Wednesday November 21, 2018
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BY staff | New York, NY | 10/29/18
Over 150 people gathered at the Holyrood Church in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City on October 27 for the International Peoples Tribunal on U.S. Colonial Crimes in Puerto Rico.
BY staff | United States | 9/20/18
Fight Back! interviewed Jose “Cha Cha” Jimenez, the founder of the Young Lords.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 5/31/18
The impossibly low official death count of just 64 people killed from Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico last September has now been shown to be a politically manipulated fabrication.
BY Brad Sigal | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 5/03/18
On May 1, police in Puerto Rico responded to tens of thousands of people marching against austerity with serious repression including tear gas, pepper spray and arrests.
BY Brad Sigal | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 4/30/18
On April 27, police pepper sprayed teachers in a protest led by the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR) outside the Department of Education.
BY Brad Sigal | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 3/16/18
The Puerto Rican Teachers Federation and allied teachers’ organizations in the Broad Front in Defense of Public Education (FADEP) have called a national teachers’ strike in Puerto Rico for March 19.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 11/09/17
In an escalation in their fight to stop the government from closing or privatizing public schools in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation occupied Education Secretary Julia Keleher’s office Nov. 7 in an act of civil disobedience.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 10/30/17
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR, for their initials in Spanish) has been warning for weeks that Department of Education Secretary Julia Keleher was going to use the crisis as an opportunity to try to close hundreds of Puerto Rico’s public schools.
BY staff | Puerto Rico | 10/29/17
As of Oct. 25, the Puerto Rican government’s official death count from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico still stands at 51. Many people have been puzzled by this impossibly low, reality-defying number since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico over a month ago, on Sept. 20.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/27/17
Eulalia "Laly" Centeno talks about the danger of the government using the crisis of Hurricane Maria to impose massive school closings and privatize public education in Puerto Rico - as they’ve tried to do for years but have not been able to because of resistance from teachers and the community.
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