#1137 A perfect blend of colonialism, racism and disaster capitalism (Puerto Rico)

Oct 03, 2017, 10:00 PM

Air Date: 10/03/2017 Today we look at the current and ongoing disaster befalling the US territory of Puerto Rico that all began long, long before the most recent hurricanes laid all of the injustice bare Be part of the show! Leave a message at 202-999-3991 Join the Best of the Left Social Network! Donate or become a Member to support the show!  Visit: https://www.patreon.com/BestOfTheLeft    Show Notes Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill Ch. 2: Act 1: Puerto Ricans Call for Aid Amid Catastrophe "We're American Citizens. We Can't Be Left to Die" - @DemocracyNow - Air Date 09-26-17 Ch. 3: Song 1:  Streamer - Arc and Crecent Ch. 4: Act 2: The devastation is being underestimated and the slowness of the response is inexcusable - @GreenNewsReport - Air Date 9-28-17 Ch. 5: Song 2:  Shift of Currents - Aeronaut Ch. 6: Act 3: Understanding what was devastating Puerto Rico long before this year's hurricanes - CounterSpin (@FAIRmediawatch) - Air Date 9-29-17 Ch. 7: Song 3:  The Cast and Favor - Bayou Birds Ch. 8: Act 4: There is not the same level of concern for the lives of people who are not white - @RingOfFireRadio - Air Date 9-29-17 Ch. 9: Song 4:  The Summit - K2 Ch. 10: Act 5: What You AREN'T Being Told About Puerto Rico & The Disaster Unfolding There - @RedactedTonight with @LeeCamp - Air Date: 09-27-17 Ch. 11: Song 5:  Another Promise Kept - Art Of Escapism Ch. 12: Act 6: Delusion vs reality in Puerto Rico - Bradcast from @TheBradBlog - Air Date 9-29-17 Ch. 13: Song 6:  Midday - Pecan Grove Ch. 14: Act 7: Tell President Trump and Congress to Provide Hurricane Relief and Recovery Assistance to Puerto Rico via @pricanagenda #UnitedforPuertoRico #UnidosPorPuertoRico - Best of the Left Activism Ch. 15: Song 7:  periculum - Kai Engel Ch. 16: Act 8: Nelson Denis On The Exploitation and Colonization of Puerto Rico by U.S. - Majority Report (@MajorityFM) - Air Date: 09-29-17 Ch. 17: Final comments on colonialism and how it never really changes Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone (Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions)  Activism: TAKE ACTION Demand Federal relief for Puerto Rico via National Puerto Rican Agenda's letter campaign  Learn more about National Puerto Rican Agenda   EDUCATE YOURSELF National Puerto Rican Agenda: New Group Forms to Address Island's Unprecedented Economic Crisis (DemocracyNOW!) Why Is María’s Death Toll in Puerto Rico Being Underreported? (Latino Rebels) Trump to Puerto Rico: your hurricane isn’t a “real catastrophe” like Katrina (Vox) Obama Signs PROMESA Bill, Imposing Control Board on Puerto Rico (DemocracyNOW!) Written by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!