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8th Gathering: “Forging Nets for Demilitarization and Genuine Security” Passes Resolution on Freedom for Oscar

The 8th Gathering of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism, that occurred on February 19-25, 2012, reunited 26 women representing 8 countries gathered in Puerto Rico. Delegates from the Philippines, Guahan (Guam), Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, Hawaii, and the US joined their counterparts in Puerto Rico to evaluate the growing military threat and develop strategies […]

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U.N. torture sleuth urges end to long solitary terms

By Patrick Worsnip UNITED NATIONS | Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:19pm EDT http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/18/us-un-torture-solitary-idUSTRE79H7HF20111018 UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. torture investigator called on nations on Tuesday to end lengthy solitary confinement in prisons, saying it could cause serious mental and physical damage and amount to torture. Solitary confinement is practiced in a majority of countries […]

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International investigation into death of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

Attorney Luis Abreu Elías, who represented Ojeda Ríos in the past, asked international organisms to investigate the assassination. By Inter News Service February 2, 2012 http://www.elnuevodia.com/pesquisainternacionalamuertedefilibertoojedarios-1181116.html Attorney Luis Abreu Elías, who represented the deceased Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, member of the Boricua Popular Army–The Macheteros, today accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of having allowed […]

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N.Y. Friends of Puerto Rico at the United Nations report on UN hearings

After a successful round of hearings at the United Nation Decolonization Committee and reception on Monday, June 20, this is to commend all who contributed to this year’s success through work, presence in the activities or both. The resolution adopted at the hearings, sponsored by five countries, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela, once again […]

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Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos presentation to the UN

LA PAZ NO PUEDE SER IMPUESTA POR LA FUERZA DEL ESTADO Señor Presidente, señores delegados. Soy Eduardo Villanueva Muñoz, portavoz del Comité Pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico. Comparezco, como tantos años, a llamar la atención, no sólo de éste Comité, sino de la comunidad latina que vive y vota en Estados Unidos, de la […]

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(Mexico) Comité Amigos Puerto Rico to denounce US invasion of Puerto Rico

On July 25, the Comité Amigos Puerto Rico will participate in a demonstration denouncing the US invasion on the same date in 1898. Below are the posters for the mobilization and the poster demanding freedom for Oscar, Avelino and Norberto.

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National Lawyers Guild Int’l Committee Presentation to the UN

By Jan Susler National Lawyers Guild International Committee Presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee Hearings on Puerto Rico June 20, 2011 The National Lawyers Guild was founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association, which did not admit people of color. The National Lawyers Guild is the oldest and largest public […]

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