This interview with José Soler addresses the intersections of nationalism and socialism in the struggle for Puerto Rican national liberation. Soler (b. 1945) served as national (US) president of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (PSP) and supported decolonization efforts in the Americas and Africa. He worked as a labor organizer and labor journalist in the US and Puerto Rico, and recently retired as director of the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. In the interview, Soler discusses his early relationships to the Black Panthers and Chicano liberation efforts, and situates the growth of the PSP in the 1970s in a longer history of Puerto Rican independence struggles in New York and in Puerto Rico. He discusses the PSP's approach to the national question and his work to weave together working-class organizing with national liberation.

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