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Wall Street’s Energy Reform: Just Another Link in the Colonial Chain

By: Ramón The public debate over “energy reform” in Puerto Rico has centered on the high cost of electricity as well as the bankruptcy of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA).  It is a priority for the Puerto Rican working class to understand how these colonial maneuvers obey economic forces directly related to the US economy and, at the ...

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The slow death of the bourgeois electoral system

By: Rogelio Acevedo The past electoral event and its results have confirmed the monumental fraud that has characterized bourgeois democracy and its institutions in the territory of Puerto Rico.  The collapse is of such a magnitude that the colonial bourgeois elements have had no recourse other than to admit the debacle.  Figures provided by different bourgeois news outlets estimate that ...

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Nueva versión en inglés / English version

Con el propósito de ampliar el campo de lucha de la clase trabajadora en Puerto Rico, y a la misma vez, fortalecer nuestros vínculos con la clase obrera de Estados Unidos y el mundo, Abayarde Rojo comienza una nueva etapa con la traducción en inglés de su edición impresa. La traducción al inglés de nuestra edición impresa comienza con la tirada de septiembre 2016 y coincide con las agudas confrontaciones de clase que nos esperan a las masas trabajadoras en tiempos de PROMESA en el territorio de Puerto Rico. ¡Trabajadores del mundo uníos!

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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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For an Active Boycott of the Colonial Elections! Let’s Build Workers Councils

By Political Commission PCPR Let’s make some points about the reality in which we live and under which the majority suffers but perhaps is not fully conscious. The malady of humanity is that we live in a capitalist society and if we do not exchange our labor for money we cannot live. If we agree with these broad yet important ...

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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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