America's Own Political Prisoners
From Mandela to Oscar López Rivera

Kurshan, Nancy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/16/americas-own-political-prisoners/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  16/12/2013
Year Published:  2013  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15538

Nelson Mandela's death has elicited a predictable outpouring of accolades. Glowing praise is now coming from American politicians as disparate as Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama. But this praise comes with the recasting, perhaps rebranding, of the amazing man that was Nelson Mandela.

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