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UN Special Committee on Decolonization of PR

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
June 12, 2006
6:30 pm

6th Annual Peoples’ Reception for Puerto Rico Delegation and
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign Invites You To Join:


Ismael Guadalupe, Viequense Leader/Freedom Fighter
Ramon Nenadich, National Congress for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico (CONADE)
Licenciado Nelson Rochet Santoro, CONADE
Licenciado Manuel Rodríguez, Spokesperson, Socialist Front of Puerto Rico & Other Ant-Colonial, Pro-Vieques, Pro-Independence, And Political Prisoner Activist Presenters Before The 2006 United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization Hearings This year.

Monday June 12, 2006
Hunter College West Building
Room 217, 2nd Floor
68th St. & Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
#6 Lexington Avenue train to Hunter College
68th Street Stop

6:30pm-7pm Reception
7:00pm-9pm Panel Presentations/Comments/Questions & Answers

Perspectives & Updates:
Vieques Landgrab: The Second Invasion!
Crisis & Bankruptcy of the Colonial Model in Puerto Rico Continues.
Attacks on Workers and the Labor Movement.
FBI Repression of the Independence Movement/Colonial Government Complicity.
Puerto Rican Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War
Puerto Rican Students/Youth Lead The Fight Back.

Donation Requested/No One Turned Away
All Proceeds Go To:
Antonio Camacho Freedom Fund
Commissary For the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners
and Prisoners of War

El Grito de Lares

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
September 23, 2007
12:00 pm

Join us Sunday, September 23rd in a march and rally for Puerto Rican independence and self-determination. (Details follow)

Sunday September 23rd.
!Todos somos Macheteros!

12PM Begin gathering at Times Square (Broadway between 41st & 42nd)
1PM: Begin marching towards the United Nations
2PM: Rally at the UN- Dag Hammarskjold Plaza featuring speakers from Puerto Rican and ally communities and live hip hop and bomba performances.

www.September23.org

(212)696-6804

Puerto Rico is the oldest colony on the planet, first invaded by Spain in 1493, then in 1898 by the United States. After 109 years, it continues under U.S. colonial rule.

Within those 500 plus years of invasion and occupation, the Puerto Rican people have been engaged in anti-imperialist/ anti-colonial resistance that continues to this day.

The Significance of the September 23rd date September 23rd, 1868 is traditionally celebrated and commemorated as the birth ofthe Puerto Rican nation, when Puerto Ricans rose up against Spanish colonial rule in a revolt known as El Grito de Lares. By 1898, Puerto Rico had achieved a form of autonomous self-rule, which came to an end later that year with the United States invasion of the island during the Spanish- American War. Puerto Rico has been under the political rule of the United States ever since and has continued to struggle throughout that time for its independence
and self-determination.

Well aware of this date’s significance to the independence movement, on September 23rd, 2005, U.S. FBI agents assassinated Filiberto Ojeda Rios. Comandante Filiberto, who founded el Ejercito Popular Boricua (the Puerto Rican People’s Army) – Los Macheteros, was a revered revolutionary leader of the Puerto Rican liberation struggle. The assassination of Filiberto on this date was a clear attempt to kill the spirit of the ongoing Puerto Rican liberation struggle.

Why the UN location? In spite of their attempt to kill our spirit, the FBI assassination of Ojeda Rios served to rally additional support for the independence movement. Since his death, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization voted unanimously on a resolution calling for the Decolonization of Puerto Rico. This resolution, in addition to several declarations made on the colonial situation of the island reiterates: “the Puerto Rican people constitute a Latin American and Caribbean nation that has its own unequivocal national identity.” If picked up by the UN General Assembly the Puerto Rican status question will be addressed in September of 2008. This historical decision would put Puerto Rico’s status
issue on the UN agenda for the first time since 1953. The September 23rd march will rally national and international support so that the United Nations will make it a priority to resolve the colonial situation in Puerto Rico once and for all, through its natural right to be a free nation.

What, when and where?: On Sunday, September 23rd of 2007:

12PM Begin gathering at Times Square (Broadway between 41st & 42nd)
1PM: Begin marching towards the United Nations
2PM: Rally at the UN- Dag Hammarskjold Plaza featuring speakers from Puerto Rican
and ally communities and live hip hop and bomba performances.

For more information and march route/ program details visit:
www.September23.org

(212)696-6804

Vicente ” Panama” Alba
panamaalba2@yahoo.com
(917) 626-5847

“if you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are comrade of mine.”
“Let’s be realistic, let’s do the impossible”
Ernesto “Che” Guevara