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 […]

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

  http://www.elnuevodia.com/editorial-traicionalademocracialaprisiondeoscarlopez-1783974.html 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 […]