[FALN rally part II: Marta, Luis]

This tape features footage from a National Liberation Armed Forces (FALN) support rally in the late 1970s. Luis Rosado appears on the tape. This tape is a continuation of the previous video.

00:00Copy video clip URL Static.

00:24Copy video clip URL Open on a shot of folksinger and activist Marta Rodriguez as she performs a few political songs in Spanish. In between songs, she talks about the development of the Chicano-Mexicano and Puerto Rican national liberation struggle. “We see [the FALN] not only as an entity that rids colonized people of their mentality of inferiority and impotence that have been imposed on us through constant military subjection, but it also poses the possibility of bringing the war of National Liberation to the entrails of imperialism.” Later: “We don’t have to worry about sending an army to the United States. An army is right here.” Rodriguez then performs more songs for the audience.

16:37Copy video clip URL Luis Rosado receives a warm welcome from the audience and begins to address the crowd. Rosado talk about the group’s difficulty in resisting what he calls “U.S. government terrorism.” He then talks about the FALN and states that the Puerto Rican independence struggle cannot be compromised, and that it is growing. This lasts for a large portion of the tape.

29:56Copy video clip URL An unidentified man reads a poem to the audience. Following the reading, the camera operator gathers location footage.

33:13Copy video clip URL Tape ends.



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