Kevin Garcia

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,

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

Cubanos y puertorriqueños unen sus voces por la libertad de Oscar López Rivera

por Geidis Arias Peña, La Demajagua El pueblo de Granma y miembros de la brigada de solidaridad de Puerto Rico con Cuba Juan Ríus Rivera, alzaron su voz este martes por la excarcelación del boricua Oscar López Rivera, durante el espacio de reflexiónEn nombre de la Paz. Declamación de poesías, versos improvisados y el compromiso de continuar la lucha por la excarcelación del independentista Ríus Rivera caracterizó al encuentro, que

Rep. Gutiérrez Calls on President Obama to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera

by Portside staff Washington, DC – Today on the floor of the House during Morning Business, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL) spoke about the last Puerto Rican political prisoner held in a federal prison, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Rep. Gutiérrez called on President Obama to commute Lopez Rivera’s sentence before he leaves office in January and announced a unity event to be staged in Lafayette Square, across the street from the

Piden la liberación de Oscar López en Convención Demócrata

por DAVID CORDERO, Metropr En el contexto de la celebración del Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, un grupo de puertorriqueños se manifestó ayer en la plaza del edificio de Servicios Municipales, justo en el centro de la ciudad de Filadelfia, a favor de la descolonización y de la liberación del preso político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera. Allí Metro conversó con el hermano menor de Oscar, José Elías López Rivera,

Diáspora exige excarcelación de Oscar López Rivera en Filadelfia

Laura M. Quintero, Enviada Especial EL VOCERO FILADELFIA, Pensilvania- Ante la importancia que ha cobrado el voto de la comunidad puertorriqueña en las elecciones estadounidenses, la diáspora evidenció hoy el comienzo de una movilización y organización política para exigir atención a las causas de Puerto Rico en la plataforma y Partido Demócrata. Con esta meta, el grupo Pennsylvania for Puerto Rico, como parte de la coalición de National Puerto Rican