Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tag: Puerto Rico

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.

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 14

15 groups account for nearly all dark money, Trump claim Democrats rigged hurricane death toll, Bezos commits fraction of $163B fortune to help homeless, and more.

22 Democratic lawmakers demand answers from FEMA and HHS on updated...

Twenty-two legislators recently demanded answers regarding Hurricane Maria’s updated fatality count, which is nearly 50 times higher than previous official estimates.

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Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate to visit the Comanche Nation in over...

"The pain, the lies, and the broken treaties that have fallen upon the American Indian people has got to end."

Demand A/C in all postal trucks

Sign now and demand all mail carriers provide A/C to all delivery vehicles.

Moral injury and America’s endless conflicts

Moral injury is not a recognized psychiatric diagnosis. Yet the concept began to take root among mental health specialists.

Congressman pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

“This is not a case about mismanagement, or sloppy accounting, or ‘mistakes,' Duncan Hunter intentionally took money that did not belong to him and used it for his own benefit.”

If factory farm conditions are unhealthy for animals, they’re bad for people too

Lack of governmental oversight of factory farms has created a public health crisis of antibiotic-resistance diseases in people.