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In Memorium: Qwusu Yaki Yakubu

Qwusu Yaki Yakubu (aka James Sayles) was an extraordinary human being. He died on March 28, 2008, at age 60 after spending almost 40 years in prison. Yaki was a revolutionary, a nationalist and an internationalist in the spirit of Malcolm X. He was an activist and theoretician, and a writer and editor of several influential journals. Yaki gave leadership to the struggle to free the Pontiac Brothers, a successful

Community Premiere of Crime Against Humanity

On April, 5, 2008, the Batey Urbano and the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) debuted their play Crime Against Humanity to the Humboldt Park community. Over 40 persons attended that opening, with such notables attendees as Miguel Palacio of Association House, ex-political prisoner José Luis Rodríguez, Jan Susler of the People’s Law Office and many more. That night began with a dinner with ex-political prisoner Luis Rosa, the co-writer

New Subpoena Issued to Puerto Rican Activist

On May 13, 2008, the FBI searched and served a Grand Jury subpoena on the compañero attorney and educator Elliot Monteverde Torres. The subpoena orders the activist to appear in the federal court of New York on May 23, 2008. Elliot lives with his wife and daughter in Texas. He was a student leader in the US and a distinguished leader of the movement in solidarity with Vieques in New

Bail Denied to Avelino González Claudio

A federal judge ruled on Tuesday, April 15, that Avelino González Claudio, 65 years old, accused of having participated in a 1983 robbery of a deposit from armored cars, might flee, and thus must remain in jail without bail until his trial.

You want to just take Oscar with you

By Samuel Vega Crime Against Humanity actor Samuel Vega was recently able to visit Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera. The play is based on a series of extensive interviews with the Puerto Rican political prisoners excarcerated by President Clinton in 1999. What follows is a short reflection. I get to the prison. As I walk toward the entrance guards from the watchtower make sure nothing looks suspicious. All

Puerto Rican patriot Carlos Alberto Torres transferred to FCI Pekin

Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres was transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution at Pekin, Illinois, approximately 2 hours away from Chicago. Carlos has communicated with the Network and indicated that he is in the process of settling in and has received much help from old and new friends. Please note his new address: Carlos Alberto Torres 88976-024 FCI Pekin Federal Correctional Institution P.O. Box 5000 Pekin, IL 61555