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Unity March for Oscar Lopez Rivera


November 23, 2013

New York City activists, community members/leaders,
elected officials to march in support of Puerto Rican patriot
and U.S. political prisoner Oscar López Rivera’s release
Inspired by a recent upsurge in the campaign for Oscar’s release, the Community Coalition for the Freedom of Oscar López Rivera is working with schools, churches, community organizations, labor unions, and human rights groups, in addition to activists, community members, and elected officials to mobilize a unity march on November 23.

Oscar López Rivera is a Vietnam veteran and Chicago community activist/organizer that has been in U.S. prisons for 32 years due to his work in support of Puerto Rico’s independence. Support for his release is international and includes high-ranking politicians in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in addition to Nobel Peace Laureates and other prominent persons.

WHO: Community Coalition for the Freedom of Oscar López Rivera

WHAT: Protest march for the release of U.S. political prisoner Oscar López Rivera

WHERE: From the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center (107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan), to Continental Army Plaza near El Puente Headquarters (211 South 4th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

WHEN: November 23, 2013; 11a.m.

The demonstration is one of a number of events taking place that day in the U.S. and Puerto Rico demanding that President Barack Obama exercise his constitutional power of pardon and release Oscar.

Contact the Community Coalition by phone: 347‐254‐2413* 718-398‐2581* 646‐765-8604


23 de noviembre 2013
Activistas, miembros/líderes de la comunidad, y
funcionarios electos de la ciudad de Nueva York para parchar
en apoyo de la liberación de patriota puertorriqueño
y EE.UU. preso politico Oscar López Rivera
Inspirado por un reciente aumento en la campaña por la liberación de Oscar, la Coalición Comunitaria para la libertad de Oscar López Rivera está trabajando con escuelas, iglesias, organizaciones comunitarias, sindicatos y grupos de derechos humanos, además de activistas, miembros de la comunidad, y elegidos funcionarios para movilizar una marcha de unidad el 23 de noviembre.
Oscar López Rivera es un veterano de Vietnam y un activista/organizador de la comunidad de Chicago que ha estado en cárceles de Estados Unidos desde hace 32 años debido a su trabajo en apoyo de la independencia de Puerto Rico. El apoyo a su liberación es internacional e incluye a políticos de alto rango en los EE.UU. y Puerto Rico, además de Laureados del Premios Nobel y otras personalidades prominente.
QUIÉN: Coalición Comunitaria para la Libertad de Oscar López Rivera
QUÉ: Marcha de Protesta por la liberación de EE.UU. preso político Oscar López Rivera
DONDE: Del Centro Cultural Clemente Soto Vélez (107 Suffolk Street, Loisaida , Bajo Manhattan), al Continental Army Plaza cerca de El Puente Organización (211 S 4th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
CUÁNDO: 23 de Noviembre de 2013; 11 a.m.
La manifestación forma parte de una serie de eventos que tienen lugar ese día en los EE.UU. y Puerto Rico exigiendo que el presidente Barack Obama ejercer su poder constitucional del perdón y la liberación de Oscar.
Póngase en contacto con la Coalición Comunitaria por teléfono: 347-254-2413 * 718-398-2581 * 646-765-8604


Free All Political Prisoners!

1 comment:

  1. The Second Oscar – Mandela March in New York City 2015

    We will be having our 2nd Oscar – Mandela Protest March on Monday, June 22, 2015. We will start marching peacefully at 9 AM from Hunter College on East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, to East 43rd Street and Lexington Avenue. We will then go East (turning left) to end up at the Ralph Bunche Park on First Avenue (across from the United Nations).

    We will be at the park until 5 PM. We will be giving out flyers and talking to people about who Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera is. We will also be educating the public about Puerto Rico’s colonial relationship with the government of the United States (US).

    Most people don’t know that every year, usually on the Monday after Fathers’ Day, the United Nations holds its hearing about the decolonization of Puerto Rico. The petitioners will usually join our protest after this meeting.

    The UN determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity. Since then, the UN has issued 33 resolutions asking for the US government to immediately decolonize Puerto Rico. The US government has ignored these resolutions. What kind of democracy is that?

    The US government tries to keep these hearings a secret. What we are trying to do is to get them out of the closet. The UN is in its 3rd decade trying to make the world colony-free. Please help us!

    Most people also don’t know that the United States government takes out 14 times more money than what it invests in Puerto Rico. But, that is what colonies are for!

    This savage exploitation impedes Puerto Rico’s ability to provide opportunities for Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico. That is why there are now more Puerto Ricans living away from Puerto Rico than in their homeland.

    Oscar López Rivera has been incarcerated for 34 years for his struggle to decolonize Puerto Rico. Since colonialism is an international crime, international law gives Oscar the right to use whatever means necessary to decolonize his homeland. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years for doing the same thing as Oscar. This is why we say, Oscar López Rivera is our Nelson Mandela!

    United Partners for Puerto Rico Decolonization invites the public to be part of the tsunami of people that will be necessary to make the US government comply with the UN resolutions. These annual protests in Puerto Rico and at the UN are absolutely necessary, because, those who maintain colonies, don’t believe in justice for all!

    Jose M Lopez Sierra, www.TodosUnidosDescolonizarPR.blogspot.com