A “military bourgeoisie” has used the country’s complex set of conflicts-within-conflicts for career advancement, financing their private wars through kidnapping, the taxation of commodities and movement of people, poaching, and protection rackets.
Throughout the 20th century, US corporations have staked out Central America for fruit and coffee growing, metal mining and logging, and water for beverage processing – all at the expense of indigenous land and environmental rights.
Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation after days of mass street protests in the US territory, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets of San Juan and other cities.
Vieques is a small Puerto Rican island with some 9,000 inhabitants. For six decades, Vieques served as a bombing range, military training site, and storage depot for the US Navy, until its residents rescued their homeland from the grip of militarism
I am concerned that the Green New Deal could exacerbate what scholars like sociologist Doreen Martinez call climate colonialism – the domination of less powerful countries and peoples through initiatives meant to slow the pace of global warming.