As many of you already know, the signed books were mailed out, and I have received happy emails from a number of folks pleased with the contents. I am writing this final update of this project to give you all some brief news, and to once again thank you for your support.
First, a word on the book and the tour: Last month, an energized Dr. Luis Nieves Falcon took us by storm, passionately retelling the story of Oscar's life and incarceration, motivating us to intensify our work for his release. At events in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York, he impressed us all with his strength of vision and spirit. Sadly, upon return to San Juan, he had to be hospitalized, but is out of intensive care and fully on the mend. We wish Dr. Nieves Falcon all the best, and thank him for his steadfast commitment.
Second, a word on the rewards: By now, everyone receiving this note who provided us with your address and pledged at the appropriate level should have received their copy of Between Torture and Resistance, signed by Dr. Falcon and myself. If you have not, please send me a note, and I will see what I can do. PLEASE NOTE, however, that the other rewards are still on their way, shipped separately through their publishers--Let Freedom Ring from PM Press, the Oscar book in Spanish and the Filiberto book from San Juan, etc. So those should be with you shortly.
Finally, we must not forget the most important point of all; we must intensify our efforts to free Oscar. Today is a little more than mid-way point in the "32 Days for 32 years" campaign of the National Boricua Human Rights Network. At the end of this month, Oscar will have served 32 years behind bars. Please check out the work of NBHRN, and continue to do whatever you can to aid the work of the campaign. http://boricuahumanrights.org/2013/05/15/day-18-32-days-for-32-years-giovanni-hernandez/
Thanks again for all your support, patience, and struggle. Together, we will bring Oscar home.
Brooklyn, New York