Topic: Puerto Rico

  • Striking for schools and for Puerto Rico

    Backers of an education measure in Puerto Rico claim it is about reform, but it's striking how little it has to do with true reform.

  • Puerto Rico teachers will strike for their schools

    A one-day walkout by educators in Puerto Rico this Monday is a cry of protest against legislation that will devastate public schools.

  • La doctrina del trauma en PR

    Tras los huracanes, la crisis puertorriqueña ha alcanzado niveles catastróficos, pero la crisis no es nueva ni fue provocada por los huracanes.

  • Charter schools and the future of Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's plan for charter schools shows how his government is dancing to the tune of education policies sung in Washington.

  • Puerto Rico faces a "trauma doctrine"

    From Wall Street to the federal government, neoliberal vultures are circling over Puerto Rico, which remains in desperate need.

  • Don't privatize Puerto Rico's electric power

    Socialists in Puerto Rico respond to Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's announced plans to privatize the island's electric utility.

  • The crisis before the crisis in Puerto Rico

    When a UN official investigating poverty toured the U.S., a scholar had this to say about the dire conditions in Puerto Rico.

  • Puerto Rico teachers fight to reopen schools

    The president of a Puerto Rico teachers' union explains how educators are protecting schools in the aftermath of the hurricane.

  • Corporate profiteers plunder Puerto Rico

    The misery of the many is the basis of the privilege of the few in Puerto Rico with reconstruction efforts that put business interests first.

  • Survival on the island of the portable generator

    A socialist in Puerto Rico describes daily life after Maria--on an island that has become completely reliant on portable generators for electricity.

  • We saw Puerto Rico's struggle to survive

    Two SW contributors who traveled to Puerto Rico describe a society that was failed by the powerful--but whose people are trying to reknit its social fabric.

  • How corporate thieves prey on Puerto Rico

    Rather than prioritize Puerto Rico's urgent needs, U.S. political and business elites are continuing their project of extracting the maximum profit.

  • An unnatural disaster hits Puerto Rico's schools

    Two SW contributors write from Puerto Rico about the devastation of schools by the hurricane--and the danger of privatization that still threatens them.

  • Boston protesters call out a hedge fund vulture

    A picket at the headquarters of the Baupost Group exposed how hedge funds are preying on Puerto Rico in its time of need.

  • Abolid la deuda borinqueña

    No espere oír a Donald Trump decir nada más acerca de cancelar la asfixiante deuda de Puerto Rico, pero el hecho es simple: la justicia lo exige.

  • A letter from Puerto Rico one month after María

    Two members of the Working People's Party appeal for a united struggle for justice throughout the U.S. and on the island.

  • Puerto Rico's disaster was years in the making

    From hospitals to the power grid, every part of Puerto Rico's infrastructure impacted by Maria was gutted years earlier by capitalism.

  • Trump's malign neglect of Puerto Rico

    Puerto Ricans will suffer and die needlessly because of the abject failure of the world's most powerful government to provide disaster relief.

  • Turning the tables on a Trump fundraiser

    Activists in Greensboro, North Carolina, used a Trump fundraising visit to build a protest and relief efforts for Puerto Rico.

  • Abolish the debt that is drowning Puerto Rico

    Don't expect Donald Trump to say any more about canceling Puerto Rico's punishing debt--but the simple fact is that justice demands exactly that.

  • Borinquén, deuda y tormenta

    Puerto Rico comienza su recuperación después de dos huracanes, pero el desastre ha sido exacerbado por décadas de dominación colonial.

  • Coming together to overcome FEMA failures

    Giving the lie to Trump's racist rants, people in Puerto Rico are organizing themselves after being failed by the federal government.

  • Puerto Rico needs aid, not an occupation

    As most Puerto Ricans go without relief following Hurricane Maria, calls for the U.S. military to step up relief efforts could make matters worse.

  • Puerto Rico is facing an historic crisis

    Two Puerto Rican artists and activists based in the U.S. describe the harrowing conditions for friends and family back home.

  • Adding ignorant insult to Puerto Rico's injuries

    On top of powerful hurricanes and a society degraded by austerity, Puerto Ricans shouldn't have to endure the racist rants of the Twitterer-in-Chief.