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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Push for Puerto Rican Independence Gathering Steam

El Nuevo Dia

PanAm Post

Belen Marty

Independence from the United States. That’s what almost 2,000 Puerto Ricans
in the island’s capital of San Juan demanded on Sunday, June 14. Protesters
also called for the release of Oscar López Rivera, an independence activist and
former member of the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN), who has
been locked up in a US federal prison on conspiracy charges since 1981.

The march comes just days ahead of a meeting of the UN Special Committee
on Decolonization scheduled for June 22, where nation members are expected
to discuss the commonwealth’s case, officially an unincorporated US territory.
The groups involved in organizing Sunday’s protest included the Nationalist
Party, the Workers’ Socialist Movement (MST), New School, Caribbean and
Latin American Coordinator, the Resistance Collective, and the Revolutionary
Workers’ Party-Macheteros...[CONTINUE READING]

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