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New York Elected Officials and Community Leaders support release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera






A press conference/rally on Friday, November 30, at Local 1199 Auditorium, 310 W. 43rd St., at 6pm, will serve as a “send-off” to a delegation of New York elected officials who will accompany U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Illinois) on a special visit to meet with López Rivera in federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana on[…]

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Successful forum on the Cuban 5 and Oscar López Rivera






Close to 75 people turned out to listen to two impressive speakers: John Hawkins for the Chicago Cuba Coalition and Clarisa López, daughter of Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican political prisoner serving 31 years for struggling for the freedom of Puerto Rico. The forum, which took place at DePaul University last Thursday Nov. 15th, also featured[…]

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ORLANDO, FL: March/Candlelight Vigil for Oscar López Rivera






The Orlando Chapter marched the streets of Orlando, Florida yesterday in support of the release of Oscar López Rivera. Yesterday marked the 31st anniversary of the incarceration of Oscar who is the longest held political prisoner in the world. NBHRN members and supporters began their march from Lake Eola to the Orlando City Hall Plaza[…]

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PUERTO RICO: A NATION ERUPTS IN CREATIVE PROTEST; SEEKING FREEDOM FOR IT’S SON






Activists covered statues of nine US presidents with orange t-shirts- the color of US prison uniforms, in front of the Capitol- with the message “Freedom for Oscar López Rivera NOW“, the protesters, in the majority university students, summed up the demand of various political, social and religious sectors for the parole of López Rivera who has[…]

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13th Anniversary of the Historic 1999 Release






September 10 is the 13th anniversary of the historic 1999 release of 11 Puerto Rican political prisoners. Oscar Lopez Rivera has now served 13 more years than his compatriots. Download and sign the petition asking President Obama to do justice and grant Oscar’s immediate release here.

Final “31 Days for 31 Years” Video Out






Beginning on April 28th, 2012 Humboldt Park in Chicago was witness to a group of 31 people spending 24 hours in a makeshift prison cell at Café Teatro Batey Urbano to simulate the 31 years Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera has spent in prison for struggling for the independence of Puerto Rico. The[…]

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High Profile Events to Commemorate Oscar López Rivera Anniversary Imprisonment!






“31 Days for 31 Years” Culminating Event for Oscar López Rivera Over 75 university students, community residents, family members and special guests gathered Tuesday evening, May 29th, at the Batey Urbano, to celebrate the culminating event for “31 Days for 31 Years”. The ambitious joint effort of the Latin@ Coalition, Batey Urbano, and NBHRN began Saturday,[…]