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Miami, FL, July 19, 2015: Acto Extraordinario

Las organizaciones de la emigración cubana en Estados Unidos que en Miami integran la coalición Alianza Martiana: la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza Martiana –como organización individual-, la Asociación José Martí, la Alianza de Trabajadores de la Comunidad Cubana, la Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas en Defensa de la Familia, el Círculo Bolivariano de Miami y el Círculo de Intelectuales y Artistas Iberoamericanos, convocan a un acto extraordinario que tendrá lugar en el local de la Alianza Martiana el próximo domingo 19 de julio a la una de la tarde.

El acto tiene como propósitos festejar la apertura de la embajada de la República de Cuba en Washington el día siguiente, lunes 20 de julio, e igualmente la próxima apertura de la embajada de los Estados Unidos en La Habana.

Asimismo el acto celebrará la ardua lucha llevada a cabo por décadas en la emigración por los miembros de las distintas organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana para contribuir de manera notable al restablecimiento y normalización de las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba. Esto ha sido hecho a riesgo de la vida, seguridad y bienestar de estos leales y patrióticos cubanos y cubanas y las de sus familias.

También, para aprovechar la ocasión, este acto conmemorará la fecha patria del 26 de Julio en su 62 Aniversario. Hecho que marcó un definitivo camino en la lucha del pueblo cubano para lograr su liberación, su independencia y la posibilidad de la construcción de una sociedad socialista mucho más justa y solidaria, ejemplo para la América y el resto del mundo.


Washington, DC, July 20, 2015: Celebrate the opening of the Cuban Embassy

Bring instruments, flowers, cards, snacks, or anything to share! Tell your friends. Let's make the Cubans feel our love (someone from the Embassy will come out to greet us).

Monday, July 20 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm
2630 16th St NW, Washington, D.C.

Organized by Codepink


San Francisco, CA, July 25, 2015: Cuban Film Festival

Come enjoy this Cuban film series, to mark the 62nd anniversary of the historic Moncada assault. Learn more about Cuba’s revolution, culture, and people!

Time: 12-9 pm
Location: 2969 Mission St., S.F., near 26th St.
Suggested Donation: $5-20, good all day or part of program.
6:00 dinner (optional): $5.
All films are Spanish w/English subtitles.

Program:

  • 12:00 pm Montana de Luz (Mountain of Light) – Cuban doctors’ international missions in Latin America and Africa. 53min. 2005
  • 1:30 pm Fidel – documents the life of Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. Directed by Estela Bravo, 91min., 2001
  • 3:15 pm Strawberry and Chocolate. This moving and groundbreaking film was the first to deal openly and directly with homosexuality, 1994, 108 min.
  • 5:15 pm Maestra — An inspiring telling of the 1961 Literacy Campaign, with interviews of nine woman who, as young girls, taught in the campaign. A film by Catherine Murphy. 33 min.
  • 6:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:20 pm Rogelio Martínez Furé, A Cuban Griot. Portrait of writer, Africanist, scholar of folklore, and founder of the National Folkloric Ballet of Cuba. Director Juanamaría Cordones-Cook will introduce her film in person. (2014), 30 min.
  • 7:00 pm Memories of Underdevelopment – An intellectual is caught between his privileged history and the new revolution’s ideals. The classic film by director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea. 1968, 97min.

Sponsored by ANSWER Coalition and National Committee to Free the Cuban Five (now free!)
For more information:415-821-6545 • www.ANSWERsf.org

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Los Angeles, CA, July 25, 2015: Noche Cubana

Celebrate the Cuban 5's Freedom & the Cuban Revolution!

Time: 8-12 pm
Location: First Unitarian Church, 2936 W 8th St, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles
Donation: $10 donation for admission gets you 1 plate of food and 1 soft drink.

Join us for a very special night of live music, dancing, food, drinks to celebrate the freedom of the Cuban 5 and solidarity with Cuba, on the anniversary of the July 26 Movement! The "Noche Cubana" will celebrate Cuba--its people, the Cuban 5, food, art, culture and the ongoing revolution. It will be a festive atmosphere with progressive politics and fun for all. It will be the best time you'll have all year.

  • Live DJs: Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Rumba and more
  • Dancing
  • Homemade Cuban food (with vegetarian and vegan options) & drinks, including Mojitos
  • Gallery showing, auction & raffle of Cuban posters, art and more
  • Festival of Cuban films & rare documentaries

This year is the 56th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and July 26th is the 62nd anniversary of the historic Moncada assault. In 1959, young Cuban revolutionaries, led by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, defeated the hated, U.S.-backed military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. It was a triumph for the Cuban people, and for poor and oppressed people in Latin America and across the world. Now, Cuba's social progress stands as an inspiration to those who seek to build a better, more just world. All Cuba supporters and friends are invited to this Noche Cubana celebration. Bring friends, family members, co-workers and everyone you know to show solidarity with Cuba and raise funds for ANSWER. Don't miss out on this once-a-year chance to celebrate Cuban culture and history, commemorate its inspiring revolution, and party with LA's progressive community and pro-Cuba activists. All are welcome! Please feel free to bring friends and family. Kids are welcome, too.

For more info: Feel free to contact us with any questions by calling 323-394-3611 or email answerla@answerla.org


New York, NY, July 24, 2015: Celebrate the Assault on the Moncada

Time: 6 pm dinner, 7 pm program
Location: Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center, 3940 Broadway
Suggested Donation: $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Speakers:

  • Rudolfo Reyes, Cuban Ambassador to the U.N.
  • Larry Hamm, Chairman People's Organization for Progress
  • Solidarity messages from Haitian and Dominican activists
  • Special message from the Cuban Five
  • Mothers against Police Brutality
  • Black Lives Matter!
  • Plus cultural performers

For more information: 917-887-8710

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Richmond, CA, May 30, 2015: Absolved by Solidarity - Paintings by Antonio Guerrero
Time: 2-4 pm
Location: Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

The exhibit will feature watercolor paintings by Antonio Guerrero, who learned to draw and paint in prison from fellow inmates.  The 31 images will include a new series contained in the book Absolved by Solidarity and the series “I Will Die the Way I’ve Lived” painted in 2013. They portray the first 17 months the Cuban Five served in solitary confinement and their year-long trial. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Public Library


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Berkeley, CA, Jan. 4, 2015: Celebration of the Release of the Cuban Five and the Normalization of Cuba-US Relations
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

5:30 – 9:00 Outstanding Mexican cuisine of Los Cilantros and a special Cuban dish
6:30 pm Program of brief statements and artistic presentations
7:45 pm Dance a la Cubana to celebrate our 54 years of efforts to make this happen!!!!!!!
Joined by musical guests: Pellejo Seco

SPONSORS: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, La Peña Cultural Center, Socially Responsible Enterprise/ Local Development in Cuba (SRELDC,) La Raza Chronicles ( KPFA,) Richmond Regla FriendshipComm., Berkeley – Palma Soriano Sister City Assoc., Medicc, Global Eco Cuba Network, The Literacy Project/ Maestra, Global Exchange, San Jose Peace & Justice Center, Human Agenda, Socialist Action, Socialist Workers Party/Bayview Library

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Toronto, ON, CANADA, Jan. 3, 2015: Celebrating 56 Years of the Cuban Revolution
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Casa Maiz 1280 Finch Ave. West Unit # 204 Toronto

Refreshments, Entertainment, Greetings, with a special tribute to the Cuban Five

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Cuba

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San Francisco, CA, Oct. 10, 2014: Tell Obama - Free the Cuban Five

Date: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Time: 4-7 pm
Location: "W" Hotel, 3rd/Howard Streets, SF

President Obama is in town. Join us to tell him: Yes you can – Free the Cuban Five! President Obama is coming to San Francisco to raise millions for the Democratic Party's upcoming elections, at a downtown hotel with the city's "elite." There will be a protest outside the "W" Hotel, where many organizations will demand an end to the bombing of Syria and Iraq, no U.S. aid to Israel, and an end to deportations. Many peace and social justice organizations are coming together for this important protest.

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is mobilizing to join the protest and tell Obama: Free the Cuban Five Now! We will carry banners, placards and speak at the rally to make sure the freedom cause of Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio is heard and seen loud and clear! JOIN US!

Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five


New York, NY, Oct. 11, 2014: Meeting on Political Prisoners

Date: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014
Time: 1pm
Location: Freedom Hall, 113 West 128th St. (between Malcolm X/Lenox & Adam Clayton Powell Blvds.)

Radical Women and Freedom Hall will be hosting a community meeting on Political Prisoners: Nestora Salgado, The Cuban Five, and other political prisoners. There will be lunch at 1pm and the program begins at 1:30pm.

Sponsor: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: 718-601-4751 or freethecuban5@gmail.com


New York, NY, Oct. 25, 2014: U.S.-Cuba Relations and the Case of the Cuban Five

Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Time: Reception 6-7 pm, Program 7-9 pm
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, L63 Lecture Hall. Take A,C,D,1 Train to 59th St./Columbus Circle stop, walk to 524 W. 59th St. to main entrance

Food, drinks, meet and greet the speakers, and listen to cultural performances during the reception, following by the program, featuring:

  • Martin Garbus, Lead attorney for the Cuban Five
  • Rudolfo Reyes, Cuban Ambassador to the U.N.
  • Estela Vazquez, Executive VP, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Professor Luis Barrios, Dept. of Latin America Latina/o Studies
  • Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, "Central Park 5" frame-up victims
  • Juanita Young and Iris Baez, long-time leaders in fight against police brutality in NYC
  • Claudia Mendoza, John Jay Student, People Power Movement

Sponsors: Sponsored by OCTOBER 25 FREE THE FIVE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 1199SEIU Caribbean and Latin America Democracy Committee, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, Alternativo Revolucionaria, ANSWER, BAYAN, Black Agenda Report, Brecht Forum, Casa de las Americas, Communist Party USA, Cuba Solidarity New York, Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico, El Frente Amplio Dominicano, Fuerza de la Revolucion, Harlem Tenants Council, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Jane Franklin, International Action Center, International Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Jericho Movement, Joan Gibbs, July 26 Coalition, La Pena, Leslie Cagan, Margaret Gilpin, Michael Tarif Warren, Mickey Melendez, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, National Lawyers Guild, National Network on Cuba, Nellie Bailey, Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico -- Junta de Nuevo York, Party for Socialism and Liberation, People Power Movement, People’s Organization for Progress, Philippine Forum, Popular Education, Project to Free the Cuban Five, ProLibertad, Rosemari Mealy, Sam Anderson, Sisa Pakari Labor Center, Socialist Action, Socialist Workers Party, Venceremos Brigade, WBAI “Cuba In Focus”, Workers World Party.
For more information: 917-887-8710


England, Sept. 8-10, 2014: Olga Salanueva in England

URGENT MEETINGS: Protest against UK denial of visa to René González
Emergency meetings to go ahead with Olga Salaneuva

On 27th August Rene Gonzalez was again denied a visa to visit the UK. This decision was taken despite the fact that 29 MPs had invited him to speak at a meeting at the Houses of parliament on September 10th. On 5 September, he suffered a further miscarriage of justice when the British courts failed to overturn the decision.

If you want to help protest, and particularly if you are in England, information is here.

Olga Salanueva, wife of released Miami Five prisoner René González, will speak at emergency meetings on 8-10 September to protest at the British government’s denial of an entry visa for her husband.

René, the first of the Miami Five to be released, was due to speak at meetings in Liverpool and London to mark the 16th anniversary of their arrests. Despite an invitation from 29 British MPs to address a meeting in parliament and by the TUC to address their Congress in Liverpool, the British government has refused three legal appeals to overturn their decision to deny him entry to the country.

Rene is currently in the middle of visits to Portugal and France, both countries having granted him a visa without issue.

Emergency meetings with Olga Salanueva

Monday 8 September, 5.45pm
CSC Fringe meeting, TUC Congress Liverpool
Liverpool ACC, Room 12,
with guest speakers
Olga Salanueva
Esther Armenteros, Cuban Ambassador
Frances O'Grady, TUC General Secretary (invited)
Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary
Kevin Courtney, NUT Deputy General Secretary
Bernard Regan, CSC National Secretary

Tuesday 9 September, 7.30pm
The Boardroom, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool
Public meeting-All welcome

Wednesday 10 September, 6.30pm
Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London
hosted by Jeremy Corbyn MP
with Olga Salanueva
Baroness Angela Smith
Elizabeth Woodcraft and Sara Chandler - Barristers and Coordinators of International Commission of Inquiry into the Case of the Five
(Please arrive early to allow time to pass through HoC security)

Please come to protest against the British government's denial of Rene's visa and hear about why he needed to go to the US to defend Cuba, his 13 years in a US prison and 20 months on forced parole in Miami, being denied visitation rights from his wife, and the continuing international campaign for freedom and justice for the remaining prisoners.

Despite pro bono work by barristers on the three legal appeals, extensive court costs have been charged to CSC for challenging the British government’s decision.

Anyone able to help with paying these fees can make a donation here. http://www.voicesforthefive.com/donate/


Washington, DC, Sept. 11, 2014: Evening of Solidarity with the Cuban Five

Date: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: Casa Rutilio, 102 Park Avenue, Takoma Park, MD


New York, NY, Sept. 12, 2014: Picket

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 5pm-7pm
Location: 26 Federal Plaza, New York (Take the 4, 5, or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall)

Bring your flags, noisemakers, signs and be ready to chant!

Sponsor: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: 718-601-4751 or freethecuban5@gmail.com


San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12, 2014: Rally & Program featuring Nancy Morejón

A late afternoon street rally calling for freedom for the Cuban Five on the 16th anniversary of their unjust imprisonment will be followed by an evening program featuring he highly esteemed and world-renowned Cuban poet, essayist, critic, editor and cultural worker Nancy Morejón. Morejón will read her poetry about the Cuban Five as well as poetry of Cuban Five hero Antonio Guerrero, and other special selections. There will also be an update on the freedom struggle of the Cuban Five.

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: Rally 5:30 pm
Location: 24th/Mission St., San Francisco

Time: Program 7:00 pm
Location: 2969 Mission St., SF (near 26th St.)

Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Endorsers: ANSWER Coalition; Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition; Haiti Action Committee; International Committee
to Free the Angola Three; Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), Nor. Calif; FNRP/LIBRE Nor. Calif; SOaW-San Francisco; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Task Force on the Americas (MITF); Workers World Party; Women Organized to Resist & Defend (WORD); American Indian Movement - West

For more information or to endorse: 415/821.6545 • info@freethefive.org


Seattle, WA, Sept. 12, 2014: Five Heroes, Only One Heart - An Evening of Music & Poetry

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: University Temple United Methodist Church, 1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle

Poems received before September 5, 2014 will be included in a new booklet of poems and songs for the 5! All authors will be invited to read their creations at events on September 12 & 13, 2014 taking place in Seattle and Vancouver. We encourage poems to be written in all languages for this international effort! Please email poetry submissions to: freethe5vancouver@gmail.com

Co-organized by the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee & Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver in partnership with Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), US Women & Cuba Collaboration & National Committee to Free the Cuban Five-Seattle
For more information: jezeh@hotmail.com or 206-523-1720 or www.seattlecuba.org


Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 12, 2014: Solidarity with the Cuban Five

A forum will feature the Saul Landau film, "Will the real terrorist please stand up?", a presentation on the Cuban Five, and how people can get involved in their freedom fight. It is also Native American prisoner Leonard Peltier's 70th birthday; a cake for him will be presented and picture sent to him. There will also be a talk on the Angola 3 case.

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 305 Washington Street SE, Suite C, Albuquerque

For more information: (505) 268-2488
Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition and Party for Socialism and Liberation.


Chicago, IL, Sept. 12, 2014: Rally for the Cuban Five

Leafletting and signs along Michigan and Randolph Streets

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: outside Millennium Park ( to catch the crowd attending the Cuban band Pablo Menendez Mezcla, playing at the Pritzker Pavilion at 6 pm that day)

For more information: ChgofreeCubanfive@gmail.com, 773-322-3168
Sponsors: Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5, ANSWER Chicago, Vets for Peace - Chicago, Chicago Cuba Coalition, Socialist Workers Party


Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2014: Picket line in front of the White House

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 12 noon
Location: Across the street from Lafayette Park

Initiated by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, http://www.thecuban5.org/


Germany, Sept. 12-13, 2014: Rallies and Tabling for the Cuban Five

Friday, September 12: rally in Düsseldorf, near the US Consulate, Berta-von-Suttner-Platz, Düsseldorf - from 11:00 to the evening, including performances, speeches, music and handing-over a petition to Consul General Stephen A. Hubler
Saturday, September 13: rally in Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf from 11:00 to 12:00, at Heinrich-Heine-Denkmal [monument honoring the German poet, having made friends with Karl Marx then] at the Schwanenspiegel; At the same time: in Chemnitz, sister city of Düsseldorf, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. at the Karl-Marx-Monument, both events will provide information on the case and participants will wear yellow ribbons and will perform the respective song.
Saturday, September 13, rally and information desk from 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, at the Brandenburger Tor, see: http://www.fgbrdkuba.de/termine/kalender.php

For more information on all events: http://www.fgbrdkuba.de/termine/kalender.php


Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 12, 2014: Demonstration at the US Embassy

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 5 pm
Location: In front of the US Embassy

Sponsors: Czech-Cuban Friendship Society and the Free-The-Five Czech Committee


Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 12, 2014: Demonstration at the US Embassy

Date: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Time: 12 noon
Location: In front of the US Embassy, en la Av. Colombia esquina Av. Sarmiento, Palermo.



Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2014: Cultural event

Time: 6 pm
Location: IMPACT Hub DC 419 7th St NW, Washington, D.C

Reception with poetry and music, update of the case and a 30 minutes new video about the London Commission of Inquiry on the case of the Cuban 5. Wine and cheese.

Sponsor: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
For more information: 510-219-0092


Vancouver, BC, CANADA Sept. 13, 2014: Conference

Date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Time: 2 pm
Location: Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E Broadway, near Fraser St.

Film- Guest Speakers- Discussion- Cultural activities- & more! Conference will be held in English with translation into Spanish available!

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver



Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 2014: Commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Cuban 5

Date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Location: Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

Opening of a new exhibit of paintings by Antonio Guerrero “Absolved by Solidarity”

Program will include:

Welcoming by SEIU leaders followed by a panel discussion

Speakers:

Jose Ramon Cabañas, Chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington DC.
Yeidckol Polevnsky, former Vice President of the Mexican Senate.
Stephen Kimber, Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Author of What Lies Across the Water, the Real Story of the Cuban Five.
Ann Wright, anti-war activist, former United States Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official.
Piero Gleijeses, professor of United States foreign policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Lawrence Wilkerson, Retired United States Army Colonel and former chief of staff to United States Secretary of State Colin Powell

Poetry by local artists

Sponsor: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
For more information: 510-219-0092


New Haven, CT, Sept. 13, 2014: ANSWER Forum: Free the Cuban Five!

Date: Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
Time: 1 pm
Location: Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven, CT


New York, NY, Sept. 20, 2014: Film: Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

Date: Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: Word Up Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ 165th Street, New York
Suggested donation: $5-$10 (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Help us raise money for the Cuban 5’s commissary fund! The money we raise will be sent to the Cuban 5 so they can have access to food, writing utensils and other basic needs denied them by the prison system.

Sponsor: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: 718-601-4751 or freethecuban5@gmail.com


New York, NY, Sept. 30, 2014: Letter-writing campaign for the Cuban Five

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: CAGE 83A Hester Street (UPSTAIRS)

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about the prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence. We’ll also provide some brief updates and pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks. Update on the case of the Cuban Five from Benjamin Ramos, The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5.

Sponsor: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: 718-601-4751 or freethecuban5@gmail.com


Chicago, IL, May 21, 2014: Panel on the Current Situation in Venezuela and the Peace Dialog

With: Steve Ellner (Professor of Political Science at the "Universidad de Oriente" in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela); Miguel Tinker Salas (Venezuelan author and professor at Pomona College, California), and the Exhibit "Timeline of the Life of Commander Hugo Chávez" and the most recent work of Venezuelan artist Eduardo Angulo Salas (from May 21st to the 24th)

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Colibri Studio Gallery, 2032 W. 18th St.
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Consulate General of Venezuela

Chicago, IL, May 24, 2014: An Evening in Solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban Five

The Latin America Studies Association annual Congress is taking place May 21-24 in Chicago. In addition to outreach for the Cuban Five's cause at the congress, Chicago will be the site of an important public event for Cuban and other international and U.S. academics - along with solidarity activists and the Chicago community, to gather for a post-congress reception and forum. Among the speakers are Miguel Barnet (President, Cuban Union of Writers and Artists [UNEAC]), Nancy Morejón (President, Writers Section, UNEAC), Bernardo Toscano and Rodney González (Cuban Interests Section [Embassy], Washington DC), Felix Masud-Piloto (DePaul University professor), Gloria La Riva (coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five), and others to be announced.

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Grace Episcopal Church Hall, 637 S. Dearborn Ave., 2nd floor
Cost: Free
Sponsors: Chicago Cuba Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5, National Network on Cuba, Minnesota Cuba Committee, Wisconsin Committee to Normalize Relations with Cuba, ANSWER Coalition.
For information: 415-312-6042 or 312-952-2618


New York, NY, April 11, 2014: Noche Cubana

Join the Venceremos Brigade for their Noche Cubana Friday Night Film Fund-raiser. A night of film, music, art, refreshments and raffles.

Location: Casa de las Americas, 192 E. 111th St. (between Lexington Ave. & 3rd Ave; take the 6 train to E. 110th St).
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $5-$10, no one turned away due to lack of funds


Click on the image to download the poster.


San Francisco, CA, Mar. 5, 2014: Street Rally to demand freedom for the Cuban Five and to honor Hugo Chávez on the 1-Year Anniversary of his death

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Location: 24th & Mission, San Francisco, CA
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsors: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Hugo Chávez was a big supporter of the Cuban Five. March 5 is the 1-year anniversary of his death, the 100th monthly picket action for the Five in Vancouver, BC (https://www.facebook.com/100PicketsForCuban5), and will also be just over a week after Fernando González is released from prison. To honor the heroic revolutionary leader Hugo Chávez, to honor the monumental achievement of the Free the Cuban Five Committee - Vancouver, and to celebrate Fernando's release (if the U.S. government will allow him to return to Cuba) or protest the U.S. government's action (if Fernando is required to spend a "probationary" period in the U.S. like René was), the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five will be holding an action in San Francisco (24th & Mission) at 5:00 pm on March 5.


