Posts Tagged: puerto rico

U.N. committee rejects Puerto Rico’s colonial status

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Every year, member nations of the United Nations Decolonization Committee assemble for a hearing calling for Puerto Rico’s independence. At this...

The reverend Pedro Pietri

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On view until September 10 at El Museo del Barrio, deep inside Spanish Harlem, is the exhibition “Between the Lines: Text as Image. An Homage to...

1898 invasion of Puerto Rico & the emergence of U.S. imperialism

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For the many people who have engaged in the struggle for Puerto Rico’s independence, July 25 has a special significance. On that date in 1898, U...

1898 invasion of Puerto Rico & the emergence of U.S. imperialism

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For the many people who have engaged in the struggle for Puerto Rico’s independence, July 25 has a special significance. On that date in 1898, U...

Lolita Lebrón, a bold fighter for Puerto Rican independence

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Throughout Puerto Rican history, women have played an exemplary and leading role in the struggle against colonialism and oppression.

‘We are revolutionaries, and revolution is change’

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Tito Kayak is a leader of the Puerto Rican environmental group “Amigos del MAR,” or “Friends of the Sea.” He is also active in...

The Macheteros and the Puerto Rican independence struggle

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Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, the main commander of the Boricua People’s Army (EPB-Macheteros), was murdered in his home. Hundreds of FBI agents ...

Puerto Rico�s continuing struggle for independence

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Marxists understand that the struggle for national independence from imperial colonial occupation is, at its core, part and parcel of the class strugg...

The birth of Puerto Rico’s fight for independence

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On September 23, 1868, in the city of Lares, Puerto Rico, an uprising took place against Spanish colonial domination. That uprising, known as "El Grit...

Puerto Rican teachers’ union fights takeover

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A major battle is brewing in the Puerto Rican labor movement. It pits a militant, rank-and-file-oriented union local leadership against a U.S.-based, ...