Do another number on Puerto Rico!!!
This 2010 video, recorded in Chicago, USA is called Victory Against Austerity – Student Strike – Puerto Rico.
By John Marion:
Wall Street demands austerity in Puerto Rico
23 January 2014
The ongoing attack on US municipalities and states that has resulted in the bankruptcy of Detroit is spreading, and predatory lenders have set their eyes on Puerto Rico. The US commonwealth—a colony seized from Spain in 1898—is home to about 3.7 million people and has $US 70 billion in debt. Profits on its bonds are tax free in every US state and have therefore been bought widely.
The ruling establishment has launched a two-pronged assault, through undemocratic scheming among lenders and austerity measures which include raising the retirement age for teachers. As has become commonplace, the island’s economic recession—which predates the 2008 world crash—is being blamed on workers and their pensions.
The bourgeois press, including…
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