8 January, NYC: 73rd Birthday Celebration of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera


Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network strongly supports the below event organized by ProLibertad and the movement to free Puerto Rican political prisoners from US jails, and urges all to attend. We join the call to free Oscar Lopez Rivera, an imprisoned struggler against colonialism, imprisoned by the US, just as we call for the freedom of imprisoned Palestinian strugglers against colonialism.

Friday January 8th, 2016, @ 7 pm-10 pm
1199/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Labor Center 310 W. 43rd St. 7th Floor
(Take the A,C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q To 42nd St. Times Square/Port Authority)

Join us Friday January 8th, 2016, as we celebrate Oscar Lopez Rivera’s 73rd birthday!

For the past 34 years, Oscar has spent his birthday (January 6th) in prison without his family or friends!  Why is he in jail?  For being a revolutionary who fought for the independence of Puerto Rico from U.S. colonialism.

Join us we celebrate life, work, and legacy of this extraordinary man!
100% of the proceeds will go to Oscar’s commissary fund!

Poetry by:
Rafael Landron, Jesus Papoleto Melendez, and Mariposa

Special Invited Guests:
Representatives of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations
Representative of The Venezuelan Consulate
Lynne Stewart, former Political Prisoner
Daniel McGowan, former Political Prisoner
Nelson Denis, author of “War against all Puerto Ricans”
Estela Vasquez, 1199/SEIU
Dr. Johanna Fernandez, Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
Laura Whitehorn, former Political Prisoner
Francisco “Cisco” Torres, of the San Francisco 8

Botanicafe and Jesus Mangual/Taino Cemí

Food, Music, Poetry, Birthday cards for Oscar and Fun! Donation: $5-$10

(No one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Sponsors: The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign; Las 34 Mujeres NYC por Oscar; Call to Action on Puerto Rico; Frente Socialista NYC; PIP-NYC; NYC Jericho; Malcolm X Commemorative Committee; SODC; NYC Free Peltier; NYC Anarchist Black Cross; Daniel McGowan, Former Political Prisoner; The Campaign to Bring Mumia home; Freedom Socialist Party; Radical Women; International Action Center; Resistance in Brooklyn; Free Mumia Coalition NYC; New Abolitionist Movement; Lynne Stewart Organization; NY Fee Leonard Peltier.  List still information…