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 CarlinerOctober 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 AlanizJune 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 MaffeaJanuary 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 VergaraAugust 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 CozzarelliJuly 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.
Summer Socialist Discussion CircleJuly 25, 2019
Popular Uprising and the Fight for Independence in Puerto Rico
The massive protests that have rocked Puerto Rico are about more than Governor Rosselló. They are the product of a rising anger against decades of colonial rule and neoliberal disorder.
Francisco J. Fortuño BernierJuly 24, 2019
Hurricane Maria Death Count over 5,000–not 64, New Study Finds
A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine estimates the number of deaths caused directly or indirectly by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico at over five thousand.
Juan CMay 30, 2018