Vancouver, BC, Mar. 5, 2014: 100th Monthly Picket for the Cuban Five

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Location: In front of the U.S. Consulate, 1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow
Time: Concert and Vigil, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Protest action 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sponsors: Free the Cuban Five Committee-Vancouver
Facebook event

PLUS: An Evening with Cuban Ambassador to Canada Julio Garmendia Peña and Stephen Kimber, author of "What Lies Across the Water - the Real Story of the Cuban Five"

Location: Mt. Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 E. Broadway near Fraser St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Facebook event


Toronto, ON, Mar. 5, 2014: Rally to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

Date: Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Location: Across from the U.S. Consulate at 360 University Ave
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Toronto Friends of the Five Committee, Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto

The CCFA Toronto is working with the Friends of Cuban Five committee, which is made up of several groups and individuals in Toronto, organizing a rally across from the US Consulate, 360 University Avenue on Wednesday March 5th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. This event coincides with the Vancouver Free the Cuban Five Committee’s 100 consecutive picket at the US Consulate in Vancouver. They have held pickets the 5th of every month for over 8


London, UK, Mar. 9, 2014: Rally to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

Date: Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014
Location: Trafalgar Square, central London
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Sponsors: Rock around the Blockade

Join us for a rally for the Cuban 5 in Trafalgar Square, central London, on Sunday 9 March with music, an open microphone, placards, and a giant Cuban flag. Everyone is welcome. On 7 and 8 March, the two days preceding this rally, Rock around the Blockade will join legal professionals, writers, academics and solidarity activists from around the world at the International Commission for the Cuban Five, which takes place in London. We invite invite participants of the International commission and everyone who supports the Cuban 5 to take this opportunity for a united rally in the heart of London, against the backdrop of iconic landmarks such as Nelson’s column and Big Ben.All groups and individuals will be welcome to speak on the open sound system. Please reply to confirm your attendance and spread the word.

Facebook event link



Northern California, Feb. 25-Mar. 4, 2014: Stephen Kimber Book Tour


Stephen Kimber (photo by Bill Hackwell)

Stephen Kimber, author of the new book "What Lies Across the Water - the Real Story of the Cuban Five", will be speaking in multiple locations in Northern California. All events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday February 25
Noon-2:00pm
University of California, Davis
1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
Sponsored by: Chicano Studies

6:00pm-7:30pm
Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545
Room 554 in Building 500
Sponsored by: Faces of Cuba

Wednesday February 26
Noon-1:30pm
U.C. Berkeley
402 Barrows Hall on the UC Campus, Berkeley, CA 94720
Sponsored by: Center for Latin American Studies

Thursday February 27
4:10pm-6:00pm
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
Burke Hall: 337
Sponsored by: Latina/Latino Studies SFSU
Cuba Educational Project SFSU
College of Ethnic Studies

Friday February 28
Community Event
7:00pm-9:00pm
Marin Interfaith Task Force
Redwood Presbyterian Church
110 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939

Sunday March 2
Community Event
5:30pm-7:30pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
Community Event
Special Guests
Mayor of Richmond Gayle McLaughlin
Mayor of Berkeley, Tom Bates

Monday March 3
11:00am
College of Marin
835 College Avenue, Kentfield, CA 94904
Fusselman Hall 110

Tuesday March 4
7:00pm
Sonoma State University
1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Room TBA
Sponsored by: Project Censored and Media Freedom Foundation
and SSU Sociology Club


Chapel Hill, NC, Oct. 24, 2013: Two Cuban Five forums

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Location: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School, Room 4085
Time: 12:00 noon
Cost: Free, and pizza will be served!
Sponsors: UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, UNC Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC School of Law Human Rights Policy Seminar

Featuring:

  • Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota
  • William Norris, trial and appeals attorney for Ramón Labañino, one of the Cuban Five

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Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Location: The Institute for the Study of the Americas, FedEx Global Education Center • Nelson Mandela Auditorium • 301 Pittsboro St., UNC - Chapel Hill
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Sponsors: The Institute for the Study of the Americas and the Center for Ethics and Media,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Featuring:

  • Danny Glover, actor, producer and humanitarian
  • William Norris, trial and appeals attorney for Ramón Labañino, one of the Cuban Five
  • Louis Pérez, Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jane E. Kirtley, Silha Professor of Media Ethics and Law at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota
  • Deborah Weissman, Reef Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina Law School at Chapel Hill
  • Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

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Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 28, 2013: The Case of the Cuban Five: Justice or Injustice?

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Location: Atrium Annenberg Hall Temple University School of Media and Communications 2020 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia
Time:6-8 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public
Sponsors: Linn Washington Jr. Associate Professor, Department of Journalism

You are invited to come hear special guests who will speak on the critical issues of the Sixth Amendment right to a fair jury trial and media ethics.

Featuring:

  • Richard Klugh, a criminal defense attorney in Miami, has represented the Cuban Five at trial, on appeal (where he argued before the court of appeals on three occasions, including obtaining the original reversal of the convictions, and sentence reductions for three of the Five), and now in the habeas corpus proceedings, where he is co-counsel for Gerardo Hernández and Antonio Guerrero. A 1980 graduate of Harvard Law School, Klugh founded the appellate department for the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Miami after serving as a federal judicial law clerk.
  • Linn Washington Jr. is an award-winning journalist and Associate Professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University. He specializes in analytical/investigative coverage of social justice/criminal justice issues, the news media and the law with particular emphasis on reporting that examines race/class-based injustices. Washington is a graduate of the Yale Law Journalism Fellowship Program, and holds a Masters In The Studies of Law from Yale University.
  • Gloria La Riva is coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five — formed in 2001, which has led efforts in the United States for their freedom. The Committee is spearheading the investigation of the U.S. government’s secret payments to Miami journalists during the Five’s trial, a clear violation of their right to a fair trial.
  • Eugene Puryear, a Howard University student and author of the new book, “Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in the United States,” has served as an organizer around the issues of police brutality, prisoners’ rights and abuses in the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as opposition to U.S. wars and occupations. He writes for LiberationNews.org


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Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 2013: Case of the Cuban Five: Justice or Injustice?

Important forum featuring:

  • Danny Glover - actor, producer, and humanitarian
  • Richard Klugh - trial and appelate attorney on Cuban Five legal team
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard - Executive Director, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
  • Chrisarla Houston - Associate Professor and Legal Writing Program Director
  • Gloria La Riva - Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Date: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Location: University of the District of Columbia Law School, Moot Court Room
Time: 6:00 p.m
Cost: Free
Sponsored:
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Black Law Students Association, Black Men's Law Society, Latino/a Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild-UDC, and the Criminal Justice Society of the UDC Law School


Miami, FL, Sept. 8, 2013: Acto por Los Cinco

Date: Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Location: Salón Key Biscayne, del Hotel Embassy Suites. El hotel está localizado en el 3974 N.W. South River Drive, Miami
Time: 2:30 pm

Las organizaciones de la emigración cubana en Miami que integran la coalición Alianza Martiana: la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza Martiana –como organización individual-, la Asociación José Martí, la ATC, el Círculo Bolivariano de Miami y la Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas en Defensa de la Familia, para conmemorar 15 años del inicio del encarcelamiento de los Cinco, y en el marco de la celebración del 35 Aniversario de trabajo de la Brigada Antonio Maceo, convocan a una nueva conferencia sobre el desarrollo del proceso de apelación extraordinario y del movimiento político a favor de la liberación de cuatro de los Cinco: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando.

René, el quinto de los Cinco, después de cumplir largos años de encarcelamiento, se encuentra sano y salvo con su familia en Cuba, sumado al movimiento político mundial, del cual nosotros somos parte, que reclama la libertad de sus otros cuatro hermanos.

Cuatro de los Cinco aún se mantienen presos por luchar contra el terrorismo desde que los Cinco fueran encarcelados aquí en Miami hará 15 años este próximo 12 de septiembre, mientras que terroristas de la organizaciones de la extrema derecha cubano americana, culpables de haber perpetrado odiosos crímenes que han resultado en miles de víctimas inocentes, se pasean libremente por las calles de nuestra ciudad.

Este nuevo acto, parte de cuatro actos anuales exigiendo la libertad de nuestros Cinco que hemos celebrado por 15 años consecutivos en lugares públicos y céntricos de Miami como parte de nuestras campañas en esta ciudad exigiendo su libertad, se suma al llamado del movimiento internacional a su favor para intensificar, aún más, nuestros esfuerzos comunes para lograr la inmediata libertad de cuatro de nuestros Cinco hermanos que aún permanecen arbitrariamente encarcelados en Estados Unidos.


Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2013: Vigil for the Cuban Five at the White House

Date: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Location: White House, aross the street from Lafayette Park
Time: 12:00 noon
Cosponsors: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, All-African People's Revolutionary Party (GC), African Awareness Association, ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, DC Metro Coalition to Free the Cuban Five, DC Labor Chorus, International Action Center, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Socialist Workers Party, Takoma Park Committee to Free the Cuban Five, The NLG Cuba Subcommittee, National Network on Cuba (NNOC), Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), The Law Office of Jose Pertierra, Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy, Workers World Party and others


Los Angeles, CA, July 26, 2013: Rare screening of "KordaVisión: A Cuban Revelation"

with filmmaker Hector Cruz Sandoval & never-before-seen photos from the Cuban Revolution

Date: Friday, July 26, 2013
Location: Downtown Independent Theater, 251 S Main St.
Time: 8:00 p.m.: Meet and greet with filmmaker Hector Cruz Sandoval, 9:00 p.m.: Screening begins; Q & A with filmmaker immediately following
Cost: $15. Seats are limited. Click here to pre-order tickets now!
Sponsored:
ANSWER Los Angeles
Endorsed by: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, The Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba, Vamos Unidos, USA, The National Lawyers Guild-LA, The Simon Bolivar Assoc.-LA and Breakthrough!

Join ANSWER and allies for a special film screening on July 26, the 60th anniversary of the start of the Cuban Revolution

"KordaVisión," a graphic documentary featuring world-renowned Cuban photographer, Alberto Diaz "Korda," is an insightful journey of historic proportions. The film reveals the powerful images taken by Korda, reflecting the soul of 50's and 60's Cuba from the days of fashion and rum to the triumph of the Revolution. Extremely rare and original images taken by these revolutionary photographers will be on display.

During this 87 minute film, we relive the fascinating moment when Korda captured the iconic image of Che Guevara, the most famous photograph of the 20th Century.

Director Hector Cruz Sandoval reunites the giants of Cuban photography - Alberto Korda, Raúl Corrales, Liborio Noval, and Roberto Salas - with "El Comandante" president Fidel Castro, for the first time ever.

In a rare moment, these friends discuss the power of photography and it's importance to Cuba's recorded history. A sensational soundtrack accompanies the film, representing Cuba's best music: featuring an original score by Maestro Leo Brouwer and music by Carlos Embale, Carlos Puebla, Beny Moré, Los Zafiros, Ramón Velóz and Los Compadres.

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About the Director: Filmmaker and native Angeleno, Hector Cruz Sandoval, is the president and creative director of Sandoval Media. He is also an independent producer, director, DP and writer on several documentary feature, shorts, music videos, commercials, industrials and EPK's. Food and drinks will be available. DVDs will be available for $20.00.


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La cinta “Kordavisión” es un documental explicito en el cual se destaca al mundialmente famoso fotógrafo cubano, Alberto Díaz “Korda”, es una travesía de dimensiones históricas. La cinta pone al descubierto impactantes imágenes fotográficas grabadas por Korda, las cuales revelan la esencia de la sociedad cubana durante los años 50s y 60s. Desde los días como fotógrafo de moda y el ron, hasta el triunfo de la Revolución.

En los 87 minutos que dura la cinta, volvemos a vivir el momento fascinante en el cual Korda toma la fotografía del Che Guevara, la imagen más famosa del siglo 20.

En la cinta el director, Héctor Cruz Sandoval, vuelve a reunir a los gigantes de la fotografía cubana—Alberto Korda, Raúl Corrales, Liborio Noval y Roberto Salas—con “el Comandante”, el presidente Fidel Castro, por primera vez en la historia.

Es un momento excepcional, y estos amigos sostienen una conversación acerca del impacto fotográfico y su importancia dentro de la historia cubana. La película es acompañada por una magnifica selección musical, la cual simboliza lo mejor de la música cubana. Musicalmente se destaca a: un partitura original del maestro Leo Brouwer y música por Carlos Embale; Carlos Puebla, Beny Moré, Los Zafiros, Ramón Velóz y Los Compadres.

El productor de la cinta y originario de Los Ángeles, Héctor Cruz Sandoval es el presidente y talentoso director de Sandoval Media. Además es productor cinematográfico independiente, director fotográfico, y el escritor de varios documentales, videos cortos, videos musicales, comerciales e industriales.

Acompáñanos a las 8:00pm en la antesala de uno de los más agradables teatros en Los Ángeles—el Downtown Independent—para conocer en persona a Héctor. Estaremos exhibiendo imágenes grabadas por Korda, las cuales son orinales y poco conocidas.

La exhibición de Kordavisión comenzará a las 9:00, seguida de una inusitada conversación acerca del documental.

Todos los fondos recaudados serán destinados para fortalecer el movimiento popular independiente que lucha por el cambio social.


San Francisco, CA, August 3, 2013: Celebrate Cuba's Revolution with a benefit for the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five featuring Orquesta Adelante

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Location: ANSWER Office, 2969 Mission St. (between 25th & 26th)
Time: Doors open 6:15 pm. Free salsa lesson 6:30 pm. Party starts 7:00 pm

Cost: $5-10 sliding scale

Bringing everyone together in unity and harmony through the positive force of music, Orquesta Adelante is the Mission's own Corazon del Barrio. Join us to celebrate the Cuban Revolution and to raise funds for the continuing struggle to free the Cuban Five!


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New York, NY, June 8, 2013: A changing Cuba, a stagnant America strategy and the continuing plight of the Cuban Five


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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Location: Left Forum, Pace University, Room E323 (Subway line #6 to City Hall)
Time: 03:40pm - 05:20pm

Focusing in on the reforms that have taken place in Cuba the past months, the panel will examine the rationale for the United States determination to continue its half-century of siege against the island, utilizing the enduring condition of the Cuban Five as a prevailing example of American intransigence. Discussion will revolve on the Five and the static relationship between the two countries, in context to the major economic and political reforms taking place in Cuba.

Come learn about the Five Heroes' ongoing struggle, and how you can get involved to support their growing Freedom Fight!

Panelists include:

  • Martin Garbus, one of the country's top trial lawyers and now part of the Cuban Five defense team
  • Stephen Kimber, author of upcoming Cuban Five book and professor at University of Kings College
  • Peter Roman, professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Keith Bolender, author and University of Toronto lecturer.

Washington, DC, May 30-June 5, 2013: Five Days for the Five

Join us in Washington DC to add your voice along with Angela Davis, longtime activist and scholar; Father Miguel D'Escoto, former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, President of the 63rd UN General Assembly 2008-09; Ignacio Raimonet, journalist based in France, editor-in-Chief of Le Monde Diplomatique 1991-2008; Dolores Huerta, co founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW); Fernando Morais, former Brazilian parliamentarian, author of best seller "Olga" and "The Last Soldiers of the Cold War"; Danny Glover, actor and activist; Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches USA; María Leon, former Minister of Women Affairs, National Assembly delegate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Saul Landau, filmmaker and author; Martin Garbus, U.S. lawyer and member of the legal team of the Cuban Five; Wayne Smith, former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, and many others.

In recent weeks, the interest of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba has been appearing in the most important media in the United States. One of the pivotal points in this widening discussion is to find a solution to the case of the Cuban Five, prisoners held in the United States for 15 years.

To be part of the dialogue, we are inviting friends in solidarity with Cuba and people of good will from the US and from abroad to be part of a series of actions that will take place in Washington DC from May 30 to June 5.

So far a number of parliamentarians, lawyers, trade unionists, activists and supporters of the Cuban Five from all over the world and the United States have confirmed their participation. The following is a preliminary agenda that will be updated as we receive more confirmations.

AGENDA

Thursday May 30

9am: Press Conference. Father Miguel D’Escoto, Wayne Smith and other guests. Place: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC.

All day long: Booth with information about the Cuban 5 at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference. Place: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.

3pm: Welcoming and orientation meeting for the 5 Days for the Cuban 5 participants, (Place TBA)

Friday May 31

All day long: Booth with information about the Cuban 5 at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference. Place: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.

7pm: Private Reception

Saturday June 1st

1pm: Rally in front of the White House. So far buses are being organized from New York City and Quebec. An important delegation of Cubans living in Miami have confirmed their participation as well as people from Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, and other cities across the United States.

Be a Freedom Rider for The Cuban Five and Get on the Bus to Washington, DC!

$5.00 Round trip

For more information call 347-201-3728 (9am-5pm)
Freedom Ride Hotline 718-676-0106 (24/7)

Organizers of the Freedom Ride for the Cuban 5 include: Local 372-DC 37 ASFCME, 1199 SEIU, the July 26 Coalition, Casa de las Americas, Venceremos Brigade and Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5, IFCO-Pastors for Peace, Workers World, and International Action Center (IAC).

6pm: Ecumenical-Cultural Event. Angela Davis, Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, Father Miguel D’Escoto, Father Luis Barrios, Maria León, Members of the Cuban Council of Churches, Nancy Morejon. Also the DC Labor Chorus. Place: Saint Stephen Church, 1525 Newton St. Washington DC.

Sunday June 2

11am: Community Event. Gathering at 11am in downtown Takoma Park (between Carol Ave and Laurel) to walk back to Casa Rutilio, 102 Park Ave, Takoma Park for a community event at 1:00pm. This event is organized by the Takoma Park Free the Cuban 5 Committee and endorsed by the DC Metro Coalition to free the Five and the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5.

6pm: Hip Hop Cultural Event with Head Roc and Cuban group Doble Filo (Place TBA)

Monday June 3

9am: Lobby activities. Members of Parliaments from other countries who have confirmed their participation: Father Miguel D’Escoto (Nicaragua) María León (Venezuela), Yeidckol Polevensky (former Vice President of the Mexican Senate), Nidia Díaz (El Salvador), Noam Paech (Germany) Miguel D’Escoto Brockman, Pres. of the 63rd United Nations General Assembly, Heike Hänsel (Germany) Sevim Dagdeln, (Germany), Gianni Vattimo, (Italy)

11:00: Meeting with attorneys and jurists from the US and abroad. Convened by Martin Garbus, attorney of the legal team of the Cuban 5 with the presence of lawyers from the US and abroad. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Place: Georgetown Legal Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

6pm: Meeting of labor with the presence of US and abroad Rank and files members. Place: Postal Service Union Hall, 6139 Chillum Place NE, Washington, DC. Special Guest: Dolores Huerta

7pm: Panel of intellectuals, Ignacio Ramonet, Saúl Landau, Salim Lamrani, Miguel Barnet, and Jane Franklin. Place: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW.

Tuesday June 4

9am: Lobby activities continue

11:00am: Reception at Capitol Hill hosted by a US congressman to welcome the Parliamentarians from other countries (Place TBA)

6pm: Presentation of new books on the Cuban 5 and Cuba, Fernando Morais, Arnold August and Stephen Kimber, with special guest Danny Glover. Celebration of Gerardo Hernandez’s birthday. Place: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW

Wednesday June 5

9am: Lobby Activities Continue

5pm: Closing event: including 1) a Plenary Session and 2) Videoconference to connect with the family of the Cuban Five. Father Miguel D’Escoto, Dolores Huerta, Maria León, Fernando Morais, Ignacio Ramonet. Place: Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela- Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

"Five Days for the Five" was initiated by the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five and has been endorsed by numerous groups including the National Network on Cuba, the National Lawyers Guild, the ANSWER Coalition, and the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. To add your organization's endorsement, email apoyojornada@gmail.com. Contact us at info@freethefive.org or by phone at 415-821-6545 if you want to learn more or get involved.


Chicago, IL, April 5-May 4, 2013: "From My Altitude," Prison Artwork by Antonio Guerrero and Oscar Lopez Rivera

Date: April 5 through May 4, 2013
Location: Calles y Sueños, 1900 S. Carpenter (between Halsted & Racine), Chicago, IL 60608
Time: 4-7 M-F, 10-3 Sa-Su, plus events listed below

Cuba considers the Five Cubans jailed and abused by Washington the most important issue in U.S./Cuba relations. The Five –on a mission to infiltrate, thwart, and expose “anti-Castro” terrorists operating out of Miami– were seized by the U.S. government, demonized as “spies,” sentenced to terms up to double-life, thrown into ‘super-max’ prisons, and denied spousal visits.

But the Five are fighters, not victims. They’ve stood strong and become heroes to millions around the world, backed by such figures as Nelson Mandela and former U.S. President Carter.

Two have also used prison time to become accomplished artists, including Antonio Guerrero whose paintings are being featured at Calles y Sueños. We’re also honored to include four paintings by Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican nationalist and longest-held political prisoner in the Western Hemisphere.

Please join us for the events below –and call to organize class or personal visits to the exhibit.

April 5th Friday 6 to 10pm:  OPENING EVENT featuring Gloria La Riva (coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuba Five).

April 11th Thursday 7pm:  FILM ‘Cuba, an African Odyssey’ (award-winning documentary of Cuba’s central role in defeating racist South Africa), presented by the Pilsen Underground Film Series.

April 19th Friday 7pm: POESIA EN ABRIL featuring Nicolas Guillen (grandson of Cuba’s national poet) and Norberto Codina (editor of Cuba’s cutting-edge cultural journal), sponsored by the Poetry Foundation and ContraTiempo magazine (event in Spanish, translation for Guillen & Codina remarks).

