Paul Scott

As the US opens up political channels with Cuba, activist Assata Shakur faces extradition from the country where she has lived under political asylum since 1984, writes Paul Scott. While the mainstream media portrays Shakur harshly, Scott is calling for bloggers to tell the ‘true story’ of a woman sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1977, under the repressive policies and ‘dirty tricks’ of a Hoover government that made it impossible for her to receive a fair trial.