Police Repress Protest in Puerto Rico as People Continue to Demand End of Contract with LUMA
Puerto Ricans are protesting constant power outages, after their electrical grid was partially privatized. They are demanding that the private electric company, LUMA, have its contract canceled. In response, they have faced repression and police brutality.
Raura DoresteAugust 29, 2022
“LUMA Out!”: Puerto Ricans Demand the Cancellation of Private Energy Company Contract
Protesters in Puerto Rico are demanding the cancellation of the contract with LUMA Energy amid seven consecutive electricity price rises and increasing blackouts.
Raura DoresteJuly 27, 2022
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 DoresteJuly 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 SacchiFebruary 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.
Samuel KarlinOctober 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