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  • Oscar Lopez Rivera: Will Obama Pardon This Political Prisoner?

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    President Barack Obama before speaking during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 25, 2015. (Zach Gibson/The New York Times).President Obama speaks during Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, May 25, 2015. Advocates for Rivera hope Obama will pardon the prisoner before the end of his term. (Zach Gibson/The New York Times).

    Puerto Rican activist Oscar López Rivera, who was convicted by the US government of "seditious conspiracy" in 1981, is now one of the longest-held political prisoners in the world. President Obama has the opportunity to pardon López Rivera, 72, a move that could have political implications for the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the US Face Insurmountable Obstacles

    Immigrants Seeking Asylum in the US Face Insurmountable Obstacles

    By Erika L. Sánchez, Truthout | Report

    Many immigrants travel to the United States escaping horrific hardships and violence. They reach the US-Mexico border with the hopes of receiving asylum to protect them from the horrors in their home countries, but they are often met with insurmountable legal obstacles. Despite so many obstacles, migrants continue to travel to the US in search of refuge.

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  • The US Militarization of Africa Is Well Underway and Nothing Good Will Come of It

    The US Militarization of Africa Is Well Underway and Nothing Good Will Come of It

    By Nick Turse, Haymarket Books | Book Excerpt

    As I walk down the main thoroughfare of this camp for internal exiles, I suddenly see his smiling face, the one I'd know anywhere. Here, in Juba, the capital of South Sudan amid tens of thousands of people crammed into a fetid encampment visibly thrown together in haste out of fear and necessity, Barack Obama is smiling his familiar smile amid the results of a decades-long American project in Africa.

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