“You have released a storm by which you comfortable Yankis cannot escape.”
- FALN Communique #3
In a continuing series of posts about the latest designs for my design company RICANSTRUCTED (a design company dedicated to supporting the Puerto Rican independence movement) here is a set of designs that can be directly attributed to the FALN. The FALN – Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional or the Armed Forces of National Liberation was an armed clandestine organization that fought for the liberation of Puerto Rico in the United States.
The FALN was founded in 1974 by Filiberto Ojeda Rios who also founded the first armed clandestine group in Puerto Rico MIRA - Movimiento Independentista Revolucionario Armado or the Armed Revolutionary Independence Movement in 1967. Comandante Filiberto also founded the EPB – Ejercito Popular Boricua or the Popular Boricua Army more affectionately known as Los Macheteros. The FALN fought for Puerto Rican independence attacking over 100 corporate, military, political targets within the United States. The FALN were considered a terrorist group by the United States but as my grandfather (who was an independentista) said one mans terrorist is another mans revolutionary.
These two designs were logos that the FALN used in their official communiques and in their propaganda. Now these designs are a part of RICANSTRUCTED in an effort to keep the history of struggle for Puerto Rican independence alive.
Remember you don’t have to be Puerto Rican to support Puerto Rican independence…
For more information on the Puerto Rican independence movement check out the September23 website.