In Honor of Filiberto Ojeda Rios

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 Today is the birthday of Filiberto Ojeda Rios, a leader in the Puerto Rican struggle for independence.  Born on April 26, 1933, Rios was a leader in the clandestine Puerto Rican liberation army Los Macheteros.

On September 23, 2005, Rios was assassinated by the FBI in his Puerto Rican home.  Since 2005 he has become a symbol of the continuing struggle for Puerto Rican liberation.  Many comrades from his generation of Puerto Rican revolutionaries remain locked away in US prisons and can be found in the Denver ABC prisoner database.

Below you can find several links and videos about and in honor of Filiberto Ojeda Rios. 

Wikipedia

Democracy Now!

Tribute Site

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␥ Ricaurte Soler Batista [1932-1994]

Teoría de la historia

Ricaurte Soler Batista nació en Concepción, provincia de Chiriquí, el 11 de agosto de 1932 y falleció en la ciudad de Panamá, el 14 de agosto de 1994. Ha sido filósofo e historiador de las ideas, autor de una obra que abarcó la filosofía, la sociología, la historia, en Panamá y Latinoamérica. Estudió en el colegio religioso La Salle. En 1954 presentó su trabajo de graduación titulado: “Pensamiento panameño y concepción de la nacionalidad durante el siglo XIX” para obtener la licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras, así como para optar por el título de profesor en Filosofía e Historia, en la Universidad de Panamá. En 1957 hizo el doctorado en Filosofía en la Universidad de París. En México, estudió Historia de la ideas becado por la UNESCO. Conoció y trabajó con Leopoldo Zea. Asimismo, realizó estudios con especialización en Historia de América Latina en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Es…

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Orígenes de la Industria Bananera en Panamá

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Orígenes de la Industria Bananera en Panamá

Prof. Ángel Rubio

Universidad de Panamá

Fuente original: Rubio, Angel. 1958. “Las Plantaciones En Panamá”. Revista Geográfica 23 (49). Pan American Institute of Geography and History: 5–30. http://www.jstor.org/stable/41890095.

La historia detallada de los orígenes de la industria bananera en Panamá se encuentra en el libro INVESTIGACIÓN ECONÓMICA DE LA REPÚBLICA DE PANAMÁ de George E. Roberts (Panamá, Imprenta Nacional, 1933, pp. 106-112). Este libro es conocido como el Informe Roberts.

“En 1866, Carl August Frank, mayordomo alemán a bordo de uno de los vapores de la Pacific Mail Steamship Company, llevó desde Colón (Aspinwall en Panamá) a New Orleans (Estados Unidos de América) una pequeña cantidad de guineo (así se llama en Panamá al banano). Poco después se asociaron a él dos hermanos suyos y formaron la firma Frank Brothers, que se dedicó al cultivo, compra y venta de guineos y gradualmente su…

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A Treasure in Puerto Rico: Don Heriberto Marín Torres

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony

Heriberto Marín Torres is a living history book.

He helped Blanca Canales to raise the Puerto Rican flag and declare the Republic of Puerto Rico, during the revolution of 1950.

He went to prison for this, and became a close friend of Pedro Albizu Campos, while they were both imprisoned for their beliefs.

Don Heriberto wrote a noble and deeply informative book called Eran Ellos, about the Nationalist prisoners of the 1950 revolution. Due to this book, many people call Don Heriberto “the Solzhenitsyn of Puerto Rico.”

He also wrote a memoir about his beloved homeland, where he was born and raised. It was published recently in Puerto Rico, and it is called Coabey, El Valle Heroico.

Don Heriberto is constantly talking to young people all over Puerto Rico. He believes deeply in preserving the culture, values and history of his beloved island.

Don Heriberto is a gentle, quiet and…

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“Marx y la fractura en el metabolismo universal de la naturaleza”: John Bellamy Foster

marx-green1El redescubrimiento durante la última década y media de la teoría de la fractura metabólica en Marx ha llevado a muchos izquierdistas a pensar que esta teoría brinda una potente crítica de la relación entre la naturaleza y la sociedad capitalista contemporánea. El resultado ha sido el desarrollo de una perspectiva mundial ecológica más unificada, trascendiendo las divisiones entre la ciencia natural y la ciencia social, que nos permite percibir las formas concretas en las que las contradicciones de la acumulación del capital están generando crisis y catástrofes ecológicas.

