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This week on The Daily Beat: We are looking to the history of the relationship between the US and Puerto Rico and the fight for the release of Oscar Rivera.
Pete Guzman, volunteer protesting for the liberation of Oscar Rivera & independence of Puerto Rico.
Peaceful protesters ask the UN for the liberation of Puerto Rico’s political prisoner.
Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday June 24, 2015: We learn a little about the history of Puerto Rico’s colonization by the US. We also learn that the narrative of their relationship has been heard before. What is the hope for the Puerto Rico of tomorrow?
Oscar Lopez Rivera has been incarcerated for 34 years for his struggle to decolonize Puerto Rico. Since colonialism is an international crime, international law gives Oscar the right to use whatever means necessary to decolonize his homeland. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years for doing the same thing as Oscar. This is why they say, Oscar Lopez Rivera is their Nelson Mandela!
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