UPR at the crossroads
By: Rashid C.J. Marcano Rivera March 1, 2011
The world is on fire with protests, or so it seems. While most of the camera eyes have been turned towards Egypt and the Middle East in the last few weeks, there is much unrest also within the borders of the United States. Puerto Rican police have recently assaulted university professors and students that went on strike. The strike was part of Puerto Rico’s ongoing struggle for democracy and justice in the face of human rights violations and political oppression. Protest is so large, it has even made headlines on Fox ‘News’ outlets. What follows is a brief history of this conflict. (Introduction by Jay Filipi).