Oscar Freedom Campaign in the News

Holyoke, MA City Council committee to debate Oscar López Rivera resolution April 4

by Mike Plaisance, MASS Live HOLYOKE — Oscar Lopez Rivera sits in an Indiana prison and one of the largest trade agreements in the world awaits action in Washington D.C., and movement is pending on both at Holyoke City Hall. The City Council Development and Government Relations Committee Monday decided it will debate two resolutions on April 4. One urges President Barack Obama to grant the unconditional release from federal

The Retributive Incarceration of Oscar López Rivera

by Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF Oscar López Rivera is a political prisoner who at 74 years of age has served 34 years in American prisons, 12 of them in consecutive solitary confinement, because of his ideas. Sentenced to 55 years for seditious conspiracy in 1981 and an additional 15 years for conspiracy to escape in 1987, López Rivera has never been convicted of a violent

Buddhist group in NYC Monthly Chants for Oscar's Release

by Yolando Rosado Ortiz View the video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/virtualboricua/videos/1111370742235690/ A “tozo” is a chanting session in Nichiren Daishonin Buddhism. This is open to everyone. You need not be a Buddhist or give up your faith to chant. Anyone can chant. We will give a brief explanation of the practice at the end for anyone who is interested. Essentially… “through our practice we awaken to the dignity and power that resides

Oscar, I'm Angry

by Milli Bonilla, 34 MujeresXOscar NYC Oscar, I’m angry- Angry at President Obama, who has the power to sign a pardon for your release, and hasn’t had the courage to do so. I’m angry- Angry because Obama can’t release himself from his own political prison of fear to simple pick up his pen and set you free. I’m angry- Angry because on November 20th, he released Jonathan Pollack, convicted of

International Day in support of Freedom for Oscar Lopez Rivera- June 20th, 2016

by Ana M. López, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera Dear Friends in Puerto Rico and the Diaspora, Warm greetings! June 2, 2016 will mark a new series of activities before the United Nations Decolonization Committee in New York in demand that the colonial case of Puerto Rico be examined by the General Assembly. We invite you who to contact the countries of the world which, as members of

3rd National Meeting to Free Oscar in full force ahead from East to West Coasts

by Ana M. López, NYC Coordinator to Free Oscar López Be like a “pebble in the shoe” and “business is not as usual” were the comments heard and what described the intensity of our discussion in the 3rd National Meeting to Free Oscar López Rivera on January 30th, 2016. “Extreme urgency” is the call to secure Oscar’s release this year and the development of a strategy for the next 11

Can Bread And Puppet's Play Get Obama To Pardon A Jailed Puerto Rican Activist?

by Greg Cook, WPUR, Boston’s NPR® news station When Vermont’s Bread and Puppet Theater brought its show “The Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A Monument to the Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera” to New York’s Theater for the New City last December, a woman arrived at the opening night with a letter from Lopez Rivera himself and read it aloud to the crowd before the show. “I would like to thank

¿Por qué no liberan a Oscar López Rivera?

por Gloria Ruiz Kuilan La pregunta resurge de cada cierto tiempo, sobre todo, tras el indulto a Jeremy Ruiz La lucha por la excarcelación del preso político, Oscar López Rivera, lleva más de una década y pese a los múltiples reclamos -nacionales e internacionales- en pos de su liberación su salida de la cárcel estadounidense en la que se encuentra no se ha producido. Un indulto del presidente Barack Obama

Supremo reclamo por la excarcelación de Oscar López

por Agustín Criollo Oquero Como parte de su mensaje de despedida a la presidenta del Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico, la jueza Liana Fiol Matta, luego de que esta anunciara su retiro, el juez asociado Luis F. Estrella Martínez no perdió tiempo en llevar un reclamo para la excarcelación del prisionero político Oscar López Rivera, quien extingue una sentencia de 70 años por conspiración contra el gobierno de los Estados

Fundraiser for the NBHRN: Happy Birthday Jessie Fuentes!

On February 6th, Jessie Fuentes celebrated her 26th Birthday and hosted a party to raise money for the campaign to free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Jessie Fuentes has been an active member of the Campaign for over 5 years and will continue struggling for his freedom until he is out. On February 6th many of Jessie’s friends and family members donated $10 dollars and signed a petition