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Date: Fri, 8 Aug 97 12:33:08 CDT
From: "Workers World" <ww@wwpublish.com>
Organization: WW Publishers
Subject: Delegates meet Assata Shakur in Cuba
Article: 15926

Labor & youth delegates meet Assata Shakur

Workers World, 14 August 1997

On Aug. 3, delegates from the U.S./ Cuba Labor Exchange and the International Festival of Youth and Students met in Havana with former Black Panther leader Assata Shakur. Shakur, a former U.S. political prisoner, was given asylum in Cuba after escaping from prison in the United States.

Shakur was introduced by the Rev. Lucius Walker, national director of Pastors for Peace. She spoke to delegates about her struggles in the United States, how she became involved in the movement, and the support she has received in Cuba.

--Joe Piette & Mary Owen

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