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Lopez Rivera Denounces Impact of Colonialism on Puerto Rico at UN

Lopez Rivera Denounces Impact of Colonialism on Puerto Rico at UN June 19, 2017 United Nations, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) The Puerto Rican pro-independence leader Oscar Lopez Rivera today denounced at the United Nations the impact of the colonial presence of the United States on that Caribbean island since 1898. Speaking at a session of the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee to analyze the situation in Puerto Rico, Lopez Rivera

Oscar López dice que el homenaje debe ser a los pioneros de la diáspora

Nueva York – El ex prisionero político Oscar López Rivera afirmó que el homenaje que propuso otorgarle la dirección del Desfile Puertorriqueño debe ser transferido a los pioneros de la diáspora y a los que trabajaron por su excarcelación, luego de 36 años en cárceles estadounidenses. “El honor va también para los que están confrontando la crisis fiscal, en el sistema de salud y de derechos humanos a los que se

After three decades behind bars, Puerto Rican nationalist returns to Humboldt Park

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/93349388-132.html   For a moment late Thursday afternoon, it seemed like everyone in Humboldt Park had turned out to welcome home Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, newly free after more than three decades in prison. Posters proclaiming “Bienvenido” and Puerto Rican flags blanketed Division Street. A group played bomba music from a flag-festooned float. Dozens of students from a school Lopez helped found decades ago lined a walkway leading

Supporters of Oscar's freedom proudly marching with placards and flags.

Se organizan eventos en San Juan, Chicago, Nueva York y San Francisco Tan pronto quede en libertad, López Rivera tendrá una reunión privada en la mañana del 17 de mayo con sus familiares en San Juan. (Teresa Canino) Washington –  Al prisionero político Oscar López Rivera le quedan 43 días para extinguir su sentencia de cárcel, pero ya se organizan eventos en San Juan, Chicago, Nueva York y San Francisco

Honorary "Oscar López Rivera Way" to adorn Humboldt Park with Chicago City Council Approval of Ald. Maldonado's proposal

by PRCC staff On Wed. Feb 22, 2017 the full City Council of Chicago voted on a resolution, introduced by Ald. Roberto Maldonado, recognizing Puerto Rican Patriot Oscar López Rivera with an honorary street in Humboldt Park. Only 9 aldermen representing wards heavily populated by police officers voted against the resolution. The sad exception was Ald. Waguespack and Ald. Sposato who tried to portray themselves as part of the progressive

35 AÑOS ES DEMASIADO

Por Cándida Cotto/CLARIDAD “Hay que recordar que aquella época no es la de ahora”. El campo era más lejos, el camino era de tierra, la tierra toda se cultivaba. Los niños iban a la escuela a pie, disfrutaban haciendo maldades y la familia era una extendida, padres, hermanos, primos, tíos… Así era el campo en el sector Aibonito Guerrero, en San Sebastián, donde nació y creció Oscar López Rivera, hasta

In memory of a free spirit, Berta Caceres

by Ana López, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar López Rivera Berta Caceres, Honduran indigenous leader was assassinated on March 2, in the dark of the night, by armed assailants that broke into the Honduran home and shot her four times. The assailants also wounded a Mexican colleague, Gustavo Castro, who survived only by playing dead. After the news spread of her death, thousands took to the street to protest this

Can Bread And Puppet's Play Get Obama To Pardon A Jailed Puerto Rican Activist?

by Greg Cook, WPUR, Boston’s NPR® news station When Vermont’s Bread and Puppet Theater brought its show “The Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A Monument to the Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera” to New York’s Theater for the New City last December, a woman arrived at the opening night with a letter from Lopez Rivera himself and read it aloud to the crowd before the show. “I would like to thank

Heartfelt Condolences

by Michelle Morales, National Boricua Human Rights Network On February 14, 2016 a valued member of our Paseo Boricua community passed away. Johnny Tirado died from complications due to his struggle with diabetes at the age of 42. Johnny was a teacher, counselor and mentor at the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School. He was a member of the National Boricua Human Rights Network for the past 13 years. We