Part of what made the episode so bracing was this combination of serious material — the way holidays announce whose history is important — and biting jokes that would have no place in your ordinary Let's Learn A Leson episode of TV.
Even before Hurricane Maria, the “colonial and undemocratic” federal board managing Puerto Rico’s debt was forced to consider 79% debt forgiveness. Today as demands grow for full debt cancellation and a massive relief package, the vulture bondholders want just the opposite. They want to oust the oversight board for even considering debt relief, and they want tax breaks for multinationals in Puerto Rico and the “militarization of the island” to “maintain law and order.”
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It's not the Old South. The mayors of the largest cities in Mississippi and Alabama have now won on anti-establishment to downright radical platforms. In November, Vincent Fort will try to make in three in a row in Atlanta.
Puerto Rico has been hit by a triple disaster - Hurricane Maria; outrageous debt owed to vulture hedge funds; racist, colonial indifference by the Trump Administration. Puerto Ricans - on the island, and in the U.S. have called for the lifting of the Jones Act, as it applies to Puerto Rico; canceling the debt; and abolishing PROMESA. Yesterday a solidarity flight of medical and emergency organized by AFL-CIO unions brought needed supplies and aid workers to the island.
We can't be silent in the face of racism anymore. "It needs to be white Americans who stand up in solidarity and say this isn't right," country music singer Meghan Linsey took a knee with her guitarist Tyler Cain, Sept. 24 at the Titans-Seahawks NFL game.