In spite of requests by senators and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, the Trump administration refuses to reveal its legal justification for bombing Syria in April 2017. Meanwhile, it is threatening to mount a preemptive strike against North Korea, which would be just as illegal, and catastrophic.
The people from whom Puerto Rico was borrowing during the 10 years of economic decline prior to Hurricane Maria are now swooping in, wanting to "renew" Puerto Rico's infrastructure through privatization. But charter schools and private electrical grids don't necessarily improve outcomes for students and customers, says activist Julio López Varona, who helps lead a corporate accountability campaign.
For some, it was only four generations ago that more than 90 percent of their Indigenous relatives experienced an almost apocolyptic genocide. Native America might always feel the grief from that loss because colonial disruption is still here and its violence permeates every aspect of American culture and politics. Every aspect of Indigenous life suffers from this violent structure.