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Two Wings of the Same Bird - Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hurricanes and Political Prisoners


Six months after Oscar López Rivera was released from prison having spent 35 years inside, he traveled to Cuba.  “I feel at home, this is a dream come true; for many, many years, I have wanted to come to Cuba and today for the first time I have arrived,” Oscar told Fernando Llort González, the President of ICAP (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples), who greeted him when he stepped off the plane.
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Rasmea and Oscar: Resisting the Criminalization of Freedom Fighting


On May 18, 2017 Oscar López Rivera was welcomed  by a large and loving crowd in Chicago’s Paseo Boricua after 35 years of imprisonment for the “crime” of supporting Puerto Rican independence.
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No Sanctuary for Palestinian Scholarship


At a March 2017 conference of the National Association of Ethnic Studies held at San Francisco State University (SFSU), President Leslie Wong boasted about the University’s role as a sanctuary campus. He referenced  SFSU’s proud history of engaged  social justice scholarship going back to the 1968 Third World strike by students which established the first Ethnic Studies College  in the country.
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Reflections on a Delegation to Imprisoned Palestine


 At the end of March 2016, I was part of a nineteen-member Prisoner Solidarity and Labor Delegation that traveled from the United States, the country with the largest number of prisoners in the world, to Palestine, a nation where 40% of the male population has been imprisoned.


 
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