The Battle for Paradise: A Panel Discussion


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Our Power Puerto Rico, UPROSE, Climate Justice Alliance, The Intercept, and Haymarket Books Present

The Battle for Paradise: Resisting Disaster Capitalism in Puerto Rico


Registration requested; Eventbrite registrants will be admitted first; all admission is first-come, first-served.


• Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director, UPROSE

• Naomi Klein, Senior Correspondent at The Intercept and author of The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists

• Juan González, co-host, Democracy Now!

• Katia R. Avilés-VázquezOrganización Boricuá

• Edwin Morales, Vice President, Teachers’ Union of Puerto Rico

• Solidarity greetings from Mercedes Martínez, President, Teachers’ Union of Puerto Rico

with a welcome by Betsy Reed, Editor-in-Chief of The Intercept.

In the rubble of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. Join us for an urgent conversation about how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism are seeking to undermine the nation’s radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

With videos from JunteGente and The Intercept, art build, community tables, and a book signing by Naomi Klein.

All royalties from the sale of Naomi Klein’s book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island. (For more information, visit

Co-sponsored by: The Strand, Cooper Union

The Great Hall is wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are also available upon request.


7 East 7th Street is between Cooper Square and Third Avenue
Enter on the south side of the building


Subway: 6 to Astor Place; R or W to 8th Street-NYU

Bus: Buses to Astor Place/Third Avenue; Lafayette Street/Astor Place

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