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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

FAMILY, FRIENDS CELEBRATE RELEASE OF OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA FROM PRISON

Sunday, January 22, 2017 11:17PM John Garcia ABC News A celebration was held Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood days after President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Oscar Lopez Rivera, a Puerto Rican nationalist who grew up in Chicago. Family and friends gathered at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture. An big celebration will be held at the museum on May 17, which is when Lopez

Call for Civic Engagement for Oscar Lopez Rivera, Alternative School Leader  and founder of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos  Puerto Rican High School

Letter from Danette Sokacich, Principal, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School There is an urgent call to action I am requesting. The founder of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School, Oscar Lopez Rivera, has served 35 years as a political prisoner for his commitment to a free and liberated Puerto Rico. Oscar Lopez Rivera was a fierce advocate of alternative education for disenfranchised youth in the

35 Mujeres - Two More Opportunities to Help Bring Him Home!

by Jessie Fuentes, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Chicago Chapter On Sunday October 30th, 2016 women from around the community and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center came to the corner of Division and California to demand for the release of Oscar Lopez Rivera. At 3:00pm, women began chanting “No Justice, No Peace, set Oscar Lopez free,” cars honked, children danced, and the women collectively shared a passion and a mission.

We Stand with Oscar

by L. Alejandro Molina, National Boricua Human Rights Network The National Boricua Human Rights Network sponsored a book reception for Cartas a Karina with Puerto Rican poets Martin Espada, who wrote the introduction to the book, and Juana Iris Goergen, poet and professor at DePaul University, last Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The reception, held at Nellie’s Puerto Rican Restaurant on Paseo Boricua, counted with 4 people. During the light dinner,

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

By Ana M. López, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera Wow! October 9 in Washington, DC in front of the White House–a freedom clamor from a multitude for Oscar López Rivera’s unconditional release made an infinite mark in history.  It is an event where “Oscar estuvo en la casa de Obama“. If we were to measure the energy level of the people that attended the event, it was over

A large crowd gathers to show support for the freedom of Oscar Lopez, holding placards and Puerto Rican flags.

Over 2,000 from Puerto Rico and the Diaspora Assemble In Front of White House Demanding: “Obama, Free Oscar!” by National Boricua Human Rights Network (Chicago Chapter) The National Boricua Human Rights Network (Chicago Chapter) wishes to thank all those who joined us in the Interfaith Freedom Convocation and Cultural Celebration for Oscar López Rivera a successful event. We documented that over 2,000 people from over 25 cities were mobilized. We want to

Who Is Oscar López Rivera? Puerto Ricans Demand Release Of Political Prisoner

by Shanna Collins, VIBE In a week after the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, surmounting calls to end the imprisonment of Puerto Rican activist Oscar Rivera have gained more traction in the United States. According to Remezcla, when Roberto Prats of the Puerto Rican delegation spoke, his enthusiasm wasn’t the only thing that was noticeable; next to Prats were two shirts that read “Free Oscar Rivera: 35 years.” “Included among

Ex-Black Liberation Army Political Prisoner Sekou Kambui and Red Flame for Freedom Collective Share Experience with Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Sekou Kambui and Karen Watson spoke to a meeting of the Program Coordinators of the PRCC on Monday, August 1. Sekou poke about his 47 years of incarceration in the Alabama prison system- he provided the audience with a vivid, moving description of his trials and tribulations as well as his ability to confront the many adversities of prison life. Restarted his work as a jailhouse lawyer” and how he

Oscar López Rivera, "el último preso  político puertorriqueño"

por Noticias Sputnik “EEUU usa la prisión de Oscar López para que nadie se atreva a luchar por la independencia”, dijo a Sputnik en exclusiva, desde su estudio jurídico en Chicago, Jan Susler, su abogada desde que fue detenido en 1981. López Rivera está encarcelado en EEUU desde hace 35 años y ha pasado los últimos años en la prisión federal de Terre Haute, Indiana. Este hombre fue un soldado