Sin embargo, esta recuperación de la discusión ecológica marxiana ha dado lugar a más preguntas y críticas. Su análisis del metabolismo de la naturaleza y la sociedad, ¿cómo se relaciona con la cuestión de la “dialéctica de la naturaleza”, tradicionalmente considerada una línea de falla en la teoría marxista? ¿La teoría de la fractura metabólica viola la lógica dialéctica, y cae…

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Researching Alternative Worlds: James Ash on (Un)shared Horizons, the Concrete and the Abstract

Bristol Society and Space

The official launch event for the Society and Space MSc blog, which also served as a celebration of the 25 years of the course’s existence, took place in Geographical Sciences on Wednesday 27th April. The panel for the event was made up of six Society and Space alumni, who spoke highly of their experience on the course, and responded to the event’s theme in the light of their current research. JD Dewsbury, a Reader based in the School and an alumnus of the course also gave a retrospective view on the course through the stages of its development, reflecting on what has been unique in the course’s culture and pedagogy. The event drew in a diverse audience including past and current students, staff from the School and other disciplines, and the general public. After the panel pieces were given, the audience joined in a discussion about the possibility for academic research to address current…

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The Gentrification of Puerto Rico

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At the exact moment that 3.5 million Puerto Ricans are getting a Financial Control Board, a billionaire gets a major Puerto Rican beach. John Paulson, the King of subprime mortgages and vulture funds, just acquired 250 condominiums and 46 acres of beachfront property.

While Puerto Ricans are forced off the island, Paulson will welcome 250 rich foreigners (mostly from the US) to his luxury condos in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

http://cb.pr/paulson-buys-harbour-lakes-in-palmas-del-mar/

http://www.elnuevodia.com/negocios/empresas/nota/paulsoncocompraelcomplejoharbourlakesenhumacao-2200618/

PAULSON SPECIALIZES IN “DISTRESSED PROPERTIES” AND HOME EVICTIONS

John Paulson made his greatest fortune…billions of dollars…by profiting on home foreclosures during the U.S. mortgage crisis in 2007.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/money/queens-born-john-paulson-fortune-home-foreclosures-article-1.344791

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-fiderer/the-moral-compass-missing_b_358856.html

In 2007 alone, Paulson made over $15 billion “by short-selling the U.S. housing market, effectively betting on its collapse, even perpetuating the magnitude of the collapse.”

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/04/28/was-john-paulson-the-goldman-scandals-real-ringmaster/

PUERTO RICANS EVICTED OFF THEIR OWN ISLAND…BY JOHN PAULSON

John Paulson perfected his predatory business model in the 2007 US mortgage crisis. He…

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Transformaciones económicas y culturales en Puerto Rico (1765 en adelante)

responsabilidad por la crisis tampoco en difícil. La clase política desde 1968 a esta parte, se ha visto involucrada en una carrera infinita por sostener una ficción de crecimiento y solvencia sobre la base del crédito. Se trata de la metáfora del consumidor conspicuo en la megatienda camino a convertirse en un “window shopper”. La práctica económica apoyada en el paradigma “la última la paga el diablo”, funcional en alguna medida durante el neoliberalismo de primera fase, hoy colapsa. No las paga el diablo, las paga el país.

Source: Transformaciones económicas y culturales en Puerto Rico (1765 en adelante)

Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría: Father of Modern Puerto Rican Archaeology

Pa'lante Latino

by Efrain Nieves

Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría Gallardo was born on April 14, 1921 in San Juan Puerto Rico. His father,  José S. Alegría, was vice president and co-founder of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and taught him to love his history and culture.

Alegría first studied at the University of Puerto Rico and found Alpha Beta Chi fraternity in 1941. After earning his  Bachelors of Science degree in archeology in 1942, he went to the University of Chicago where he earned his Masters  in anthropology and history in 1947. Alegría  then went on to Harvard University earning his PhD  in anthropology in 1954.

Luis Muñoz Marín selected Alegría as the first director of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña where he created an understanding  of Puerto Rico’s Taíno cultural history before and after Columbus. He also found the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe which trains “professionals committed to Puerto Rico and its culture.”

Alegría is credited with renovating…

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