Single-starred black and white flag: “It’s not mourning, is resistance”


PUERTO RICAN FLAG … in Old San Juan … ‘We decided to reclaim the door the night of Monday, July 4, 2016, knowing that this door would be transformed into a portal that would lead to discussions on the social, economic and political crisis facing the island.’

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80grados’ Julieta Victoria Muñoz Alvarado recently published an article—“Monoestrellada blanca y negra: ‘No es luto, es resistencia’” [Single-starred black and white flag: “It’s not mourning, is resistance”]—about the Puerto Rican artists’ movement Artistas solidarios y en resistencia [Artists in solidarity and resistance]. The article quotes a recent (7 July 2016) open letter published by the collective, Carta abierta: Un llamado a la solidaridad. In 2012, the collective had painted a mural with the Puerto Rican flag (with in its full red, white, and blue glory) on a wall on San José Street in Old San Juan; more recently, the flag was re-done in black and white, to express mourning for the island and its troubles. More than anything, this and other recent artistic actions are a call to unity and resistance. Here are a few excerpts with a link to the original article (in Spanish) below:

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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