The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
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A Special April Freedom Month Picket
Vigil in Solidarity with Rev. Luis Barrios, the SOAW 6, and the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners! Close the School of the Americas!
Join the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign and La Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas/UCC as we protest the incarceration of Prisoner of Conscious Rev. Luis Barrios, the SOA 6 and the 29th anniversary of the arrest of the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners!
The U.S. government is responsible for the creation of the School of the Americas, an institute that has trained genocidal despots throughout the world, for the invasion of Puerto Rico in 1898, and the incarceration of peace activists and revolutionaries like the SOA 6 and the Puerto Rican Political prisoners. Same struggle, Same Fight!
Thursday April 30, 2009 at 5pm
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row Take the 4, 5 J, M, Z Train to City Hall
The SOA 6: The "SOA 6," ranging in age from 21 to 68, were found "guilty" of carrying the protest against the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) onto the Fort Benning military base. The six were among the thousands who gathered on November 22 and 23, 2008 outside the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia to demand a change in U.S. policy towards Latin America and the closure of the SOA/WHINSEC. The "SOA 6" spoke out clearly and powerful in court. They made a compelling case for the closure of the school and creation of a culture of justice and peace, where there is no place for the SOA mindset that promotes military "solutions" to social and economic problems. The six stood up for all of us working for a more just world.
The Puerto Rican Political Prisoners: The Puerto Rican Political Prisoners are freedom fighters who found Puerto Rico’s colonial reality unacceptable. They joined the Puerto Rican Independence movement and confronted the United States government directly. When they rose up and fought against colonialism they were branded as terrorists and placed in some of the worst prisons in the U.S. Their only “crime” is their love for Puerto Rico!! The majority of the Political Prisone rs have spent nearly 27 years in federal prisons for their political activities.