“Neither the American nor the Cuban people are well-served by a rigid policy that’s rooted in events that took place before most of us were born,” Obama said Wednesday in his White House speech. “It’s time for a new approach.”
In exchange for the Gross’s release, the U.S. released the three remaining members of the “Cuban Five,” Cuban citizens who were convicted of spying in Miami in 2001. Cuba also released 53 political prisoners, and a valuable U.S. spy who is a Cuban native. | theGrio
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FBI places Assata Shakur on 'Most Wanted Terrorist' list
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that Assata Shakur (formerly known as Joanne Chesimard) has been added to its Most Wanted Terrorists list. The May 2 bulletin gave Chesimard, a black nationalist, the dubious distinction of being the first woman to be placed on the list.
Ms. Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army when, on May 2, 1973, she was driving through New Jersey with two others. The car was pulled over for a broken taillight and a gunfight ensued with police. One officer and one man from Ms. Shakur’s group were killed.
Despite being injured, she managed to flee from the scene but was eventually arrested and, in 1977, convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. But in 1979, The New York Times reported, she “escaped from Clinton Correctional Institute for Women after three male visitors drew handguns, kidnapped two guards and seized a prison minibus in order to drive out of the grounds to two getaway cars. They left the guards handcuffed but unharmed.”
Assata Shakur: Wanted Dead or Alive in New Jersey (FCN, 03-23-2012)
FCN Interview: Assata Shakur: From exile with love (FCN, 06-11-2002)
My interview with Assata Shakur (FCN, 06-11-2002)
The FBI's Dirty War Against Black America and Political Dissent (NOI.org/cointelpro/)