All Articles on Hurricane Maria

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'Maria! Maria! It Was Maria That Destroyed Us!': The Human Story of the Hurricane
“This is an island surrounded by water, big water, ocean water.” — Donald Trump , September 29, 2017 Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in September 2017. One-and-a-half years later, many of the island’s more than 3 million U.S. citizens continue to be forgotten and ignored by the federal...
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 “Some two billion young people, all of whom have grown up under global warming and are fated to spend the rest of their lives confronting its mounting impacts.” (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Views
A Mother Swept Away by Climate Change
Parenting the climate-change generation or will they parent us?
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Across Puerto Rico, according to the New York Times, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which was responsible for awarding home-repair grants, rejected 58 percent of applications. (Chris Grogan/Air Force Magazine/Flickr) Views
Vulnerable U.S. Citizens Are Still Trapped in the Ruins Left by Hurricane Maria—Would We Care More If They Lived Near Us?
Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover
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Nearly 1.4 Million Puerto Ricans Facing 'Dangerous' Food Stamp Cuts as Trump and Congress Fail to Act
"The fact that we've had to reduce benefits to those that need it the most is alarming. Puerto Ricans are being treated unequally and that is unfair."
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Venezuela, like Cuba and the social democrat countries of Europe, dramatically lowered child poverty, infant mortality, illiteracy, and homelessness when compared to the wealthier US. (Photo: Franco Fasuli/Getty Images) Views
Hands off Venezuela
The arc of U.S. militarism across the 20th century and into the 21st is neither moral nor does it bend toward justice
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As Trump Pushes for Overthrow in Venezuela, Sanders Warns Against Repeating History's Mistake
"The United States has a very bad record of intervening in Latin American countries and that must not happen again," said Sanders. "The future of Venezuela must be left to the Venezuelan people."
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U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana / AP) Views
The U.S.-Venezuela Aid Convoy Story Is Clearly Bogus, but No One Wants to Say It
At best, you are helping provide cover for a campaign designed to starve the Venezuelan people; at worst, you are enabling a military conflict that will drag on for years.
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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey announce Green New Deal legislation in Washington on February 7, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Climate Change Is Scary—Not the Green New Deal
It’s very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal: scaring the hell out of people
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It's Rosa Parks' Birthday. Let's Honor Her Legacy by Continuing Her Struggle!
Transit equity cuts across race, class, jobs, and climate. Let's get organizing.
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The rise of the World Social Forum gave a permanent home to the phrase, 'Another world is possible.' Views
The Green New Deal is Not Enough: We Need an Alternative Globalization
'A better world is possible'
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