Send a birthday card now. Call in day next Thursday, July 30
Two things you can do:
1 National Call-In Day for Colombian revolutionary and U.S. political prisoner Simon Trinidad
Call the White House on Trinidad’s 65th Birthday:
Thursday, July 30, 2015, 8am-5pm Eastern Time
Phone: (202) 456-1111
Please eave a message for President Obama. Say: “Please President Obama, give Simon Trinidad a birthday surprise by freeing him to participate in the Colombian peace negotiations. Support peace in Colombia! Free Simon Trinidad!”
2 Send Simon Trinidad a Happy Birthday Card at the Florence Colorado Supermax prison known as the “Guantanamo of the Rockies”.
Trinidad is held in solitary confinement violating his human rights. Trinidad is held as a political prisoner by the U.S. government under Special Administrative Measures (SAMS), meaning his rights are more restricted than other prisoners. The FARC is saving a chair for Trinidad as one of the top five negotiators at the peace table.
Send the birthday card to:
Mr. Simón Trinidad, 27896-016
a/k/a Juvenal Ovidio Ricardo Palmera Pineda.
US Penitentiary Florence-ADX
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226-8500
Unity statement of the National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera (Simon Trinidad)
We support the Colombian Peace Process and the people’s movements of Colombia in the struggle for peace with justice. We call for an end to the repression of the Marcha Patriótica and other social movements and groups in Colombia now.
We demand the U.S. release Simon Trinidad
Ricardo Palmera, popularly known as Simon Trinidad in Colombia, is a political prisoner of the U.S. government. Simon Trinidad is being tortured in solitary confinement in the Florence, Colorado supermax prison. Trinidad beat the U.S. government in three out of four court trials.
As the negotiations between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government continue in Cuba, Simon Trinidad is needed in the process. Trinidad participated in past negotiations, represents the people’s movement history, and is essential to the outcome. The FARC-EP is demanding Trinidad (Ricardo Palmera) be present at the peace talks table. For a lasting peace with justice in Colombia, the U.S. government must release Simon Trinidad.
We demand an end to Plan Colombia
We oppose the U.S. interference and military intervention in Colombia, called Plan Colombia. We demand the U.S. government stop funding, arming, training, and directing the Colombian military. Bring the U.S. military advisors and troops in Colombia home now, and end the extraditions of Colombians to the U.S.
The National Committee to Free Ricardo Palmera at http://www.freericardopalmera.org/ or
For press interviews Tom Burke – 773-844-3612 or Info@freericardopalmera.org