Chicago Puerto Ricans Stand With Palestine

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On July 20, 2014 over 10,000 people rallied and marched against Israel’s invasion of Gaza in Chicago. At press time, the death toll of Palestinians is 375, most of which are women and children.

A contingent of National Boricua Human Rights Network-Chicago Chapter and the Puerto Rican community participated in solidarity with the Palestinian people, with former Boricua political prisoner Edwin Cortés speaking at the rally (video clip below).

La Respuesta officially supports the liberation of Palestine in accordance with the last line of our mission statement: “La Respuesta is dedicated to the collective transformation and self-determination of all people.”

Be sure to read La Respuesta‘s special coverage from INSIDE Palestine on our blog, Aywa, Wepa.

Below, check out our photographs and videos documenting this historic event. You can see more on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

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For over a century, Puerto Ricans have lived and settled in the U.S. (the “Boricua Diaspora”), but now, for the first time, there are more acá than allá. In response to our growing presence and ongoing impact, La Respuesta seeks to invoke a claim to our histories and announce our stories. This will be done by highlighting our assets and distinct experiences, agitating discussion on the crucial issues, and addressing the obstacles that we face.