By Judith Mirkinson on July 3, 2018
Puerto Rican communities left to rebuild on their own
Disaster capitalism? Shock Doctrine? Whatever you want to call it, these terms are used to describe what has happened to countries hit hard by natural disasters. For Haiti, it was the 2010 earthquake. For Puerto Rico, it’s the recent 2017 mega-hurricane Maria. It’s just the latest for countries colonized and neo-colonized for decades.
By Gilberto Lopez y Rivas on July 6, 2018
Photo: Bill Hackwell
Undoubtedly there is a historical moment in contemporary Mexico going on, because for the first time in many decades the popular will expressed in the ballot box was respected; State fraud was not imposed, nor the fall of the system, nor the cynical “whatever happened” of Felipe Calderón. This is a transcendent conquest of the Mexican people that, without diminishing or underestimating it, need to be analyzed from the view of critical thinking and the struggle of the native peoples in defense of their territories, mother earth and life.