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Support Tito Kayak!

Join AELLA, the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, and the friends of Tito Kayak in NYC, in support of Alberto “Tito Kayak” DeJesus!

Tito Kayak, a Puerto Rican environmentalist and civil disobedient, was arrested on Monday June 13th, 2005 for attempting to lower the United Nations flag to replace it with the Puerto Rican flag in an attempt to call attention to Puerto Rico’s ongoing colonial condition of and the contamination of the island of Vieques as the result of 60 years of bombing by the U.S. Navy.

Tito is best known for hanging the flags of Vieques and Puerto Rico from the Statue of Liberty in November 2000, in protest of the U.S. Navy’s use of Vieques as a target range. Tito was sentenced to jail for this act of civil disobedience and served his time in New York City and Puerto Rico. The Navy withdrew from Vieques in May 2003, but has not fulfilled its obligation to clean up the environmental disaster it left behind on this island of 9,000 residents.

Tito is facing a Class B misdemeanor charge of Trespassing; if found guilty he will have to serve 90 days in jail. Tito’s trial was scheduled for Tuesday October 11th, 2005 at 9am, after a hearing on September 8th where the initial felony charge of Reckless Endangerment was dropped.

Come to the court house to show your support for Tito!

Not one day of jail for Tito Kayak!
Clean up Vieques now!
Self-determination for Puerto Rico!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
100 Centre St. Manhattan Criminal Court
Subway: 4, 5, 6, J, M to Chambers St./Brooklyn Bridge;
A, C, E to Chambers St.; R, N to Canal St.

For more information, contact AELLA (info below) or the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign at  ProLibertad@Hotmail.com, Bronx 718-601-4751, Manhattan 212-927-9065, New Jersey 201-435-3244, or visit them online at  http://www.ProLibertadweb.com