April 20th Saturday 2pm: BUTTERFLY POETRY PROJECT women’s open mike event features presentation about the wives of the Five denied visitation with their husbands for over 14 years.

April 24th Wednesday 7pm:  ‘FRAME-UP! –Unjust Incarcerations’ featuring Jose López (Director, Puerto Rican Cultural Center and brother of Oscar), Mark Clements (Campaign to End Torture & Chicago Alliance against Racist and Political Repression [himself tortured, and unjustly imprisoned for 28 years]), Felix Masud-Piloto (Cuban-American and DePaul professor), and Mary L. Johnso (mother of Michael Johnson, Burge torture survivor)..

April 26th Friday 7pm: LIVE WORLD MUSIC DANCE PARTY.

April 27th Saturday 7pm: CUBA, ANGOLA, AND THE FIVE presenting Fidel Castro’s (et al) book ‘Cuba and Angola:  Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own’ with Felix Masud-Piloto, Zoe Franklin (Olive Harvey College professor), John Hawkins (Chicago Cuba Coalition and SWP) and Jorge Rios.

May 4th Saturday 7pm: CLOSING EVENT featuring invited guest Patricia Pego Guerra (1st secretary of the Cuban Interests Section), Stefanie Beacham (ANSWER Coalition), Stan Smith (Chicago Committee to Free the Five) and others to be announced.

Traducción al español serán proporcionados en todos los eventos

Exhibit sponsored by Calles y Sueños, Chicago Cuba Coalition, National Boricua Human Rights Network, Chicago Venezuelan Consulate, ANSWER Coalition, Centro Autonomo of Albany Park, M-19 Anti-War Coalition, All African Peoples Revolutionary Party, Chicago Committee to Free the Five, and the Chicago Council on Black Studies.

Phone: 773.208.0553 /Facebook: Calles y Suenos-Chicago / Web: ChicagoCubaCoalition.org


Lubbock, TX, April 12, 2013: Human Rights in the U.S. and the Case of the Cuban Five

Date: Fri. April 12, 6 pm
Location: Texas Tech University, Media Communications (Mass Comm) Building, room 359
More information: 806-742-3121 or 415-821-6545

During a week-long symposium on "The Puzzle of the Americas: A Weeklong Journey into the Complexity of U.S.-Latin American Relations." a special forum will be held at this west Texas university about the Cuban Five, the first time that a public action will be held in Lubbock for the Five, unjustly imprisoned by the U.S. government for peacefully defending Cuba from Miami-based terrorism. Gloria La Riva of the National Committee will be the featured speaker.


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Vancouver, BC, April 15, 2013: Adriana Pérez speaks in Vancouver

Date: Mon. April 15, 6:00 pm
Location: Coal Harbour Room, Westin Bayshore Hotel, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Downtown Vancouver
Organized by: United Steelworkers
Sponsored by: Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba, Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver, Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver

Adriana Pérez, wife of one of five Cuban intelligence officers arrested and sentenced to long prison terms in the United States for their efforts to monitor violent anti-Cuba groups in Miami, will be speaking at this special event in Vancouver, together with featuring His Excellency Mr. Julio Garmendía Peña, Cuban Ambassador to Canada.


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Toronto, ON, April 20, 2013: Justice Denied - An Evening of Solidarity with Adriana Pérez

Date: Sat. April 20, 6:30 pm
Location: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto
Organized by: The United Steelworkers and The Friends of the Cuban Five
More information:Heide Trampus 416-431-5498 or Elizabeth Hill 416-654-7105

Adriana Pérez, wife of one of five Cuban intelligence officers arrested and sentenced to long prison terms in the United States for their efforts to monitor violent anti-Cuba groups in Miami, will be speaking at a special event in Toronto at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, on Saturday, April 20.

Pérez is married to Gerardo Hernández, one of the men known as the Cuban Five. Sent to Florida in the mid-1990s to infiltrate anti-Castro organizations involved in a wave of terrorist activities against Cuban citizens, the five were exposed, arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. After a widely condemned trial, Hernández and the others – Ramón Labañino, René González, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González – were sentenced in 1998 to excessive jail terms in difficult conditions.

Hernández was given the harshest punishment, two life terms plus 15 years. Pérez will speak about his case and the U.S. government’s continual refusal, in violation of international standards, to allow her to visit her husband. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. Since their arrests a world-wide campaign to free the Five has attracted the support of international politicians and personalities, including many in Canada. The trial and sentences have been criticized by the United Nations and various human rights organizations as unjust.

The event is being hosted by the United Steelworkers and the Friends of the Cuban Five. For more information or to arrange interviews with Adriana Pérez, contact Keith Bolender at 905-760-9684.


Sacramento, CA, Apr. 3, 2013: Film "In the Wrong Body" and Cuban Five update

Date: Weds., Apr. 3,7 pm
Location: Sol Collective, 2574 21st St, Sacramento
Sponsored By: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, ANSWER Coalition, the Sac Activist School, Women Organized to Resist and Defend (W.O.R.D.)
Cost: $5, no one turned away for lack of funds

In the Wrong Body is the moving story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation in 1988. This unique film documents the personal struggle of Cuban Mavi Susel for full gender expression through sex reassignment surgery. It also provides a broader picture of the education and development of a scientific understanding of homophobia and its history, and the application of principles of true equality and democracy in socialist Cuba.

Speakers: Autumn Morales, Gloria La Riva


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Miami, FL, Mar. 31, 2013: Meeting on the Cuban Five

Date: Sun., Mar. 31, 2:30 pm
Location: Key Biscayne Salon of the Embassy Suites Hotel, 3974 N.W. South River Drive, Miami, facing Miami International Airport at the end of 36th St.
Sponsored By: Alianza Martiana

The organizations which make up the Alianza Martiana, marking the celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the work of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, are convoking a new meeting about developments in the political movement for the freedom of the Five — Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando, as well as René, and an update on the extraordinary appeals process for four of them.

Always remember that the Five were unjustly condemned and imprisoned for preventing acts of terrorism against the Cuban people, and against our families in Cuba who are part of that people. Let's show our rejection of that terrorist politics which has cost so many lives and so much suffering to our people, and demand the immediate freedom of the Five.

Las organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana, en el marco de la celebración del 35 Aniversario de trabajo de la Brigada Antonio Maceo, convocan a una nueva conferencia sobre el desarrollo del movimiento político a favor de la liberación de los Cinco: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando, así como también René, y una actualización del proceso de apelación extraordinario de cuatro de ellos.

Always remember that the Five were unjustly condemned and imprisoned for preventing acts of terrorism against the Cuban people, and against our families in Cuba who are part of that people. Let's show our rejection of that terrorist politics which has cost so many lives and so much suffering to our people, and demand the immediate freedom of the Five.


New York City, NY, Mar. 29, 2013: Panel Discussion on the Cuban Five

Date: Fri., Mar. 29, 7:00 pm
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall, Columbia University, 116th Street and Broadway in Manhattan

  • Martin Garbus, Lead Attorney for the Cuban Five
  • Ambassador Rodolfo Reyes, Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Ambassador Julio Escalona, Venezuelan Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Luis Rosa, Puerto Rican independence fighter, political prisoner for 19 years
  • Imani Brown, Columbia University Caribbean Students Association

Food and refreshments to follow program. Live music by La Brigada Bolivariana.

Hosts: Michael Warren, Civil Rights Attorney, featured in the film “The Central Park Five” Nancy Cabrero, President of Casa de las Américas

Sponsored By: The Columbia University Caribbean Students Association and these organizations and individuals from the Columbia – Barnard Community: • African Students Organization, • Barnard Organizations of Soul Sisters (BOSS) • Black Students Organization • Chicano Caucus • Haitian Student Organization • LUCHA • Students Against Mass Incarceration

Endorsed: Casa de las Américas, Popular Educational Project to Free the Cuban Five, and the July 26th Coalition an ongoing initiative by the organizations and individuals in solidarity with the People of Cuba in the NYC/Tri-State Area.


San Francisco, CA, Mar. 29, 2013: "The Mariposas of Cuba": U.S. Premiere Art Exhibit by Antonio Guerrero

Date: Fri., Mar. 29, 7:00 pm
Location: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

An exhibit of paintings by Antonio Guerrero one of the Cuban 5 political prisoners held in U.S. prisons. Poetry by: San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia. Music by: Chilean Singer Maria Loreto. Serving: Empanadas, Crêpes y Vino Fundraiser: $10-$20 donation suggested at the door. Organized by:

Sponsored By: The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 www.thecuban5.org


College Park, MD, Feb. 20, 2013: Panel Discussion on the Cuban Five

Date: Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00 pm
Location: University of Maryland, College Park campus, Nyumburu Cultural Center

Panel Discussion on the Cuban Five, featuring:

  • Bill Norris, trial and appeals attorney for Ramón Labañino
  • Kurt Schmoke, former dean, currently General Counsel, Howard Univ. School of Law
  • Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
  • Brian Becker, coordinator, ANSWER Coalition
  • José Pertierra, attorney for Venezuela in Posada extradition matter

Who are the Cuban Five? Why have they been imprisoned in U.S. jails for 14 years? Why were they framed? Learn about U.S. terrorism against revolutionary Cuba, the continuing blockade and Cuba’s medical program. This panel discussion will feature panelists William M. Norris (Ramón Labañino’s Attorney), Glen Ford (Black Agenda Report), Brian Becker (ANSWER Coalition), Jose Pertierra (Attorney for the Government of Venezuela) and Kurt Schmoke (Vice President and General Counsel for Howard University). This event is sponsored by the Nyumburu Cultural Center Black Male Initiative and cosponsored by the D.C. Metro Coalition to Free the Cuban Five. Attendance is free and open to the public. For more information contact tim.baldauf@gmail.com http://www.freethefive.org http://www.ifconews.org


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New York, NY, Jan. 5, 2013: ¡Cuba y Puerto Rico: De Un Pajaro Las Dos Alas!

An evening of Culture, Solidarity, and Celebration of the Cuban Revolution and the Freedom of the Cuban and Boricua Political Prisoners

Dos Alas 2013: A cultural/political evening of celebration and solidarity presented by The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign and Casa de las Americas! Dedicated to the FREEDOM OF THE CUBAN 5 AND THE PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONERS! Join us as we celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Cuban revolution anniversary and the 70th Birthday of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera! • Keynote address by the new Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations • Boleros: Abram Alberto • Poetry: Bobby Gonzalez and Rafael Landron

Saturday January 5, 2013 @ 6pm (Reception) 7pm (Cultural program)
Casa de las Americas 182 E. 111th St. (Btwn. Lexington Ave. and 3rd Ave.)

For more information: www.July26coalition.org


Miami, FL, Dec. 16, 2012: Cuban Five Conference

The Cuban emigré community organizations of the Alianza Martiana — Martí Alliance — (Antonio Maceo Brigade, Martí Alliance, José Martí Alliance, the ATC, the Bolivarian Circle of Miami, and the Association of Cuban Women in Defense of the Family, will hold a new conference, to update the public about the developments in the political movement for the freedom of the Cuban Five: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René. There will also be an update on their Habeas Corpus appeals.

The event is taking place on the 35th anniversary of the Antonio Maceo Brigade (BAM).

The event will take place this Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Key Biscayne Room, Hotel Embassy Suites, 2:30 pm, 3974 N.W. South River Drive, Miami

The Five were unjustly convicted and imprisoned for stopping terrorist attacks aimed against the Cuban people, including our families in Cuba. Let's show our repudiation of that terrorism that has cost so many lives and suffering of our loved ones.

Don't miss it!

Las organizaciones de la emigración cubana que en Miami integran la coalición Alianza Martiana: la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza Martiana –como organización individual-, la Asociación José Martí, la ATC, el Círculo Bolivariano de Miami y la Asociación de Mujeres Cubanas en Defensa de la Familia, en el marco de la celebración del 35 Aniversario de trabajo de la Brigada Antonio Maceo, convocan a una nueva conferencia sobre el desarrollo del movimiento político a favor de la liberación de los Cinco: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando y también René, y una actualización del proceso de apelación extraordinario de cuatro de ellos.

La conferencia tendrá lugar este próximo domingo, 16 de diciembre, en el Salón Key Biscayne, del Hotel Embassy Suites a partir de las 2:30 de la tarde. El hotel está localizado en el 3974 N.W South River Drive, Miami. Frente al Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami a la altura de la Calle 36.

Los Cinco fueron injustamente condenados y encarcelados por impedir la realización de actos de terrorismo en contra del pueblo –y de nuestras familias en Cuba como parte de ese pueblo.

Demostremos nuestro repudio a esa política terrorista que tantas vidas y sufrimiento le ha costado a los nuestros.

¡Asiste!

Date, Time: Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 pm
Location: Key Biscayne Room, Hotel Embassy Suites, 3974 N.W. South River Drive, Miami
Sponsor: Alianza Martiana


Washington, DC, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, 6:00 pm: Howard University School of Law Forum


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TORONTO, ON, SEPT. 21-23, 2012: Breaking the Silence Peoples’ Tribunal & Assembly

Almost 14 years ago, the Cuban Five – René González, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando González – were falsely charged and wrongly convicted in a Miami courtroom of "conspiracy to commit espionage" against the U.S. on behalf of the Cuban government. Ever since the unjust conviction, the five Cubans have been held in separate U.S. prisons, often in solitary confinement.

In fact, the politically-motivated trial and conviction of the Cuban five had nothing to do with threats to U.S. security. The Cuban Five never conspired to commit espionage. They were on a mission to monitor and report on violent groups in Miami that are well known by the U.S. government to be responsible for terrorist acts against the Cuban people.

For more than 50 years, hundreds of attacks have been launched against Cuba by these extreme right-wing groups, whose aim is the violent overthrow of the Cuban government. Their campaign of bombings, assassinations and other attacks has left 3,478 Cubans dead and 2,099 seriously injured.

The Cuban Five were peacefully trying to do what U.S. law enforcement authorities have refused to do - prevent terrorism.

This horrific injustice against the Five has provoked an unprecedented campaign in the U.S., Canada and around the world to demand that their convictions be overturned and that they be granted immediate release.

As part of this international effort to achieve the freedom of the Cuban Five, a number of trade unions and solidarity groups from across Canada, in coordination with the Canadian Network on Cuba and La Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba, are convoking a Peoples' Tribunal & Assembly on September 21-23, 2012 in Toronto, to shed new light on this egregious injustice and to build a broad public campaign to demand their freedom.

The Peoples' Tribunal & Assembly aims:

  • to act as a forum for education and for launching an appeal to get justice for the Cuban Five;
  • to break the silence of the mainstream media about this case; and
  • to map out the next steps of a broad and united campaign on the Cuban Five in Québec and across the rest of Canada.

The Peoples' Tribunal, composed of prominent Canadian and international panelists, will hear from expert witnesses before rendering a ruling. Although the Tribunal's ruling will not be legally or judicially binding, it will carry moral force and suasion of the outrage of concerned people across Canada and internationally.

Witnesses will testify to the suffering caused to the Cuban people and to others as a result of all the terrorist attacks against Cuba and Cuban interests. They will testify to the unjust trial in Miami, the U.S. government's covert payments to journalists covering the trial, the horrendous sentences given to the Cuban Five and the violation of international law by the United States government regarding the inhumane treatment they have endured, the denial of visitation rights to family members and the U.S. government's harbouring and protection of self-confessed anti-Cuban terrorists.

The Peoples' Assembly will serve to develop and adopt an extensive plan of action to pressure the Canadian government to join the international demand urging U.S. President Obama to use his authority to immediately release the Cuban Five and allow them to return to their homeland.

Attending:

• Family members of the "Cuban Five" • Livio Di Celmo, Victim of Terror, Montréal, Québec • Danny Glover, Actor U.S.A. • Gloria La Riva, National Committee to Free The Cuban Five, - U.S.A. • Cindy Sheehan, Anti –War activist- U.S.A. • Libby Davies, NDP-MP, Vancouver East • Tony Woodley, UNITE the UNION, UK • José Pertierra, Lawyer, Washington, D.C. • Denis Lemelin, National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers • Marie Clarke Walker, Canadian Labour Congress • Isaac Saney, Professor, Dalhousie University, Halifax • Arnold August, Writer, Montréal, Québec • Raymundo Navarro, Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC) • Julian Rivas, Journalist, Venezuela • Wes Elliott, Grand River Territory • Keith Bolender, Freelance Journalist and Author Based in Toronto • Richard Klugh, Lawyer for the Cuban Five, USA • Ken Neumann, National Director for Canada, United Steelworkers • Stephen Kimber, Professor of Journalism, University of Kings College, Halifax • Alicia Jrapko, International Committee to Free the Cuban Five, U.S.A. • William Sloan, Civil Rights Lawyer, Montréal, Québec

Sponsors:

• United Food and Commercial Workers • United Steelworkers, Canada • Canadian Union of Postal Workers • Canadian Network on Cuba • International Council of Latin American and Caribbean Women - LATIN@S • The Worker to Worker, Canada-Cuba Labour Solidarity Network • Carranza LLP • Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Toronto • Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network • Canadian Union of Public Employees

Endorsers:

• National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, USA • International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, USA • National Network on Cuba, U.S.A. • Toronto Forum on Cuba • Communist League/Ligue communiste • International Festival of Poetry of Resistance • Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association of Kingston • Dr. James Cockroft, Montréal, Québec • Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba • Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver • Free the Cuban 5 Committee Vancouver • La Asociación de Cubanos Juan Gualberto Gómez

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Worldwide, Sept. 12, 2012: Poetry and Art for the Five

Solidaridad Poética Planetaria con Los Cinco: palabras e imágenes

Por varios países del mundo se difunde entre poetas la acción Un poema por Los Cinco como muestra de solidaridad y en reclamo de justicia para los cinco antiterroristas cubanos presos en Estados Unidos: Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González y René González, este último en “libertad” supervisada.

El motivo de esta acción es que el próximo 12 de septiembre arribará a 14 años de ignominia su arbitrario encarcelamiento, ocurrido en esa fecha de 1998.

Por ello, el Proyecto Cultural "Nuestro Espacio Por Los Cinco", de Cuba, convoca a la solidaridad a través de la poesía, contra la injusta prisión de nuestros hermanos antiterroristas Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando y René

Se recibirán los poemas hasta el 12 de septiembre.

Su divulgación, como parte del combate por la libertad de Los Cinco, debe estar explícitamente autorizada por el autor.

Los poemas podrán enviarse a través del poeta y/o activista por la libertad de los Cinco que los convocó, cumpliendo lo siguiente para facilitar la uniformidad del conjunto de obras que se logren.

1) Debe enviarse un sólo poema, sin límites de extensión
2) Letra TIMES NEW ROMAN 14
3) A un espacio
4) Firmados por el nombre del autor, señalando su país de origen
5) Los poemas y las obras plàsticas, pueden ser enviados a

Ludovico Propósito Comunitario “Haciendo Almas” <haciendoalmas@cubarte.cult.cu>,

O directamente a la dirección de correo:

Radio COCO <gilgongar@rcoco.icrt.cu>,

TAMBIÈN PUEDEN EMPLEARSE LOS CORREOS:

Planetx5@creador.icrt.cu
<cubacoraje@gmail.com>

Especificando en el asunto:

COLABORACIÓN PARA LA ACCION PLANETARIA POR LOS CINCO

Que el amor, la verdad y la justicia imperen es el sentido de esta Acción Poética, de ahí que algunos artistas plásticos se hayan dirigido a nosotros con el interés de participar también con sus imágenes.

Entre todos, lograremos cubrir el planeta con poemas e imágenes de amor y solidaridad con los Cinco, desde los cinco continentes este 12 se septiembre.

Con respecto a las imágenes, no existen limitantes de edad o sexo, resulta suficiente la vocación solidaria. Los únicos requisitos serían:

1) Una obra por artista de formato pequeño de hasta 20 por 30 cms.
2) Emplear técnica libre
3) Pueden presentarse manifestaciones de pintura, dibujo, grabado o fotografía
4) Debe situarse junto al nombre y el país de procedencia, la aprobación del autor para que la obra sea divulgada y reproducida.

Las obras deben enviarse a la persona o institución por las que conoció de la presente convocatoria, que a su vez las reenviará de conjunto con todas las recibidas.

JUNTOS PODREMOS LOGRARLO
¡¡LIBERTAD PARA LOS CINCO YA!


San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12, 2012: Rally and Picket

Rally and picket on the 14th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five.

Date, Time: Weds. Sept. 12, 5:00 pm
Location: 24th & Mission
Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
More information: info@freethefive.org or 415-821-6545


New York, NY, Sept. 12, 2012: Rally and Picket

Rally and picket on the 14th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five. Other events scheduled for the month can be found here.

Date, Time: Weds. Sept. 12, 5:00 pm
Location: 26 Federal Plaza
Sponsor: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
More information: freethecuban5@gmail.com or 718-601-4751

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Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 12, 2012: Picket and Festival

MARCHA A LA EMBAJADA YANKY
• 18 horas: Concentración de fuerzas políticas, sociales, comunidades regionales y murgas en PLAZA ITALIA
• 18,30 hs: Marcha hasta la Embajada Norteamericana y entrega del documento exigiendo la inmediata libertad de los Cinco
• 19 horas: Incorporación de los presentes en la marcha al Festival Popular Festival Popular “Por la Libertad de los Cinco La Unidad Latinoamericana Y Contra los golpes de estado imperialistas” Plaza General Paéz: Av. Libertador y Av. Iraola
• 19,00 horas Actuarán: Cantantes Populares Argentinos Miembros de la Nueva Trova de Cuba Murgas

REFERENCIAS: Lidia Donnini 15-5980-2007 Alberto Más 15-4497-8235


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Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 12, 2012: Rally and Picket

Rally and picket on the 14th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five.

