Puerto Rico: flame of resistance

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US troops invade Puerto Rico

This is a hard to find book providing an overview of resistance leaders, movements, and attempts at self-government in Puerto Rico.

Submitted by Comrade Motopu on July 29, 2017

It is written from a nationalist "Independentista" perspective, which we disagree with, not a libertarian communist one so we reproduce it for factual reference only. It's a useful starting point for key events and leaders from Ramon Betances and "El Grito de Lares" to Pedro Albizu Campos, the Ponce Massacre, Lolita Lebrón's attack on the US congress, Luis Muñoz Marín’s export oriented "Operation Bootstrap" and more. The text is loaded with photos and the style is straightforward and propagandistic. [Unfortunately there is a blur on some of the scanned pages on the left side. but the text is still readable.]

07/25/19 update link: I just found a link to the whole text here: http://www.docdroid.net/TEWV8Ld/revisedpuerto-rico-flame-of-resistance.pdf.html

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Nymphalis Antiopa

4 years 10 months ago

In reply to by libcom.org

Submitted by Nymphalis Antiopa on July 29, 2019

Interesting developments in the current movement in Puerto Rico:

https://www.amwenglish.com/articles/guayama-police-station-expropriation/

About a week ago PR had "what appeared to be the largest protest on the island in decades": https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=20&v=SvhgRDktRJ4

Another video:https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/protestas-puerto-rico-ricardo-rossello-entrevista-fernando-del-rincon-conclusiones/