Will President Obama Pardon the Longest Held Independentista?

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Hans Bennett: Since all of Oscar López Rivera’s original co-defendants have since won their release, he is famous in Puerto Rico as the longest held Independentista political prisoner.

The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues Off Death Row

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Hans Bennett: Abu-Jamal has asked for supporters to not just call for his release from the hole, but to challenge the very practice of solitary confinement and what are called in Pennsylvania “Restricted Housing Units.”

U.S. Tour of Duty: Operation Full Disclosure — 2nd event added

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U.S. Tour of Duty: Operation Full Disclosure – RAY McGOVERN and SUSAN ROSENBERG – Tuesday, April 12 7-9 PM, Venice Center for Peace with Justice and the Arts

Concerning Advocacy and Criminality

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Jonathan Farley: Why do campaigning organizations like the NAACP defend plain thugs but ignore genuine radicals?

Open Web Platform for Gulf Oil Spill Beats Media Boom Ban

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Georgianne Nienaber: Shortly after the Transocean/Deepwater Horizon wellhead exploded, Benjamin assembled a volunteer group of technology and web design experts, journalists, legal and business professionals and ordinary individuals who wanted to help with the spill crisis.

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