Parole Campaign for Carlos Alberto Torres
ON THIS 56TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUERTO RICAN NATIONALIST ATTACK ON THE U.S.
CONGRESS, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE: WE HAVE COLLECTED 1133 FOR CARLOS ALBERTO
TORRES’ PAROLE CAMPAIGN!
This week the ProLibertad Freedom campaign will be downloading the petition and
sending it the US Parole Commission.
So if you haven’t signed, then get your name on it quick! We will be mailing it out
by this Wednesday March 3rd, 2010!
Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Carlos Alberto Torres: Parole Hearing
On January 19, 2010, Carlos Alberto Torres attended a video hearing presided over
by a U.S. Parole Commission hearing examiner whose task was to consider the
disciplinary charges stemming from last January, and to make a recommendation for
what should happen with respect to his request to be released on parole. Carlos
Alberto answered the questions posed, and his attorney Jan Susler asked that the
Parole Commission release him on parole as previously recommended, regardless of
the wrongful charges. She pointed out the vast, ongoing support for his release,
and argued that there is absolutely no risk in releasing him, as evidenced by the
impressive example of his compatriots who were released by presidential commutation
in 1999. The hearing examiner then made a favorable recommendation. The Parole
Commission will make the final decision, hopefully within the next 30 days.
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign is launching a 30 day online petition campaign! We
want 1000 people to sign our petition within the next 30 days showing their support
for Carlos Alberto Torres.
At the end of the thirty days the petition will be mailed to the Parole Commissioner.
Sign this petition and forward it out to everyone you know!
CELEBRATING THE REVOLUTIONARY PUERTO RICAN WOMAN!
This Women’s History Month, join The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign as we honor the
contributions of Women to the Puerto Rican independence Movement:
¡QUE VIVA LA MUJER!
Recipients of the Doña Adelfa Vera Award for 2010:
Lourdes Garcia, Activist/Healer/Artisan
Joyce Jones, Artist/Journalist/Activist
Gloria Quinoñes, Activist/ProLibertad Support
Amy Velez, Activist/ProLibertad Supporter
Yasmin Hernandez, Artist/Activist
Normahiram Perez, Federacion de Maestros Puertorriqueños
The Women of Bomba Yo
Handcrafts and Natural healing products:
Olga Ayala, Handcrafts (Hecho a Mano)
Lourdes Garcia, Botanicafe Products
Proceeds from the Night’s donations will go to the Point’s Program for Young Women
Friday March 19, 2010 at 7pm:
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church 521 W126th St. Basement
Between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway
Take the 1 train W125th St.
Suggested donation: $5 (no one will be turned away)
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!