Political Prisoners

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, al levantarme, lo primero que pensé fue, cómo esta celebración en mi pueblo, así como

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 a town where I would receive so much praise. Today, when I got up, my

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 4th, 2015. This year’s theme was “Bring Our 4th King Home.” “Celebrating Oscar’s birthday has become a tradition for the members of La Capilla,” according to the Pastor, Rev. Dr. Pedro J. Windsor. Highlights included a father and

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 greatness of our people’s heart, in Puerto Rico and the diaspora, has made it possible

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 30th, 2015. More details to follow. To become a sponsor ($500), please contact Ana López at nycoordinator.freeoscar@gmail.com or Esmirna Matos at esmirnam@boricuahumanrights.org

"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 6th, 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, but also Facebook and Instagram, the campaign publicly brought together a broad spectrum of supporters,

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 costs. But I was conscious of what awaited me, because the women and men who

Kanpay Medya Sosyal pou jou fèt Oska Lopès Rivera (Medya Sosyal)

Jou ki va 6 janvye 2015 lan, La Repuesta Magazine and National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) mande w pou ou aji nan non prizonye politik Pòtoriken ki gen plis tan nan prison, pou onore gason vabyan ki sibi plis pase 33 lane nan prison. Kanpay lan rele “Nesans yon Patriòt, Zetwal tout yon nasyon”. Kanpay k ap fèt sou tout planèt lan mande 100,000 twit delivre nan kont twiter

Campaña de medios sociales en el cumpleaños de Oscar López Rivera (versión corta)

El 6 de enero de 2015 la revista La Respuesta y Red Nacional Boricua Pro Derechos Humanos (NBHRN) hacen un llamado a la acción pro la liberación del prisionero político puertorriqueño que más tiempo lleva encarcelado, Oscar López Rivera. La campaña mundial espera conseguir 100,000 mensajes a las cuentas de Twitter del presidente y del Departamento de Justicia el 6 de enero de 2015, el día de cumpleaños de Oscar

¡ABUSADORES!

Oscar López Rivera es un preso político. En un libro, Luis Nieves Falcón, describe su lucha por liberar a Puerto Rico y su  encarcelamiento por más de  treinta años en prisiones de los Estados Unidos. ¡ABUSADORES! Lo acusaron de “conspiración sediciosa”  para derrocar al gobierno yanki, como si el pepiniano llevara en sus bolsillos par de bombas atómicas.  Sus manos se ensangrentaron solamente cuando, en el uniforme de los imperialistas,