Date, Time: Weds. Sept. 12, 5:00 pm
Location: in front of the US Embassy to Czech Republic, 15 Tržiště Street, 118 01 Prague 1
Sponsor: Free-the-Five Czech Committee


London, UK, Sept. 15, 2012: Free the Cuban Five Public Meeting

Public meeting with special guest from Cubainformacion.tv. Speakers • Lázaro Oramas, Cuban activist in Spain and member of Cubainformacion.tv • A representative from the Cuban Embassy • Sam Rae, activist in Rock Around the Blockade

Date, Time: Sat. Sept. 15, 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL (Tube: Warren Street)
Sponsor: Rock Around the Blockade
More information: office@ratb.org.uk or 020 7837 1688

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Miami, FL, Sept. 16, 2012: Acto por los Cinco

Las organizaciones de la emigración cubana en Miami que integran la coalición Alianza Martiana convocan a un próximo acto para conmemorar y denunciar el arresto e injusto encarcelamiento y procesamiento de los Cinco: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando y René ocurrido hará 14 años este 12 septiembre de 2012.

El acto tendrá lugar este próximo domingo, 16 de septiembre, a partir de las 2:30 de la tarde en el Salón Key Biscayne del Hotel Embassy Suites, localizado en el 3974 N.W. South River Drive, frente al Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami.

Este acto también tendrá como objetivo denunciar la falta de actuación de las autoridades federales en el más reciente acto de terrorismo en Miami: el incendio y total destrucción de las oficinas en Coral Gables de la agencia de viajes chárter a Cuba Airline Brokers ocurrido el pasado 27 de abril. Más de cuatro meses han pasado y nadie ha sido arrestado, encausado ni procesado. Es como si quisieran convencer a la opinión pública de nuestra comunidad que nada pasó.

Otros temas relacionados a la próxima elección presidencial y cómo su resultado podrá afectar muy adversamente nuestro derecho a viajar a Cuba y las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba también serán tratados por expertos en esas materias.

No faltes este domingo.


Online, Sept. 17, 2012: Live Video Conference from Havana and Washington, D.C. on the Cuban Five legal appeals

One and a half hour live video conference on the Cuban Five legal appeals. In Havana, the panel will be Professor Raúl García, School of Journalism, Univ. of Havana; Adriana Pérez, Gerardo Hernández's wife; Mirta Rodríguez, Antonio Guerrero's mother; and Aleida Godínez, BA. In Washington DC, the panel will be Attorney Martin Garbus; former Attorney General Ramsey Clark; Gloria La Riva, coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five; and Attorney José Pertierra as moderator.

Date, Time: Weds. Sept. 17, 2:30-4:00 pm (Eastern time)
Location: Online at http://www.justin.tv/cubaenwashington
Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
More information: info@freethefive.org or 415-821-6545


London, UK, Sept. 18, 2012: Vigil for the Five with Aleida Guevara

Candlelit Vigil at the US Embassy with very special guest from Cuba — Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che, plus speakers from the British labour movement, readings, poetry and music.

Date, Time: Tues. Sept. 18, 6:00-7:30 pm
Location: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London (Bond St tube)
Sponsor: Cuba Solidarity Campaign
More information: office@cuba-solidarity.org.uk or +44 (0)20 8800 0155


Vienna, Austria, Sept. 19, 2012: Gala Concert for the Five

Candlelit Vigil at the US Embassy with very special guest from Cuba — Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che, plus speakers from the British labour movement, readings, poetry and music.

Date, Time: Weds. Sept. 19, 7:00 pm (doors open 6:40 pm)
Location: Theater Azkent, Theresianumgasse 18, 1040-Wien
Sponsor: Netzwerk Kuba and Botschaft der Republik Kuba

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM, AUG. 17, 2012: FILM: THe Cuban Wives

You are invited to an inspiring film about the families of the Cuban Five, the five Cuban men unjustly imprisoned in the United States, who were protecting their country from U.S.-sponsored terrorism. The Cuban Five have been in prison now for 14 years. People in the U.S. and around the world have been campaigning for their freedom.

This film tells the story of the women — the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters of Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando and René — who work tirelessly night and day to free their men, and the Cuban Five’s courage despite the hardships they endure.

There will be a brief introduction to update the audience about the Five’s current appeals.

70 min. Produced by Alberto Antonio Dandalo, Spanish with English subtitles

Date, Time: Fri. Aug. 17, 7:00 pm
Location: 202 Harvard St. S.E.
Peace & Justice Center, Albuquerque
Donation of $5 to 10 requested, no one turned away for lack of funds
For information, call 505-268-2488 • www.answercoalition.org

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Tucson, AZ, July 8, 2012: Community Meeting to Learn About Fernando GonzÁlez

A hero is in our midst...

Come to an afternoon community meeting in Tucson to learn about Fernando González, who has been unjustly imprisoned by the U.S. government. He has recently been transferred to Safford minimum security prison, 110 miles east of Tucson.

Sunday, July 8, 4 pm
Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W. 23rd St., Tucson AZ

Fernando González is one of the Cuban Five, five political prisoners who have been imprisoned since 1998 by the U.S. government. They were charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and other charges. In reality, the Cuban Five were on a mission in Miami to protect the public — both in Cuba and the United States — from terrorist attacks. For more than 50 years, Cuba has suffered from U.S.-financed anti-Cuba terrorist organizations that are based in Miami.

There is a movement of people across the United States and around the world, campaigning for the freedom of the Cuban Five. The Cuban Five are men of great honor and pride, having dedicated themselves to save people’s lives, in their active opposition to terrorism.

There will be a brief presentation by Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National
Committee to Free the Cuban Five, followed by a short video and discussion.
Come learn about the Cuban Five, and share your thoughts!

We are thankful to the Southside Presbyterian Church for making their facilities available.

Sponsored by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
For information call 415-821-6545 or 415-312-6042

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CALIFORNIA, JUNE 16-23, 2012: An evening with Andrés gómez, a cuban defending cuba, in miami

Join us for an engaging discussion to hear Andrés Gómez speak about:

  • The struggle in Miami to free the Cuban Five
  • The latest attack by Miami's anti-Cuba terrorists
  • Cuba's economic reforms

Andrés Gómez is a longtime leader in Miami's progressive Cuban community, who has courageously stood up for normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and for Cuba's right to self-determination, in Miami, where the notorious anti-Cuba terrorists reign. It is in Miami where the Cuban Five were on a mission to defend Cuba from terrorist organizations that have operated with impunity for decades. And it is Miami where this April an arson attack destroyed the office of a travel agency organizing trips to Cuba.

Andrés is coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade (BAM), an organization of Cubans who live in the U.S. and who defend the Cuban Revolution. He is editor of the online magazine "Areitodigital." As part of BAM and La Alianza Martiana, he has been a leader since 2001 in the campaign to free the Cuban Five political prisoners, unjustly imprisoned in the United States. Schedule of events:

San Francisco, Sat., June 16, 7 pm, ANSWER Coalition office, 2969 Mission St. btwn 25th and 26th St.
Sacramento, Weds. June 20, 6 pm, Sol Collective, 2574 21st St.
San Jose, Thurs. June 21, 6:30 pm, San Jose Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St.
Los Angeles, Fri. June 22, 7:30 pm, ANSWER Coalition office, 137 N. Virgil Ave, #201 * 213-251-1025
San Diego, Sat. June 23, 6 pm, 3705 10th Ave., 3rd Floor

The events are sponsored by the ANSWER Coalition and National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. To endorse and for more information, contact us answer@answersf.org or 415-821-6545

$5 -10 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Wheelchair accessible.

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San Francisco, CA, May 23, 2012: Cuba In Focus 2012: Panel & Discussion

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 23, 7pm
Location: 2969 Mission Street, San Francisco
Donation: $5-$10 suggested

Cuba is respected and admired by people all over the world for its social undertakings at home and abroad. However, the United States government continues to present a distorted image of Cuba in order to justify its policy of hostility, subversion and economic and political blockade.

Join our panel of activists and intellectuals for a discussion about the real Cuba.

KEITH BOLENDER: Freelance journalist living in Toronto. Writes extensively on Cuba for North American publications. Author of Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba (2010).

ESTEBAN MORALES: Cuban economist, political scientist and essayist. Born in Cárdenas, Matanzas Province. Dr. of Science (University of Havana) and PhD in Economics. Member of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba.

BLANCA MUNSTER: Cuban Assistant Researcher at the Research Center of the World Economy (Havana). Born in Las Tunas, Cuba. Master of International Economics. PhD in Economics. Author of numerous articles and books.

ISAAC SANEY: Professor and lecturer on Cuba, Caribbean political economy, law & human rights and African Canadian history. Author of Cuba: A Revolution in Motion (2004).

CAMILA PIÑEIRO: Professor in the Center of Studies on the Cuban Economy, the University of Havana

MARIA ISABEL DOMINGUEZ: Director of Cuba’s Center for Psychological and Sociological Studies, Academy of Sciences

GLORIA LA RIVA: Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. Spoken extensively on the Cuban Five and Cuba in the United States, Europe, Brazil, India, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba. Frequent writer on Cuba for Liberation News.

Sponsored by:
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
ANSWER Coalition
BALASC (Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Committee)
Marin Interfaith Task Force on the Americas
FMLN Northern California

For more information: 415-821-6545 or info@freethefive.org

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Newark, NJ, APRIL 19, 2012: The Campaign to Free the Cuban Five

The National Lawyers' Guild-Rutgers Newark would like to invite you to an exciting event:

Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González y René González, the Cuban 5, were arrested by the F.B.I. on charges of criminal conspiracy against the U.S. government. However, in their defense, the Cuban 5 claim that the real reason for their imprisonment was that they infiltrated and gathered information against Miami’s right-wing groups in order to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba. The Cuban 5 have been imprisoned for more than 13 years – for defending the sovereignty of their homeland. Learn more about the international campaign to free them.

Speakers include former Attorney Gen. Ramsey Clark & Civil Rights Attorney Michael Smith (co-author,”Who Killed Che: How the CIA Got Away with Murder,” “The Emerging Police State,” Law and Disorder Radio, WBAI)

WHAT: The Campaign to Free the Cuban Five with former U.s. Attorney General Ramsey Clark (LBJ Administration) & Famed Civil Rights Attorney Michael Smith
WHEN: Thurs., April 19, 12:30 PM
WHERE: Rutgers-Newark Law School - Baker Trial Courtroom, 123 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102

LAST EVENT OF THE SEMESTER BY THE NATIONAL LAWYERS' GUILD - RUTGERS NEWARK! Lunch will be provided!

** Organized and Sponsored by The Community Law Clinic & The National Lawyers’ Guild-Rutgers Newark **

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Washington, dc, apr. 17-21, 2012: Five days for the Cuban Five

Tuesday, April 17

All day of lobbying on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, April 18

Lobby activities continue with distribution of information to elected officials.

2pm-4:30 pm Discussion of the Flawed Trial of the Cuban Five as Described in Stephen Kimbers’s Book, What Lies Across the Water at the University of California Washington Center 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Host: Wayne S. Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy, and Former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana. Presenter: Stephen Kimber is an award-winning Canadian journalist and writer. The author of one novel and seven books of nonfiction, he is Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, where he specializes in nonfiction.
7pm: Screening of the documentary “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up, Nyumburu Cultural Center at University of Maryland, with the participation of invited guest Miguel Barnet, President of the National Association of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC)

Thursday April 19

Morning: setting up outreach tables in strategic points around Washington D.C.
6:00 pm, 102 Park Ave, Takoma Park, MD . Community Event to launch a new committee in Takoma Park in support of the Cuban 5. Local elected officials will be invited. Distribution of information and showing of the new documentary “Esencias” about the historic tour of La Colmenita in the U.S. in October 2011. Local elected officials will be invited. Distribution of information and showing of the new documentary “Esencias” about the historic tour of La Colmenita in the U.S. in October 2011.
7pm: Screening of the documentary “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up,” Blackburn Center Auditorium, Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street, NW featuring Professor Piero Gleijeses, author of Conflicting Mission: Havana, Washington and Cuba 1959-1976.

Friday, April 20
“OBAMA GIVE ME FIVE”

Public Event, Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW. Beginning at 6 pm with the traveling exhibit, Humor From My Pen, the political cartoons of Gerardo Hernandez. Meeting begins at 7pm with topics including; 1) Lift the blockade of Cuba 2) End the Travel Ban 3) Free the Cuban Five, 4) Remove Cuba from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism and 5) Return Guantanamo to Cuba.

Speakers:

Mavis Anderson: Senior Associate at Latin America Working Group (LAWG)
James Early: Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Salim Lamrani: Lecturer at Paris Sorbonne Paris IV University and Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée University and French journalist, specialist on relations between Cuba and the US
Saul Landau: Professor, author, filmmaker. Emmy Award for his film produced with filmmaker Haskell Wexler, Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang (1980). His most recent documentary “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up”
Wayne Smith: Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy and Former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana.
Jose Pertierra: Immigration Attorney. He represents the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the case of Luis Posada Carriles’s extradition.
Poetry readings by invited guest Nancy Morejón, one of Cuba’s major authors and poets and Washington DC local artist Abayomi Huria.

U.S. and International guests: Cindy Sheehan, Norman Paech (Germany) Arnold August (Quebec), Stephen Kimber, and Brian Gordon Sinclair (Canada) Katrien Demynck (Belgium), Salim Lamrani (France), Juan Manuel Morales Iglesias and actor Willy Toledo (Spain), Invited Ambassadors of ALBA’s countries

Saturday 21 April

10 am, meeting with leaders of different religious denominations (Place TBA) with Special Guest: Rev. Dora Arce-Valentín, Presbyterian Reformed Church in Cuba. Cuban Theologian and professor of the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Matanzas.
1 pm picket/rally at the White House, people will be coming from DC and cities all over the country including buses from New York City that will travel to DC under the slogan “Freedom ride for the Cuban 5″.
We are urging everyone to bring their signs and banners to send a strong message to President Obama.
4 pm, Closing Event, Bolivarian Salon of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 2443 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Keynote Speaker Cindy Sheehan. Presentations by DC children’s theater group: “The greatest weapon of Cuba, a tribute to Cuban doctors”, directed by Obi Egbuna Jr. and Hemingway’s HOT Havana: Brian Gordon Sinclair, Artistic Director.

Sponsored by: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
For more information: http://www.thecuban5.org

RESERVE A SEAT ON THE BUSES COMING FROM NEW YORK

Be a Freedom Rider for the Five and get on the bus to Washington DC

Freedom Riders $5 – For The 5 (Round-Trip Cost). Bring Lunch/Water Will Be Provided

Freedom Buses Leave: 6am, Return: 4pm

Freedom Bus Locations for Participating Boroughs To Be Announced

For More Information, To Become A Sponsor, & Reserve Your Seat Today:
Call 917-887-8710. casadelasamericas@unacuba.org – www.unacuba.org
info@july26coalition.org - www.july26coalition.org


Seattle, WA, Jan. 5 to Feb. 10, 2012 (Opening Reception Jan. 12, 5-8 pm): From My Altitude, Art by Cuban Five Hero Antonio Guerrero

Dates: January 5 to February 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Jan. 12, 5-8 pm
Times: Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 am-3:30 pm Evenings: Tues and Wed 5-7 pm
Place: 1701 Broadway, Seattle
Sponsors: The M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery at Seattle Central Community College and AFT-Seattle, Local 1789, AFL-CIO
For more information: 206-934-4379, www.seattlecentral.edu/artgallery

Antonio Guerrero is one of the Cuban Five arrested in 1998 while monitoring the activities of Miami organizations that were actively violating Cuban airspace and U.S. neutrality laws. They were unjustly convicted in 2001 of conspiracy to spy and sentenced to over 77 years plus four life terms. Since then, a worldwide movement, including ten Nobel Prize winners and former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, has called for their release. While in prison, Guerrero learned to draw and paint. His artwork and poetry is on tour across the U.S.

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New York, NY, Jan. 7, 2012: ¡Cuba y Puerto Rico: De Un Pajaro Las Dos Alas!
An Evening of Culture, Solidarity & Celebration of the Cuban Revolution & the freedom of the Cuban & Boricua Political Prisoners

Dates: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Times: 7 pm
Place: Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center-1199/SEIU - 310 West 43 Street, Manhattan
Suggested Donation: $15 Suggested Donation (Includes Caribbean Dinner)

Greetings by - Honorable Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
Boricua African & Caribbean Sounds by Bomba Yo, Youth Ensemble
Boleros by Venezuelan Abram Alberto
Evening Salsa, Merengue & Bachata Sounds by DJ Carlito and DJ Che
Moderators: Nancy Cabrero, President, Casa de las América and Benjamin Ramos, ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
Co-Sponsored by The World Health Organization for the Right of the People to Health Care, 1199/SEIU

For more information, tickets, palm cards & flyers: (917) 945-9877/(718) 601-4751
www.UnaCuba.org - www.ProLibertadWeb.com


New York, NY, Dec. 10, 2011: Artist Benefit for René González

Dates: Sat. Dec. 10th, 2011
Times: 2 pm - 4 pm
Place: Casa de Las Americas, 182 E. 111th St. (btwn. Lexington Ave. and 3rd Ave.) Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
Suggested Donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away)
Organizer: Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
For more information: email freethecuban5@gmail.com or call 718-601-4751

Featuring poets Papoleto Melendez, Sandra Maria Estevez, Louis Reyes Rivera
and Film: Will the real terrorist please stand up by Saul Landau

This film chronicles half a century of hostile US-Cuba relations by telling the story of the “the Cuban five”, intelligence agents sent to penetrate Cuban exile terrorist groups in Miami and now serving long prison sentences. The film highlights decades of assassinations and sabotage at first backed then ignored by the very government that launched a “war against terrorism.” In the film, viewers see leading terrorists, now in their 80s, recounting their deeds, and Cuban state security officials explaining why they infiltrated agents into violent Miami exile groups. The film, featuring Danny Glover and 84 year old Fidel Castro in key scenes, raises and tries to answer the question: what did Cuba do to deserve such hostile treatment?

Join The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 for our Artist benefit for Rene Gonzalez. Our goal is to raise money for his transition from prison to the outside.

Let Rene know that New York City loves him! Come out and enjoy this amazing afternoon of art, food, and film!


San Francisco, CA, Nov. 3, 2011: Film Showing: In The Wrong Body (En el Cuerpo Equivocado)

Dates: Thurs., Nov. 3
Times: 7 pm
Place: San Francisco State University, Knuth Hall, 1600 Holloway Ave. (MUNI "M" OceanView line)
Donation: $10 ($5 students with ID) (Benefit for the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five). Purchase tickets online here.
Organizers: Clinica artin-Baro, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Translatinas, ANSWER Coalition
Sponsors: SFSU College of Ethnic Studies, Latina/o Studies Department, Cuba Educational Project, Unión Salvadoreña de Estudiantes Universitarios
For more information: call 415-821-6545 or email info@freethefive.org

The moving story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation, 1988. Meet Mavi Susel and director Marilyn Solaya at this special event. Film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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New York, NY, Nov. 5, 2011: Free the Cuban Five Forum

Dates: Saturday, Nov. 5
Times: 6 pm reception, 7 pm program
Place: Martin Luther King Labor Center, SEIU Local 1199, 310 W. 43rd St. (between 8th and 9th Ave.)
Donation: $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)
Sponsors: NY July 26 Coalition, Casa de las Americas, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, National Network on Cuba, Intl. Ctte. to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: call 917-887-8710

The program features Richard Klugh, lawyer for Gerardo Hernández, Rev. Luis Barrios, co-Executive director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and others, plus food and refreshments.


Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 9, 2011: Film Showing: In The Wrong Body (En el Cuerpo Equivocado)

Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 9
Times: 7:30 pm
Place: Downtown Independent Theatre 251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles (Between 2nd & 3rd St.)
Donation: $10. Purchase tickets online here
Sponsors: ANSWER Coalition, Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Students Fight Back
For more information: call 213-251-1025 or email answerla@answerla.org

The moving story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation, 1988. Meet Mavi Susel and director Marilyn Solaya at this special event. Film is in Spanish with English subtitles.


Long Beach, CA, Nov. 12, 2011: Film Showing: In The Wrong Body (En el Cuerpo Equivocado)

Dates: Sat., Nov. 12
Times: 2 pm
Place: The Art Theatre of Long Beach 2025 E. 4th St., Long Beach
Donation: $10. Purchase tickets online here.
Sponsors:ANSWER Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, API Equality-LA, Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights, Students Fight Back
For more information: call 213-251-1025 or email answerla@answerla.org

The moving story of Mavi Susel, the first transgender person in Cuba to receive a sex reassignment operation, 1988. Meet Mavi Susel and director Marilyn Solaya at this special event. Film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

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New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Oct. 19-29, 2011: La Colmenita Cuban Children's Theatre

Cuba's Children's Theatre group La Colmenita is touring the United States. Read about the tour here, and see the schedule here.


Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Sept. 10, 2011: Street rally for the Cuban Five

Date: Saturday 10 September
Time: 12.00 til 15.0
Location: Grey's Monumnet, Grey street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1

Protest and street rally demanding Freedom for the Cuban Five and to mark 13 years since their arrest.

Sponsors: Rock Around the Blockade, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, The Revolutionary Communist Group
Contact: northeast@ratb.org.uk, www.ratb.org.uk 07858346276


Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2011: Music in the name of freedom

A group of young and fine musicians from Latin America will come together in DC on Monday, to offer a gift of continental sound based on a repertoire of the best Latino trova.

Guided by Chilean singer-songwriter Patricio Zamorano, musicians Xavier Bure (Peru), Juan Maldonado (Ecuador), Philippe de Pontet (U.S.), and Cesar Guarcax (Guatemala) will be delighting those coming to see them on Monday.

With roots in the Chilean folkloric tradition, Zamorano engages in an urban song style that focuses on people, their history, their social conflicts, human rights, love, and hope for a better world, all in a smooth blend of rhythm and poetry.

The function, scheduled for 8:00pm at the Bolivarian Hall, on 2443 Massachusetts Avenue, will pay tribute to the Cuban Five, in prison in the U.S. for 13 years now.

The Cuban Interests Section and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela invite you to this music tribute.


Toronto, ON, CANADA, Sept. 12, 2011: Break the Silence demonstation and film showing

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th: All Out to Break the Silence NOW!

DEMONSTRATION: 5:30pm to 6:30pm, Yonge & Dundas Square – by CityTV (southeast corner)

Bring your drums, voices, etc.– let’s make noise.

