NLG International Committee, Presentation to the UN Decolonization Committee on Puerto Rico

  National Lawyers Guild International Committee             Presentation to the United Nations Decolonization Committee             Hearings on Puerto Rico             June 23, 2014             The National Lawyers Guild was founded in 1937 as an alternative to the American Bar Association, which did not admit people of color. The oldest and largest public interest/human rights bar […]

The ongoing imprisonment of Oscar López iz a betrayal of democracy Editorial At 71 years of age and having served 33 years in remote prisons, far away from his country, accused of seditious conspiracy, but never having been found guilty of shedding any blood, Oscar López Rivera is the symbol of a flagrant dishonor for his jailers and an affront to democracy that fails to […]

Oscar López Rivera’z Message to the World

  Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the incarceration of Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican considered by many to be one of the longest-held political prisoners in the Western Hemisphere. What follows is the original message in English López Rivera shared with Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Día: To love the homeland costs nothing, what would be costly is if […]

May 25th and May 29th 4 Oscar Lopez Rivera!

  FREEDOM MONTH CONTINUES WITH OUR MAY 29TH PICKET AND THE 33 Mujeres NYC por Oscar Vigil this Sunday may 25th at 4pm at the Loisaida Festival!   Related articles Oscar López Rivera: The Invisible Man and Hiz Invisible Nation Oscar Lopez Rivera Supporters March Over Williamsburg Bridge Solidarity 4 Oscar Lopez Rivera Free Oscar […]

Oscar López Rivera: The Invisible Man and Hiz Invisible Nation “Around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their political beliefs.”—President Barack Obama “But one prisoner remains, now a vivid reminder of the ongoing inequality that colonialism and empire building inevitably bring forth. After more than 30 years, Oscar López Rivera is imprisoned for the ‘crime’ of seditious conspiracy: conspiracy […]

May Freedom Month

  The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign announces that May is now FREEDOM MONTH!  Originally, Freedom Month was in April (April 4th was the date of the arrest of the FALN), but this year we’ve moved it to May in recognition of the arrest dates of Norberto Gonzalez Claudio (May 10th) and Oscar Lopez Rivera (May 29th). […]

Protest the 33rd anniversary of the arrest of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera!

After a year of actions and events on the 29th of every month for Oscar, ProLibertad is calling on all our allies to join us on Thursday May 29th to denounce the 33rd anniversary of the arrest of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera!   Despite 33 years of psychological and physical torture, Oscar […]

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Join in the Mourning of Dr. Luis Nieves Falcón On Monday, March 10, one of Puerto Rico’s most prominent public intellectuals, the renown lawyer, psychologist and sociologist, Dr. Luis Nieves Falcón passed away after a long battle with leukemia in San Juan Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is joining the Puerto Rican nation in mourning the loss of this intellectual giant with the following: A […]

OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA: There is no blood on my handz

“I believe in the sanctity of human life. For me it is something very serious. I was in Vietnam and I opposed the war exactly because wars are so awful.” José A. Delgado February 24, 2014 WASHINGTON – Oscar López Rivera is the first to put two and two together about U.S. policy […]