Note: There were a couple of times that Rafael lost connection, those down times have been edited out.

This week Howie will be joined by Rafael, a Puerto Rican historian and sociologist who is currently an elected member of the Puerto Rico Senate representing the left-wing Citizen’s Victory Movement. He was the candidate for governor for the Working People's Party of Puerto Rico in 2012 and 2016.

Howie and Rafael will talk about ecosocialism and socialist internationalism with respect Ukraine and its prospects for a green post-war reconstruction in the face of neoliberal planning for it by the EU and Puerto Rico and its prospects for post-Hurricane reconstruction in Puerto Rico in the face of neoliberal policies imposed by the US.

Decarbonization and decolonization: the Green New Deal and Puerto Rico, Part 1 (April 23, 2023):ón-y-descolonización-el-green-new-deal-y-puerto-rico-i;

Part 2 (May 15, 2023):ón-y-descolonización-el-green-new-deal-y-puerto-rico-ii

The left and the invasion of Ukraine: campism or internationalism? (April 29, 2023),ón-de-ucrania-campismo-o-internacionalismo

The war in Ukraine: four reductions to avoid (July 7, 2022),

15 articles in English by Rafael Bernabe on Puerto Rico and ecosocialism in Against the Current:

The Puerto Rican Summer (Winter 2020):

Streamed on 8/12/23

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Green Socialist Notes is a weekly livestream/podcast hosted by 2020 Green Party/Socialist Party presidential nominee, Howie Hawkins.  Started as a weekly campaign livestream in the spring of 2020, the streams have continued post elections and are now under the umbrella of the Green Socialist Organizing Project, which grew out of the 2020 presidential campaign.  Green Socialist Notes seeks to provide both an independent Green Socialist perspective, as well as link listeners up with opportunities to get involved in building a real people-powered movement in their communities.

Green Socialist Notes Podcast

Every Saturday at 3:00 PM EDT on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Twitch.

Every Monday at 7:00 AM EDT on most major podcast outlets.

Music by Gumbo le Funque

Intro: She Taught Us
Outro: #PowerLoveFreedom