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Colombian court turns down political prisoner Liliany Obando's appeal

Obando is a sociologist and documentary filmmaker. A week before her arrest, she issued a report documenting the murders of 1500 FENSUAGRO union members. FENSUAGRO is Colombia's largest agricultural workers' union.

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Cyclists to ride for the Cuban 5 in Italy

On May 5, there will be a 40-mile bike ride through various towns around the Lake Como area in northern Italy as part of the worldwide movement calling for the release of "The Cuban Five."

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Cuban 5 wives meet with UN human rights chief

Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, and Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, requested UN intervention on human rights grounds to be able to visit their husbands (two of the five imprisoned Cubans known collectively as the Cuban 5) whom they have not seen in over a decade.

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Campaign to free Colombia's David Ravelo draws global support

Responding to the imprisonment of Colombian human rights activist David Ravelo, members of the North American Committee for the Defense of David Ravelo were in Colombia on Ravelo's behalf.

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Today in labor history: Workers take power in Kiev

On December 11, 1905, in support of the worker uprising and general strike in Moscow, the Council of Workers' Deputies of Kiev decided to stage a mass uprising against oppressive czarist rule.

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Rally seeks freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera

Lopez is the longest-held political prisoner in the history of Puerto Rico.

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Cuban Five prisoners greet New Year

The five men held in U.S. prisons for protecting Cuba from terrorist attacks, known as the Cuban Five, send their greetings of optimism and struggle for the New Year.

Colombian repression swells ranks of political prisoners

The growing mass of Colombian political prisoners has gained less international attention than the murdered and "disappeared," than millions displaced from their land, than epidemic spying and fear-mongering.

Petitioners urge President Obama, Free the Cuban Five!

The Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine has launched a petition drive to put pressure on President Obama to free the Cuban Five political prisoners.

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Free Liliany Obando

Now and then one individual stands out as an indictment against injustice. That would be Liliany Obando, incarcerated in Bogota's Buen Pastor Women's Prison for almost two years.

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