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Lets Speak With One Voice on May 30th for Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Riveras Freedom! - Rally N Petition


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Sheryl
- 1524 days ago - freeoscarnycmay30.org
Puerto Rican activist and icon Oscar Lopez Rivera is a 72 year old decorated Vietnam veteran who on May 29th begins his 34th year in prison despite having never been charged with any violent crime. Time for this Political Prisoners release to go home.



   

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Sheryl G (359)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 11:27 am
Who Is Oscar Lopez Rivera?
Article About Oscar Lopez Rivera in Mother Jones Magazine

PETITIONS:
Free Oscar Lopez Rivera
also
President Obama Free Oscar Lopez Rivera
 

SuSanne P (193)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 1:37 pm
Thank you Dandelion. Both Move On Petitions SIGNED!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 1:44 pm
Both signed-thx Dandelion
 

Jeanne R (1203)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 1:50 pm
Noted and (both) signed. TY Dandelion.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:27 pm
Thanks! SSN
Thanks! SSN
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:31 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion. Both petitions signed.
 

Kathleen M (208)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:42 pm
Signed, shared and noted X2. Thanks, Dandelion!
 

Liliana Garcia (204)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:46 pm
Thanks a thousand times, Dandelion. I am involved right now in about three things at a time As Soon as I can I'll provide to you some of the highlights of this case and its historical/political background.
 

Pat B (354)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:49 pm
Thank you, signed both!!
 

Mandi T (367)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:51 pm
Signed both
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:51 pm
Noted. Both petitions signed. Thank you, Dandelion.
 

Liliana Garcia (204)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 2:54 pm
PS: To Care2 members: The man next to me is a life size cardboard portrait of Oscar, which is part of the campaign to free Oscar. (The other guy is my husband.)
 

Michael Mattson (137)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 3:25 pm
Noted and signed, thank you Dandelion!
 

Animae C (508)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 3:52 pm
607. AniMae Chi from Adelaide, Australia signed this petition on May 14, 2015.

14,771. AniMae Chi from Adelaide, Australia signed this petition on May 14, 2015.

T.Y. Dandelion
 

Terry King (113)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 4:24 pm
Done
 

Maryann S (114)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 4:49 pm
Noted & both signed. TY Dandelion.
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 5:00 pm
Now that you have signed, help it grow by asking your friends, family, colleagues to sign.
 

Mike M (8)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 5:03 pm
N&S
 

Linda Moore (240)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 5:04 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks
 

Caitlin M (104)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 7:11 pm
It's hard to know what to believe about this country (USA) these days. But it seems there is no end to the travesty that America wreaks over and over again. I signed the petitions but it reminds me too much of Leonard Pelletier who has languished in prison for so long in spite of all the protests waged for his release. It seems there is no mercy for political prisoners... much more so than if it were a murderer or a "terrorist." I am thankful for having whatever amenities I do have in this life, but what is happening in America is sorely discouraging. How we are treating people is unforgivable, IMO.
 

Shirley S (187)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 8:11 pm
N&S both petitions
 

Walter F (128)
Thursday May 14, 2015, 8:32 pm
Signed.I think America should review some aspects of its judicial system.If what happened to this man was to happen in Australia there would be a terrific outcry.We would scream "injustice" from our rooftops
 

Arild Warud (174)
Friday May 15, 2015, 3:01 am
Both signed,thanks Sheryl.
 

Ben O (129)
Friday May 15, 2015, 4:51 am
Signed, and signed!
 

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Friday May 15, 2015, 5:53 am
Noted,singed,tweeted and shared on face book with the following comment :
" Abdessalam Diab Mark your calender and join if you are near and can do it. I am very far away. I wish I could join"

Thanks sheryl.
 

Winn A (179)
Friday May 15, 2015, 11:57 am
Signed
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Friday May 15, 2015, 4:42 pm
Both signed, thanks Sheryl!
 

Bryan S (105)
Friday May 15, 2015, 8:11 pm
Thanks Sheryl and both signed.

You just never stop hearing about horrible things with the US justice system.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday May 15, 2015, 9:22 pm
Ya, must be all this exceptionalism I hear about.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 15, 2015, 10:01 pm
Both "Move On" petitions signed. Noted and thank you Dandelion. 34 years---and the isolation--before he goes to the spirit world, I hope he tastes freedom, love, some semblance of peace in his soul, and any happiness he can find.
 

Stan B (123)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 12:59 am
Wish I could be there. Thanks Dandelion.
 

Liv B (0)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 3:46 am
Both signed, thanks.
 

Angelika R (143)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 9:19 am
Haven't heard of him before but gladly signed! Thx! Another of those ugly, shames, shame, shame!
"Seditious conspiracy" is apparently considered a most severy crime, worse than any violence and nothing deserving parole in the US...yet the US finally also respected Mandela but, of course the latter didn't fight for breaking away from THE USA!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 9:49 am
You got that one correct. But as the article said, most no longer want to break away, and he is a man in his later years of life, at this point, he poses no harm and if only on the financial alone, why are we paying to keep this man behind prison bars. Oh, yes, I suppose he might be making someone some money in the private sector, got to be keeping those beds full.

