[Ppnews] Raise funds for Oscar López Rivera book - Between Torture and Resistance

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Mon Feb 20 10:36:01 EST 2012


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Kickstarter Fundraising Campaign for
The Book: Oscar López Rivera: Between Torture and Resistance

Goal: $3,500

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.

TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION TO THIS CAMPAIGN, and 
to get more info, including the gifts you will 
receive for your donation at different levels, go to this site:
<http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/573856605/oscar-lopez-rivera-between-torture-and-resistance?ref=email>http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/573856605/oscar-lopez-rivera-between-torture-and-resistance?ref=email

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About the Project Coordinators

Educator-author-activist Matt Meyer has written 
and edited six books on contemporary liberation 
movements, with over twenty-five years of 
teaching experience to his credit. A leader of 
the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the 
War Resisters League, he is coordinating this 
project on behalf of the local anti-imperialist 
collective Resistance in Brooklyn, which will 
serve as co-publisher of the book along with the 
Interfaith Prisoners of Conscience Project and PM Press.

This work is being done under the direct 
supervision of world-renowned lawyer, 
psychologist, professor, and sociologist Luis 
Nieves Falcón. At the intellectual and activist 
forefront of every major modern campaign for 
Puerto Rican sovereignty, Dr. Nieves Falcón has 
served as chairman of the Puerto Rico Committee 
for Human Rights, the Puerto Rican PEN Club, and 
the International League for the Rights and Liberation of the Peoples.



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