puerto Ricans have suffered over the past several years from deep debt, a faltering economy and the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Struggling to hold on, the final straw came when hundreds of [...]

‘The People Have Spoken’: Estimated 400,000 Puerto Ricans Flood Streets To Demand Rosselló Resign Immediately

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams.org -

Hours after Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resisted calls to step down over messages mocking victims of Hurricane Maria and attacking fellow politicians with misogynistic slurs, an estimated 400,000 [...]