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May
19

​​10 Awesome Adventures to Have in Vieques

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Mar
08

International Women’s Day Protest

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Women in Vieques (and their supporters) blocked the Main St. in front of the Post Office for an hour and a half on Wednesday, March 8, 2017,  as they participated with thousands of women around the world on International Women’s Day protests. Local women spoke out about the right to control their own bodies, education on gender issues, the need to reopen the Vieques maternity ward, need for specialists in Vieques to treat cancer and other diseases, need for a functioning ferry service, need for more well-paid jobs and pay equity, the need for healthy, organic food, among many other issues. Here is the video of our spirited picket.  See Spanish below.

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Paro Internacional de Mujeres en Vieques

Mujeres viequenses bloquean la calle principal de la capital​ de VIEQUES​

8 marzo de 2017. Vieques, Puerto Rico: Hoy casi un centenar de personas se unieron al paro internacional de las Mujeres en Vieques, PR.   Mujeres viequenses bloquearon la calle principal de la capital Isabel Segunda de 11:00 AM a 12:30 PM para llamar atención a la situación grave de injusticias e incumplimiento del gobierno hacia las necesidades del pueblo de Vieques.

La cruzacalle que bloqueó la calle dijo “Mujeres en Contra de la Junta por la Salud de Vieques”.  Las consignas del día exigían la apertura de la sala de parto, trabajo digno y bien remunerado, mejoras en el sistema de transportación marítima, cero tolerancia a acoso sexual, entre otras.

Se hizo recolecta de cientos de firmas en una petición al Gobernador y a la Junta de Control Fiscal con los reclamos de la protesta.

Se pasó un micrófono entre las docenas de manifestantes del piquete ofreciendo la oportunidad a cada persona de expresar sus reclamos.

VER el VIDEO del Piquete en VIEQUES el 8 de marzo de 2017

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Mar
06

Celebramos el Día Internacional de Mujeres con un paro

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(English below)

Este miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017, en Vieques celebramos el Día Internacional de Mujeres con un paro de 1.5 horas de 11 AM – 12:30 PM  frente al correo en Isabel II.  Sea parte de mujeres en 30 países celebrando el miércoles.

La manifestación será pro derechos de mujeres, contra la austeridad de la Junta de Control Fiscal, y para atención a nuestra crisis de salud y transportación marítima y a la falta de trabajo digno y bien remunerado. 

Vestir de rojo. 

Hombres y mujeres bienvenidos. Aquí las palabras solidarias de Ismael Guadalupe: Me uno a la convocatoria de la amiga Kathy. Hablar de la mujer es hablar de la madre , de una abuela, de una hija, de una hermana o de la esposa: razones suficientes para decir presente en esta actividad. Estaré allí haciendo mío los reclamos por una sociedad más justa y equitativa. Ellas estuvieron bien activas en nuestra lucha contra la Marina , decenas fueron arrestadas y defendieron a Vieques contra el abusivo poder militar.

English: Come to celebrate International Women’s Day by participating in a one and a half hour work stoppage from 11 am to 12:30 PM in front of the Post Office this Wednesday. We will be part of dozens of countries with women striking on this day for women’s rights. In Vieques we will focus our demands to oppose the austerity of the Fiscal Control Board and to demand attention to our health crisis and ferry system crisis and for attention to a lack of dignified and well-paid jobs for women. Men welcome. WEAR RED as those around the world will be doing.

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Apr
15

Petition urges Obama to fund health care for Vieques

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Piquete 14 enero 2013 ante de la Reunion EPA keep promises

Please click this link to sign an important petition to fund health care and a complete cleanup of military toxics left in Vieques by the U.S. Navy.

 

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Aug
10

Best short documentary about Vieques

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VIEQUES: AN ISLAND FORGING FUTURES

This award-winning documentary film demonstrates part of the peaceful resistance movement against the bombing practices of the U.S. Navy in Vieques, a sister island of Puerto Rico, after two bombs negligently killed David Sanes, a Viequense civilian employee, on the 19th of April 1999. This work documents the story of a people’s struggle against the world’s most powerful armed forces.  Thanks to Johanna Bermudez, the filmmaker.

This and other documentaries about Vieques can be viewed when you stay at Casa de Kathy.

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Dec
05

Showing of Film “Sugar Pathways” at the Fort

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Director Johanna Bermudez will be with us at the Fort to give the first showing in Vieques of her new film, “Sugar Pathways”.  (This event was postponed – stay tuned for the new date.)

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