colonialism

August 31, 2020
Isa Rodríguez Soto

Faced with an onslaught of disasters and the injustices of colonialism, Puerto Rican communities have bet on their own survival. Their mutual aid efforts testify to both the power of grassroots organizing and the scale of state neglect. 

August 5, 2020
Ruth Santiago, Catalina M. de Onís, and Hilda Lloréns

The struggle to transform Puerto Rico’s flawed energy grid with locally controlled alternatives is a matter of life and death.

August 29, 2019
Beatriz Llenín Figueroa

The precarious status of adjunct faculty at the University of Puerto Rico is a microcasm for the broader issues faced by the archipelago.

August 20, 2019
Jacqueline Villarrubia-Mendoza and Roberto Vélez-Vélez

Following the resignation of Gov. Rosselló, a series of people's assemblies have emerged throughout Puerto Rico to keep the conversation—and the popular movement—going.

July 18, 2019
Marisol LeBrón

The ongoing protests in Puerto Rico are not just about profane chat messages—they are a response to a broader context of violence, degradation, and exploitation.

October 2, 2017
Marisol LeBrón

How can the history of policing in Puerto Rico deepen understandings of race, class, and colonialism in Puerto Rico—and what can it tell us in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria?

September 29, 2017
Ed Morales

The Trump administration's delay in sending real aid to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria is a distasteful display of colonialist racism. But it's par for the course: our citizenship has always been second-class.

September 26, 2017
Marisol LeBrón

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island's colonial relationship with the United States

June 16, 2017
Ricardo Gabriel

What does the controversy about Oscar López Rivera’s participation in this year’s Puerto Rican Day parade tell us about Puerto Rico’s anti-colonial struggle?

March 30, 2017
George Ciccariello-Maher

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor’s From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation is a book that matters for racial justice struggles across the Americas.

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