Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: Puerto Rico

Bernie and AOC urge Trump to stop delaying disaster relief aid...

“Let us be clear: Postponing the disbursement of this vital assistance any longer—in the face of the humanitarian needs of Puerto Rico—is simply shameful.”

Puerto Rico earthquake worst in more than 100 years

“The people of Puerto Rico are foremost in our minds."

People power manifests in Puerto Rico but can it last?

Over the past few weeks, Puerto Rico has seen a massive uprising that is estimated to have brought about one-third of the U.S. Commonwealth’s people to the...

AOC and Bernie urge Senate to provide safer military cleanup for...

“After decades of bombing exercises by our military resulted in severe harm to Vieques, we owe it to our fellow U.S. citizens on the island to clean up after ourselves in a safe, responsible way.”

Two colonies doomed to 2nd-class status and remote central government control

Two photos speak volumes about the striking similarity between Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, one an island and peninsular former colony of...

Congress, White House move disaster relief for Puerto Rico, US States...

"Millions of Americans are suffering and this disaster relief plan is urgently needed."

Puerto Rico faces a flood of fracked gas in wake of...

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster.

Sens. Sanders and Warren call for investigation into FEMA waste and...

“We remain very concerned by reports that FEMA has awarded multi-million dollar contracts for hurricane-related aid to multiple unqualified companies.”

Naomi Klein: A year after Hurricane Maria, there is nothing natural...

Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.

Progressive Briefing for Monday, September 17

U.S. Border Patrol supervisor confesses to executing four women, FEMA blames hurricane deaths on spousal abuse, Kavanaugh accused of assault, and more.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.