The Movement to Free Oscar Lopez Rivera
Monday, December 09, 2013
Oscar Lopez Rivera is a Puerto Rican nationalist who has been in prison for 32 years for "seditious conspiracy." Juan Gonzalez, co-host for "Democracy Now!" and columnist for The New York Daily News, talks about his case and why activists are pushing for President Obama to pardon Rivera so he can be released by Christmas. Rivera had refused a 1999 pardon from President Clinton.
Juan Gonzalez is one of the local journalists helping establish a memorial scholarship fund at Lehman College for former WNYC reporter Elaine Rivera (unrelated to Oscar Lopez Rivera). Information about how to support those efforts here.