Puerto Rico

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.

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?

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.

Outpouring of Rage Hits Streets of Puerto Rico

Facing down tear gas and police, thousands of people took to the streets for three consecutive days in Puerto Rico, demanding the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rossello. 

Disaster Colonialism in Puerto Rico

More than seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are still reeling — not only from the power outages and water shortages caused by the storm but also from the ruthless austerity measures imposed the U.S. Government. However, the people of the island are beginning to organize, fight back and determine their vision for a new Puerto Rico.