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Venezuelan Student and Liberty Activist Slams UW Award for Socialist Cheerleader

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted October 12, 2017 10:50 AM

MacIver News Service | Oct. 12, 2017

[Madison, Wis...] A Venezuelan student activist who has seen his home country ripped apart at the hands of socialist dictators slammed UW-Madison's decision to honor a prominent apologist for leftist tyrants.

Jorge Jraisatti, speaking at a Students For Liberty conference over the weekend, minced no words when asked about UW-Madison's Havens Center bestowing on Tariq Ali its Award for Lifetime Contribution to Critical Scholarship.

Ali "has blood on his hands," said Jraisatti. Ali, a leftist writer, has been a longtime supporter of the socialist regimes whose reins have led to waves of misery in Venezuela, including mass shortages of food and medicine, political persecution, economic ruin, starvation, and murder.