Oscar López Rivera’z Message to the World   Leave a comment

I’m of two minds here…on the one hand, given my progressive & liberal views on most items, I can sympathize with those who would like to see him go free…just as I can sympathize with those who wish to see Mumia Abu-Jamal go free. On the other hand, given the crimes for which he and other members of the FALN committed, I cannot in good conscience support their release and look the FALN’s victims in the eye with a straight face…just as I couldn’t look Maureen Faulkner in the eye with a straight face over the loss of her husband at the hands of Mumia Abu-Jamal and support his release..

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Today marks the 33rd anniversary of the incarceration of Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican considered by many to be one of the longest-held political prisoners in the Western Hemisphere. What follows is the original message in English López Rivera shared with Puerto Rico’s El Nuevo Día:

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To love the homeland costs nothing, what would be costly is if we lose it. For any Puerto Rican who has doubts about how costly it would be if we lose our homeland i suggest the person should visit the Navajos’ or the Lakotas’ reservations. Because there the person can see what happens to people who lose their homeland. We must face the truth and deal with it. As Puerto Ricans we have to accept the fact Puerto Rico is a colony and that colonialism is unacceptable to most Puerto Ricans and most nations in the world. If we accept…

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Posted May 30, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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