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By Ana M. López On March 11, 2015, a celebration of International Women’s History Month honored the life and legacy of Isabelita Rosado Morales at Hostos Community College sponsored by the Puerto Rican Student Organization. Over 400 students attended this amazing event. Most, if not all, were born decades later and had never heard of […]

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The Country’s Petition for Oscar López Rivera

Editorial March 20, 2015 The hearings in Washington of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, dedicated to Puerto Rico and focused on the defense of individual liberties, must be interpreted, among other purposes, as a summons to the Obama Administration to finally end the prolonged political imprisonment of Oscar López Rivera.  The human rights […]

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NYC Hosts Successful 2nd National Meeting- Freedom Pa ‘Oscar Now

A Summary of Work and Projected Plans During the Valentine’s day celebration, more than 60 people attended the second national meeting sponsored by the NYC May 30th coalition.  Bad weather all day long-cold and snowing day in NY did not stop the activists from traveling near and far. The meeting was held at Eugenio Maria […]

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Carta de Oscar a Clarisa: “Tenemos que atrevernos a ganar”

Por Oscar López Rivera Querida Clarisa: Este pasado 4 de enero hubo una celebración de mi cumpleaños en San Sebastián, mi pueblo natal. No he visitado mi pueblo por 40 años y sólo puedo imaginarme y visualizar los cambios que ha habido allí para que El Pepino se haya convertido en el pueblo que recibe tantos elogios. Hoy, […]

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We have to dare to win

By Oscar López Rivera Published Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Dear Clarisa: This past January 4 there was a celebration of my birthday in San Sebastián, my hometown. I have not visited my town for 40 years and can only imagine and visualize the changes that have taken place in order for “El Pepino” to become […]

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La Capilla del Barrio Faithful to Oscar’s Release, Celebrates his 72nd Birthday, Recognizes Jan Susler

By La Capilla del Barrio CHICAGO- La Capilla del Barrio/The Neighborhood Chapel celebrated Oscar López Rivera’s 72nd Birthday during its “Three Kings Day/Día de Los Reyes Magos Worship Celebration on Sunday, January 4, 2015. This year’s theme was “Bring Our 4th King Home.” “Celebrating Oscar’s birthday at has become a tradition for the members of […]

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Oscar Message to Philadelphia Churches, Jan. 4, 2015

Greetings and warm hugs for you and the good people of Philly. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you and to all the good people in Philly for the support you and they have given me. The past year was amazing and extraordinary for the campaign in support of my release. The […]

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Call to Mobilize on May 30 NYC for Oscar

On the heels of the successful “100,000 Tweets for Oscar” campaign, the NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar López Rivera is organizing and East Coast mobilization for Saturday, May 30, 2015. More details to follow. To become a sponsor ($500), please contact Ana López at or Esmirna Matos at

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“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 6, 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, […]

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The Campaign to Free Oscar: 2014 in Highlights

January * Oscar marks his 71st birthday, and writes to his daughter Clarisa: “I feel very comfortable with my life and in my skin. I know I chose to serve the most just and noble cause that a Puerto Rican citizen could serve. My years in prison are only the occupational hazard that the struggle […]

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