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Act Out! [146] - Puerto Rico Part 1: The Disaster is the Colony, FEMA is the problem + Aid On the Ground

Act Out! [146] - Puerto Rico Part 1: The Disaster is the Colony, FEMA is the problem + Aid On the Ground
Wed, 1/31/2018 - by Eleanor Goldfield
This article originally appeared on Occupy.com

This week on Act Out! A special two-part episode all on Puerto Rico. In part one, we look at the disasters before the hurricanes that made the disaster afterwards inevitable. Puerto Rico’s economy was in shambles thanks to both colonial capitalism and local government corruption. Post-storm, FEMA has done its usual bang up job of providing people with little to no help but plenty of additional headaches. Finally, we take a look at some aid efforts on the ground, scratching the surface of part two...

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