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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

E ola, e ola, e ola n? kini e! Kekuni Blaisdell

by L. Alejandro Molina, National Boricua Human Rights Network The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center extend their deepest condolences on the passing of Dr. Richard “Kekuni” Blaisdell, exemplary educator, historian and visionary activist in the struggle for Hawaiian Independence. I was privileged to coordinate Ka Ho’okolokolonui K?naka Maoli – Peoples’ International Tribunal Hawai’i 1993 of which Dr. Richard “Kekuni” Blaisdell was the convenor. He

All of Puerto Rico's Gubernatorial candidates unite to call on Obama to Free Oscar López Rivera

translation by L. Alejandro Molina Gubernatorial candidates for the various political parties in Puerto Rico, as well as the independent candidates, united to call on the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to release political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who tomorrow- Three Kings Day – marks his 73rd birthday. Manuel Cidre (independent), Alexandra Lágaro (independent), David Bernier (PPD), Pedro Pierluisi (PNP), Ricardo Rosselló (PNP), Marí­a de Lourdes Santiago (PIP)

Somos Dign@s, Trayecto Dignidad 3

por Sandra Candelaria, Mujeres por Paseo El pasado viernes, 15 de enero el Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño contó con la visita de los licenciados, Nylca J Muñoz Sosa y Juan Francisco Correa Luna, integrantes del colectivo Somos Dign@s. Los licenciados participaron de la Asamblea General del Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño donde tuvieron la oportunidad de presentar ” Health and Wellness in Puerto Rico as a Human Rights Issue”. La presentación mostraba los

1,000,000 Tuits para Oscar

Regalo Pa Oscar-Libertad: Este llamado de acción es para realizarse el proximo 6 de enero 2016, el día de su cumpleaños y el Día de los Tres Reyes Magos mientras que por otro lado el Presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Obama entra a su último año en oficina y Oscar en su año 35 como el prisionero político puertorriqueño de mayor tiempo encarcelado. En este dia, la Red Nacional

1,000,000 Tweets  for Oscar

Regalo Pa Oscar-Libertad: This call to action on January 6th, 2016, his birthday and Three Kings’s Day, comes as President Barack Obama enters his last year in office and Oscar enters his 35th year of imprisonment- the Puerto Rican people’s longest-held political prisoner. On this day, the National Boricua Human Rights Network is asking YOU to participate on Twitter and Facebook with these hashtags: #freeoscarlopez #regalopaOscar-libertad Tag @BarackObama and @MichelleObama