Full Circle 11/17/17: Puerto Rico and Disaster Capitalism

 

Tonight we will be talking about Puerto Rico, or Borinquen, the island’s indigenous name.  We will discuss the current social and political situation … how we got where we are, and what’s next.

On tonight’s show …

… We will learn some historical facts about the relationship between the U.S. government and Puerto Rico.

… We will go over the concept of disaster capitalism as defined by Naomi Klein in her 2007 book The Shock Doctrine, the rise of disaster capitalism and why is it important to understand Borinquen’s situation.

… We will speak with defend Puerto Rico’s activist Khalil Jacobs Fantauzzi about Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria and how disaster capitalism has been manifested by the powers at play.

… We will learn about what’s happening at the University of Puerto Rico, and how organizations on the island are generating responses to the crisis.

All that tonight on Full Circle.

 

 

LINKS

The of 2,000 U.S. citizens aged 18 and older, conducted from May 6 to 9, found just 43 percent of Americans knew the citizenship status of Puerto Ricans.

DEFEND PUERTO RICO

ANA PORTNOY BRIMMER:

Puerto Rico, Trapped Between Colonialism and Hurricanes

Irma and María: Shedding Light on Puerto Rico’s Colonial Reality

THE PUERTO RICO COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE

BARRIO SOLAR https://www.generosity.com/emergencies-fundraising/barrio-solar-solar-power-for-puerto-rico–2

EVENTS:

REBUILDING PUERTO RICO FROM THE GROUND UP/ NOV 18

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR/ NOV19

Sunday November 19th 1:30PM-4:30PM

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR / UN ASUNTO DE FANILIA

a Benefit for Puerto Rico, Dominica & Houston, Texas

Save the Date!

410 14TH Street @ Franklin (Downtown, Oakland)

info: 510-839-4644

Cover $10 -$20 sliding scale …. Soul Food Dinner $10

ACCESS TO ELEVATOR AT FRANKLIN ST. ENTRANCE

FREE PARKING LOT ON FRANKLIN STREET ACROSS FROM GEOFFREY’S EASTSIDE (Douglas Parking)

www.Geoffreyslive.com or www.Avotcja.org

Puerto Rico Shorts: Benefit For Puerto Rico/  NOV 19

https://www.facebook.com/events/140727356553673/

 

About First Voice Apprenticeship

First Voice Apprenticeship is an apprenticeship program at KPFA 94.1 FM in Berkeley and is designed to provide comprehensive broadcast, technical, and administrative skills training in radio. First Voice also aims to build and strengthen community and empower our participants to find their voice and tell their stories. The First Voice program is based on community building, a collaborative work environment and passing on our skills and stories. We focus on bringing women and people of color into media and work in partnership with Pacifica community radio station KPFA and other community media outlets, both locally and nationally. The First Voice Apprenticeship Program is currently 18 months. Everyone is required to spend one business day each week working at KPFA, as well as two class nights. The dayshift is a three hour shift and apprentices do administrative and production tasks. The dayshift runs on an intergenerational group learning model, with each phase teaching the next, and integrates service to the station, skills acquired in classes, motivation and leadership.
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