Warring visions have now erupted over the energy and economic futures of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Will the islands become a cutting-edge green-powered solartopia for the benefit of their long-time residents? Or a fossil-fueled robber baron playground like Hong Kong or Singapore, set to operate for the profit of outside corporate investors?
Much of Puerto Rico still has no power, people are not able to work, students cannot return to school, too many are forced to rely on contaminated drinking water. Under the banner of a “just recovery” for Puerto Rico, thousands have come together to design a bold and holistic plan for the island to be rebuilt as a beacon for a safe, resilient, and thriving society in the era of accelerating climate chaos, spiraling economic inequality, and rising white nationalism.
Tidbits - October 26, 2017 - Reader Comments: Superstorm Sandy - March for Climate Action Now; Institutions Financing White Nationalism; Che Guevara; Balfour Declaration; Harvey Weinstein; Indonesian Slaughter; announcements; and more...
Reader Comments: 5th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy - March for Climate Action Now; I Hate When They Say "He gave his life for his country" - Admiral Gene Larocque; Che Guevara; Harvey Weinstein’s Crimes; Women and the GOP; Solidarity with Striking Workers at Charter/Spectrum; SOA Watch Border Encuentro; and more ...
San Francisco Examiner
The West Coast's historically unprecedented drought was followed by historically unprecedented fires. The South and the Caribbean are being ravaged by historically unprecedented hurricanes. It's either God's wrath for squandering a perfectly good planet, or our own squandering a perfectly good planet - and it's becoming uninhabitable. We need a People's Fire Recovery Plan, a "disaster socialism" to answer disaster capitalism.
Presidential action needed when 3.4 million Americans are living without electricity, 40% of them without potable water, and hundreds of thousands without shelter. When some 80% of its agricultural crops were wiped out. This is an apocalyptic scenario. We can't even know what is going on very much because there is no wifi most places. Some entire towns haven't been heard from! But this President tweets about football players who protest racism.
Tidbits - September 21, 2017 - Reader Comments: Single Payer; World Citizenship; Puerto Rico is Getting Squeezed, and that was Before Hurricane Maria; Confederate Statutes and the Myth of Robert E. Lee; Resources; Announcements; and more ...
Hurricane Irma struck last week. Now, the people of Florida, of the Caribbean, of Cuba, they need your help and solidarity. Here are ways you can help rebuild Florida, help the frontline and people of color communities, help the Immokalee Farmworkers, who were amongst the hardest hit, and the poorest; and how you can help the Cuban people, whose doctors are out there helping others in the Caribbean. Please do what you can.
Union of Concerned Scientists