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December 17 - Protest Trump's Jerusalem Declaration; Decolonize Puerto Rico

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Copley Square • Boston
Hagar Assi's photo.

Earlier this week Donald Trump announced that U.S would be officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv Israel to Jerusalem.

Please Join us to stand in Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Jerusalem belongs to Palestine. 

Demands :
1. End ALL US Aid to Israel
2. End the Apartheid: One secular Palestinian State!
3. Stop Bombing Gaza!
4. Jerusalem is Palestine! Return All Stolen Land!

Please bring signs, and dress in any traditional Palestinian clothing/scarves you may own.

This is being co-sponsored by The New Generation Club Of Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action, Workers World Party, Team Solidarity USW Local 8751, Boston Party for Socialism and Liberation, Dorchester People for Peace, Network of Arab-American Professionals of Boston, Act up classwar, The Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, United for Justice with Peace, The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights, and The Palestinian House of New England.

When: Sunday, December 17, 2017, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Betances Plaza, located in South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood, • 100 West Dedham St. • South End, Villa Victoria neighborhood • Boston


Estamos con Puerto Rico Boricuas - March in Solidarity

Join ‘Raíces Borikén Collective’ on Saturday, December 17th at 1:00 P.M., to continue the movement to decolonize Puerto Rico. We will start in Betances Plaza, located in South End’s Villa Victoria neighborhood, to share stories, healing, art, and education before marching (con political paranda y mas) to Copley Square. We are hoping to end with a community bomba, dance and a healing space. We will build beloved community and gather to connect, share music, and learn from each other. Que vive Puerto Rico libre! 

On September 21, 2017 Hurricane Maria, made landfall in Puerto Rico destroying homes and vital infrastructure on the island. The government has reported 51 deaths, but journalists and citizens have reported more than 900 deaths. Months later many Puerto Ricans are still without clean water, electricity, access to internet or proper medical care. The delayed response from the U.S. government, as well as the continued colonization and economic exploitation of Puerto Rico, has contributed to this humanitarian crisis and interferes with recovery efforts. 

In the United States, we must fight for Puerto Rico. Since colonizing the island, the United States has oppressed the people of Puerto Rico through a variety of federal actions. Policies like the Foraker Act, the Jones Act, Operation Bootstrap, pill trials, la Operacion, military use in Vieques and other government policies all paved the way for the financial, environmental, medical, and political exploitation and deterioration of Puerto Rico. 

Only Congress can: (1) repeal the Jones Act, (2) dismantle the PROMESA board that takes away our self-governance, (3) cancel the debt, and (4) help Puerto Ricans across the U.S. as well as those on the Island. And we, the diaspora of Puerto Rico, can unite to fight against these inhuman policies and pressure Congress to do what is right. Join us in solidarity. 

This is a moment to gather and act in greater Boston. 

In solidarity, 

Raíces Borikén Collective, Lead Organizers 

Eroc Arroyo-Montano
Jasmin Torrejon Chu
Cassandra Lopez Fradera
Jasmine Gomez
Eli “Lady” Pabon 

Who is RBC: Raíces Borikén Collective (RBC) is a radical Boston-based group rooted in the Puerto Rican diaspora. We are activists, advocates, educators and organizers that are majority women and queer led. RBC supports the work of dismantling the “imperialist white supremacist- capitalist patriarchal system”* forced upon Puerto Rico, and will continue to advance the movement of decolonizing Puerto Rico through education, direction action, and community based reimagining. Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

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