October 2016

Workers, Revolution is on the agenda!

By Political Commission  PCPR The working class in Puerto Rico and internationally is the motive force of society.  We are a majority of wage laborers that is oppressed, abused and exploited by a minority, the capitalist class.  As we become conscious of this reality and the necessity of recognizing who oppresses us as well organizing, we will take the first steps to ...

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The workers don’t lie: The energy outage is privatization

By Ramón The breakdown at the Aguirre power plant on September 21st provoked the energy collapse of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) leaving more than a million subscribers without service for several days.  The power outage resulted in hundreds of cases of emergencies as well as several deaths among the poor that suffered from compromising health conditions.  It ...

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The Calm Before the Storm

By Moro The caravans of the political hucksters and their entourages of people obligated to accompany them, if they want to keep their precarious employment in some town or government branch, are being repeated every weekend throughout the country. Several decades ago these caravans overflowed with energy and political passion.  This year they are paltry expressions of a colonial system ...

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Poverty is the PROMESA for pensioners

By A. Rodríguez The dictatorial Wall Street Junta will govern with absolute powers and lead the working class to poverty while making the vultures of finance capital richer.  It has already taken control over various entities of the territorial government.  Among those, the government employee, courts employee and teachers’ retirement systems.  The seven members of the Junta will reduce pensions ...

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Pensions and the workers’ struggle on the international level

By Carlos Borrero The current wave of attacks on public pensions is an international phenomenon.  Just as in Puerto Rico, workers throughout the world are being forced to defend their right to a dignified retirement as capitalist governments use a combination of criminal swindling and cynical pretexts (e.g. public debt crises) in their efforts to renege on obligations. Retirement plans ...

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Towards the organization of the struggle against the dictatorship

By Rogelio Acevedo On occasion it is thought that the fact that there is a severe crisis in the territory of Puerto Rico will be sufficient to provoke a social explosion that “overthrows the system.”  Communists recognize that there does not exist a linear relationship between crisis and revolution.  In order to connect causes and effects of a crisis with ...

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