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The Fight for Abortion Under Puerto Rico’s Colonial Regime

Decisions over reproductive, LGBTQ+, and other human rights are under attack by the fundamentalist right wing in Puerto Rico. On top of that, the Fiscal Control Board increases austerity measures in health services, deepening inequity and the inaccessibility of essential rights and services.

Raura Doreste

July 5, 2022

“The People before the Debt!”: Thousands Demonstrate against Austerity in Puerto Rico

Teachers, health care workers, and other public sector workers came out in large numbers to protest against the government’s austerity plans and for better working conditions.

Diego Sacchi

February 19, 2022

Protests Erupt in Puerto Rico to Fight a Worsening Energy Crisis

San Juan residents are taking to the streets in response to massive power shortages exacerbated by a private electrical company, U.S. colonial policies, and a worsening climate crisis. Workers and environmental activists in the United States should show solidarity.

Sam Carliner

October 17, 2021

Puerto Rican Unions to Hold Biggest National Strike since 2019

Today in Puerto Rico, workers and activists are calling for a national strike and mobilizations in response to the privatization of Puerto Rico’s electric grid under the U.S. and Canadian company LUMA Energy.

Maryam Alaniz

June 3, 2021

Puerto Rico is Crumbling. The U.S. is Responsible

Puerto Rico has been ravaged by a series of natural disasters since 2017. Though it is a U.S. “territory,” the U.S. government has failed to provide adequate aid or assistance. U.S. colonialism---combined with natural disasters that are frequently the byproduct of capitalist-created climate change---have mired Puerto Rico in a permanent state of disaster.

Carmin Maffea

January 27, 2020

A Revolutionary Perspective for Puerto Rico

The resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló marked a victory for Puerto Rico’s popular uprising. Yet the Fiscal Control Board and the colonial regime remain. How can the island throw off the yoke of U.S. imperialism? What role could a Constituent Assembly play?

Jimena Vergara

August 3, 2019

Forget the Mueller Report: Puerto Ricans Show Us How to Fight Trump

After 12 days of the largest mobilizations that Puerto Rico has ever seen, Governor Ricky Rosselló resigned last night. The same day, Robert Mueller’s testimony in congress was a big dud. If we want to beat Trump, more strikes, fewer hearings.

Tatiana Cozzarelli

July 25, 2019

Nine Theses on the Puerto Rican Mass Strike

A million people in Puerto Rico toppled their governor with protests and strikes. But the U.S. socialist left was underprepared to fulfill its internationalist duties. The Summer Socialist Discussion Circle (SSDC) from New Orleans presents theses for a balance sheet. 

Cancel Puerto Rico’s Debt Now!

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets and forced the governor to resign. But this isn’t about one politician. This is a product of the colonial debt regime imposed on the island.

Francesca Gomes

July 25, 2019