February 2008, La Red By Karina Valentín Last month, I visited (along with Laura Ruth Johnson who is a frequent visiting companion) my Abuelo Oscar, at USP Terre Haute. As we drove towards Terre Haute, Indiana at 5:30 am, Laura and I talked about our past visits to Abuelo Oscar. I did not see Abuelo [...]
February 2008, La Red On Sunday, January 6, 2008, La Capilla del Barrio celebrated its annual Three Kings Day service in a special way. This year’s Three Kings Day service was dedicated to Oscar López Rivera, who was born on January 6. The congregation celebrated this occasion by singing Las Mañanitas, letting Oscar know that [...]
February 2008, La Red Over a hundred people, convoked by the National Boricua Human Rights Network, turned out in the cold and pouring rain in Chicago on Thursday, January 10, at the Federal Plaza to condemn the recent subpoenas of three young Puerto Rican activists by a Federal Grand Jury. The subpoenas, returnable on January [...]
February 2008, La Red As almost one dozen cities in the US and Puerto Rico prepared for another round of protest actions for the February 1st grand jury hearing date at the Brooklyn Federal Court House, the lawyers for the subpoenaed activists were informed that the case was postponed indefinitely. The subpoenas have not been [...]
Michael Deutsch, People’s Law Office In the past, the likely scenario for a grand jury resister was a citation for civil contempt which could be a long as the remaining life of the grand jury – up to18 months – and the possibility of early release through a “Grumbles” motion, which alleges that further incarceration [...]
This is the film of the industry showing of Crime Against Humanity shown on January 26, 2008. Visit www.CrimeAgainstHumanity.net for more information on the play and show schedule.
We would like to acknowledge those who came out for the industry preview of Crime Against Humanity at Batey Urbano: Robert Teitel, Producer of Barber Shop and Humboldt Park Sharon King, King Casting Jessica Camacho, Peoples Theater Ivan Vega, Urban Theater Company José López, Puerto Rican Cultural Center Lourdes Lugo, Pedro Albizu Campos High School [...]
María Vega, El diario La prensa (Click here to read original article) January 12, 2008 New York—In their visits to independentists in New York, FBI agents have been showing “some twenty” photos of activists, apparently recently taken according to leaders of the movement, protesting in front of the federal court in Brooklyn. The three activists [...]
Visit IndymediaPR.org for photos on the January 10, 2008 protest in Puerto Rico.
On December 23, in the spirit of Christmas, the Puerto Rican Bar Association sent a letter to president Bush seeking the release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera. The letter notes that they have served more than 25 years in prison, and that in Puerto Rico there is broad [...]