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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 2 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. 15, also […]

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Panorama of May 29 event

This is a panorama of the May 29 event commemorating the 31st anniversary of imprisonment that Oscar López Rivera is serving. The National Boricua Human Rights Network sponsored the event at the Batey Urbano that day.

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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 9 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 […]

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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.

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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 29, 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, […]

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: NBHRN Sympathizers Banner Overpasses

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NBHRN Marches for Oscar, Against NATO

On Sunday, May 20, the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) led the Humboldt Park contingent downtown to the protest organized by the Coalition Against NATO and the G8 (CANG8). The Coalition organized a march of over 15,000 to demonstrate against the NATO summit. Over 60 people met at Batey Urbano with flags, noisemakers, buttons, […]

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