Colonialism

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Legacy and Its Continuing Economic Troubles

Photo by The National Guard | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch September 24, 2018 by Lara Merling When Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria, the island was ill-equipped to handle the storm that claimed thousands of lives and devastated most of the island’s infrastructure, leaving it in the dark …

Colonialism

Thanksgiving Guide: How to Celebrate a Sordid History

Source: Mint Press News November 22, 2017 By Emma Fiala While millions of Americans prepare this week to get into the holiday spirit, beginning with Thanksgiving, how many are prepared to view the day through an accurate lens? While to many Americans the holiday serves as a reminder to give …

Colonialism

Fanon’s Knife and Puerto Rico

Photo by Norman B. Leventhal Map | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch September 29, 2017 by José Tirado Colonialism only loosens its hold when the knife is at its throat. –Frantz Fanon There are many reasons to oppose colonialism. And there are many images which seer into the mind the …