In a piece receiving applause from those demanding a \u0022just recovery\u0022 for Puerto Rico, Elizabeth Yeampierre and Naomi Klein report that even as \u0022shock doctrine\u0022 tactics are already being deployed on the storm-ravaged island there is also a localized resistance to such strategies and a vision among Puerto Ricans of the future they now want to realize.\u0022It\u0026#039;s a vision for an island where people are not saved by benevolent outsiders, but are given the tools to become true partners and save themselves. An island where the people of Puerto Rico transition rapidly to renewable power — and claim their full political power at the same time.\u0022Despite the ongoing crisis and widely derided response of President Donald Trump, \u0022there is some good news,\u0022 write Klein, a journalist and activist, and Yeampierre, executive director of UPROSE and co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance, for The Intercept on Friday.And that good news, they write, is that \u0022Puerto Ricans are wise to shock doctrine tactics. They know all too well that their island\u0026#039;s debt crisis, fueled by Wall Street\u0026#039;s hunger for tax-exempt bonds, was systematically exploited to extract brutal \u0026#039;reforms\u0026#039; from workers and students who played no part in driving up the debt. They know that the debt crisis was used to strip Puerto Ricans of their most basic democratic rights, putting the island’s finances in the hands of an unelected Financial Oversight and Management Board — referred to locally as \u0026#039;La Junta.\u0026#039;\u0022And the additional good news, they continue is that because of this awareness, there is a much more robust effort to fight back even as the \u0022disaster capitalists\u0022 circle the islands looking for new prey.\u0022Under the banner of a \u0026#039;just recovery\u0026#039; for Puerto Rico,\u0022 they write, \u0022thousands have come together to design a bold and holistic plan for the island to be rebuilt as a beacon for a safe, resilient, and thriving society in the era of accelerating climate chaos, spiraling economic inequality, and rising white nationalism.\u0022Yes to all this!!! Thank you both for capturing what a real recovery and the future of Puerto Rico should be!!— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) October 20, 2017From transforming the nation\u0026#039;s energy system to overhauling its agriculture sector, the storm is acting as a catalyst for progressive change while community members erect barriers against further exploitation.In turn—both in collective awareness and in action—the people of Puerto Rico, they conclude, are manifesting a \u0022vision for an island where people are not saved by benevolent outsiders, but are given the tools to become true partners and save themselves. An island where the people of Puerto Rico transition rapidly to renewable power — and claim their full political power at the same time.\u0022For more, read the full article at The Intercept.