FILM SHOWING “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up” by Saul Landau and GUEST SPEAKER FROM THE CANADA BOAT TO GAZA: 7:30pm, Beit Zatun House, 612 Markham St. (Bathurst subway TTC stop).

FIVE HEROES after risking their own lives by infiltrating U.S.-based terrorist groups that killed 3,478 people and maimed 2,099 others since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, who saved thousands, imprisoned in the U.S. in order to prevent further attacks against their country and others! September 12th marks the 13th year of the unjust imprisonment of these anti-terrorist FIVE HEROES, just one day after another anniversary of the vile terrorist attack against the twin towers, so... WHY IS THE MEDIA SILENT? DEMAND THE TRUTH AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FROM THE MEDIA! CONTACT THE MEDIA TODAY AND DEMAND THEY REPORT ON THE CASE OF THE CUBAN FIVE.

Organized by: Toronto Forum on Cuba, http://torontoforumoncuba.weebly.com, torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com.

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San Antonio, TX, July 16, 2011: Desde Mi Altura - Art Show of works by Antonio Guerrero

Dates: Saturday, July 16
Times: 7 pm - 9 pm
Place: The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center 922 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX
Sponsors: Esperanza Peace & Justice Center & National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
For more information: Amanda Haas or Imelda Arismendez, 210-228-0201, or www.esperanzacenter.org

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Rene Gonzalez, better known as the Cuban Five, have been unjustly imprisoned for almost 13 years simply for informing the US Government of the plans of a Miami based terrorist group to attack Cuba, their homeland. These men have been, at times, isolated in prison without reason, relatives have faced tremendous obstacles when visitation requests were made and some family members have been denied visas thus making it impossible for them to visit at all. Despite all this, the five continue to hold on to shreds of hope. Transcending their environment, these men have become artists, poets and philosophers.

On July 16, we will witness the beauty, humor and wisdom these men have developed while in prison, when the traveling art exhibit “Desde Mi Altura” by Cuban 5 artist Antonio Guerrero opens at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center.

Readings of poetry written by Guerrero and other members of the Cuban Five will be performed by local poets and actors at the exhibit opening. Live music and a DJ will provide inspiring music and refreshments will be provided.



San Francisco, CA, July 23, 2011: Cuba Solidarity Night – Commemorate 10 years of struggle by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Dates: Saturday, July 23
Times: 6 pm
Place: ANSWER Office, 2969 Mission St. (btwn 25th and 26th Sts.), San Francisco
Donation: $15-20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Purchase tickets online here.
Sponsors: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, ANSWER Coalition
For more information: call 415-821-6545

Commemorate 10 years of struggle by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. Hear a reportback by two activists who just participated in the Havana 3rd Annual Youth Conference in Solidarity with the Cuban Five. Learn about the current status of the Five. Get involved in the struggle to help free them. And enjoy an evening of food, drinks and music!


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Los Angeles, CA, May 8, 2011: Venezuela: The Revolution vs. The Empire

Dates: Sunday, May 8
Times: 6 pm
Place: Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Bvd., Los Angeles (parking available)
Donation: $10 ($5 students, low-income)
Sponsors: ANSWER Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Simon Bolivar Association, National Lawyers Guild
For more information: call 213-251-1024

Join us for a night of solidarity!

Eva Golinger is a foreign policy advisor to the Venezuelan government, headed by President Hugo Chavez. A Venezuelan American attorney and best-selling author, Ms. Golinger will discuss new threats by Washington to subvert the gains of the Bolivarian Revolution, the WikiLeaks revelations and what the Venezuelan people are doing to keep the U.S. Empire out of Latin America

Also featuring:
• Gloria La Riva: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
• Jim Lafferty: Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild, Los Angeles
• Ricardo Moreno: Simón Bolívar Association
• Diana Barahona: ANSWER Coalition


San Diego, CA, May 3-29, 2011 (Opening Reception May 6): From My Altitude, Art by Cuban Five Hero Antonio Guerrero

Dates: May 3-29, 2011, with Opening Reception May 6
Times: Gallery hours Tuesday-Sunday 12-4. Opening reception 6-10 pm
Place: Centro Cultural de la Raza, 2004 Park Blvd., San Diego
Sponsors: Centro Cultural de la Raza, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and San Diego Friends of Cuba
For more information: 619-235-6135, www.centroculturaldelaraza.org

The art show features art by Cuban Five Hero Antonio Guerrero, as well as original work by premiere local artists dedicated to the Cuban Five and to the Cuban Revolution.


Sacramento, CA, April 20, 2011: Cuba Today and the Struggle of the Cuban Five

Dates: Wed. April 20
Times: 6-8 pm
Place: Sol Collective, 2574-21st St., Sacramento (off Broadway)
Sponsors: Sacramento Activist School and The Sacramento State University Ethnic Studies Student Association
For more information: call 916 847-9960 or 415-821-6545

Come to a public forum and discussion. • What is Cuba’s socialist society like? • Why does the U.S. prohibit Americans from going? • How are education through college and healthcare provided free?• Who are the five Cubans in U.S. prison, and why are they considered heroes, around the world?

Chris Banks Youth organizer of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, will be guest speaker; there will be video and discussion.


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Miami, FL, Jan. 22, 2011: Caravana en Contra del Terrorismo, los Terroristas, y Exigiendo la Libertad de los Cinco / Car caravan against right wing Cuban-American terrorists and demanding that the Cuban Five be freed

Date/Fecha: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011 / Sabado, 22 de enero de 2011
Time/Hora: 11:00 am
Place/Lugar: Parking lot of the Youth Fair at the entrance of S.W. 112 Avenue and Coral Way / Avenida 112 y Coral Way

Las organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana: la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza Martiana (como organización individual), la ATC, la Asociación José Martí, el Círculo Bolivariano de Miami y la Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas en Defensa de la Familia, convocan a todas las personas de buena voluntad de nuestras comunidades a una próxima caravana este sábado, 22 de enero, en contra del terrorismo, para exigir que los terroristas de la extrema derecha cubano americana, como la ley establece, sean enjuiciados por sus monstruosos crímenes, así como para reclamar la inmediata libertad de los Cinco.

Este próximo sábado los participantes comenzarán a reunirse a partir de las 10:30 de la mañana en el parqueo del Youth Fair, por la entrada que está en el semáforo de la Avenida 112 y Coral Way. Más tarde en la mañana la caravana recorrerá importantes calles de Westchester.

Demos seguimiento a la puesta de la valla que reclamaba la libertad de los Cinco, que sólo la intolerancia y el avasallamiento por parte de la extrema derecha en nuestra comunidad permitió por 24 horas.

No faltes, ahora más que nunca antes, hay que denunciar a los terroristas y a sus odiosos crímenes y reclamar que se haga justicia reclamando la inmediata libertad de los Cinco que infiltraron sus organizaciones para saber sobre sus monstruosos planes.

Sponsored by: Alianza Martiana, a coalition of Cuban-American organizations in Miam

Additional information: 305- 757-3113


Washington, DC, Jan. 25, 2011: Conference to Call for Immediate Steps To Improve Relations With Cuba

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.
Location: The University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C

President Obama’s easing of travel restrictions and the new measures permitting Americans to send money to Cuban citizens are vitally important steps toward a U.S. Cuban policy that serves U.S. interests, as present policy has not. Our original conference agenda had called for these travel restrictions to be removed. We are delighted that they have been and have revised the conference agenda accordingly. But we must build on these steps to move relations with Cuba in a positive direction. Lifting the embargo requires congressional approval and that will not come easily. The process should begin, but meanwhile there are other steps not requiring congressional approval that could and should be taken as soon as possible. These include removing Cuba from the terrorist list, closing Radio and TV Marti and halting programs aimed at destabilizing other governments. All are discussed in the conference agenda below.

Wayne Smith will speak about the Cuban Five.

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Sponsor: Center for International Policy
For more information: Cubaintern@Ciponline.org


El Paso, TX, Jan. 9, 2011: People's Tribunal on the crimes of Luis Posada Carriles

Date: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron St., El Paso

Participants in the People's Tribunal include:

  • Ramsey Clark, former U.S. Attorney General
  • Jose Pertierra, Venezuela's attorney for the extradition order of Posada
  • Keith Bolender, author of "Voices From the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba," the testimony of Cuban victims of Miami-based terrorism.
  • Gloria La Riva, coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Brian Becker, Director of the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Co-founder, Partnership for Civil Justice

Sponsors: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church of El Paso, the National Network on Cuba


El Paso, TX, Jan. 10, 2011: Demonstration outside the trial of Luis Posada Carriles

Date: Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Federal Courthouse, 525 Magoffin Avenue., El Paso


Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Jan. 10, 2011: Monthly Protest Action: Extradite Posada, Free the 5 Cuban Heroes!

Date: Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Location: U.S. Consulate (Downtown, Vancouver), 1075 W. Pender St. between Burrard and Thurlow

On January 10th the Free the Cuban 5 Committee- Vancouver is organizing a picket in front of the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, joining groups protesting in El Paso, as well as in Montreal where the family of the murdered Fabio de Celmo is supporting the action. This will also be our 63rd consecutive monthly picket action demanding the immediate freedom of the 5 Cuban Heroes from U.S. Jails.

Organized by: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604-719-6947 | freethe5vancouver@gmail.com
Endorsed by: Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba


Miami, FL, Dec. 12, 2010: Conference to demand the Cuban Five's freedom and honor the life of Toni Llansó

Date: Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Key Biscayne Suite, Embassy Suite Hotel (near airport), 3974 NW South River Dr, Miami

This conference will also be dedicated to honoring the life of our valuable comrade Toni Llansó.

Las organizaciones de la emigración cubana que integran la Alianza Martiana: la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza Martiana (como organización individual), la Alianza de Trabajadores de la Comunidad Cubana, la Asociación José Martí, el Círculo Bolivariano de Miami y la Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas en Defensa de la Familia, convocan a un próximo Acto sobre el estado del nuevo proceso de apelación en el caso de los Cinco: Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio, Fernando y René, y para exigir su inmediata libertad

El acto tendrá lugar este domingo, 12 de diciembre, en el Hotel Embassy Suites, en su Salón Key Biscayne, comenzando a las 2:30 de la tarde.

Gloria la Riva, Coordinadora Nacional del Comité Nacional de EE.UU. a Favor de la Libertad de los Cinco, será la oradora principal quien específicamente expondrá sobre el presente proceso de apelación de Gerardo.

El Acto, además, será dedicado a rendirle tributo a la incansable labor de nuestro querido compañero Tony Llansó, recientemente fallecido tras larga enfermedad. Tony por largos años era miembro del cuerpo directivo de la Brigada Antonio Maceo y desde 2008 ejerció la presidencia de la organización Alianza Martiana. Los últimos diez años de su vida los consagró a la causa de la liberación de los Cinco y en apoyo de sus familiares.

Información adicional: Andrés Gómez – areito@bellsouth.net

Sponsor: Alianza Martiana
Contact: 305-757-3113


New York, NY, Dec. 18, 2010: Havana in Harlem: A night of dancing, music, and fantastic food for the Cuban Five

Date: Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 W 126th St. (btwn. Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway) - 1 Train to W 125th St.
Cost: $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is calling upon the international movement to free the Cuban Five to help raise $62,000 for a full page ad in the Washington Post for the Cuban Five! Join us as we party for a great cause! Help us raise an impressive New York City donation for this international campaign! Join us for a night of fantastic music and dancing with D.J. Carlito! Poetry/Spoken Word by: The Incredible Sery Colon and Nuyorican Legend Sandra Maria Estevez. Dinner, Dancing, Mojitos!

Sponsors: The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5, Radical Women, Venceremos Brigade, DJ Carlito, La Iglesia San Romero de las Americas/UCC, The ANSWER Coalition, and The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
For more information or tickets contact: 718-601-4751

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Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Dec. 9, 2010: Monthly Protest Action to Free the 5 Cuban Heroes!

Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010
Time: 4 pm - 5 pm
Location: U.S. Consulate (Downtown, Vancouver), 1075 W. Pender St. between Burrard and Thurlow

Please join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver marking the 5th anniversary of our monthly picket actions to free the 5 Cuban Heroes held in U.S. jails!

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/
Endorsers: Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/


Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Dec. 3, 2010: Report Back from Holguín, Cuba & the 6th International Colloquium for the Release of the Five and Against Terrorism!

Date: Friday, Dec. 3, 2010
Time: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Joe’s Café (Large North Hall), 1150 Commercial Drive at William Street

The very successful 6th International Colloquium for the release of the Cuban 5 held in U.S. prisons took place from November 17th-22nd 2010 in Holguín, Cuba. Over 300 delegates representing over 50 countries came together to help plan and organize the world-wide campaign to free the 5 Cuban Heroes who have been unjustly held in U.S. prisons for over 12 years.

Please join us for a report from the International Colloquium that will be presented by two members of the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver who travelled to Cuba to be part of the this important event. The report will include documentary and multimedia from the case and the conference.

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/
Endorsers: Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/


Vancouver, BC, Nov. 18, 2010: Vigil & Protest Action to Free the 5 Cuban Heroes

Date: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm: Vigil
         4:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Protest Action
Location: U.S. Consulate, 1075 W. Pender St. (between Burrard and Thurlow)

Please join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver for our monthly protest action to free the 5 Cuban Heroes.

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/


Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 5-30, 2010: Antonio Guerrero Art Show

Date: Fri., Nov. 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Homewood Studios, 2400 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, 612-587-0230

George Roberts, owner of the studio will introduce writer and poet Louis Alemayehu, and dancer and community organizer Hannah Garcia, who will read selections of Antonio's poetry in Spanish and English. Hand-set broadsides, suitable for framing, of Antonio's poems will be available for sale. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be available.

The exhibition, entitled, From My Altitude, will continue through November 30.

Schedule of events:

Friday, November 5, 6p to 9p Opening reception
Tuesday, November 9, 7p The paintings, their content, technique and meaning
Friday, November 19, 7p A conversation on the politics of freedom in Cuba and the United States

The gallery is open Tuesday, 5p to 9p; Wednesday and Friday, 1p to 6p; Saturday, 1p to 4p. Viewing is also available by appointment; contact 612-721-8440 or MNCuba@gmail.com.

Sponsors: Minnesota Cuba Committee, www.minnesotacubacommittee.org and Obsidian Arts


Vancouver, BC, Nov. 11, 2010: Public Forum featuring special guest from Cuba - Manuel Yepe

Date: Thurs., Nov. 11
Time: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Joe’s Café (Large North Hall), 1150 Commercial Drive at William Street

Manuel Yepe, journalist and professor at the Superior Institute of International Relations of Havana, is the featured speaker. Manuel was a leader of the underground July 26 Movement leading up to the triumph of the Cuban revolution, and worked directly with Ernesto Che Guevara. The event will also feature poetry, film and more guest presenters!

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/


Costa Rica, Nov. 5, 2010: Solidaridad con Los Cinco

Fecha: Viernes, 5 de noviembre
Hora: 6:00 pm
Lugar: Teatro Taberna Lobo Estepario, Asamblea Legislativa 50 Oeste, Cuesta de Moras

Patrocinadores: Embajada de Cuba, Comité Costarricense de Solidaridad con Cuba, Asociation de Cubanos Residentees en Costa Rica


Miami, FL, Oct. 30, 2010: Car Caravan for the Cuban Five

Date: Sabado, 25 de octubre
Time: 10:30 am
Location: En la calle 5 del east de Hialeah entre Palm Avenue y la Primera Avenida, al costado del ayuntamiento de Hialeah.

Las organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana convocan a una nueva caravana de autos en contra del terrorismo y exigiendo la libertad de los 5 para este próximo sábado, 30 de octubre, en hialeah.

Recientemente amnistía internacional en un extenso informe determinó que el encarcelamiento de los 5 y el proceso judicial que los condenó fue arbitrario e ilegal y Por tanto exigió al gobierno federal su inmediata excarcelación.

Mantengamos nuestra exigencia de su inmediata libertad y nuestra condena al terrorismo y a los terroristas.

Los participantes comenzarán a reunirse a partir de las 10:30 de la mañana para salir más tarde en caravana En la calle 5 del east de Hialeah entre Palm Avenue y la Primera Avenida, al costado del ayuntamiento de Hialeah.

¡No faltes!

Sponsor: Alianza Martiana


Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Oct. 19, 2010: Launch of the "Year of the Canada Campaign to Free the Five" - Songs of Love & Hope Cultural Night and Fundraiser with legendary musical guest: Thomas Radcliffe

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
Time: 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Joe’s Café (Large North Hall), 1150 Commercial Drive at William Street

Thomas Radcliffe is an incredible traveling folk artist. He is a Vietnam era American War Resister and Conscientious Objector living predominately in Victoria, BC, but always on the move throughout BC and the U.S. with his musical message of love and peace. He has become over the passed 3 decades an anti-war and social justice icon who has contributed to the cause of humanity with his music and social activism. Recently a new campaign was launched for the 5 Cuban Heroes in the U.S. The campaign launched by the National Committee to Free the Five is directed to raise $62,000 in order to purchase a full page advertisement in the Washington Post newspaper, the major newspaper in the U.S. capital, demanding the immediate release of the 5 Cuban Heroes. The Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver is launching activities in Vancouver to help in the important cause to raise the necessary funds for the Washington Post advertisement and add international support to the U.S. campaign to free the 5 Cuban Heroes. This event will also mark the beginning of a special month in Vancouver of solidarity with the Cuban 5 in which a series of events across B.C. will be organized on university/college campuses, high schools and in the streets for an educational campaign for the 5 Cuban Heroes. The Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver is inviting you to enjoy a night of beautiful folk music performed by Thomas P. Radcliffe, and assist in the raising of the money needed to help break the media blockade against the 5 Cuban Heroes in the U.S. All donations and proceeds collected at the events will be donated to the National Committee to Free the Five in the U.S. for the campaign for the full-page Washington Post advertisement. To see the poster for the Songs of Love & Hope cultural night and fundraiser please visit: http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2010/101019cuban5fund.pdf

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/


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London, UK, Oct. 19, 2010: US Embassy Candlelit Vigil

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 19
Time: 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Location: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London (Bond St tube)

Irma González, daughter of imprisoned Cuban Five hero René González, will speak, along with speakers from across the British trade union movement, including: Tony Woodley (Unite) Billy Hayes (CWU) Tony Benn Angela Smith (Chair of APPG on Cuba) Jeremy Corbyn MP Bob Crow (RMT) Christine Blower (NUT) John McDonnell MP Jonathan Ledger (NAPO) Keith Sonnet (Unison) Mick Shaw (FBU) Omar Puente (Cuban violinist) Andy Bain (TSSA) Karen Mitchell (Thompsons Solicitors) Steve Cottingham (OH Parsons lawyers) Tom Gill (CSP) Father Geoff Bottoms (Miami 5 campaign) Richard Ascough (GMB) Linda Perks (London Unison) Steve Hart (Unite London Region) Miriam Palacios (Cubans living in the UK) Sam Gurney (TUC) Adrian Weir (SERTUC) Shane Enright, Amnesty International Jose Vallejo Vill, Unite Cathy Jamieson MP and others

Bring candles to this peaceful vigil for the Five and their families to mark the 12th year of their unjust imprisonment. If you are going to the TUC lobby against the cuts during the day, please encourage your delegation to come to this vigil afterwards.

Sponsor: Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Contact: communications@cuba-solidarity.org.uk or call 020 8800 0155


Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 13, 2010: Demonstration

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: In front of University of New Mexico, Central and Harvard Sts.

Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: 505-268-2488, abq@answercoalition.org


Austin, TX, Sept. 11, 2010: Leafleting and collecing petition signature

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Riverside Dr. near Pleasant Valley

Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition Austin
Contact: 512-577-4749, answer.austin@gmail.com


Boston, MA, Sept. 13, 2010: Street Action

Details: TBA

Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: 857-334-5084, boston@answercoalition.org


Chicago, IL, Sept. 13, 2010: Picket and Mass Leafletting

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn), Chicago

Sponsor: ANSWER Chicago
Contact: 773-463-0311


Long Beach, CA, Sept. 12, 2010: Leafleting and collecing petition signatures

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12 noon
Location: Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus, (Cross streets Orange & PCH)

Endorers: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: 213-251-1025


Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 13, 2010: Demonstration

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: MacArthur Park (corner of Wilshire & Alvarado), Los Angeles (at the Metro Red Line stop)

Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Endorers: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: 213-251-1025


Miami, FL, Sept. 12, 2010: Conference to demand the Cuban Five's freedom

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Embassy Suites (near airport), 3974 NW South River Dr, Miami

Sponsor: Alianza Martiana
Contact: 305-757-3113


Milwaukee, WI, Sept. 14, 2010: Program: Who are political prisoners?

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 14
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Central United Methodist Church, 639 N. 25th St., Milwaukee
Price: Free and open to the public

A showing of "The Day Diplomacy Died," a Cuban/Irish documentary on the U.S. government's involvement with dissidents in Cuba, including "political prisoners" being released by the Cuban government based on discussions with the Catholic Church. The screening will be accompanied by an open discussion on "political prisoners" in different contexts. The program will feature an update on the Cuban Five.

Sponsor: Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
Contact: www.wicuba.org, 273-1040, ext. 12

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Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 13, 2010: Picket and Mass Leafletting

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown Minneapolis (details to come)

Sponsor: Minnesota Cuba Committee
Contact: 612-354-7463


New York, NY, Sept. 13, 2010: Demonstration

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: One Federal Plaza, New York City

Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition and July 26 Coalition
Contact: 212-694-8720

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New York, NY, Sept. 3 - Oct. 1, 2010: Desde mi Altura - Antonio Guerrero Art Show

Date: Friday, Sept. 3 – Opening reception
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. (off Delancey St.), NY
  F Train to Delancey St. or J/M/Z to Essex St.

