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Desde el 2017 la Junta de Control Fiscal impuesta por los Estados Unidos en Puerto Rico ha cortado el presupuesto de la Universidad de Puerto Rico de 872 a 560 millones de dólares....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15019" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Art by  José Hernández Díaz for AgitArte @agitarte_cultural_works [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]5 years ago our people rose up against the PROMESA Law and its dictatorial board. Since then we have been fighting the imposition of criminal austerity measures that threaten our jobs, our health, our retirements, our public education and natural resources, in short: AGAINST OUR LIVES. On August 31, Papel Machete marched together with the Jornada se Acabaron las Promesas with a band of banging pots, flags, banners, puppets and masks to the Puente de las Mujeres (former Puente Dos Hermanos) in Condado, where once again we managed to close it, but this time to present the premiere of the documentary "Simulacros de Liberación" ("Drills of Liberation") by Juan Carlos Dávila, which collects our stories of struggle and resistance since the protests against a Fiscal Control Board (2016), life post-Hurricane Maria (2017-18) and the Combative Summer protests (2019). There we reaffirmed the courage of our people who have so many times shown that we are not afraid of those who threaten to destroy our Country. It is clear to us that cultural work and art are indispensable weapons of organizing, agitation, and struggle, of revolutionary creation and transformation. From this work, we materialize and shape the country that we deserve and aspire to. We are not going to pay a debt that is not ours. We are capable and we will be free. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="DOWNLOAD | DESCARGAR" link="https://drive.google.com/file/d/14MJ8FsB2Nn4QXtaCmDwKydyN9NG2PR0o/view?usp=sharing"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="14748" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Art by  José Hernández Díaz for AgitArte @agitarte_cultural_works [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text="DOWNLOAD | DESCARGAR" link="https://drive.google.com/file/d/14MJ8FsB2Nn4QXtaCmDwKydyN9NG2PR0o/view?usp=sharing"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/424845914"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Caravana del Día Internacional de lxs Trabajadorxs organizada por la Jornada: Se Acabaron las Promesas. La Jornada ha estado manifestándose contra la Junta de Control Fiscal y el pago de la deuda desde 2016. El 1ro de mayo organizaron una caravana-protesta, donde cientos de vehículos transitaron por las calles de Trujillo Alto y San Juan exigiendo pruebas masivas de Covid-19 entre otros reclamos. En el vídeo Jocelyn Velázquez, portavoz de la Jornada, denunció el esquema de corrupción en la compra de pruebas de Covid-19. Además, el 1ro de mayo hubo otras caravanas en el país, incluyendo una convocada por Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico que transitó desde Caguas hasta Humacao.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]International Workers' Day Caravan organized by: Jornada Se Acabaron las Promesas. La Jornada has been demonstrating against the Fiscal Control Board and the payment of the debt since 2016. On May 1st they organized a protest caravan, where hundreds of vehicles drove through the streets of Trujillo Alto and San Juan demanding massive Covid-19 testing among other demands. In the video, Jocelyn Velázquez, spokesperson for La Jornada, denounced the corruption scheme in the purchase of evidence of Covid-19. In addition, on May 1 there were other caravans in the country, including one called by Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico that traveled from Caguas to Humacao.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/414884309"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]22 de abril, grupos de activistas se manifestaron en Puerto Rico ante la falta de pruebas de Covid-19, el esquema de corrupción del Departamento de Salud y la falta de apoyo a la clase trabajadora. También denunciaron la irresponsabilidad del sector privado por insistir en abrir el comercio durante los momentos más críticos de la pandemia. El pueblo sigue manifestándose en caravanas y virtualmente. Próximas acciones: 1. Caravana desde el Departamento del Trabajo (30 de abril, 10 am) 2. Tuitazo #gloriaalasmanosquetrabajan (1 de mayo, 12pm) 3. Cacerolazo sin mordaza (1 de mayo, 6:30pm) 4. Cacerolazo por la salud (1 de mayo, 8pm) #seacabaronlaspromesas #coloniavirus #eldesastreespolitico[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]April 22, groups of activists demonstrated in Puerto Rico in response to the lack of Covid-19 tests, the Health Department's corruption scheme, and the lack of support for the working class. They also denounced the irresponsibility of the private sector for insisting on opening the economy during the most critical moments of the pandemic. The people continue to demonstrate in caravans and virtually. Upcoming actions: 1. Caravan from the Department of Labor (April 30, 10am) 2. Tuitazo #gloriaalasmanosquetrabajan (May 1, 12pm) 3. Cacerolazo without gag (May 1, 6:30pm) 4.