Free Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera!

It is time to get Oscar Lopez Rivera out of prison.  He has been unjustly locked in prison for 33 years and is the subject of my most recent collaboration.

Oscarby Winkler_DV

About Oscar López Rivera

Bronze star awarded Vietnam veteran; Chicago community activist and institution builder; advocate for the independence of Puerto Rico; U.S. government-held political prisoner for over thirty years. These are the most common cited facts given about Oscar López Rivera, and they are reasons many, including Nobel Prize laureates, elected officials, scholars, and community leaders, are compelled to join in the demand for his release.

Oscar, born on Three King’s Day, is the Puerto Rican nation’s shining star, able to unite a people facing the divisive effects of a more than one-hundred year colonial occupation. Now, more than ever, the Puerto Rican people have come together in a way that presents U.S. President Barack Obama every reason to exercise his power of pardon and release Oscar, as presidents before him have done.

About National Boricua Human Rights Network

National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) is an organization composed of Puerto Ricans in the U.S. and their supporters that educates and mobilizes the Puerto Rican community, the broader Latin American community and other people of conscience regarding issues of justice, peace and human rights. Visit us at:

Doug Minkler makes posters for his own preservation, that is, planetary preservation. His prints are inspired not by rugged individualism, but by the collective humor, defiance, & lust for life exhibited by those on the margins. Read other articles by Doug, or visit Doug's website.