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07/24/2019 | Published by: The Intercept
07/24/2019

As Puerto Rico Erupts in Protests, “La Junta” Eyes More Power

As Puerto Rico Erupts in Protests, “La Junta” Eyes More Power

“This is a moment when we have people rising up and saying they want to have power to make their own decisions,” Julio López Varona, a lawyer and San Juan-based organizer with Construyamos Otro...

07/24/2019 | The Intercept | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
07/24/2019 | Published by: Bloomberg
07/24/2019

Private equity firms kill 600,000 retail jobs, study says

Private equity firms kill 600,000 retail jobs, study says

Over the past decade, 597,000 U.S. employees working for retailers owned by private equity firms and hedge funds have lost their jobs, while the sector as a whole added more than a million...

07/24/2019 | Bloomberg | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/24/2019 | Published by: Caribbean Business
07/24/2019

Judge halts Puerto Rico bankruptcy process for 3 months

Judge halts Puerto Rico bankruptcy process for 3 months

The director of community dignity campaigns of the Center For Popular Democracy and spokesperson for the Construyamos otro Acuerdo campaign, lawyer Julio López Varona…

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07/24/2019 | Caribbean Business | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
07/24/2019 | Published by: El Vocero
07/24/2019

Piden a jueza Swain paralización de procesos de quiebra

Piden a jueza Swain paralización de procesos de quiebra

Mientras, el abogado Julio López Varona, director de Campañas Comunitarias del Center for Popular Democracy, enfatizó en la importancia de paralizar los procesos de bancarrota en momentos de...

07/24/2019 | El Vocero | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond
07/24/2019 | Published by: The Washington Post
07/24/2019

Private equity’s role in retail has decimated 1.3 million jobs, study says

Private equity’s role in retail has decimated 1.3 million jobs, study says

Women and people of color have been disproportionately affected by the layoffs as debt-ridden retailers closed thousands of stores, according to the report by six progressive nonprofit...

07/24/2019 | The Washington Post | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/24/2019 | Published by: Bloomberg
07/24/2019

Private Equity Has Killed 600,000 Retail Jobs, Study Says

Private Equity Has Killed 600,000 Retail Jobs, Study Says

Over the past decade, 597,000 U.S. employees working for retailers owned by private equity firms and hedge funds have lost their jobs, while the sector as a whole added more than a million...

07/24/2019 | Bloomberg | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/23/2019 | Published by: TruthOut
07/23/2019

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

Big Banks Are Divesting From Private Prisons, Thanks to Anti-ICE Activism

Major private prison firms CoreCivic and GEO Group stand to lose 72 percent — about $1.9 billion — of their private financing as major banks commit to divesting from the private prison industry...

07/23/2019 | TruthOut | Holding Wall Street Accountable
07/23/2019 | Published by: Gen by Medium
07/23/2019

The Fed — Yes, the Fed — Can Help Fix Inequality

The Fed — Yes, the Fed — Can Help Fix Inequality

“I think [Powell’s remarks] are a real vindication,” says Connie Razza, the chief of campaigns and policy at the Center for Popular Democracy, a liberal advocacy organization. “To have him...

07/23/2019 | Gen by Medium | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up
07/23/2019 | Published by: The Coast News
07/23/2019

In North County budgets, policing most expensive line item

In North County budgets, policing most expensive line item

“Budgets are moral documents that reflect the values and priorities of our government, yet for communities of color, local budgets have too often come to represent their further oppression,”...

07/23/2019 | The Coast News | Racial Justice

Hundreds of Thousands of Protesters Expected in Puerto Rico as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Says He Won't Resign. Here's What to Know

Puerto Rican activist Julio López Varona, an organizer for the New York-based Center for Popular Democracy––one of the groups behind the protests, says the protestors’ initial goal is to get...

07/22/2019 | Time | Organizing for a Just Recovery in Puerto Rico and Beyond

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