A Union Worker’s Perspective From Puerto Rico

by Walberto Rolón, published on Workers World, November 12, 2021 I began lineman training in 1989 – a chance that for many of Puerto Rico’s youth is nigh impossible unless you are favored by some political faction. [Puerto Rico’s main union for electrical workers is UTIER, the Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (Electrical Industry and Irrigation[…]

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Puerto Ricans Resist Austerity Measures and Corporate Corruption

By Monica Cruz, published on Peoples Dispatch, October 20, 2021 On October 15, protestors shut down Puerto Rico’s Highway 18 in the capital San Juan chanting “Fuera Luma!”, our “Out Luma”, demanding an end to the government contract with the private energy company, Luma Energy. Their cries were echoed at protests on the same day in New York City, Miami and Philadelphia.[…]

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Puerto Ricans Protest Undistributed 2017 Supplies Unearthed by 2020 Quakes

By Betsey Piette posted on Workers World, January 29, 2020 Still grappling with the aftermath of devastating earthquakes, Puerto Ricans reacted with protests when they learned Jan. 19 that massive amounts of vital material aid have been warehoused since 2017. The aid arrived after two major hurricanes struck the Puerto Rican archipelago that year. The donated aid included generators, emergency[…]

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Puerto Rico: Three Years for History

By José E. Rivera Santana, published on Resumen, January 9, 2020 This comprehensive article on contemporary Puerto Rico was written just before a devastating 6.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico on January 7 knocking out power to a half-million people and leaving thousands homeless. Trump, however, didn’t even blink as he pushed more resources and military personal towards war against Iran.[…]

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Puerto Rico Rises Up

by Jason Cohen, published on Workers World, July 23, 2019 The souls of Puerto Ricans everywhere should burn with indignation as they read through the text messages by Gov. Ricardo Rossello and members of his administration written in a group chat. On July 13, the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico published 900 pages of the messages. The contents[…]

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Puerto Rico Tribunal Verdict: U.S. Is Guilty Of Crimes Against Humanity

Image: Header from Puerto Rico Tribunal Facebook Page Editor’s note:  This post is composed of information from the Puerto Rico Tribunal Facebook Page, from information circulated by the Black Alliance for Peace, and from posts on The International Action Center ( IAC) website (prologue) and Popular Resistance Newsletter (followup). The following is a summary of the indictment prepared by Agusto[…]

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