From Standing Rock to Vieques, Puerto Rico: The Cost of U.S. Colonialism

From Standing Rock to Vieques, Puerto Rico: The Cost of U.S. Colonialism

Session Type(s): Panel

Starts: Saturday, Oct. 9 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Saturday, Oct. 9 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Colonized peoples within the United States are standing up for environmental justice and self-determination. The nation of Puerto Rico, has been occupied by U.S. settlers for 123 years since the Spanish American War — and withstood 60 years of bombing and associated contamination by the US Navy in the island-municipality of Vieques. Native communities at Standing Rock have refused to be disregarded in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. This session is a collaborative effort between Power 4 Puerto Rico, Boricuas Unidos en la Diáspora, and Center for Popular Democracy, organizations working in solidarity to promote justice for colonized people.