Saturday, September 24, 2005

Denounce the Assassination of Filiberto Ojeda Rios!

On Friday September 23rd, FBI agents assassinated Puerto Rican nationalist leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios. The message below is from the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign:

DENOUNCE THE ASSASSINATION OF FILIBERTO OJEDA RIOS!!
MONDAY SEPT. 26TH, AT 5PM
PROTEST AT 26 FEDERAL PLAZA
(Subway: 4, 5, 6, J, M to Brooklyn Bridge; A, C, E to Chambers St.; R, N to Canal St)

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign is calling on all our allies and supporters of justice to join us on Monday Sept. 26th at 5pm at 26 Federal Plaza to denounce the assassination of Puerto Rican revolutionary leader Filiberto Ojeda Rios, leader of the clandestine revolutionary organization called El Ejercito Popular Boricua-Macheteros (The Popular Boricua Army-Machete Wielders)!!

On Friday Sept. 23rd, in a massive Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) operation in the town of Hormigueros, Puerto Rico, Filiberto Ojeda Rios, leader of the clandestine revolutionary organization called El Ejercito Popular Boricua-Macheteros (The Popular Boricua Army-Machete Wielders) was assassinated by an FBI sniper.

During the ensuing gun battle, Beatriz Rosado Barbosa, Ojeda Rios' wife, was critically wounded and then arrested, along with an F.B.I. agent. Both are presently hospitalized, and a third man has yet to be identified by authorities.

This assassination is an attack against the Puerto Rican Independence movement that cannot go unanswered!! We must mobilize and organize a response to this heinous act of murder. Ojeda Rios represented the revolutionary spirit and morality of the Puerto Rican independence movement!!

The FBI chose to assassinate Ojeda Rios on Friday Sept. 23rd (Known as El Grito de Lares, a celebration of the anti-colonial resistance movement in Puerto Rico) as a message to the independence movement; the US government is trying to tell us that if we resist, then we will be murdered like Ojeda Rios, Don Pedro Albizu Campos, Angel Rodrgiuez Cristobal and the many other Puerto Rican patriots that have fallen at the hands of the US governement.

We will not be scared or initmidated. The power of the people cannot be stopped!! We make freedom happen; we make liberation happen!!

WE WILL RISE, RESIST AND REBEL!! Join us in our outrage, mourning and resistance!! Wear a black arm band, wear all black, bring your niose makers, your flags and your 25 closest friends to the protest!! MOBILIZE IN THE SPIRIT OF FILIBERTO!!
¡¡FILIBERTO OJEDA RIOS PRESENTE!!
¡¡FILIBERTO VIVE, LA LUCHA SIGUE!!

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