January 2017

Free Trade or Protectionism?

By: Carlos Borrero Economic protectionism is on the rise.  The ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency in the US has been accompanied by demagogic rants against free trade in addition to threats of tariffs on imports.  The US capitalist class continues to be divided on this issue on the basis of the function and relative strength of each particular ...

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The Struggle Against Carbon Ash is the Struggle Against Capital

  By: Ángel Rodríguez “The struggle we are carrying out in Peñuelas is against very powerful people.”  This is how Janette Albino, one of the community leaders, described the fight against the depositing of toxic ashes en the community of Tallaboa. The capitalist, who is owner of the means of production, uses these same means to generate profits which are ...

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Workers, the rich keep robbing us of our daily bread!

By: MAO Many are the workers in Puerto Rico distressed by working conditions.  The life of the workers consists of being subjected to disturbing apparatus of production and distribution of commodities for capitalism.  That relation leads us to produce more in less time while we live with the uncertainly of not knowing if or when we will get a layoff ...

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The “Plan for Puerto Rico” is Synonymous With Pillage

By: Rogelio Acevedo With a debt of $69 billion, a moratorium on payment up on January 31st, a working class that represents 40% of a total 3.4 million people in which 47% live below the poverty level including minors under 14 years old (19.1% of the population) and those between 55 – 74 (23% of the population) as those most ...

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