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postcards 4 oscar fundraiser launched!

Dear Artist, We are excited to invite you to participate in postcards4oscar, an art exhibition and fundraiser for the freedom of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has been in prison for over 32 years. We hope that you will consider participating in this important event that will help to raise awareness for […]

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15th Letter: The offer i didn’t want

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was not published online at ENDI.com Dear Karina, Last Monday i turned 71. i have fully entered a decade in which we are called “old,” but i feel strong, happy to have been true to myself. As that famous Frank Sinatra song goes, “What is a man? What has he […]

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La urgencia de vivir- Oscar López Rivera

18 de febrero de 2014 Mi Querida Clarisa: Deseo que este sea un día feliz y bien memorable para ti, y que puedas disfrutarlo en grande. Dos cosas que he aprendido en la vida que son bien importantes para mí, especialmente porque las aprendí en circunstancias difíciles. La primera es la urgencia de vivir. Vivir […]

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Former Political Prisoners: thumbnail portraits since the 1999 presidential commutation of their sentences

Edwin Cortés resides in Puerto Rico, where he does medical billing for physicians. He and his wife help take care of his elderly mother in Aguadilla, where they own their own home. They also enjoy their role as grandparents. Edwin has become a popular basketball coach, working with young teens. Community leaders have recognized him […]

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CAT Freedom PSA

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Campaign National meeting, 100th Anniversary Oscar Collazo Event at El Maestro, Dinner at Trinity Lutheran Church

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2013- Unprecedented Efforts to Free Oscar López Rivera

Jan 6- Chicago, Philadelphia, Florida, San Sebastian HAPPY BIRTHDAY OSCAR Jan. 10- NYC Panel discussion and book-signing on Between Torture and Resistance, NYC Jan 12- Play on Puerto Rican Political Prisoners “Crime Against Humanity” Returns To New York Feb- PR Governor Garcia Padilla advocates for release of Oscar López Rivera April 11- Dr. Luis Nieves […]

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Oscar Birthday Celebration and Three Kings Day Service: a Call to Renewal for 2014

La Capilla del Barrio celebrated Oscar’s birthday Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in spite of the over 18 inches of continuous snow and rapidly dropping temperatures. The birthday celebration and Three Kings Mass, in its 6th Annual Year, began with Pastor Windsor’s welcoming and the invocation. The Capilla kids performed an original Three Kings skit. Then […]

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Bhatia reiterates his call for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera

Yesterday, the president of the Puerto Rican Senate, Eduardo Bhatia, once more advocated for the freedom of Oscar López Rivera, the political prisoner who turned 71 Monday, Three Kings Day. Bhatia made the statement on Saturday during the Three Kings Day in Juana Diaz by the Windy Hill front of the Capitol, where dozens of […]

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ON HIS BIRTHDAY- MESSAGE FROM Oscar Lopez Rivera

Spanish follows English. Download the poster here. My humble words for my 71st birthday celebration on 3 Kings Day. i’ve been asked many times how i celebrate my birthday. Since i celebrate every day i wake up alive that for me is the best way i can answer the question regarding the celebration of my […]

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