[FALN church rally for four released Puerto Rican Nationalists]

This tape features footage of a National Liberation Armed Forces (FALN) support gathering in September 1979 in Chicago. It took place right after Puerto Rican Nationalists Oscar Collazo, Irving Flores, Rafael Cancel Miranda, and Lolita Lebron were released from jail upon President Jimmy Carter’s commutation of their sentences. Collazo was incarcerated for the attempted assassination of President Harry Truman. Flores, Miranda, and Lebron had been in jail for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives. This tape features a church service and meeting honoring the four nationalists. Folksinger and activist Marta Rodriguez also performs. Continue reading