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martes, 27 de agosto de 2013

Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 32 years in prison


Click on the above link to see a video about Oscar Lopez Rivera.  Oscar is in prison for fighting for the decolonization of Puerto Rico.  He has the right under international law to do that, and to use whatever means necessary to achieve decolonization.  The United States government, on the other hand, is the one that commits the crime against humanity by holding Puerto Rico under colonial rule.

Oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy to overthrow the legitimate authority of the United States over Puerto Rico.  The United States obtained Puerto Rico as a result of a military invasion in 1898.   Seditious conspiracy was a crime used in the United States during the Civil War to prevent states from seceding from the Union.  After that, it was never used again until 1937 to silence Pedro Albizu Campos.  Don Pedro advocated independence for Puerto Rico, and the United States (US) did everything in its power to prevent it.  The US is still doing everything in its power to decolonize Puerto Rico.  This is why, despite the huge domestic and international outcry to release Oscar from prison, the sitting President of the United States, and 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama refuse to liberate him.  The US knows that, liberating him means Puerto Rico decolonization.  And that, for the US is out of the question!

Join us in 2 peaceful protest a year until Puerto Rico is decolonize, because those who accept colonialism don't believe in justice for all!    

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