The exhibition runs from Sept. 3 through Oct. 1. It is open to the public Monday through Friday 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The program for the opening will include:

  • Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Michael Tarif Warren, Progressive Attorney
  • Dr. Manuel Moran, President of the Executive Board of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center
  • Rosie Mendez, District 2 - Council Member


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Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 13, 2010: Leafleting and collecing petition signatures

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: 15th & Market, across from City Hall at SEPTA entrance

Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: philly@answercoalition.org, 267-275-8008


San Francisco, CA, Sept. 13, 2010: Demonstration

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Powell and Market Sts., San Francisco

Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Endorers: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, FMLN Bay Area, Marin Task Force on the Americas
Contact: 415-821-6545, info@freethefive.org

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Seattle, WA, Sept. 12, 2010: Leafleting and collecing petition signatures

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 2 pm
Location: Near Pike Place market, (First and Pine), Seattle

Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
Contact: answer@answerseattle.org


Washington, DC, Sept. 13, 2010: Picket

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Broadcasting Board of Governors HQ, 330 Independence Ave SW (between 3rd and 4th Sts.) Metro to Federal Center SW (blue/orange)

Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Contact: 202-265-0333, dc@answercoalition.org


Auckland, NZ, Sept. 10, 2010: Picket of the US Consulate

Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Time: 5:00 am
Location: US Consulate, Customs Street, Auckland

Information picket of the US Consulate to demand the freedom of the Five

Sponsor: Auckland Cuba Friendship Society
Endorsers: NZ Latin American Solidarity Committee (LAC)
Contact: Mike Treen, +64 9 9741735


Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 12, 2010: March and Protest

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Frente a la Embajada de Estados Unidos al Este de Beirut

Sponsor: Comité Libanés de Solidaridad por la Liberación de los Cinco Héroes Cubanos
Contact: www.lebanese4cuban5.com


Beirut, Lebanon, Oct. 1, 2010: Foro de Solidaridad con la Revolución Cubana

Date: Friday, Oct. 1
Time: 3:00 pm

Foro de Solidaridad con la Revolución Cubana bajo el lema: "Libertad inmediata para los Cinco Antiterroristas Cubanos de las cárceles de Estados Unidos". Participará en el Foro una delegación cubana en representación de los familiares de los Cinco Héroes, y entre los temas abordados en los debates del evento figurarán: 1) El vinculo existente entre el Bloqueo y la Causa de los Cinco. 2) El arresto arbitrario y la detención ilegal de los Cinco, venganza expresa contra el pueblo cubano porque se ha aferrado a su soberanía. 3) El accionar del Movimiento Internacional por la Liberación de los Cinco. 4) Razones de la vigencia del ejemplo victorioso de la Revolución Cubana y la actitud de la juventud hacia causas nacionales como la causa de los Cinco. A las 6.30 PM se efectuará en la plaza del Palacio de la UNESCO en Beirut, el "Concierto Juvenil por la Libertad de los Cinco", que estará a cargo de grupos artísticos cubanos, libaneses y palestinos.

Sponsor: Comité Libanés de Solidaridad por la Liberación de los Cinco Héroes Cubanos
Contact: www.lebanese4cuban5.com


Berlin, Germany, Sept. 12, 2010: Public education

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Infront of the "Brandenburger Tor", near US Embassy, Berlin

Educating passing by people we will have transparents, Cuban flags, a stand with flyers, brochures, leaflets etc.; music, microphones, sound output transformer

Sponsor: German Committee to free the Cuban Five ¡Basta ya!
Endorsers: Cuba Sí, Berlin and Cuba Friendship Association, Berlin
Contact: www.miami5.de, info@miami5.de


Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 12, 2010: Concert for the Five and U.S. Embassy Protest

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Poelaertplaats, in front of the Palace of Justice

Between 11h and 16h, 10 personalities of the unions, politics and culture will be locked up simbolically in prison to attract the attention of the public opinion. Their slogan is: 'The Five are as innocent as we are". Between 14h and 16h seven wel-known Belgian singers will join them with an open air concert in solidarity with the Cuban Five. After that we will go to the US embassy to organize a protest there and hand over a letter with our demands, directed to President Obama.

Sponsor: The Belgian Free-the-Five-committee. The action is supported by 60 organizations and personalities
Contact: free-the-five@cubanismo.net



Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 10, 2010: Jornada Mundial de Solidaridad con Los Cinco

Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: UTPBA, Av. de Mayo 1209, piso 1º A, Ciudad Autónoma, Buenos Aires

La Embajada de la República de Cuba y el Comité Argentino por la Libertad de Los Cinco convocan al lanzamiento del libro: "Los héroes prohibidos: la historia no contada de los Cinco" de Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

Panel integrado por: Stella Calloni, escritora y periodista; Juan Carlos Camaño, presidente de la Federación Latinoamericana de Periodistas (FELAP); Lidia Donnini, miembro del Comité Argentino por la Libertad de los Cinco; Vladimir Mirabal, segundo jefe de la Misión Diplomática de Cuba en Argentina; Movimiento Cultural "Acercándonos"

Sponsor: Comité Argentino por la Libertad de Los Cinco


Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 11-12, 2010: Reunión regional por la Libertad de los Cinco

Date: Sat-Sun, Sept. 11-12
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Sábado 11 de septiembre, por la mañana: Llegada de los delegados extranjeros y traslado a sus lugares de alojamiento.
Sábado 11 de septiembre, por la tarde: - 15 hs: Concentración en Plaza Italia; - 16 hs: Marcha hacia la Embajada Yanky; - 16: 30 hs: Actividad frente a la Embajada
Sábado 11 de septiembre 21 hs: Actividad cultural para agasajar a los delegados extranjeros.
Domingo 12 de septiembre 10 hs.: Desarrollo del Encuentro Regional en el Anfiteatro de ATE en Buenos Aires.
Domingo 12 de septiembre 14 hs. Almuerzo
Domingo 12 de septiembre por la tarde: Regreso de los delegados extranjeros a sus respectivos países

Lunes 13 de septiembre, a las 11:00 AM: Conferencia de Prensa con Mirtha Rodríguez, madre de Antonio Guerrero héroe cubano y Nuris Piñero, abogada de los familiares de los Cinco Cubanos presos en EE.UU.
Lugar: Embajada de la República de Cuba, Virrey del Pino 1810 Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Teléfono para confirmar asistencia: 4782 9049, int. 102

Sponsor: Comité Argentino
Contact: comiteargentinoporloscinco@gmail.com

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Christchurch, NZ, Sept. 12, 2010: Protest Rally

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Victoria Square

Peaceful protest rally calling for the Five's freedom

Sponsor: Christchurch Cuba Friendship Society
Endorsers: NZ Latin American Solidarity Committee (LAC)
Contact: Warren: cusolch@gmail.com


Lima, Peru, Sept. 9, 2010: Jornada Mundial de Solidaridad con Los Cinco

Date: Thursday, Sept. 9
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Ante la embajada USA en Lima

Sponsor: Comité Peruano de Solidaridad con Los Cinco


Lima, Peru, Sept. 11, 2010: Jornada Mundial de Solidaridad con Los Cinco

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Desde La Plaza Dos de Mayo hasta el Parque Washington

Sponsor: Comité Peruano de Solidaridad con Los Cinco


London, UK, Sept. 11, 2010: Street protest: London says 'Free the Cuban 5!'

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 12 - 3 pm
Location: Trafalgar Square, North Pavement (in front of the National Gallery)

Street protest with petitions, leaflets and street theatre. Open Microphone for all those in solidarity with Cuba

Sponsors: Rock Around The Blockade
Contact: info@ratb.org.uk


Luxemburg, Sept. 10, 2010: Delegación a la embajada EE.UU.

Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Embajada de Estados Unidos

Una delegación ira a la embajada de Estados Unidos para entregar una carta destinada al Presidente Obama, pidiéndole de cumplir con su palabra y de la liberar a los Cinco. La embajada nos ha informado que es el cónsul que nos recibirá

Sponsor: Comité "Liberté pour les Cinq" - Luxemburgo
Endorsers: Amistad Luxemburgo Cuba, Juventud comunista luxemburguesa, Partido comunista luxemburgues


Madrid, Spain, Sept. 12, 2010: Concentración por los Cinco

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Embajada de los EEUU (C/ Serrano,75)

Sponsor: Comité de Madrid por la liberación de los Cinco cubanos presos en EEUU por luchar contra el terrorismo
Contact: madrid.libertadparaloscinco@nodo50.org


Manchester, UK, Sept. 11, 2010: Information stall, leaflets and petitions

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 12 - 3 pm
Location: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Sponsors: Rock Around The Blockade, Manchester branch
Endorsers: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! Manchester branch
Contact: mcfrfi@yahoo.com, 07519427093


Montevideo, Uruguay, Sept. 10, 2010: Marcha por los Cinco

Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Desde la Explanada de la Municipalidad de Montevideo, por la Avenida 18 de Julio hasta la Plaza Libertad

Sponsor: la Coordinación Uruguay por la Libertad de los 5 Cubanos presos en EE.UU.
Endorsers: ACRU Asociación de Cubanos residentes en Uruguay - Casa de la Cultura Amistad Uruguay Cuba. - COJUPE Coordinadora de Jubilados y Pensionistas ˆ Comisión Cordón Norte - Comité de Los Cinco de Paysandú - Comité Uruguayo Pro-Liberación de Los Cinco Patriotas Cubanos Presos en EE.UU. - CONFABUC Familiares de Becados uruguayos en Cuba. - Coordinación Hasta la Victoria. - Coordinadora de Apoyo a la Revolución Cubana. - Coordinadora Continental Bolivariana (Uruguay) ˆ CRYSOL Asociación de ex Presos Políticos de Uruguay ˆ FEUU Federación de Estudiantes Universitarios del Uruguay ˆ FUCVAM Federación Uruguaya de Cooperativas de Vivienda por Ayuda Mutua - Grupo de trabajo Plaza CHE ˆ ONAJPU Organización Nacional de Asociaciones de Jubilados y Pensionistas de Uruguay ˆ PIT-CNT Plenario Intersindical de Trabajadores, Convención Nacional de Trabajadores ˆ UMU Unión de Mujeres Uruguayas.
Contact: cteuruguay.proliberacion5@gmail.com


Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Sept. 11, 2010: Street protest

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 12 - 2 pm
Location: Grey's Monument, Grainger street. Newcastle upon Tyne

Street protest with petitions, leaflets and street theatre. Open Microphone for all those in solidarity with Cuba

Sponsors: Rock Around The Blockade, Newcastle branch, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! Newcastle branch
Contact: northeast@ratb.org, frfinortheast@googlemail.com


Ottawa, ONT, Canada, Sept. 11, 2010: Film and speakers

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 3 pm
Location: St. Aidan's Anglican Church, 955 Wingate Drive, Ottawa (Parking at the back of church on Hamlet street)

Presentación de un película sobre los Cinco, oraciones y música

Sponsors: La asociación Québec-Cuba
Contact: 613-733-5993 (general office)


Perth, Australia, Sept. 12, 2010: Picket Action

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Wesley Church grounds, cny Hay and William Street Perth

The Australia Cuba Friendship Society in Western Australia will have a picket on the 12th September to mark the unjust incarceration and for the freedom of the Five and to distribute fliers to raise awareness of the case.

Sponsor: Australia Cuba Friendship Society, Perth Branch
Contact: Vinnie on 0419812872 or Elizabeth 0421113343


Rome, Italy, Oct. 17, 2010: Program: Los Cinco: una injusticia ignorata

Date: Sunday, Oct. 17
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Auditorium, Rome
Admission: Free

List of Speakers:
Ken Loach (Director; G.B) mensaje.
Frei Betto (teologo y escritor; Brasil)
GianniVattimo (filosofo; Italia)
Wayne Smith ex diplomatico USA a La Habana.
Gianni Minà periodista
Rosa Aurora Freijanes Coca esposa de Fernando
Mariana Chirino Saavedra Asesora del presidente Alarcon
Proiection de Video mensaje de Alarcon y del Comite Norteamericano por la liberacion de los Cinco.
Omenaje musical de la trovadora cubana Renata Mezenov y del pianista cubano Marcos Madrigal y de la soprana Ileana Jimenez.
Saludos a todos los que han partecipado a la campaña “ Yo estoy con los Cinco y tu? “
Conducción de la iniciativa: Gianni Minà

Está además prevista la participación de algunos testimonial de la campaña de sensibilización sobre el caso de los Cinco promovida por el Circulo de Roma de la Asociación Italia Cuba, “Yo con los Cinco, y tu?”. Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Salim Lamrani, entre otros.

Está garantizada la presencia de traductores simultaneos para la conferencia

Sponsor: Italia-Cuba circulo de Roma
Contact: marcopapacci@gmail.com


San Salvador, El Salvador, Sept. 4, 2010: III Congreso de Solidaridad con Cuba

Date: Saturday, Sept. 4
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Universidad Centro Americana, José Simeón Cañas UCA, Auditorio Ignacio Ellacuría

Participarán personalidades salvadoreñas y, de Cuba : Roberto, padre de nuestro comandante Feliciano; b) Rosa Aurora, esposa de uno de los Cinco; c) Pedro Pablo, embajador.


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Sri Lanka, Sept. 13, 2010: Newspaper Ad

Details: On the occasion of the 12th Anniversary of the five heroes, a full-page advertisement will be published in the - "Daily News" - the most widely circulated daily news paper in Sri Lanka

Sponsor: Sri Lanka - Cuba Friendship Society, Sri Lanka National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba, Sri Lanka Lawyers for Solidarity with Cuba, Association of the Parents of the Students Studying in Cuba, Communist Party of Sri Lanka, Peoples' United Front, National Freedom Front,Peoples' Liberation Front, Lanka Sama Samaja Party ( Socialist Party)


Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 12, 2010: Picket and Mass Leafletting

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: Downtown Stockholm (details to come)

Sponsor: Swedish-Cuban Association, Swedish Free the Five Committee
Contact: libertadalos5.estocolmo@gmail.com


Toronto, ONT, Canada, Sept. 12, 2010: 12 Years of Injustice - Free the Cuban Five

Date: Sunday, Sept. 12
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Main Auditorium, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto (St. George subway station)
Admission free

Program featuring: Relatives of the Cuban Five, Puerto Rican independence leader Rafael Cancel Miranda, Cuban Five attorney Leonard Weinglass, and cultural performances by Poetic Voices/Voces Poéticas and Zuviri

Sponsor: Toronto Forum on Cuba
Endorers: Latin America Solidarity Network (LASN)
Contact: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com, www.torontoforumoncuba.wordpress.com


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Valencia, Spain, Sept. 11, 2010: Concentración-Manifestación

Date: Sabado, Sept. 11
Time: 18.30
Location: Frente al Consulado de EEUU en C/ Dr Romagosa, 1, Valencia

Sponsors: Comité Per L'alliberament Dels Cinc Cubans Presos Als Eeuu Del País Valencià
Contact: www.uv.es/pla/10911man.htm


Vancouver, BC, CANADA, Sept. 13, 2010: Vigil, Press Conference, and Protest

Date: Monday, Sept. 13
Time: 8am-6pm: All Day Vigil Protest
  11am-12pm: Press Conference
  5pm-6pm: Protest Action
Location: U.S. Consulate, 1075 W. Pender Street (Downtown Vancouver, Canada)

The Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver invites you to participate in a daylong vigil on Monday, September 13th, in front of the U.S. Consulate. Throughout the vigil there will be live music, poetry, art exhibits, information table, protest and much more to honor the 5 and demand: FREE THE 5 CUBAN HEROES NOW!

Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Contact: 604-719-6947, cuban5_van@yahoo.com, www.freethe5vancouver.ca


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Vienna, Austria, Sept. 11, 2010: Mahnwache (Vigil) - FREE the FIVE

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11
Time: 2 - 4pm
Location: Stephansplatz

Sponsors: Komitee-Austria "FREE THE FIVE"
Contact: Brigitte Oftner, b.oftner@aon.at


Wellington, NZ, Sept. 10, 2010: Music, speeches, leaflets

Date: Friday, Sept. 10
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Cubita Cafe, Cnr Taranaki Street and Courtenay Place, Wellington

Sponsor: Wellington Cuba Friendship Society
Endorsers: Latin American Solidarity Committee
Contact: Gillian, +64 4 803 1190


Windhoek, Namibia, Sept. 9, 2010: Handing of a Petition to the American embassy

Date: Thursday, Sept. 9
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Starting from Kudu, Independence avenue to US Embassy

The Namibia/Cuba Friendship Association will hand in a petition to the American Embassy regarding the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five, demanding their immdeiate release.

Sponsor: Namibia/Cuba Friendship Association
Contact: Magdalena.Nangolo@gov.mof.na


Windsor, ONT, Canada, Oct. 2, 2010: Public Rally to Free the Cuban Five

Date: Saturday Oct. 2, 2010
Location: Oak Room, Vanier Hall, University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario

We are honoured to inform you that we will be addressed by Elizabeth Palmeiro, the wife of Ramon Labañino, one of the Cuban Five and Silvia Garcia Tabio, member of the Cuban National Assembly. In order to make this an international event, we are inviting our partners in Detroit and across the U.S. to join with us in Windsor in calling for the release of the Five by the Obama administration.

Sponsor: Canadian Cuban Friendship Association - Windsor
Contact: ccfawindsor@gmail.com


Toronto, ONT, CANADA, August 8, 2010: Free the Cuban Five hosted by the United Steelworkers

Date: Sunday, August 8
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

The United Steelworkers of Canada together with the United Steelworkers of America and the Unite/Steelworkers Union of the United Kingdom and the Worker to Worker, Canada-Cuba Labour Solidarity Network are hosting a "Free the Cuban Five" event in Toronto at the Steelworkers Hall on Sunday, August 8. at 7:00p.m.

Special guest to the event and coming all the way from Cuba are Olga Salanueva, Irma Gonzalez, Adriana Perez, and Ana Mayra Rodriguez, family members of the Cuban Five.


Miami, FL, July 18, 2010: Press Conference on the Cuban Five

Date: Sunday, July 18
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Key Biscayne Room
3974 South River Dr., Miami. Across Le Jeune Rd from Miami International Airport

It will deal with the present state of the latest appeal process of Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five, accused and convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in the case of the shootdown of the Brothers to the Rescue planes in February 1996, presented to the circuit court in Miami last June.

Also with the possibility of a prisoner exchange between the U.S. and Cuba, exchange that would involve the Cuban Five, for almost 12 years in U.S. prisons, and a number of Cuban political prisoners in Cuba, as well as, Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen detained in Cuba since last December accused of subversive activities.

Sponsors: Alianza Martiana, a coalition of Cuban American organizations in Miami
Contact: 305- 757-3113


North America, July 3-August 3: Pastors for Peace 21st Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

The 21st Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is now underway. Buses and trucks are now travelling along 13 different routes through Canada and the U.S., visiting 130 cities to educate people about Cuba and the U.S. blockade, and to gather supplies to be brought to Cuba. Support the caravan by joining the event in your city and donating what you can.

Click here for a list of events


Miami, FL, July 10, 2010: Car Caravan Against Terrorism

Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Participants will start gathering at 11 AM at the parking lot of the Youth Fair, the entrance of which is at the light of Coral Way and S.W. 112 Avenue, Miami. At noon the caravan will leave to drive throgh Westchester´s main avenues.

The arrest of Chavez Abarca in Venezuela — a terrorist sought by Interpol and long time associate of another home grown terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles — proves that Cuban-American terrorists are still planning terrorist acts while free here in Miami.

We are demanding that the Federal Government arrest, charge, and try these well known Cuban-American terrorists for their crimes.

Las organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana convocan a todas las personas de buena voluntad de nuestra comunidad a participar en otra caravana en contra del terrorismo y por la libertad de los 5 este próximo sábado, 10 de julio, en Westchester.

El reciente arresto de Chávez Abarca al intentar ingresar en Venezuela para cometer actos terroristas prueba que los terroristas de la extrema derecha cubano americana continuan planificando impunemente en Miami actos de barbarie.

Exigimos a las autoridades que lleven ante la justicia a los terroristas de la extrema derecha cubano americana culpables de odiosos crímenes y a quienes el gobierno federal continúa brindándole impunidad, mientras mantiene encarcelados a los Cinco.

Los participantes comenzarán a reunirse en el lugar señalado a partir de las 10:30 de la mañana para salir, como de costumbre, más entrada la mañana, a recorrer importantes avenidas del reparto de Westchester.

¡Terroristas a la cárcel! ¡Libertad para los 5!

Sponsors: Alianza Martiana
Contact: 305- 757-3113


Toronto, ONT, May 22, 2010: No to the Genocidal Blockade & Free the Cuban Five Anti-Terrorists/Political prisoners of the Empire

Date: May 22nd, Saturday
Time: 12:00 noon
Location: The Cuban Consulate in Toronto, 5353 Dundas Street West (off Kipling subway station) in Etobicoke

While the mercenary forces are planning to celebrate the shameful May 20, 1902 when the U.S. military forces imposed a neo-colonial regima in Cuba; we supporters of the Cuban Revolution will gather to demand an end to the Genocidal Blockade of Cuba by the U.S. of A and its allies and seek freedom for the Cuban Five Anti-Terrorists/Political Prisoners of the Empire.

Sponsors: Toronto Forum on Cuba, Latin American Solidarity Network
Endorsers: Director of the Contemporary Islamic Thought Institute
Contact: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com
www.torontoforumoncuba.tyo.ca


Los Angeles, CA, May 22 and Progam, 2010: Opening Reception for Antonio Guerrero Art Show

Saturday, May 22nd
7:30-10:30 pm
SPARC Gallery (Old Venice Jail)
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA

Suggested minimum donation: $10

Opening reception for Antonio Guerrero's touring art show, "From My Altitude", featuring reading of Antonio's poetry by Edward Asner

Sunday, May 23rd
11:00 am-2:00 pm
SPARC Gallery (Old Venice Jail)
685 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA

Suggested minimum donation: $25

Fundraising brunch "Women behind the Cuban Five" with special guest Dolores Huerta, co-founder and first Vice-President of the UFWA.

Sponsored by: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five
For more information: 310-822-9560

Miami, FL, Apr. 25, 2010: Talk by Salim Lamrani

Sunday, April 25th
2:30 pm
Key Biscayne Room, Embassy Suites Hotel
3974 N.W. South River Drive (near Miami Airport)

Un acto exigiendo la inmediata libertad de los Cinco. Orador invitado de honor será Salim Lamrani, eminente profesor francés de las universidades de La Sorbona y Paris-Marne, y especialista en las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba.

