NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND...

THE BALLAD OF OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

"all my actions have been actions of love, love for my people, love for the future of my people, love for humanity" - Oscar Lopez Rivera

The Puerto Rican/Boricua People have been engaged in an anti-colonial resistance and liberation struggle for over 500 years, first against the Spanish, and than (for the past one-hundred-and-twenty-years) against the United States of America....

Captured on Aug 11, 1981, political prisoner (and prisoner of war), Oscar Lopez Rivera spent 36 years in a US prison, charged with sedition ("conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch") for attempting to liberate his homeland, Puerto Rico from US colonialism. 

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