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15th Annual Pancake Waffle Breakfast sponsored by Friends of the PRCC

January 2008, La Red Batey Urbano was the site of this year’s 15th Annual Pancake Waffle Breakfast fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Over 250 people ate a delicious vegetarian breakfast and listened to videos of the Puerto Rican political prisoners, Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera. The audience was treated to a one scene preview of the upcoming play, Crime Against Humanity about

Crime Against Humanity Preview a Success

January 2008, La Red Monday, December 10, International Human Rights Day, over 70 people delighted in previewing a four-scene preview of Crime Against Humanity a play about Puerto Rican political prisoners in general and featuring monologues taken from letters Carlos Alberto Torres and Oscar López Rivera wrote to the playwright, who have served 27 and 26 years in US prisons, respectively. The preview took place at Batey Urbano, a program

Holiday Greetings From Carlos Alberto Torres

January 2008, La Red Season’s greetings to you and to all the compañeros(as) in the National Boricua Human Rights Network. May the New Year bring us success in our endeavors, happiness and many victories. Know that I hold you all close to the heart and feel a lot of pride for all your dedication and accomplishments. Thank you all for your efforts on the Puerto Rican political prisoners behalf and

NBHRN supports ex-political prisoner José Pérez González

January 2008, La Red Michelle Morales of the NBHRN delivered a check to Dr. Ché Paralitici of the Puerto Rican Human Rights Committee as a donation to the Vieques ex-political prisoner José Pérez González. The donation of a thousand dollars was presented during the conference celebrating the 112th anniversary of the adoption of the Puerto Rican flag in New York and the 71st birthday of Assemblyman José Rivera. The Puerto

New York the site of National Meeting: NBHRN and PR Human Rights Committee Discuss Campaign

January 2008, La Red On December 15, several chapters of the National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Committee on Human Rights from Puerto Rico met to discuss the campaign to release the two remaining political prisoners. The meeting was heavy with discussion to develop strategies and initiatives to really kick off the campaign in 2008. Of the new initiatives, A Crime Against Humanity (a play based on the experience

NBHRN Sponsors Picket in Support of Subpoenaed NY Compañeros

Stop The Repression! All Out to the Federal Building Jan 10@5pm! January 2008, La Red On Thursday, January 10, 2008, the National Boricua Human Rights Network will sponsor a picket at the Federal Plaza downtown at 5pm, Dearborn and Jackson, to denounce the recent FBI repression that has occurred in New York City. Five individuals, all supporters of the independence of Puerto Rico, have been visited by the FBI and

November 11, 1979: 28th Anniversary Assassination of Angel Rodrí­guez Cristóbal

November 11, 1979 “I was there as a socialist, an independentist and a Puerto Rican” 28th Anniversary Assassination of Angel Rodrí­guez Cristóbal November-December 2007, La Red The National Boricua Human Rights Network, its affiliates and chapters across the US, commemorate the 28th anniversary of the vile assassination of Angel Rodrí­guez Cristóbal, while serving a 6 month sentence for trespassing on military lands, while defending the people and territorial integrity of

Ex-political prisoner Yu Kikumura Free and in Japan

November-December 2007, La Red After nearly 20 years in U.S. supermax prisons, Yu Kikumura, political prisoner, Japanese anti-imperialist and lifelong supporter of the liberation of Palestine, was released from Federal Bureau of Prisons custody on Wednesday, April 18th. He is a Japanese citizen and therefore will be transferred to Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in Denver, Colorado. Yu has waived his right to a deportation hearing and anticipates his deportation

Fundraiser for the Political Prisoners at Sonotheque

November-December 2007, La Red On August 17, 2007, the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) held a fundraiser for the campaign to release the two remaining Puerto Rican political prisoners, Oscar Lopez Rivera and Carlos Alberto Torres, at Sonotheque Bar and Club. The event was well supported with all of the food and items for the silent auction donated by local merchants. Over 70 people attended and were quite generous

Not Enough Space/Un Reto A La Locura Art Exhibition a Huge Success

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 Torres…The exhibit complemented the Committee for Human Rights’ effort to educate our people as to the existence of political prisoners…