A meeting to demand the immediate liberty of the Five, featuring invited speaker Salim Lamrani, eminent French Professor from the Sorbonne and Paris-Marne Universities, and specialist in U.S.-Cuban relations.


Toronto, ONT, Apr. 17, 2010: Free the Cuban Five & End the Blockade Rally

SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
1:00 PM
Across from the U.S. Consulate, 360 University Ave.

On the Occasion of the Commemoration of the First Military Defeat of U.S. Imperialism in Latin America
- Bay of Pigs* (Playa Girón), Cuba. 1961 -

We invite the friends of Latin America, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and all others who have been subjected to imperialist aggression, as well as all those who strive for peace, to join us in demanding freedom for the Cuban Five who selflessly risked their own lives, to prevent terrorist attacks.

While terrorists such as Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, who masterminded the bombing of a civilian airliner in midair, murdering all 73 people aboard, continue to walk freely on the streets of Miami, the Cuban Five -Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernández and René González- are in U.S. prisons since Sept. 12th, 1998, for defending Cuba’s sovereignty and consequently also exposing the hypocrisy of the U.S. government and its allies, in their “war on terror”.

WE DEMAND: FREE THE CUBAN FIVE and END THE BLOCKADE NOW!


*On April 17th, 1961 the U.S. sent about 1,500 CIA-trained mercenaries to invade the Bay of Pigs (Playa Girón) on the southern coast of Cuba, in an attempt to overthrow the Cuban Revolution. By April 19th, in less than 72 hours, THE U.S. EMPIRE HAD BEEN DEFEATED!!! The Cuban Revolution and the mobilization of the Cuban people led by Fidel Castro, had been grossly underestimated and, in the end, 200 mercenaries were killed, 1197 others were captured and the failed invasion cost U.S. taxpayers over $46 million.

Organized by: Toronto Forum on Cuba
Sponsored by: The Latin American Solidarity Network

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Solidarity Fiesta!
Uniting in Struggle and Celebration.

Co-ordinated by the Latin American Solidarity Network, the Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid, and the Toronto Workers Assembly.

Saturday April 17, 2010
7 PM - Late Night
Steelworkers' Hall -25 Cecil Street, Toronto.
Click here for directions

Cost $10 or PWYC

Featuring:
DJ
Dancing
Performances and Presentations by:
Chaak (Andean music)
Voces Poeticas
Benny Esguerra (drumming)
Rafeef (Palestinian spoken word artist)
Nueva Siembra (folkloric dance performance)
Delicous Latin American food for sale


Eugene, OR, Mar. 5-31, 2010: From My Altitude, a touring exhibit by Antonio Guerrero

Date: March 5 – 31, 2010
Location: Fenorio Gallery, 881 Willamette St., Eugene
Opening reception: 7:00 pm, March 5

The exhibit will be part of the "Art Walk" on "First Friday."

Leonard Weinglass, appeals attorney for Antonio Guerrero, will speak at the gallery in early March (date to be confirmed soon.)

Sponsored by: Eugene Free the Cuban Five Committee


Eugene, OR, Mar. 10, 2010: Attorney Leonard Weinglass

Date: Weds., March 10, 2010
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: U. of Oregon Law School, Room 175, 15th & Agate Sts.
More Information: 541-546-8676

Leonard Weinglass, appeals attorney for Antonio Guerrero, will speak on the case of the Cuban Five

Sponsored by: Eugene Free the Cuban Five Committee
Sponsors Include: LASC (Latin American Solidarity Committee); American Constitutional Society; PanAsian Community Alliance; UO Public Interest/Public Service Program; Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; UO Law School Office of Career Services


Vancouver, BC, Mar. 1, 2010: Extradite Posada, Free the Cuban Five!

Date: Monday, March 1, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: U.S. Consulate, 1075 W. Pender St.
Sponsored by: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
For more information: 604-719-6947, cuban5_van@yahoo.com, or click here


Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 24, 2010: Film Showing

Date: Wed., Feb. 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center, 202 Harvard Dr. S.E.
Sponsored by: A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
$3 to 5 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds


El Paso, TX, Feb. 24, 2010: Forum and Film Showing

Date: Wed., Feb. 24
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: UTEP Student Union, Suite 312
Sponsored by: El Paso Active


El Paso, TX, Feb. 28, 2010: Forum and Film Showing

Date: Sunday, Feb 28
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, 4425 Byron St
Public forum with film: Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in U.S.A.


El Paso, TX, Mar. 1, 2010: Protest at the Trial of Luis Posada Carriles

Cancelled due to trial postponement

Date: Monday, March 1, 2010
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Federal Courthouse, 511 E. San Antonio Ave., El Paso, TX
Sponsored by: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
For more information click here


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Louisville, KY, Feb. 5-19, 2010: From My Altitude, a touring exhibit by Antonio Guerrero

Date: February 5 –19, 2010
Location: Main Floor, Ekstrom Library. University of Louisville. (Easy parking in Speed Museum ramp)

Opening reception and poetry reading, featuring poetry by the Cuban 5 and other Cuban poets
Date: February 9, 2010
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Bingham Poetry Room — Ekstrom Library

Sponsored by: Kentucky Interfaith Taskforce on Latin America and the Caribbean, The UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, The Henry Wallace Brigade, UofL Ekstrom Library Exhibits and Programs Committee
For more information: Sonja DeVries (558-5568), Walter Tillow (636-1551), or Carol Kraemer (939-6612)


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San Francisco, CA, Dec. 11, 2009: An Evening with Jimmy Santiago Baca - Benefit for the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Date: Friday, Dec. 11, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)
Location: Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., San Francisco, CA (one block from 24th & Mission BART)
Donation: $10 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Please join us for an evening of music and poetry with Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jack Hirschman & Ronald Rosario to support the cause of the Cuban Five. Refreshments will be served.

Jimmy Santiago Baca, born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, is a renowned poet and author, recipient of the American Book Award, and the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand. In his new and first novel, A Glass of Water, Baca’s rich imagery and moving narrative of a Mexican family’s migration and experience in southern New
Mexico highlight the struggle of millions of immigrants who strive for a better life.

Sponsored by: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and Middle East Children's Alliance
For more information or to purchase tickets in advance: 415-821-6545


Albuquerque, NM, Dec. 12, 2009: Desde Mi Altura - Opening Reception for Antonio Guerrero Art Show

Date: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: THE NORMAL GALLERY, 1415 4th St. NE, Albuquerque

Show Runs Through January 8, 2010
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 6-8 pm
Saturday-Sunday 1-4 pm
or by appointment
515-520-7286
www.supernormals.org

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Scandinavia, Nov. 1-17, 2009: Andrés Gómez Speaking Tour

Andrés Gómez is a Cuban-American community activist in Miami, the leader of the Alianza Martiana coalition, editor of Areito Digital, and a leading Cuban Five activist

Sunday 1 November:
Dep 12:20 Brussels. Arrival Copenhagen 14:00. Flight TF2276.
Meet at airport and transport 10 km to home of friends.
Evening dinner with friends of Cuba

Monday 2 Nov:
Monday or Wednesday possible opportunity Cuba's Embassy
Newspaper interview The Daily Worker,
Evening; Dinner and meeting with youth.

Tuesday 3 Nov:
Morning: from Copenhagen to Malmö by train or car over the bridge (30 min)
Media interviews: Efter Arbetet, Liberación, local radio.
Meet with René Vázquez Díaz during time in Malmö
18:30 Public talk at Sofielunds Folkets Hus, Rolfsgatan 16.

Wednesday 4 Nov:
Be picked up in Malmö for travel back to Copenhagen.
Tour of Copenhagen
Internationalt Forum Americas meeting opportunity
18:30; Public talk at venue of Danish-Cuban Association, Nygårdsvej 52.

Thursday 5 Nov:
Dep Copenhagen 08:05 a.m., arrival Helsinki 10:40 a.m. flight SK6621.
13:00 Lunch with heads of Department of Political Science of Helsinki University
15:00 Radio interview Finnish Broadcasting YLE
17:00-18:30 Meeting with Cuba Friendship Group of Finland's Parliament
19:00 Public talk. Venue: Kymppi Library, Elielinaukio

Friday 6th Nov:
09:30 Peace Committee
10:00-11:30 Foreign Ministry
12:00 Interview Helsingin Sanomat, Finlands largest daily newspaper
13:15 Lunch with former president Finland-Cuba Friendship Association Markku Tapio
See Helsinki, museums etc
17:00 Cuba's Ambassador Sergio González González invites to a coctail.

Saturday 7th Nov:
Dep Helsinki 09:30 a.m., arrival Oslo 10:05 a.m. flight SK8383.
Meet with Embassy of Cuba. Ambassador Rogerio Santana Rodriguez
Meet Members of Parliament, authors, lawyers ... in restaurant facility in central Oslo.

Sunday 8th Nov:
See Oslo and surroundings
Some relaxation
Dinner with the board of the Cuba Association of Norway

Monday 9th Nov:
Visit the University
Press conference
18:00 Public talk. Venue: Cubasenter, Brugata 1.

Tuesday 10th Nov:
Dep by train from Oslo Central Station 13:00, arrival Gothenburg, Sweden 16.54.
Dinner with friends of Cuba

Wednesday 11th Nov:
Meeting at Gothenburg University.
Media interviews.
19:00 Public talk at center of the Swedish-Cuban Association Gothenburg Branch, 4:e Långg. 8.

Thursday 12th Nov:
Dep 09.30 a.m. ferry boat Gothenburg. Arrival Denmark, Fredrikshavn 12.55.
Swedish activist accompanies Andrés on the trip to Denmark
By train or car to Aalborg from Fredrikshavn (60 km)
Public talk in Aalborg.

Friday 13th Nov:
Dep 14.00 ferry boat Fredrikshavn. Arrival Gothenburg, Sweden 17:15.
or dep 11.50 a.m. ferry boat Fredrikshavn. Arrival Gothenburg, Sweden 15:15.
Free time in Gothenburg
Interviews etc

Saturday 14th Nov:
Dep train Gbg 10.42 a.m., arrival Katrineholm 12.51. By train or car to Eskilstuna
Interview local daily newspaper Folket and local radio
16:00 Public talk. Venue NBV, Radermachergatan 34.

Sunday 15th Nov:
Dep train Eskilstuna 10.05 a.m., arrival Stockholm C 11.22.
Stockholm sightseeing
Media interviews
17:00 Public talk. Venue Café Marx, Kungsgatan 84.

Monday 16th Nov:
In Stockholm meetings with politicians, representatives organisations, media.
Embassy of Cuba. Ambassador Ernesto Meléndez Bachs
Evauation meeting


Boulder, CO, Sept. 22, 2009: Opening reception for exhibit of art by Antonio Guerrero
Colorado Springs, CO, Oct. 2, 2009

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: British Studies Library (Norlin Library 5th floor), CU Boulder
(Art on display from 9/09 - 9/23)

Date: Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm
Smokebrush Gallery
218 W. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs
719-444-1012
(Art on display from 10/2 - 10/30)

Opening receptions for the art exhibit of work by Antonio Guerrero, featuring a reading by Jimmy Santiago Baca. Baca, born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, is a renowned poet and author, recipient of many awards for his insightful writings, including the American Book Award, and the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand.

Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, 415-821-6545


London, UK, Oct. 1, 2009: US Embassy Vigil

Thursday, Oct. 1
Time: 6-7.30pm
Location: US Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London, (Bond St tube)

UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign annual vigil for the Five with special guests from Cuba-
Adriana Pérez, wife of Gerardo, and Olga Salanueva and Irma González, wife and daughter of Rene.

plus speakers from the trade union and labour movement and celebrity supporters of the five including:
Jeremy Corbyn, Member of Parliament
Colin Burgon, Member of Parliament
Michael Mansfield, QC
Billy Hayes, General Secretary, Communications Workers Union
Bob Crow, General Secretary, Rail Maritime and Transport Union
Luke Crawley, Assistant General Secretary, Broadcasting and Enternment Union
Jerry Bartlett, Deputy General Secretary, National Association of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers
Geoff Shears, Thompsons Solicitors
plus others

Sponsors: Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Endorsers: Trade Union Congress, Unite the Union, Unison, CWU, NUT, NASUWT, GMB, BFAWU, NAPO, PCS, POA, RMT, UCATT, ASLEF, TSSA, FBU, MU, NUJ, BECTU, NUM, NAPO, Thompsons Solicitors, OH Parsons Solicitors

Contact: communications@cuba-solidarity.org.uk
+44 (0)20 8800 0155
www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk


London, UK, Sept. 7, 2009: Trafalgar Square's 4th plinth

Monday, Sept. 7, 2009
Time: 8-9pm
Location: Trafalgar Square, London

As part of internationally renowned sculptor and artist Antony Gormley's 100 day One & Other installation in the UK capital's landmark tourist destination, UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign member, Alan Fitter, is using his allocated one hour on the plinth to call for justice for the Five.

The event will be broadcast live on the internet reaching an international audience through the 4th plinth website, www.oneandother.co.uk which also has weekly highlights on the Sky Arts channel.

Sponsors: Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Contact: communications@cuba-solidarity.org.uk, www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk


Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 10, 2009: Demonstration

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: in front of US Embassy in Prague, Trziste 15, Prague-Lesser Town

Sponsors: Czech-Cuban Friendship Cociety and Prague Council of Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia

Contact: vladimir.sedlacek@kscm.cz


Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 10, 2009: La IV Jornada Mundial de Solidaridad con los Cinco Héroes Cubanos

Jueves 10 de septiembre de 2009
Hora: 7:00 pm.
Lugar: Embajada de Cuba, Presidente Masaryk No. 554, Col. Polanco, Del. Miguel Hidalgo

Sponsors: Movimiento Mexicano de Solidaridad con Cuba


Luxembourg, Sept. 10, 2009: Entrega de las peticiones à l'atencion del presidente Obama

Jueves 10 de septiembre de 2009
Hora: 2 pm
Lugar: Embajada de Estados Unidos en Luxemburgo

Sponsors: Comité "Liberté pour les Cinq" - Luxembourg

Contact: iiognaprat@zlv.lu


Düsseldorf, Germany, Sept. 11, 2009: Picket

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz, near U.S. General Consulate and near the central railway station, Düsseldorf

Sponsors: German Committee to Free the Cuban Five, ¡Basta ya!
Endorsers: "DKP" (German Communist Party), "Freundschaftsgesellschaft BRD-Kuba, e.V." (German Cuba Friendship Association), "Cuba Sí" Berlin, Netzwerk Cuba - Informationsbüro - e.V.(Cuba Network)

Contact: www.miami5.de, http://www.fgbrdkuba.de/termine/kalender.html


Limburg, Belgium, Sept. 11, 2009: Outreach and street rally

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Time: 07.00h - 09.00h
Location: Station, Hasselt

Members of "Limburgo Presente" will inform the people about the Five. Limburgo Presente is an organisation of the trade-union ABVV Limburg. We will collect signatures for the letter to Obama.

Sponsors: Trade Union AC - ABVV Limburg

Contact: gabyjaenen@hotmail.com


Vienna, Austria, Sept. 11, 2009: Demonstration

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Stephansplatz/Stock im Eisen-Platz, Vienna

Members of "Limburgo Presente" will inform the people about the Five. Limburgo Presente is an organisation of the trade-union ABVV Limburg. We will collect signatures for the letter to Obama.

Sponsors: Komitee Austria Free the Five

Contact: www.cuba.or.at, b.oftner@aon.at


San Francisco, CA, Sept. 12, 2009: Outreach and street rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time 11:00 a.m.
Location:Power to the Peaceful concert and festival, Golden Gate Park, S.F.

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is organizing to leaflet among the thousands of participants, and to collect petitions. Join us at our table! Help get the word out about the Cuban Five!

Contact: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, 415-821-6545


Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, and Riverside, CA, Sept. 12, 2009: Protests

Saturday, Sept. 12, 1 pm
MacArthur Park
Corner of Wilshire & Alvarado, Los Angeles (At the MacArthur Park Metro Red Line Stop)

Long Beach (South Bay)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1pm
Corner of Alamitos and 7th St, Long Beach

Santa Ana (Orange County)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1pm
Ronald Reagan Federal Building
411 W 4th St, Santa Ana

Riverside (Inland Empire)
Saturday, Sept. 12, 1pm
Corner of University & Iowa, Riverside (near the UCR campus)

Fore more info call 213-251-1025 or email answerla@answerla.org

Sponsor: ANSWER-Los Angeles


Seattle, WA, Sept. 12, 2009: Street outreach and visibility for the Cuban Five

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Corner of Broadway and East Pike

Gather to distribute leaflets and collect signatures on the petition to free the Five, raise community awareness of the case.

Sponsor: ANSWER Seattle

Contact: answer@answerseattle.org


New York, NY, Sept. 12, 2009: Political prisoner rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time 7-9 pm
Location:Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St., NY, NY (Wheelchair Accessible)

$5-10 DONATION (no one will be turned away due to lack of funds)

Happy 65th Birthday Leonard Peltier! Free The Cuban 5: 11 Years Of Unjust Incarceration! Viva Puerto Rico Libre: 10th Anniversary Of The Release Of The Puerto Rican Pps/Pows!

Program: Representative from the Cuban Mission to the U.N., Mahina Movement, Attorney Mike Kuzma, Dylcia Pagan, former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, and other Special Guests

Co-Sponsored by: NYC Leonard Peltier Support Group, NYC Jericho Movement, Iglesia San Romero de las Américas, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5

Contact: nyclpsg@gmail.comnycjericho@gmail.com • 718-853-0893


New Paltz, NY, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 10 am - noon
Location: just off Main St. (Rt. 299) in front of New Paltz Plaza shopping center

We will be demonstrating with signs and leaflets in a high-traffic area, focusing on two issues relating to Cuba ‹ a call to free the "Cuban Five" prisoners in the U.S., and for the Obama Administration to completely end Washington's long economic and trade embargo against the Havana government and to allow American citizens the right to visit Cuba.

Sponsor: Peace and Social Progress Now
Endorsers: Caribbean and Latin America Support Project (CLASP) and Middle East Crisis Response.

Contact: Peace and Social Progress Now! (PSPN), New Paltz, NY (845) 255-5779, jacdon@earthlink.net


Baraboo, WI, Sept. 12, 2009: Flyering for the Five

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Location: Sauk County Fairgrounds (c. 20 miles from where Fernando was long imprisoned), Baraboo, WI

We'll have volunteers hoping to distribute 1,000s of flyers to the tens of thousands of progressive Wisconsinites who will attend this event. In the past, we have raised this issue, with increasing positive responses, so much that the prison warden requested Fernando's transfer out of Wisconsin immediately after the 2007 festival. Addl. volunteers are welcome, and the overall event is very positive gathering of progressives in the upper midwest. See www.fightingbobfest.org/

Sponsor: Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, www.wicuba.org

Contact: Art Heitzer, aheitzer@igc.org, (414) 273-1040, ext. 12, www.wicuba.org


Boston, MA, Sept. 12, 2009: Demonstration

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 12-1:30
Location: Park Street "T" station


Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally at US Embassy

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: In front of the U.S. Embassy, Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

Sponsors: Movimiento Mexicano de Solidaridad con Cuba


Juarez, Mexico, Sept. 12, 2009: Protest and lobby at US Consulate

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time TBA
Location: in front of US Consulate - the complex is surrounded by fence, so we will post on street, outside of fence. - adddress and transportation options to be provided at a later time.

Contact: Jenifer Smith, 575-522-3709 leonja.smith@gmail.com


Toronto, Canada, Sept. 12, 2009: Movie and update

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: OISE - 252 Bloor Street West (St. George Subway Stn.), Room #2214

“THE TRIAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CUBAN FIVE”, narrated by Danny Glover
FILM SHOWING with an update on the case by Lorne Gershuny

Organized by: Toronto Forum on Cuba torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com
Sponsored by: Latin America Solidarity Network
For more info please, check: www.torontoforumoncuba.tyo


Calgary, Canada, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Location: The American Consulate (615 Macleod Trail SE )

This event is to be a rally to protest the unjust and cruel imprisonment of the Cuban Five, the denial of visas to their families, and the corrupt and inhumane posture of the US government toward Cuba and the Cuban Revolution.

Sponsors: Calgary CCFA (Canada-Cuba Friendship Association)

Contact: Jan Tarasoff -- 403-289-4689 or onewelsh@telus.net
Rick Collier -- 403-246-8246 or collierr@telus.net


Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson St. at Howe St., Vancouver, BC

Please join us in front of the Art Gallery in Downtown Vancouver with renowned speakers, musicians and poets.

Sponsors: Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver

Contact: 6046571531, cuban5_van@yahoo.ca


Georgetown, Guyana, Sept. 12, 2009: Meeting

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Venezuelan Institute, 106 New Garden Street, Queenstown, Georgetown

The Guyana Cuba Friendship Association in collaboration with the Guyana Venezuela Friendship Society will host an activity to observe the 11 Anniversary of the imprisonment of our brothers - the five Cuban Heroes. There would be addresses by his Excellency Raul Gortaar-Morrero, Ambassador for Cuba in Guyana, His Excellency Dario Morandy Ambassador for Venezuela to Guyana, Pedro Arteaga - Charge d'Affaires - Embassy of Cuba in Guyana, Samuel D Abdool - President of Guyana Cuba Friendship Association and Sharon Lambert - Vice Chairman of the Guyana Venezuela Friendship Society. A file "El Proceeso" would be shown.

Sponsors: Guyana Cuba Friendship Association and the Guyana Venezuela Friendship Society
Endorsers: His Excellencies Ambassadors for Cuba in Guyana and Ambassador for Venezuela in Guyana

Contact: guyana_cuba_association@yahoo.com


Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 12, 2009: Acto Político Cultural

Sábado 12 de septiembre
Time: 15 h
Location: Frente a la Embajada de los EEUU en Buenos Aires

Desarrollaremos un acto político cultural con la participación de trovadores, cantantes, recitadores en frente de la Embajada de los EEUU en nuestro país para reclamar al Gobierno de Barack Obama que levante los cargos que pesan sobre los Cinco y los libere inmediatamente. También exigiremos la entrega inmediata de visas a Adriana y a Olga.

