Livestream: The Battle for Paradise — Resisting Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, June 6, The Intercept co-hosted “The Battle for Paradise,” an event focused on how the forces of disaster capitalism are seeking to undermine the Puerto Rican people’s vision for a just and renewable future. You can watch a recording of the event below. It starts at 19:15.

“The Battle for Paradise” featureed Intercept Senior Correspondent Naomi Klein, UPROSE Executive Director Elizabeth Yeampierre, Democracy Now! co-host Juan González, as well as Edwin Morales, vice president of the Puerto Rico Teachers Federation, and Katia R. Avilés-Vázquez, Ph.D., a member of Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica. Betsy Reed, editor-in-chief of The Intercept, will introduce the event.

This discussion was co-hosted by UPROSE, the Climate Justice Alliance, Haymarket Books, and “Our Power Puerto Rico” campaign.

Naomi Klein’s book, “The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists” is now available for sale in both English and Spanish — and all royalties from its sale will go to JunteGente, a group of Puerto Rican organizations advancing a fair recovery for Puerto Rico.

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