This isn't justice if it ever was justice it has long passed being justice.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 10:37 am
I hope so as well Janice, I recall that Herman Wallace only got to taste freedom for a few hours before lapsing into a coma and dying, but he KNEW he was free and out of that prison. He died a free man, buried outside the walls of the prison not in a prison gravesite. I had wished he'd have longer, but I know that those hours were a lifetime for him.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 10:51 am
S2&N, Thanks
 

Apolonia P (392)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 1:16 pm
N&Signed both...
 

Diane K (134)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:03 pm
signed, thanks
 

fahad Al fahad (140)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:47 pm

Noted and share , thank you Dandelion!
 

S J (124)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 8:06 pm
very gladly signed in a hope that he will be freed very soon. thank you Dandelion
 

Judy C (91)
Saturday May 16, 2015, 8:11 pm
Free Rivera now! He continues to suffer for no reason. All he wanted was the freedom we Americans pay lip service to. Signed. Thanks for giving us all this info, Dandelion.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday May 18, 2015, 2:59 am
Signed 2 & Noted, Thank you
 

Justin Vale (13)
Monday May 18, 2015, 6:39 am
what is it with anglo-americans and that island? they have killed or imprisoned our best minds. campos might have had the greatest mind of all humans ever and americans put him thru shock therapy and turned him into a vegetable. william (the bomb maker) morales was once caught in mexico. b4 turning him over to the US the mexicans received a phone call telling them the locations of numerous bombs in public buildings in mexico city. the next day they received another phone call telling them they will no longer tell them where the bombs are. william morales was turned loose. the faln ( the macheteros ) do not kill average joes, they aim for politicians, cops and soldiers. hence the lolita lebron escapades. they are dangerous and facist. but then again, so are most puertoricans. he should be turned loose. it is our island.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Monday May 18, 2015, 6:40 am
signed
 

Justin Vale (13)
Monday May 18, 2015, 6:46 am
carter was going to release a bunch of them. but when they stepped up to the mic instead of an apology they raised their fists in defiance. they went right back to prison. read about lolita. read and hear her words. she is as extraordinary as she is beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pom5iJlVLrk
 

caroline lord (0)
Monday May 18, 2015, 6:38 pm
noted signed both ty
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday May 18, 2015, 11:39 pm
Signed, shared on facebook and twittersphere
Thanks Dandelion.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:01 am
why won't the anglo give up the quest to make us americans? it is the anglo. not the irish american, not the mexican american. not the african american. etc. etc. etc. they are the only race that shows no racism towards us. and they are the masters of the planets. isn't that some feces? while hitler tried to create a master race God had already done it. God took the iron in the heart of the norsemen and mingle it with the fire in the blood of the celtic. and to top it of my man God sprinkled his concoction with the spirit of the druid. and out came the world conquering anglo. they feed us welfare and housing to keep us submissive. but it won't work. we have never bought into the american dream. we have been part of america since our founder ponce de leon shot his way through florida looking for the fountain of youth. and yet we all still speak our famous neorycan spanish. and every night we eat our rice and beans. i get why they want us. we are cool. just a few million (5, the rest are dominicans with false papers) of us can dominate the world stage. from the most violent sports to the most delicate classrooms. the anglo's love sharing foxholes with us. during the tet offensive the viet cong avoided puertorican units. it was us that committed my lai. our superiors, including puertorican officers payed the price. but the killers on the ground were mostly PR"s. it's our culture, it's our island. the above is our freedom fighter. when will the anglo realize that even if we do dig them we still will never be down with them like all the other races that now call america home.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:19 am
anybody who has ever had a mixed relationship knows what i'm talking about. when the family outing is to the puertorican half of the family it's a different experience. you're kids have more fun, they won't want to leave. you will have more fun. you will feel the difference. i ain't knocking this hodgepodge of culture that is america. but our culture is mad cool. we are mad cool. and we ain't giving up our identities. if we were the size of just england all planet earth would be a puertorican sub-culture.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 8:50 am
i once read that if we had the population of england over 90 percent of the world's music would have puertorican influence. over 90 percent of all the world champions in most sports would be puertorican. every world champion in boxing would be puertorican. the supreme court would have 8 puertoricans. how is that possible? think about it. look at your athletes and look at ours. google puertorican people and then google whatever race you are. why do we look so much fitter? why are so many puertorican girls winning miss universe? and what's coming is gonna shock the planet. this wave of youngsters coming are going to rule the sports pages for a decade. how is that possible? i think i know. we came from intelligent design.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 20, 2015, 10:35 am
I'm glad you are proud of your heritage, as I do of my native heritage. As to Ponce de Leon, I'm sure the native inhabitants in Florida felt the same way about him as you feel about your invasion, and my ancestors who were dealing with those who first stepped foot in Massachusetts from Europe. Might be why my Irish Grandfather did marry my Abenaki/Pennacook Grandmother. The Irish are cool too.

As you have listed NY on your avatar perhaps you'll be attending this, if that is indeed NY you are actually located. I hope there is a big turn out. And yes, I just went to a babies first birthday party the other weekend, his Mother, my friend, is purertorican and we had a great time.
 

Pat B (354)
Friday May 22, 2015, 11:07 am
Thank you, signed.
 

Gina Caracci (219)
Friday July 31, 2015, 7:11 pm
signed both
 
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