1. We want self-determination for Puerto Ricans--Liberation of the
Island and inside the United States. For 500 years,
first spain and then united states have colonized our country. Billions
of dollars in profits leave our country for the united states every year.
In every way we are slaves of the gringo. We want liberation and the
Power in the hands of the People, not Puerto Rican exploiters. Que Viva
Puerto Rico Libre!
2. We want self-determination for all Latinos. Our
Latin Brothers and Sisters, inside and outside the united states, are
oppressed by amerikkkan business. The Chicano people built the Southwest,
and we support their right to control their lives and their land. The
people of Santo Domingo continue to fight against gringo domination
and its puppet generals. The armed liberation struggles in Latin America
are part of the war of Latinos against imperialism. Que Viva La Raza!
3. We want liberation of all third world people.
Just as Latins first slaved under spain and the yanquis, Black people,
Indians, and Asians slaved to build the wealth of this country. For
400 years they have fought for freedom and dignity against racist Babylon
(decadent empire). Third World people have led the fight for freedom.
All the colored and oppressed peoples of the world are one nation under
oppression. No Puerto Rican Is Free Until All People Are Free!
4. We are revolutionary nationalists and oppose racism. The
Latin, Black, Indian and Asian people inside the u.s. are colonies
fighting for liberation. We know that washington, wall street and city
hall will try to make our nationalism into racism; but Puerto Ricans
are of all colors and we resist racism. Millions of poor white people
are rising up to demand freedom and we support them. These are the
ones in the u.s. that are stepped on by the rules and the government.
We each organize our people, but our fights are against the same oppression
and we will defeat it together. Power To All Oppressed People!
5. We want community control of our institutions and land. We
want control of our communities by our people and programs to guarantee
that all institutions serve the needs of our people. People's control
of police, health services, churches, schools, housing, transportation
and welfare are needed. We want an end to attacks on our land by urban
removal, highway destruction, universities and corporations. Land Belongs
To All The People!
6. We want a true education of our Creole culture and Spanish language.
We must learn our history of fighting against cultural,
as well as economic genocide by the yanqui. Revolutionary culture, culture
of our people, is the only true teaching.
7. We oppose capitalists and alliances with traitors. Puerto
Rican rulers, or puppets of the oppressor, do not help our people.
They are paid by the system to lead our people down blind alleys, just
like the thousands of poverty pimps who keep our communities peaceful
for business, or the street workers who keep gangs divided and blowing
each other away. We want a society where the people socialistically
control their labor. Venceremos!
8. We oppose the Amerikkkan military. We
demand immediate withdrawal of u.s. military forces and bases from
Puerto Rico, Vietnam and all oppressed communities inside and outside
the u.s. No Puerto Rican should serve in the u.s. army against his
Brothers and Sisters, for the only true army of oppressed people is
the people's army to fight all rulers. U.S. Out Of Vietnam, Free Puerto
9. We want freedom for all political prisoners. We
want all Puerto Ricans freed because they have been tried by the racist
courts of the colonizers, and not by their own people and peers. We
want all freedom fighters released from jail. Free All Political Prisoners!
10. We want equality for women. Machismo
must be revolutionary... not oppressive. Under capitalism, our women
have been oppressed by both the society and our own men. The doctrine
of machismo has been used by our men to take out their frustrations
against their wives, sisters, mothers, and children. Our men must support
their women in their fight for economic and social equality, and must
recognize that our women are equals in every way within the revolutionary
ranks. Forward, Sisters, In The Struggle!
11. We fight anti-communism with international unity. Anyone
who resists injustice is called a communist by "the man" and
condemned. Our people are brainwashed by television, radio,
newspapers, schools, and books to oppose people in other countries
fighting for their freedom. No longer will our people believe
attacks and slanders, because they have learned who the real
enemy is and who their real friends are. We will defend our
Brothers and Sisters around the world who fight for justice
against the rich rulers of this country. Viva Che!
12. We believe armed self-defense and armed struggle are the only
means to liberation. We are opposed to violence--the
violence of hungry children, illiterate adults, diseased old people,
and the violence of poverty and profit. We have asked, petitioned, gone
to courts, demonstrated peacefully, and voted for politicians full of
empty promises. But we still ain't free. The time has come to defend
the lives of our people against repression and for revolutionary war
against the businessman, politician, and police. When a government oppresses
our people, we have the right to abolish it and create a new one. Boricua
Is Awake! All Pigs Beware!
13. We want a socialist society. We
want liberation, clothing, free food, education, health care, transportation,
utilities, and employment for all. We want a society where the needs
of our people come first, and where we give solidarity and aid to the
peoples of the world, not oppression and racism. Hasta La Victoria