The 2013 Convention in Puerto Rico was the first ever NLG Convention held in a U.S. colony. The event's location inspired vibrant discussion about the island's colonial status, as members learned about the Puerto Rican independence movement and the work of political prisoners such as Oscar López Rivera and our keynote speaker, Rafael Cancel Miranda.
The Puerto Rico Subcommitee is available to offer speakers on a number of Puerto Rican rights-related issues. For more information, contact Judith Berkan (email@example.com), Jan Susler (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Natasha Bannan (email@example.com). For those interested in taking further action in support of Puerto Rican independence and political prisoners, the Subcommittee has provided the following resources:
- For the release of Oscar López Rivera:
- From the 2013 Convention:
- U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico: The Legal Dimension Efrén Rivera Ramos to the NLG Convention, 10/26/13.
- Global and Colonial Crisis and Some Tasks of Puerto Rico and U.S. Progressives Rafael Bernabe to the NLG Convention, 10/26/13.
- [ARTICLE] Political Persecution against Puerto Rican Anti-Colonial Activists in the 20th Century in Puerto Rico Under Colonial Rule: Political Persecution and the Quest for Human Rights, ed. Bosque-Pérez & Morera. (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006).