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

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

​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 years 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



Demand Federal relief for Puerto Rico via National Puerto Rican Agenda's letter campaign 

Learn more about National Puerto Rican Agenda  


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

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