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Puerto Rico: ‘I Know There’s a Path’

Alexandra Tempus The Progressive
Since unabashedly calling out President Donald Trump over his disastrous response to Puerto Rico's suffering after two massive hurricanes, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has pushed for a transformation that returns autonomy to the island’s people.

Hedge Funds Win, Puerto Ricans Lose

Abner Dennis, Kevin Connor American Prospect
A federal court this week approved a plan that will grant predatory vulture funds a huge payday while consigning the island's citizens to 40 years of high sales taxes.

Tidbits - Nov. 1, 2018 - Reader Comments: Migrant Caravan-Sanctuary Support; Nuclear Arms; American Support for Fascism; Class Consciousness; Sen. Warren Only Claims Tribal Ancestry; Jewish Vote: #WeAreHere to #EndWhiteNationalism; more...

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Reader Comments: Migrant Caravan-Sanctuary Support; Nuclear Arms Treaty; American Support for Fascism; Class Consciousness; Eastern Band Cherokee Indians: Sen. Warren Only Claims Tribal Ancestry; Jewish Vote: #WeAreHere to #EndWhiteNationalism; more

Puerto Ricans Want a Clean and Just Energy Future

Nithin Coca Equal Times
Private US and global ‘clean energy’ companies coming to the island, pose the danger of "green colonialism." Puerto Rico – dependent on imported fossil fuels and faraway corporations -- needs instead locally produced and controlled renewables.

Puerto Rico Has Not Recovered From Hurricane Maria

Lauren Lluveras The Conversation
To say that the island of 3.3 million has not yet recovered – from the damage or the trauma – is an understatement. One year after Maria, nearly every pillar of Puerto Rican society remains devastated.
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