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" z_index=""][vc_column][social_share_list][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/399962629" align="center" title="English"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] In Guánica, students began the second school semester (2019-2020) two months late. Most schools are not prepared and many students take classes under tents. The government is incapable of providing the necessary resources for the student community. Meanwhile, many communities develop educational self-managed initiatives. A week ago we decided to stop the workshops as this pandemia unfolds.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/397459787" align="center" title="Español"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]En Guánica, los estudiantes comenzaron el segundo semestre escolar (2019-2020) con dos meses de retraso. La mayoría de las escuelas no están preparadas y muchos estudiantes toman clases en tiendas de campaña. El gobierno es incapaz de proporcionar los recursos necesarios para la comunidad estudiantil. Mientras tanto, muchas comunidades desarrollan iniciativas educativas autogestionadas. Hace una semana decidimos detener los talleres mientras esta pandemia se desarrolla[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="center" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][social_share_list][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/397312258" align="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] La Junta de Control Fiscal aprobó un nuevo plan de ajuste para Puerto Rico que incluye pagarle a los fondos buítres un promedio de 73 centavos el dólar, desembolsar 3,800 millones en efectivo y recortar las pensiones de los jubilados. Abner Dennis, analista investigador para "Little Sis" y el "Public Accountability Initiative" te explica el acuerdo en tres minutos. Para leer sus artículos visita littlesis.org.   The Fiscal Control Board approved a new adjustment plan for Puerto Rico, which includes paying vulture funds an average of 73 cents per dollar, disbursing 3.8 billion dollars in cash, and cutting pensions for the retirees. Abner Dennis, research analyst for Little Sis and the Public Accountability Initiative explains this deal in three minutes. To read his full articles visit littlesis.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="center" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][social_share_list][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/392553664" align="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Astrid Raquel es maestra en la Escuela Superior Luis Muñoz Rivera de Utuado. Durante seis semanas, los estudiantes estuvieron sin tomar clases debido al terremoto del 7 de enero de 2020. Astrid Raquel gestionó recursos para la escuela y brindó repasos para los exámenes del "College Board". De esa manera sus estudiantes no se vieron afectados con su preparación para las pruebas. Los estudiantes regresaron hoy a la escuela.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]Astrid Raquel is a high-school teacher in the Luis Muñoz Rivera School in Utuado. During six weeks, the students did not take any classes due to the earthquake of January 7, 2020. Astrid Raquel coordinated resources for the school and gave reviews for the College Board tests. That way her students didn't get affected with their preparation for the tests. The students returned to school today.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="center" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][social_share_list][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/390860904" align="center"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Las escuelas públicas en Puerto Rico se encuentran en estado de crisis. Esta semana, cientos de madres y padres protestan por todo el país. Sus escuelas carecen de preparación para enfrentar eventos sísmicos, como es el caso de la Escuela Jesús Sánchez Erazo en Bayamón. La comunidad escolar exige un plan de mitigación a la legislatura. ¡Necesitamos escuelas públicas abiertas y seguras para nuestras comunidades! The public schools in Puerto Rico are in a crisis state. This week, hundreds of parents are protesting all over the country. Their schools lack preparation to face seismic events, which is the case of the School Jesús Sánchez Erazo in Bayamón. The school community demands a mitigation plan to the legislature. We need secure and open public schools for our communities![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...