Oscar Freedom Campaign in the News

Gubernatorial candidates unite in calling on Obama seeking the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 By Jessica Rá­os Viner http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/nota/candidatosalagobernacionseunenenreclamoaobama-2147124/ Producer Tito Román Rivera emphasized that all the candidates were willing to take part in the video and had no qualms with the proposed message (Archive / GFR Media) 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 doesn’t think he’ll be released in the very near future

Although he is convinced that Obama will make a decision before leaving the White House, he doesn’t want to sow “false hopes” By José A. Delgado / jose.delgado@gfrmedia.com January 12, 2015 http://www.elnuevodia.com/oscarlopezriveranovemuy,muycercasulibertad-1926715.html WASHINGTON – Days before completing service of 404 months in prison, and with intensifying pressure for his release, Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera is convinced that president Barack Obama will make a decision before leaving the

"100,000 Tweets for Oscar" Campaign Reaches over 500,000 people

34 countries, 17 states represented By La Respuesta Media and National Boricua Human Rights Network Over 500,000 people were reached on January 6th, 2015, Oscar’s 72nd birthday, as the National Boricua Human Rights Network and La Respuesta coordinated the “Social Media Campaign for Oscar López.” Using various hashtags (e.g. #freeoscarlopez, #gift4oscar, #regalopaoscar) on Twitter primarily, but also Facebook and Instagram, the campaign publicly brought together a broad spectrum of supporters,

300 Years of Political Prisoners" Film Series and Lecture

On November 10th & 11th the Latin@ Coalition, a group of Latino student organizations from different Universities around Chicago that work together, toured a film series, along with guest speaker Dr. Hugo Velazquez, across three different Universities in Chicago, Columbia College, UIC, and DePaul. The event, titled “3 Centuries of Political Prisoners” screened three films, the first “María Mercedes Barbudo: The Road of No Return” is about María Mercedes Barbudo the

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 got?” I don’t think that at this age it is worth hiding anything from my

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 no sólo por respirar aire, tomar agua, comer, etc., sino experimentando vida en condiciones donde