Chicago Student Film Project on OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

This video is by Matt McCanna, a 19 year film major at Columbia College Chicago. From Matt: “I decided to make this documentary due to my concern about the general lack of knowledge the public has to the issue of the colonial status of Puerto Rico. However this documentary mainly focuses on the unjustly imprisonment[…]

Overwhelming Support for UCC Resolution urging freedom for Oscar and Avelino

A resolution calling for the release of Oscar López Rivera and Avelino González Claudio was overwhelmingly adopted at the UCC General Synod in Tampa on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 (see; Norberto González Claudio was not mentioned because the January 1 deadline for submitting resolutions was several months before his May 10, 2011 arrest took[…]

Highlights of May 29 events!

Cleveland short video: On Saturday, May 28, the Cleveland Chapter of the National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Project sponsored an afternoon of drumming and spiritual renewal to call for the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera on the eve of the 30th anniversary of his arrest.[…]

Freedom Walk Day 2, pictures & video

Today, Saturday, May 21, the Freedom Walkers (Michael Reyes Benavides, Matt McCanna) got 20 miles closer to Chicago, where they will meet another 30 Freedom Walkers 30 miles from Chicago on Saturday, May 28 as they arrive at the Unity Ecumenical Service on Sunday, May 29 (the day of Oscar’s arrest and subsequent imprisonment for[…]

May 29 Commemorative Event in New York

The NYC National Boricua Human Rights Network will co-sponsor a unitary march, letter signing and cultural program on Sat, 5-28. For more information, Community March for the Puerto Rican Political Prisoners Marcha de la Comunidad por la Libertad de los Presos Politicos Puertorriqueños Saturday May 28th 2011, 12:00 pm Gather at La Casita de[…]



The National Boricua Human Rights Network, the Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Project, and the Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos (Human Rights Committee) of Puerto Rico join in initiating this Call to a Season of Prayer, which is also co-sponsored by La Capilla del Barrio, the Council for Hispanic Ministries of the Reformed Church in America, Denison Avenue[…]