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Interview with Oscar López Rivera: “Fighting is not a Futile Exercise”

By Mari Mari Narváez on May 17, 2017

While many of us could hardly concentrate on everyday matters as we thought obsessively about the fragile and unfortunate fate of Oscar López Rivera, the former political prisoner painted peacefully in the prison in Terre Haute Indiana. (more…)

One Puerto Rican Freedom Fighter Welcomes another One Home

By Rafael Cancel Miranda on May 17, 2017

Welcome, Oscar Lopez Rivera, to the streets of your Homeland. I do not welcome you to freedom because a man like you is always free, no matter where they are. And because they are free, they never strop struggling for the freedom of their people. I hope soon we can embrace each other. (more…)

Chelsea Manning is Free!

By Joseph Gibson on May 17, 2017

2010 protest for Manning in San Francisco. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst jailed for her 2010 disclosure of classified information, is free.. Manning will left Fort Leavenworth after having been imprisoned for 7 years. She was supposed to serve 35, the longest sentence ever handed down to a whistleblower in the United States, but after an impassioned activist campaign calling for her release President Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office. (more…)

This is What Emboldened White Supremacists Look Like

By Douglas Williams on May 15, 2017

It was a scene out of the darkest days of the civil rights movement. A couple of dozen white supremacists rallied around a statue of Robert E Lee, a Confederate army general, in Virginia, carrying torches and chanting: “You will not replace us.” (more…)

Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez Murdered, Covered Drug Beat

May 15, 2017

Javier Valdez

Yet another journalist was murdered in Mexico Monday, marking the sixth assassination of a reporter so far this year in one of the deadliest countries in the world for media workers. (more…)

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