In Puerto Rico, the art exhibit Not Enough Space/Un Reto A La Locura had a profound impact on the campaign for the freedom of our incarcerated patriots Oscar Lopez Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torresâ€¦The exhibit complemented the Committee for Human Rightsâ€™ effort to educate our people as to the existence of political prisonersâ€¦
by Jan Susler, from Third World Resurgence, issue 207-208, Nov/Dec 2007 In 1999, President Bill Clinton commuted the prison sentences of 12 of 15 Puerto Rican men and women arrested in the early 1980s, all of them long considered political prisoners and prisoners of war. Convicted of seditious conspiracy (that is, of conspiring to use force against the authority of the United States over Puerto Rico), they had served 16
Painting donated by Oscar López Rivera October 2007, La Red Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera has contributed to the campaign to the SF8 (San Fransico 8) Campaign by creating a painting of Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro for auction. Eight former Black Panthers were arrested January 23, 2006 in California, New York and Florida on charges related to the 1971 killing of a San Francisco police officer. Similar
Puerto Rican activists, Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera were convicted of seditious conspiracy in the 1980s and have been incarcerated ever since. This video discusses the political nature of their sentences and why their release is long overdue. Produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) in partnership with the National Boricua Human Rights Network.