Wednesday December 13, 2017
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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 Brad Sigal | Utuado, Puerto Rico | 10/22/17
On Oct. 21, a large volunteer work brigade of over 50 people went to Utuado, 65 miles west of San Juan near the middle of the island. They did basic post-hurricane relief work that still hasn't been done by the U.S. government or any other official body a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico.
BY staff | San Juan, Puerto Rico | 10/21/17
On Oct. 20, one month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the secretary of AFSCME Local 3800, Brad Sigal, was in San Juan to bring a donation of money and medicines to the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR, the union's initials in Spanish).
BY Freedom Road Socialist Organization | Puerto Rico | 10/07/17
Freedom Road Socialist Organization condemns Trump’s criminal response towards a struggling Puerto Rico, which was ravaged over two weeks ago by Hurricane Maria.
BY Meredith Aby-Keirstead | Minneapolis, MN | 10/04/17
Puerto Ricans in Minnesota whose families are suffering on the island after Hurricane Maria organized rally on Oct. 4 to demand immediate and sufficient aid to relieve and rebuild Puerto Rico.
BY staff | New York, New York | 10/04/17
Over 47 groups have signed on to the Oct. 7 day of action against U.S. imperialism.
BY Fight Back! Editors | Puerto Rico | 7/04/15
The debt should be eliminated. The Jones Act must be repealed. Ultimately, what Puerto Rico needs is independence - so that the their country is in their hands, not the hands of Wall Street hedge funds and their politicians in Washington, D.C.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 8/21/12
In a surprise to many observers, on August 19 Puerto Ricans resoundingly voted “no” on two proposed constitutional amendments that had been championed by conservative Governor Luis Fortuño of the New Progressive Party.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 8/08/12
On July 30, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño signed a highly controversial and sweeping new penal code into law that includes sharp restrictions on a broad range of civil liberties and rights. It’s slated to go into effect on September 1. A week after Fortuño signed it, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit to stop the new law, calling it unconstitutional.
BY Brad Sigal | Puerto Rico | 7/10/12
On June 30 the Puerto Rican legislature approved a new Penal Code that includes sharp restrictions on a broad range of civil liberties and rights.
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