with Chris Hedges
RT America on Nov 4, 2021
On the show, Chris Hedges discusses the legacy of the radical group the Young Lords with Professor Johanna Fernández.
Updated: July 25, 2019
by Jason Cohen
July 24, 2019
The souls of Puerto Ricans everywhere should burn with indignation as they read through the text messages by Gov. Ricardo Rossello and members of his administration written in a group chat. On July 13, the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico published 900 pages of the messages.
“But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme.
Believe that a further shore
is reachable from here.
Believe in miracles.”
— Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013, “The Cure at Troy”
THE SOCIALIST German playwright Bertolt Brecht once wrote that “famines do not simply occur; they are organized by the grain trade.”
A similar observation could be made about Puerto Rico today. Replace “famine” with “natural disaster,” and the “grain trade” with “U.S. colonialism,” and you have a succinct summation of the human disaster that is unfolding on the island today.
Sept. 11 — Scientists know it. The rash of powerful storms to hit the Caribbean and the Southern states of the U.S. in the last month was not “natural.” It was directly related to human-caused climate change and the “new normal” of warmer ocean temperatures and higher seas.
with Ralph Nader
RT America on Jan 4, 2017
On this episode of America’s Lawyer, attorney Mike Papantonio exposes Santander Bank for defrauding investors in Puerto Rico through a massive municipal bond scheme. Mike then speaks with attorney, Peter Mougey, about how Santander was able to pull off this scam and why no one was sent to prison as a result.
with Abby Martin
teleSUR English on Jun 23, 2016
Puerto Rico’s massive debt has been discussed at length in Congress and the media, all omitting the most important fact: the history of being a colonial subject for over 500 years, still owned and controlled by the United States.
Jan. 3, 2013
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The clip at the beginning of the film is from “Murdoch Mysteries” Thanks to Pat for letting me know about this.
*This week’s show is called Anarchy in Puerto Rico.
Please note that the latest video will not be available on youtube as those fuckers blocked it worldwide, due to “copyright violations”
In another life I lived in New York City and for about six of the seventeen years I spent in the Big A I was the designer of the US’s first Hispanic museum, El Museo del Barrio, situated in an enormous building, a block long and half-a-block deep, a former Boys Harbor orphanage. New York’s Hispanic community during and after this period was a powerhouse of creativity in all the artistic fields, music, fine art, photography, fashion, theatre and of course, writing. I was extremely lucky and privileged to have been a part of it.