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  2. Day 265 (October 12, 2017)
    In today’s issue: Trump threatens Puerto Rico

    After repeatedly complaining about providing disaster relief to Puerto Rico (we’re still not sure Trump realizes Puerto Ricans are American citizens), Trump today threatened to pull FEMA and the military out of Puerto Rico.
    There is a humanitarian crisis in PR. Puerto Ricans don’t have electricity or food. Buildings and homes have been destroyed. Many people have died, and have been injured or become sick from the toxic destruction that the hurricane left behind.
    Why is Trump ok with providing endless support to Texas and not to Puerto Rico? We’ve asked before, but again, does he not know that PR is part of the US?
    The Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, responded with a statement that included a plea for her fellow Americans to stand with Puerto Rico: “I ask every American … to stand with Puerto Rico and let this President know we WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE.”


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    Solidarity & Aid for the People of Puerto Rico
    Stand With All the People
    of the Caribbean

    HURRICANE RELIEF NEEDED NOW!Solidarity Actions Critical – Donate
    The International Action Center is launching a People-to-People Aid Campaign for the ultra-devastated nation of Puerto Rico.

    The IAC is collecting monetary donations
    to send to politically established grassroots organizations-specifically the Puerto Rico Teacher’s Federation (FMPR) which is working with other unions and groups organizing working brigades throughout the island to help poor communities, teachers and students who lost everything.

    FMPR work brigades

    Why is the IAC launching this campaign? The entire world has seen the utter destruction of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean on September 20. Weeks after the hurricane hit, millions remain with no food, water or shelter. Almost the entire island has no electricity. People are dying, hungry and desperate despite the fact that it is well known the U.S. could alleviate the situation if it really wanted.

    It will take years to repair Puerto Rico. But if the solidarity movement does not continue its work in the U.S. to demand genuine aid, the island could be rebuild entirely for the needs of the banks and the corporations. The gentrification we see in our neighborhoods will take over the entire island.

    Furthermore, the struggle against colonialism and for the independence of Puerto Rico could be completely derailed as a result of this catastrophe. We are confident however, that the Puerto Rican people will not allow this to happen.

    The IAC wants to do its part to help. We are carrying out people to people solidarity by sending money to organizations that have long been in the struggle to defend the people from U.S. imperialism.

    Long after the news of Puerto Rico is off the front pages, solidarity actions with Puerto Rico and all the Caribbean will be urgent. The U.S. solidarity movement is now discussing People to People Work brigades as well as continued protests to demand real aid, not military occupation for Puerto Rico. Furthermore, Trump’s arrogant actions toward Puerto Rico cannot be used by the Democrats to overlook the real issues. It was under a Democratic administration, Barack Obama, that the Promesa Act was passed, forcing Puerto Rico to pay the illegitimate debt of $74 billion!

    Donate to the IAC at IACenter.org. 100% of the money collected will go to the FMPR with a message of solidarity against U.S. imperialism.

    We are calling for:

    Demand an end to PROMESA, repeal the Jones Act!
    No privatization of the island.
    Puerto Rico for the Puerto Ricans, not the banks!
    Cancel the debt and pay reparations!
    No militarization of Puerto Rico!
    Solidarity with the Virgin Islands, Haiti
    and all the Caribbean!


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