To Negate Independence is to Incite ViolencePrimary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1988

Medium: Offset Printed

Dimensions: 11″ x 17″

José E. López was the National Coordinator of the Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (MLN). Founded in 1977, the MLN was a coalition of anti-imperialist Puerto Rican and Chicano-Mexicano activists in the US. They united around: 1) support for the Puerto Rican people’s right to use any means necessary to establish independence and socialism in Puerto Rico, 2) support for the socialist reunification of Mexico (i.e., the creation of a socialist Mexico that includes the land that was formerly the northern half of Mexico), 3) non-collaboration with U.S. federal grand juries or any repressive agency. 4) support for grand jury resisters, political prisoners, and prisoners of war, and 5) non-participation in the electoral processes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. The MLN was also instrumental in building community institutions such as the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School in Chicago.

Image: Graphic of police arresting demonstrator; assault rifle and Puerto Rican flag in background.

Words: To Negate Independence is to Incite Violence. Independence and Socialism for Puerto Rico! Socialist Reunification of Mexico!

Speaker: Jose Lopez, National Coordinator, Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (MLN).

Color: black and red on white paper.

Event: Sat. Feb 27, San Francisco, CA.

Sponsors: Movimiento de Liberación Nacional (MLN), California Committee Against Repression, New Movement in Solidarity with Puerto Rican Independence and Socialism.

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