Indigenous Peoples Day 2018 and the Blackout in Puerto Rico

Free Speech For People observes the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. In honor of this day, we are re-posting our July 2018 report, prepared with United for a Fair Economy, on Blackout in Puerto Rico: How 120 years of corporate dominance and political inequality stifles self-determination today.

The report discusses the history of political inequality and corporate dominance in Puerto Rico, and also analyzes how the current systems of money in politics affect Puerto Rico’s financial crisis and hurricane recovery efforts. And it acknowledges other systems of oppression — in this case, the creation and continuation of political inequality, white supremacy, and colonization — and discusses how money in politics is a tool used to perpetuate this inequality.

Click here to read more about the report and how to use it as an educational resource.

Click here to read the full report.

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