Free All Puerto Rican Prisoners Of War!
17.25 in HIGH x 11.50 in WIDE
(43.81 cm HIGH x 29.21 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Background of poster has an orange and black stylized drawing of a man's face overall; the man has thick eyebrows and a mustache. The top of the poster has text in white: "Free All Puerto Rican / Prisoners Of War!". The lower right corner has text in white: "I Have Been Slapped And Spat Upon / I Have Been Arrested For Demonstrating / Peacefully And Legally. There Is No Such Thing As Fighting The / System Legally And Democratically. That / Is A Farce And a Lie The U.S. Government / Is Using Their Force And Lies To Deny Us / Our Freedom. / I Stand Here Because I Have Had The / Courage To Fight. I Admit That, And My / Presence Here Is A Result Of That I / Attest To That As I Attest To The / Fact That Puerto Rico Will Be Free / And A Socialist Country. / Oscar Lopez - Rivera". The bottom edge of the poster has text in white: "Independence And Socialism / For Puerto Rico!". Verso has slightly smaller/ laminated version of same poster adhered to it.

Poster depicts Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera, arrested in 1981 along with 13 others and convicted of seditious conspiracy. As of 2013 he remains in prison. [LMC]

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