Rafael Cancel Miranda SpeaksPrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created by: San Francisco Collective, 1986

Medium: Offset Printed

Dimensions: 22.5″ x 33.5″

On April 4, 1980, eleven national liberation fighters for Puerto Rican independence were captured by local police in Evanston, Illinois and accused of being members of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional (FALN). Immediately upon their arrest, the Eleven rejected the criminal charges, taking the position that they were armed combatants of the Puerto Rican struggle against colonialism. They demanded to be treated as Prisoners of War in accordance with the Geneva Convention and other International Law. The Puerto Rican Prisoners of War did not participate in any legal proceedings held against them. Instead, by turning their backs to the judge and addressing their supporters, they turned the courtroom into another arena of struggle for Puerto Rican independence.

Image: Rafael Cancel Miranda, Puerto Rican Nationalist.

Words: Fighting for Puerto Rican Independence is Not a Crime, Political Asylum for William Morales! No Extradition to the U.S.! Puerto Rican National Hero Rafael Cancel Miranda

Speaker: Rafael Cancel Miranda

Color: black on newsprint paper

Event Date: August 15, 1986.

Sponsors: Comité Nacional Pro-Libertad de Prisioneros de Guerra Puertorriqueños, Partido Socialista Puertorriqueños, Casa Puerto Rico.

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