Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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

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 get more info, including the gifts you will
receive for your donation at different levels, go to this site:

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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