Independentista Orlando González Claudio arrested – deniez participation in attack – explainz how the FBI arrested him for DNA testz.

Independentista detenido rechaza participación en atentado Cuenta cómo los federales lo arrestaron para hacerle pruebas de ADN martes, 26 de abril de 2016 – 9:56 AM http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/seguridad/nota/independentistadetenidorechazaparticipacionenatentado-2191751/ (rough translation) Independentista arrested – denies participation in attack – explains how the FBI arrested him for DNAtests. The independentista Orlando Gonzalez explained how agents of the Federal […]

The Retributive Incarceration of Oscar López Rivera

TITO CARABALLO/FLICKR 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 […]

Cuba, War and Ana Belen Montez

  by W. T. WHITNEY The U.S. government has imprisoned Ana Belen Montes for almost 15 years. Now an international campaign on her behalf is gaining steam with committees active in Latin America, Europe, Canada, and the United States. Arrested by the FBI two weeks after September 11, 2001, and charged with conspiring to commit espionage […]

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 […]