Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Urgent: ProLibertad Solidarity Digest!

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign's New Campaign

1011 is not Enough! Forward this out far and wide! Oscar needs your Support!

In solidarity with the National Boricua Human Rights Network's (NBHRN) new campaign
to ask for parole for Oscar Lopez Rivera, one of our two Puerto Rican Political
Prisoners, ProLibertad has started an online petition to pressure President Brack
Obama to give Oscar parole or to commute his sentence.

We are asking all freedom loving people to support both the online petition, which
will be sent to President Barack Obama once we have reached our goal of 10,000
petitioners, and to support the letter writing campaign by the NBHRN. Our letters
and online support will help us bring one of the longest held political prisoners

Both campaigns are important! We must use all avenues available to help win
parole/commutation for Oscar.

Sign our petition:

and send a letter out:

"Agitation, organization, resistance, struggle and love are the ingredients that
will guarantee us VICTORY!" -Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

For more information on Oscar Lopez Rivera and to write to him:

El Comité Familiares y Amigos Avelino González Claudio is calling on all freedom
loving allies and supporters to support the campaign to get Puerto Rican Political
Prisoner Avelino Gonzalez Claudio released from solitary confinement and into
General Population!

Please cut and paste this letter into a document and fax it to Warden Claude Maye at
FCI Bastrop.

Warden Claude Maye
FCI Bastrop
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 730
Bastrop, TX 78602

Phone: 512-321-3903
Fax: 512-304-0117

Re: Avelino Gonzalez Claudio, 09873-000

Dear Warden:

We understand that Mr. Gonzalez Claudio has been in administrative detention status
at FCI Bastrop since his arrival there on October 29, over one month ago. We
further understand that the conditions in administrative detention are quite
punitive, including very limited contact with family and virtually total isolation
from human contact. There is absolutely no justification for maintaining him under
such punitive conditions.

We urge you to place him in general population, and to do so immediately, so that he
can enjoy a four day family Christmas visit--- as opposed to one day in
administrative detention---, so that he can bathe daily--- as opposed to three times
weekly in administrative detention---, so that he can phone his family and friends
using the 300 minutes per month allotted to prisoners in general population--- as
opposed to the one 15 minute phone call per month allotted in administrative
detention---, and so that he can participate in the programming available and the
human interaction in general population--- as opposed to being locked in his cell 24
hours a day in administrative detention.

At 68 years old, with Parkinson's Disease, and with a projected release date of
October 2012, his placement in general population is most certainly warranted.

Yours truly,


¡BOMBA Y PLENA pa' los presos!

Happy Three Kings Day Celebration!
Happy 68th Birthday Oscar Lopez Rivera!

Sat. January 8th, 2011 @ 7pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
521 w126th St.
(Btwn. Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue)
Take the 1 train to w125th St.

Suggest donation: $10 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds!)

Join ProLibertad for a night of incredible CULTURE, RESISTANCE and
CELEBRATION! Come and have a great time as we celebrate Three Kings Day and the 68th
birthday of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera with:

The incredible BombaYo:
BombaYo emerges from the streets and schoolyards of the Bronx, where salsa and hip
hop were born. Under the direction of Jose L. Ortiz aka Dr. Drum and Melinda
Gonzalez, this group of teens brings youthful energy to a centuries old Afro Puerto
Rican music and dance tradition. BombaYo starts from within. At the core is a connection to the soul,
where drum and dance become one. African inspired call and
response singing complete the synergy.

Three Kings of Poetry:

The Powerful Bonafide Rojas

Nuyorican Poet/Activist Papoleto Melendez

The Incredible Rafael Landron

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