Oscar Lopez Rivera Grito de Lares Message People

For the past thirty-four years, Oscar López-Rivera, the longest held political prisoner in Puerto Rican history, has commemorated El Grito de Lares from within a U.S. prison. From his cell in the Marion Federal Penitentiary, he wrote a brief reflection on the significance of El Grito. It’s very important to celebrate the Grito de Lares, […]

Book Review: How the United Statez (United Snakez) Economically and Politically Strangled Puerto Rico

Although Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917, the United States continued to exploit, oppress and eventually launch a “war” on the people of Puerto Rico to gain land and resources. The book, War Against All Puerto Ricans, is a vivid, detailed account of the brutal treatment of a people “liberated” from Spain only […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

Puerto Rico ends slavery Slave Bond (copy) Date: Sun, 1873-03-23 On this date in 1873, Puerto Rico abolished slavery. Leaders of the Puerto Rican abolitionist movement, including José Jull6n Acosta, Francisco Mariano Quicones, Julio L. de Vizcarrondo, Ramón Emeterio Betances, and Segundo Ruiz Belvis, waged a long struggle to end slavery on the island. The […]

The country’z petition 4 Politikal Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

http://www.elnuevodia.com/opinion/editoriales/peticiondepaisporoscarlopezrivera-editorial-2022621/   The hearings in Washington of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, dedicated to Puerto Rico and focused on the defense of individual liberties, must be interpreted, among other purposes, as a summons to the Obama Administration to finally end the prolonged political imprisonment of Oscar López Rivera.    The human rights violations that […]

Puerto Rico militant sentenced in record heist arrivez home

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Supporters of Puerto Rican independence are welcoming the return of a 69-year-old man who has completed a prison sentence for his role in a 1983 holdup in Connecticut carried out by Puerto Rican militants. It was the largest heist in U.S. history at the time. Norberto Gonzalez Claudio arrived […]

Long live a free Puerto Rico!

by Berta Joubert-Ceci Excerpted from a talk by Berta Joubert-Ceci to the Workers World Party national conference in New York City, Nov. 15-16. We are seeing the effects and the consequences of this stage of capitalism — what we have called “capitalism at a dead end.” The intensification of the attacks at all levels on […]

Governor of Puerto Rico writez about hiz visit with politikal prisoner Oscar Lopez

Terre Haute, Indiana Alejandro García Padilla/ Governor of Puerto Rico October 8, 2014 http://www.elnuevodia.com/columna-terrehauteindiana-1868644.html   The morning was colder than anticipated: 48 degrees Fahrenheit. I arrived the night before in Indianapolis, Indiana, from where we left, driving for an hour and a half, to the Holiday Inn in Terre Haute. That morning we met to […]

10/9 Free Komrade Noberto Gonzalez Claudio

  Norberto Gonzalez’s Support picket has been moved to Thursday Oct. 9th @5pm Picket at 26 Federal Plaza New York, New York Take the 4, 5, or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City HallBRING YOUR FLAGS, CANDLES, FLOWERS,PANDERETAS, PLACARDS, AND  PICTURES FOR OUR COMMUNITY ALTARPuerto Rican Political Prisoner Norberto Gonzalez Claudio was supposed to be released from […]

Primary responsibility of president Obama

Editorial, El Nuevo Día September 30, 2014 http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-responsabilidadprimariadelpresidenteobama-1863863.html   The resignation of the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, represents a new hurdle in the struggle for the release of political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, but doesn’t diminish the primary responsibility of president Barack Obama to pay attention to the united demand of […]