On February 1, â€œNot Enough Spaceâ€ â€“ the art exhibit featuring the artwork of Puerto Rican political prisoners Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar LÃ³pez Rivera â€“ opened at La Casa de La Raza in Santa Barbara, California. Over 200 people attended the opening of the art exhibit, including many professors and students.
Not Enough Space: 25 Years Behind Prison Bars Not Enough Space presents the story of two Puerto Rican fathers, grandfathers, community organizers and self-taught artists. Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera are Puerto Rican poltical prisoners serving disproportionately long prison terms for their beliefs in favor of Puerto Rican independence. Throughout their over 25[…]
In Puerto Rico, the art exhibit Not Enough Space/Un Reto A La Locura had a profound impact on the campaign for the freedom of our incarcerated patriots Oscar Lopez Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torresâ€¦The exhibit complemented the Committee for Human Rightsâ€™ effort to educate our people as to the existence of political prisonersâ€¦
by Jan Susler, from Third World Resurgence, issue 207-208, Nov/Dec 2007 In 1999, President Bill Clinton commuted the prison sentences of 12 of 15 Puerto Rican men and women arrested in the early 1980s, all of them long considered political prisoners and prisoners of war. Convicted of seditious conspiracy (that is, of conspiring to use[…]