Carlito Rovira aka "Carlito," is currently involved in the campaigns to free political prisoners Mumia Abu-Jamal and Oscar Lopez Rivera, as well as other struggles against capitalist oppression, in support of antiracism and for Puerto Rican independence. During the 1960s and ‘70s he was a member of the Young Lords, a militant Puerto Rican youth organization. His parents were members of the clandestine New York committee of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico during the 1950s.
Old and New Project Policy Council
Old and New Project Policy Council, circa 2015, Loren Anderson, Steve Bloom, Joaquin Bustelo, Theresa El-Amin, Deborah Engel-DiMauro, Salvatore Engel-DiMauro, Kate Hibbard, Matt Hoke, Dequi Kioni-Sadiki, Tekla Lewin, Ana Lopez, Thano Maceo Paris, Carlito Rovira, Meg Starr, Sean Sweeney.
(Members of this council monitor the work of the editors and vote on all policy decisions for the "Old and New" project. More information here.)
Opal Tometi at the UN
Matt Meyer, July 13 2016;
Black Lives Matter co-founder Opal Tometi addressing the United Nations at the High Level UN@70 discussion on Human Rights at the Centre of the Global Agenda. She eloquently spoke for reparations, justice, an end to mass incarceration - and a connected analysis which includes struggle against white supremacy, capitalism, imperialism, and militarism. — with David Ragland, Signe Harriday, Nesrin Kenar, Meg Starr, Amilcar Shabazz, Johanna Fernandez, Ibrahim Shaw, Opal Tometi, Melina Abdullah, Cris Toffolo, Osagyefo Sekou, Emily Welty, Alicia Garza, Carlito Rovira, Cyril Obi, Mark Norris Lance, Stellan Vinthagen, Dequi Kioni-sadiki, Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA) and International Peace Research Association - IPRA.