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This English language edition tells the story of a Puerto Rican patriot--one of the world's longest held political prisoners Read more

Brooklyn, NY Nonfiction
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This English language edition tells the story of a Puerto Rican patriot--one of the world's longest held political prisoners

Brooklyn, NY Nonfiction
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Our goal is to publish, in cooperation with renowned human rights activist and author Luis Nieves Falcon, the English-language edition of the recently published book Oscar Lopez Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance (San Juan, Comite pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico). It is the story of one of Latin America's longest-held political prisoners, a Puerto Rican pro-independence activist who was convicted of the political "crime" of seditious conspiracy, not of harming anyone. Lavishly illustrated with photos of his life and artwork (he has become a painter during his now over thirty years behind bars), the book is an easily accessible introduction to U.S.-Puerto Rico relations and contemporary prison issues.

This video, produced by Chicago's Columbia College student Matt McCanna in conjunction with the National Boricua Human Rights Network, gives a brief overview of Oscar's story.

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    Acknowledgment of support on book's Acknowledgment page.

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    Copy of the completed book, signed by the editors

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    Both previous rewards plus a signed copy of PM Press' Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners

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    All previous rewards plus a signed copy of original Spanish edition of Oscar Lopez Rivera: Entre la Tortura y la Resistencia

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    All previous rewards plus a signed copy of Luis Nieves Falcon's la Luz Desde La Ventana: Conversaciones con Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

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