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Lawmaker to Trump on Puerto Rico: "3,000 Dead Americans Isn't an 'Unsung Success,' It's a National Disgrace"

"Shame on President Trump," says Congressman Adriano Espaillat. "Puerto Rico is one of Trump's most significant failures to date!"

Jessica Corbett ·


'Incapable of Feeling Empathy,' Says San Juan Mayor After Trump Brags of His 'Fantastic Job' in Puerto Rico

"There is nothing worse than people that don't want to hear the truth," said Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. And the truth is this: "The Trump administration failed the people of Puerto Rico."

Jon Queally ·


If 9/11 Attacks Can Spark Trillions in War Spending, Asks Ocasio-Cortez, Why Can't US Find Funding for Puerto Rico 'Marshall Plan'?

"The U.S. treats Puerto Ricans as second class citizens," notes the ACLU. "Thousands of lives were lost because of it."

Jessica Corbett ·


Earth's Carbon Concentrations Have Soared to Levels Not Seen in 800,000 Years

One NOAA oceanographer warns that even if humanity "stopped the greenhouse gases at their current concentrations today, the atmosphere would still continue to warm for next couple decades to maybe a century."

Jessica Corbett ·


Ignoring Public Opinion and Pentagon, Trump Denies Climate Crisis a National Security Threat

"If we want to keep our country safe, Trump should take military advice from the military, not fossil fuel executives who are pushing to deny climate science and boost their profits at any cost."

Julia Conley ·


'The People of Puerto Rico Are Dying': Action Is Needed Now

Volunteer nurses describe deadly conditions and demand federal action immediately

Bonnie Castillo ·


Trump's Disgusting, Tone Deaf, Paper-Towel-Throwing Trip to Puerto Rico

President suggests crisis not a "real catastrophe" and jabs islanders for costing government "a lot of money"

Julia Conley ·


As Wall Street Vultures Circle, Demands for Immediate Puerto Rico Debt Relief

"Washington must abandon its austerity agenda and support the removal of all manmade obstacles to Puerto Rico's recovery and reconstruction."

Jessica Corbett ·


Fury Over Privatized Grid Grows as Tens of Thousands Still Without Power in Puerto Rico

Until the U.S. island's colonial status "is rectified," wrote one observer, "it's a safe bet that Puerto Rico will never fully recover."

Kenny Stancil ·


Puerto Rico Blackout From Fiona Fuels Calls for 'Immediate Climate Action'

While pushing for a shift to green energy, the Sunrise Movement also said that "the catastrophic flooding and loss of power are the result of colonial policies that put profit over the people of PR."

Jessica Corbett ·

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