Avelino Gonzalez Claudio returned to Puerto Rico to serve out rest of sentence

From the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign:


Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Avelino Gonzalez Claudio will be returning to Puerto Rico this Thursday December 6th, 2012 to complete the remainder for his sentence, afterwards, he will be completing his probation time.

Avelino will be arriving at 2pm to El Areopuerto Luis Munoz Marin (Luis Munoz Marin Air port) and will be welcomed back to his homeland by a group of people.


For more information on Avelino

Denver, July 4th: Monthly Political Prisoner letter writing night: Support OUR troops!

On Wednesday, July 4th, the Denver Anarchist Black Cross will host our monthly letter writing night to political prisoners and prisoners of [liberatory and social] war held captive by the United States. As people across the country celebrate the genocidal, colonial history of the U.S., dozens of freedom fighters continue to languish in cages, held away from their communities, comrades, neighbors, friends, and families.

We will spend the night supporting OUR troops, the freedom fighting warriors who have been kidnapped away from us. We will be focusing especially on the cases of three Puerto Rican Independentistas; Avelino Gonzalez Claudio, Oscar Lopez Rivera, and Norberto Gonzalez Claudio currently held captive by the U.S.

There will be a presentation about the cases of these comrades, as well as a brief presentation with updates on the cases of the Tinley Park 5, NATO 5, and Cleveland 5. As always, everything you need to write letters or cards of support will be provided including pens, envelopes, paper, addresses, stamps, and even DINNER!

Come join Denver ABC as we commemorate July 4th in a different way, without the jingoistic, colonialist revelry.

Denver ABC monthly political prisoner letter writing night
Wednesday July 4th, 6:30pm
27 Social Centre, 2727 W. 27th Ave Unit D Denver, CO 80211


Puerto Ricans Protest Obama, US Imperialism and Call for Freedom of Puerto Rican Political Prisoners

One day before President Obama’s vist to Puerto¬†Rico a group of youth occupied the 100 year old San Felipe del Morro castle,hanging giant banners calling for the freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera,¬†Avelino Gonz√°lez Claudio and Noberto Gonz√°lez Claudio who are all imprisoned for their fight for Puerto Rican independence from US colonial rule.

Protests followed the next day with banner drops, massive public protests, street theatre and political graffiti.


URGENT: Oscar Lopez Rivera and Avelino Gonz√°lez Claudio need our Support!

The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign’s New Campaign

997 is not Enough! Forward this out far and wide! Oscar needs your Support!
In solidarity with the National Boricua Human Rights Network’s (NBHRN) new campaign
to ask for parole for Oscar Lopez Rivera, one of our two Puerto Rican Political
Prisoners, ProLibertad has started an online petition to pressure President Brack
Obama to give Oscar parole or to commute his sentence.

We are asking all freedom loving people to support both the online petition, which
will be sent to President Barack Obama once we have reached our goal of 10,000
petitioners, and to support the letter writing campaign by the NBHRN. Our letters
and online support will help us bring one of the longest held political prisoners

Both campaigns are important! We must use all avenues available to help win
parole/commutation for Oscar.

Sign our petition: http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/Parole4OscarLopezR/

and send a letter out: http://boricuahumanrights.org/

“Agitation, organization, resistance, struggle and love are the ingredients that
will guarantee us VICTORY!” -Oscar Lopez Rivera, Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

For more information on Oscar Lopez Rivera and to write to him:
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Emergency Campaign for Avelino Gonzalez Claudio

The National Boricua Human Rights Network joins the friends and family of Avelino Gonzalez Claudio in the campaign to protect Avelino’s health. presently, he is in isolation and with no medication for his Parkinson’s disease at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center (address and phone number below). Please take a moment to call the Brooklyn MDC and demand that he be taken out of isolation and his medication be given to him.

Our Puerto Rican Political Prisioner Avelino Gonz√°lez Claudio is at Brooklyn MDC, in solitary confinement, without Parkinson disease medicines.

We urgently need:
-everyone call the prison at 718-840-4200, to demand that he be provided his medicines; &
-solidarity lawyers in NY to visit him & demand he be provided his Parkinson disease medicines

Avelino’s information:
Avelino Gonz√°lez-Claudio, #09873-000
P.O. BOX 329002

DOB: OCT 8, 1942

Alejandro Luis Molina
Skype: alejandromann

Coordinating Committee
National Boricua Human Rights Network
2739 W. Division Street
Chicago IL 60622
twitter: olrcat

Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos

Puerto Rican Independentista POW Avelino Gonzalez-Claudio pleads guilty to 1983 bank expropriation

Avelino led into the courtroomA key figure in the audacious robbery of $7.1 million nearly three decades ago from a West Hartford Wells Fargo depot by a Puerto Rico pro-independence group abruptly pleaded guilty Friday to charges that include smuggling the money out of the country.

Avelino Gonzalez-Claudio, 67, was a leader and strategist of Los Macheteros, a clandestine organization that advocates the use of violence to win Puerto Rico’s independence from the United States. In the 1970s and ’80s, the group claimed responsibility for armed attacks on federal interests in Puerto Rico, two of which caused the deaths of¬†U.S. military personnel.
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URGENT: Puerto Rican Political Prisoners Being Denied Parole and Medical Treatment

Two Puerto Rican political prisoners are facing some serious repression in prison right now.  One, Carlos Alberto Torres, has a good chance of getting parole after serving 29 years in prison, but suddenly has had false charges placed against him (they were dropped after an investigation but are now being reversed!) that could easily derail his chances of getting out.  The other, Avelino Gonzalez Claudio has developed a neurological condition and is being denied medical treatment.

The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Comite Por Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico are waging a phone and fax campaign.