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Update on the Americas: Puerto Rico Teachers’ Strike, Honduran Cops Attacking Teachers, and Haiti Camp Residents Continue Protests

August 31, 2010


Weekly News Update on the Americas Issue #1046, August 29, 2010 Click on the link above for these stories: 1. Puerto Rico: One-Day Teachers’ Strike Shuts Down Schools 2. Honduras: Cops Attack Striking Teachers, Again 3. Haiti: Camp Residents Continue Protests 4. Links to alternative sources on: Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa […]

VIDEOS – Puerto Rico: Brutal Attack by PR Police on Student Protesters at Capitol

July 1, 2010


Puerto Rican Police Quash Protest at State Capitol From Democracy Now Clashes erupted at the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan on Wednesday after police forcibly prevented protesters from attending a legislative session on the State budget. Officers used batons, physical force and pepper spray to block a large group that included many students seeking […]

Nat’l. Lawyers Guild Paper on Puerto Rico to be Presented at UN Decolonization Comm. Hearings on June 21

June 19, 2010


NLG Int’l Committee on Puerto Rico at UN Decolonization Committee Subject: Puerto Rico: NLG IC presentation at UN Decolonization Committee hearings Here’s the paper the NLG IC will be presenting at the UN Decolonization Committee hearings on the status of Puerto Rico on June 21. ———- National Lawyers Guild International Committee Presentation to the United […]

Univ. of Puerto Rico Students Declare Victory After Agreement with Administrators

June 18, 2010


   NYT: Students Gain After Strike in Puerto Rico June 17, 2010 Students Gain After Strike in Puerto Rico By DAMIEN CAVE MIAMI — Thousands of students at the University of Puerto Rico who went on strike two months ago to oppose severe budget cuts declared victory on Thursday after reaching an agreement with administrators. […]

Puerto Rico: University Cutbacks Pay for Wall Street Bonds

June 7, 2010


*3. Puerto Rico: University Cutbacks Pay for Wall Street Bonds In meetings with striking students on June 2 and June 4, officials of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) announced that the public university was $200 million in debt and that they intended to cover the debt with $200 million in tuition surcharges over the […]

The Young Lords – Interview of Richie Perez by Iris Morales

March 13, 2010


Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:26 am (PST) On this month of March 2010 marks the 34th anniversary of the violent end of the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers Organization, the continuum of the Young Lords Party. This ugly episode was the culmination of the FBI’s Operation COINTELPRO. This government onslaught had destroyed the Black Panther Party as well as other […]