[Ppnews] Oakland - Resisting Repression with Dylcia Pagan and Cisco Torres Sun. 2/27

Political Prisoner News ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Thu Feb 24 12:18:16 EST 2011


RESISTING REPRESSION: reflections through the decades

Join us for an evening of conversation with
Francisco “Cisco” Torres and Dylcia Pagán,
two life long Puerto Rican activists and former political prisoners.

WITH Bomba by Aguacero
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27
5–7PM
(the program follows an art show and reception for Emory Douglas)
EastSide Cultural Center | 2277 International Blvd Oakland, CA
$5–25 (no one turned away)

Dylcia Pagán is one of the 11 Puerto Rican former political prisoners
granted clemency by President Clinton in September 1999. After serving
19 years, she immediately returned to Puerto 
Rico, where she and her compañeros/as were met 
with a huge welcome celebration. She has remained 
active in the Puerto Rican struggle and will 
discuss the case of Puerto Rican political 
prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera as well as what is happening in Puerto Rico today.

Francisco Torres is the last remaining defendant 
in the SF 8 case. This is a 40 year old
case based on testimony obtained through torture. 
The defendants, were community activists formerly 
associated with the Black Panther Party. Charges against five of the eight men
were completely dropped, while two others got 
probation. Apparently, the government thinks it’s 
justified in spending millions in a case that has 
already dragged for more than three years and 
they refuse to drop the charges against 
Francisco. The Attorney Genera’s office has 
refused to drop the charges against Francisco and 
has dragged on this case for over three years, 
apparently hoping that the huge public support 
which the SF8 has built, will disappear.

Come to court to show your support for Cisco and
demand the dropping of his case. Next court date and
preceding rally, March 2, 8:00am, 850 Bryant St., SF
DON’T TALK TO THE FBI!
DROP THE CHARGES AGAINST
FRANCISCO TORRES & THE SF8




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