Sponsor: El Comité Argentino Por La Libertad De Los Cinco
Endorsers: Agrupaciones docentes, Casas de Amistad con Cuba, Asociación de Trabajadores Estatales, Movimiento Libres del Sur, Organismos de Derechos Humanos, Asociación Americana de Juristas, Asociación Argentina de Actores, Partido Socialista, Partido Comunista, Partido Socialista de Trabajadores, Partido Obrero, Movimiento Socialista de Trabajadores, Comedor Los Pibes de la Boca, Agrupación Fogoneros y numerosas organizaciones políticas y sociales que están enviando sus adhesiones.


Bogota, Colombia, Sept. 12, 2009: Gran Concierto Solidario "Por la Libertad de los 5 Antiterroristas cubanos"

Sábado 12 de septiembre
Time: de 2 a 5 de la tarde
Location: en la Avenida Calle 26 entre las Carreras 45 y 50.

Sponsor: El Movimiento Colombiano de Solidaridad con Cuba


London, UK, Sept. 12, 2009: Break the Chains: Free all Prisoners of Imperialism! Free the Cuban 5!

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time 12:00 noon
Location: Upper Street, next to Angel tube station, London

This event, as well as being a protest demanding the immediate release of the Cuban 5, will also be in support of all prisoners of imperialism and will feature speakers from organisations representing political prisoners incarcerated around the world, as well as those who campaign on behalf of immigrants detained in UK deportation centres.

Sponsored by: Rock Around the Blockade

Contact: office@ratb.org.uk, (+44) 020 7837 1688


Manchester, UK, Sept. 12, 2009: Street action

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time 12:00 noon - 3 pm
Location: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre

Stalls, Speeches, Petitions and leaflets in support of the Cuban 5.

Sponsored by: Rock Around The Blockade, Manchester branch
Endorsers: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! Manchester

Contact: manc@ratb.org, +447519427093


Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 12, 2009: March and picket

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time 12:00 noon
Location: Assemble at Duke of Wellington Statue on Princes Street then march to US Consulate, 3 Regent Terrace for picket

Free the Cuban 5! US imperialism out of Latin America!

Sponsored by: Rock Around the Blockade, Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!

Contact: office@ratb.org.uk


Berlin, Germany, Sept. 12, 2009: Picket

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Pariser Platz in Berlin, near U.S. Embassy and the "Brandenburger Tor"

Sponsors: German Committee to Free the Cuban Five, ¡Basta ya!
Endorsers: "DKP" (German Communist Party), "Freundschaftsgesellschaft BRD-Kuba, e.V." (German Cuba Friendship Association), "Cuba Sí" Berlin, Netzwerk Cuba - Informationsbüro - e.V.(Cuba Network)

Contact: www.miami5.de, http://www.fgbrdkuba.de/termine/kalender.html


Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 12, 2009: Five hours for the Cuban Five

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Location: Poelaertplein, 1000 Brussels, next to the Palace of Justice

Last year, Five known Flemish actors in collaboration with Free the Five Committee Belgium, decided to fight for the liberation of the Cuban Five. They wanted to use their fame in Belgium to convince the public opinion to react against this injustice case. On the 12th of September, the day of 11th year of imprisonment for Gerardo, Hernando, Ramón, René and Fernando, they will try to attract the attention of everyone to lock themselves up in a self-made prison with the slogan "Join the Cuban Five". They will try hard to convince many other Belgians to join them in their cell, to serve time in a symbolical way. The actors will be connected live with the world wide web www.jointhecubanfive.org

Sponsors: Free the Five Committee Belgium

Contact: free-the-five@cubanismo.net, 0032 02 209 23 63


Bern, Basel, and Fribourg, Switzerland, Sept. 12, 2009: Protest Vigil

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009: NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME
Time: 10:00 am
Location: old town, Bern

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Barfüsserplatz, Basel

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Rue de Lausanne, Fribourg

Sponsors: Association Suisse-Cuba

Contact: www.cuba-si.ch, national@cuba-si.ch


Perugia, Italy, Sept. 12, 2009: Varied Activities

Publicacion de un comunicado bajo el titulo “Mr.OBAMA, hasta cuando?” en un diario nacional (“Il Manifesto”) e un diario regional (“Corriere dell’Umbria”) en los dias 11 y 12 de septiembre
Intervencion en el noticiero de una emisora TV regional (“Umbria TV”) el dia 11 de septiembre
Distribucion de volantes en los dias 11-12-13 de septiembre
Universidad de Perugia - charla del prof.Gianni Vattimo, importante filosofo italiano y miembro del Parlamento europeo (28 de septiembre)
Se va trabajando sobre la posibilidad de que se vote un orden del dia en el Consejo regional de la Umbria

Inserzione di un comunicato a pagamento con il titolo “Mr.OBAMA, fino a quando?” sul giornale nazionale “Il Manifesto” e sul giornale regionale “Il Corriere dell’Umbria” nei giorni 11 e 12 settembre
Intervista nel telegiornale dell’emittente regionale “Umbria TV” il giorno 11 settembre
Distribuzione di documentazione nei giorni 11-12-13 settembre
Università di Perugia – conferenza del prof.Gianni Vattimo, importante filosofo italiano e membro del Parlamento europeo (28 de settembre)
Si sta lavoraando sull’ipotesi di approvazione di un Ordine del Giono in seno al Consiglio Regionale


Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 12, 2009: Street rally and picket for the Cuban Five!

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 11:00 to 14:00
Location: Assemble at the Latin American Library, Drottninggatan 91, then march through the central streets of Stockholm

This event is to be a rally to protest against the unjust and cruel imprisonment of the Cuban Five, the denial of visas to their families, and the corrupt and unhuman posture of the US government toward Cuba and the Cuban Revolution!

Sponsors: The Committee Free the Five in Stockholm, and the Swedish-Cuban Friendship Association in Stockholm

Contact: The Committee Free the Five in Stockholm, libertadalos5.estocolmo@gmail.com


Eskilstuna, Sweden, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 10.00-12.00
Location: Fristadstorget (The central square in the town Eskilstuna)

Speaches, distribution of leaflets and books about the Five.

Sponsors: The Swedish-Cuban Association in Eskilstuna (Svensk kubanska Föreningen i Eskilstuna), The Committee Free the Five in Eskilstuna (Kommittén Frige De Fem i Eskilstuna)

Contact: Tomas Widén, tomas.viden@eskilstuna.se


Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 12, 2009: Marcha y Vigilia frente a la Embajada de Estados Unidos en El Libano

12 de septiembre 2009
12.00 pm
Awkar - Este de Beirut

Marcha convocada por el Comite Libanes de los Cinco L4C5, con la participacion de las fuerzas politicas libanesas amigas en protesta por la injusticia cometida contra los Cinco luchadores antiterroristas.

Endorsers: Diferentes Partidos Politicos y organizaciones juveniles libaneses, amigos de Cuba, graduados, etc


Manila, Philippines, Sept. 12, 2009: Protest in Front of the United States Embassy

Sat., Sept. 12, 2009
Time: 9:30 a.m
Location: Assembly in front of the National Library. T.M. Kalaw

Please bring placards and your organization's flag

Sponsoring Organizations: Philippines-Cuba Friendship Association/Amistad, Free the Cuban 5 Committee, BAYAN, ILPS Philippine Chapter, KMU. KMP, LFS, SAMASA Alliance-PUP, other Friendship Association and Societies for Cuba and many more.


Perth, Australia, Sept. 12, 2009: Rally

Sat., Sept. 13, 2009
Time: 12 noon
Location: Stirling Gardens, corner Barrack St and St George's Terrace

Sponsors: Communist Party of Australia, CPA, Socialist Alliance, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, ACFS

Contact: Vinnie Molina, acfsperth@gmail.com


Miami, FL, Sept. 13, 2009: Public Forum: "Perspectives of Obtaining Justice"

Sunday, Sept.13
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, Key Biscayne Room, 3974 N.W.South River Dr., Miami (across from Miami Int'l Airport)

Sponsored by the organizations that make up the Alianza Martiana


Lagos, Nigeria, Sept. 13, 2009: Public Campaign

Sunday, Sept.13
Time: 13.30 - 16.30 hrs
Location: Imoudu Hall, Nigeria Labour Congress,29 Olajuwon Street, Tejuoso-Yaba, Lagos-Nigeria

Most US citizens abhor the shame of the American establishment in the gross violation of human rights in the arrest, detention, conviction and imprisonment of the Cuban 5. Also, the rest of humanity has signed up to the campaign for the release of these patriots who were victims of fighting terrorism, for which US wants to be celebrated as the leading crusader in the fight against international terrorism.
But Nigeria has been an exception. Our voice is missing in the campaign. Even under military rule in the 70s through 80s, the Nigerian State and the Nigerian people (as represented by patriots and several progressive organizations) were united in the struggle against Apartheid and its condemnation as „a crime against humanity‰. Cuban did so much to the cause of Africans in the liberation of the Southern African countries of Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and South Africa. Thus, it was not surprising that when Hilary Clinton (US Secretary of State) visited Nigeria recently, no question was posed on the violation against human rights being perpetrated at the global stage by the US. We in the Amilcar Cabral Ideological School (ACIS) want to assume that Nigerians are yet aware of the issue of the Cuban 5 as they were in the struggle against Apartheid.

Towards this end, the Amilcar Cabral Ideological School (ACIS) is organizing this event as a clarion call to all Nigerian patriots and their progressive organizations to sign up to the campaign to free the Cuban 5. There is no better time to join this campaign than now when the Barrack Obama US presidency is seeking to change the face of US foreign policy in its pursuit of an agenda of peace and reconciliation of strained relationship caused by past US policy of aggression against sovereign nations, such as the case with the Cuban 5.

Please be part of this historic event to add your voice. Be part of the millions of voices of Nigerians to demand justice for the Cuban 5. As Nigerians, we cannot remain indifferent.

Sponsors: Amilcar Cabral Ideological School (ACIS)

Contact: Comrade Abiodun Aremu (2341-08033347962)


Buffalo, NY, Sept. 17, 2009: Petitioning and Leafletting

Sept. 17: the Arts Studio, Hallwalls, Buffalo
Sept. 21: update on the Cuban Five, Latin American Coffeehouse

Sponsor and for more information: Latin America Solidarity Committee, Western NY Peace Center, 716-332-3904


Washington, DC, July 9, 2009: Opening Reception for Exhibit of Paintings by Antonio Guerrero

Thursday, July 9
6:30 pm
1099 30th St. NW, Washington, DC
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Hosts: Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Cuban Interests Section


Boston, MA, June 17, 2009: Protest at Government Center

Wednesday, June 17
4:30 - 6:00
Government Center T Stop, Boston

Stand Out, protest and leaflet distribution during rush hour.

Sponsors: July 26th Coalition, Newton Cuba Solidarity, Pastors for Peace, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, Boston ANSWER
Contact: Jim Casteris 617-964-7932, Martin Schotz 617-916-2265


Madrid, SPAIN, June 18, 2009: Concentración a la Embajada de los EEUU

Jueves 18 de Junio del 2009
20 horas
Embajada de los EEUU en España, C/ Serrano,75, Madrid

El Comité de Madrid por la libertad de los Cinco cubanos presos en EEUU. Convoca al pueblo de Madrid a concentrarse frente la embajada de EEUU para exigir la inmediata libertad de los Cinco héroes antiterroristas encarcelados injustamente en cárceles norteaméricanas.

Sponsors: Comité de Madrid por la libertad de los Cinco cubanos presos en EEUU
Endorsers: Organizaciones de solidaridad con Cuba del estado español

Contact: illiches@yahoo.es


Paris, FRANCE, June 19, 2009: Manifestación en la Calle

Viernes 19 de junio
18h-20h

Cerca de la embajada de EEUU, Paris Francia

Cada mes la coordinacion de amistad con Cuba organiza una manifestacion en una plaza centrica de Paris. Por segunda vez sera cerca de la embajada de EEUU

Sponsors: Coordinadora para la defensa de la revolucion Cubana y la liberacion de los Cinco


Santa Monica, CA, June 19, 2009: Film: Curious About Cuba

Friday, June 19, 2009
7 pm
601 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA

Film, Narrated by Mariel Hemigway  [ aprox. 60 min ]. See a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about:  Cuba's art history and culture.  Despite Cuba's overwhelming economic and political challenges, museums in Havana abound, from rum and revolution to cars and cigars. In fact, Old Havana itself is a museum-quality collection of historic buildings, reflecting
400 years of Spanish rule, 100 years of revolution.  Old Havana City,museum of rum, casa de Africa, house of tobacco, opulent lives of the Spanish governors , Jose Marti's birthplace, Batista's presidential palace, Finca Vigia ( Hemingway's Hilltop home) private art collection of Cuba's wealthiest families.

Sponsors: Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba
Contact: Rachel 310-780-7363


Manchester, UK, June 20, 2009: Protest/Rally in support of the Five

Saturday 20 June
12 - 3pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, UK

Protest/Rally in support of the Five to express opposition to the refusal of the Supreme Court to hear the appeal.

Sponsors: Rock Around The Blockade - Manchester branch
Endorsers: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!, Revolutionary Communist Group - Manchester

Contact: mcfrfi@yahoo.com


Miami, FL, June 16, 2009: Rueda de Prensa

Actividad: conferencia de prensa, martes, 16 de junio, a las 11 a.m. Para denunciar como contraria a la justicia la decisión anunciada hoy por la corte suprema de los ee.uu. De rehusar considerar la petición de los 5 presentada ante ese tribunal por la abogados de su defensa.

También haremos saber de nuestros planes en miami y sobre los planes del movimiento a su favor en ee.uu. Y en el resto del mundo para seguir exigiendo la inmediata libertad de los 5.

Convocada: por las siguientes organizaciones de la emigración cubana en miami: la alianza martiana, la brigada antonio maceo, la atc, la asociación josé martí y el círculo bolivariano de miami.

Fecha: mañana, martes, 16 de junio, 2009

Lugar: oficinas de la alianza martiana
3009 n.w. 7 street, miami
hora: 11 a.m.


New York, NY, June 16, 2009: Emergency Picket: Free the Cuban Five NOW!

Picket Action
4-6pm
New York City Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan
(4, 5, 6, J, M, Z, R, W to City Hall or A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers)

The July 26 Coalition invites you to join us once again to demand Freedom for the Cuban Five! Following the successful June 8th Picket Action, we are asking all people who stand on the side of justice to be prepared to join us the day after the Court decision is announced.

Whether or not the US Supreme Court agrees to review the case of the Five, the struggle to free the Five will not be over! We must continue to fight against what has been over 10 years of injustice for Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González.


San Francisco, CA, June 15, 2009: Public Rally for the Cuban Five

Monday, June 15, 2009
4:30 pm, New Federal Building
Seventh St., between Mission & Jessie Sts.
San Francisco

On Mon., June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling on whether or nor to accept the Cuban Five’s appeal. This is a crucial time for the Five, who have been unjustly imprisoned in the United States for almost 11 years.

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is making an appeal to everyone to join the S.F. picketline on the day of the expected Supreme Court decision. Regardless of how the court rules, the struggle to free the Cuban anti-terrorist heroes will continue until they are free. Please join us on June 15, raise your voice for the Cuban Five’s freedom!


Montréal and Québec, QC, June 11 and 15, 2009: Manifestations

11 et 15 juin 2009
17 - 18 hres, Montréal, 11 hres à midi, Québec
Montréal et Québec

11 juin: Montréal, Devant les consulats des États-unis à Montréal et à Québec.
DE 17hres A 17h30
DEVANT L‚ÉGLISE ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH au 463 STE-CATHERINE OUEST (près de la rue St. Alexandre)
ET
DE 17h30 À 18 hres DEVANT LE CONSULAT DES États-Unis, RUE ST-ALEXANDRE/RENÉ-LÉVESQUE

15 juin: Québec, Devant les consulat US , tout près de la Terrasse Dufferin, en arrière du Château Frontenac, de 11hres à midi. Bienvenue à toutes et à tous.

Sponsors: Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les Cinq, Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba), Association québécoise des amiEs de Cuba (Québec)
Contact: info@tcsqc.ca


Berlin and Leipzig, GERMANY, June 12 and 15, 2009: Demonstration

Friday, June 12, 2009 and Monday, June 15, 2009
from 4 h p.m. to 6 h p.m.
Berlin: near the U.S. Embassy building, Pariser Platz 2
Leipzig: near U.S. Consulate building

Letters will be given to the U.S. Ambassador and U.S. secretary respectively, including a "Chronology of the events in the case of the Cuban Five"

Sponsors: "Cuba Sí" Berlin and Leipzig, Cuba Network information office, Berlin (see below)and other German Cuba friendship associations
Endorsers: Initiator: German Committee to free the Five
¡Basta ya! c/o (endorser)
Netzwerk Cuba - Informationsbüro - e.V.
Weydingerstr. 14-16
10178 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 29494260
e-mail: info@netzwerk-cuba.de
internet: www.netzwerk-cuba.de
Spendenkonto: 32 33 31 00 bei der Postbank Berlin, blz: 100 100 10
Stichwort: "miami5"
Contact: info@miami5.de


Huancayo, PERU, June 13, 2009: Rally for the Cuban Five

Sat., June 13, 2009
4 pm
Constitution Plaza
Gathering will be at the APAFAESCUBA Association, 3:30 pm.


Houston, TX, June 13, 2009: Meeting

Sat., June 13, 2009
8:30 p.m.
Ervan Chew Park, Dunlavy Street between Richmond and Hwy 59

Free video showing and discussion

Sponsor: Proyecto Latinoamericano Radio Show
For more information contact: proyecto@kpft.org


Rosario, Argentina, June 14, 2009: Acto 81 aniversario del nacimiento del Che en Rosario

Domingo 14 de junio
17.00
Teatro del Sindicato Luz y Fuerza, calle Paraguay 1135, Rosario

Este acto es por: 81 años del nacimiento del Comandante Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
En homenaje a los 50 años de la Revolución Cubana.
Por la Integracion Latinoamericana y Caribeña en el ALBA
Por la Libertad de los Cinco.
Participarán: el Intendente Municipal de Rosario, el Embajador de Cuba, la Embajadora de Bolivia, un representante de la Embajada de Venezuela y la Multisectorial de Solidaridad con Cuba de Rosario.

Sponsors: Multisectorial de Solidaridad con Cuba de la ciudad de Rosario., Municipalidad de Rosario. Universidad Nacional de Rosario., Central de Trabajadores Argentinos., Sindicato de Trabajadores Judiciales de Rosario.

Para mas información: multi.de.rosario@gmail.com


Caracas, VENEZUELA, June 8, 2009: Demonstration

Monday, June 8, 2009
Time: 10 a.m.
Plaza Bolívar de Caracas, VENEZUELA

Sponsors: Movimiento Nacional de Amistad y Solidaridad Mutua Venezuela-Cuba
Endorsers: Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Mujer, IDENA, Frente Francisco de Miranda, Movimiento Estudiantil M-28, Ministerio del Poder Popular para las Comunas, UNETE (organización de trabajadores) y otros.
Contact: movimientosolidaridadvenezuelacuba@hotmail.com


Kiev, UKRAINE, June 10, 2009: Demonstration

Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Kiev, UKRAINE


Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2009: Educational program on the Cuban Five

Thursday, June 11, 2009
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Danneman's Coffee Shop
466 Edgewood at Boulevard
2nd floor gallery
Atlanta, Georgia

Educational program to explain the background and latest developments in the case. We will also discuss action we can take in this area after hearing the decision of the Supreme Court.

Sponsored by: Atlanta Cuba Solidarity

For more information call 678-677-4721 or email atlanta4cuba@yahoo.com or sobukwekuumba@yahoo.com

Download the flyer


Auckland, NZ, June 11, 2009: Educational program on the Cuban Five

Thursday, June 11, 2009
7pm
Trades Hall, 147 Gt. North Rd, Grey Lynn

Hear Annalucia Vermunt, participant in Havana youth meeting in solidarity with the Cuban Five. ‘This is not a legal case, it is an eminently political case’ explained Olga Salanueva to the Second International Youth Meeting in Solidarity with the Cuban Five held in Havana, Cuba, on May 11 and 12. Salanueva is the wife of Ren Gonzalez, one of the five Cubanpatriots who were in Florida in the 1990s to monitor right-wing groups that have a history of carrying out deadly attacks on Cuba. The five were arrested in September 1998 and convicted in a frame-up trial. They have now been in jail for more than ten years. In the week of June 15-22, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to accept a petition to review an appeals court decision against thefive. Among the 145 people at the international youth conference was Annalucia Vermunt, who lives in Auckland and has participated in actions here building support for the five. The conference resolved to step up efforts to build the defence campaign. At this meeting, Vermunt will report on the conference and the fight to free the Five.

Post, with any donations, to: Cuba Friendship Society, 8/26A Sunnynook Rd, Forrest Hill, North Shore City.


Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, June 11, 2009: Conferencia de prensa en el Congreso Nacional

Jueves 11 de Junio
16 hs
Palacio del Congreso Nacional en el Salón Luis Cabezas, Ciudad de Buenos Aires República Argentina

La conferencia de prensa está organizada por legisladores nacionales y de la ciudad de Buenos Aires. Presentaremos el caso ante la Prensa y los legisladores darán a conocer una carta dirigida al Presidente Obama pidiendo la liberación inmediata de los Cinco

Para mas información: comiteargentinoporloscinco@gmail.com


San Diego, CA, June 12, 2009: Press conference and protest

Friday, June 12, 2009
4:30 pm
Federal Building, 880 Front St., San Diego

Demand: Free the Cuban Five
Allow the families’ visits
End the Blockade against Cuba

Organized by: Mumia, Friends of Cuba, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. Raza Rights Coalition Coalición Pro Derechos de la Raza


Washington, DC, June 12, 2009: Conflict Solutions International presents "Cuba: Past, Present, and Future"

Fri., June 12, 6:30-9:00 pm
Letelier Theater
3251 Prospect St. NW
Washington, DC

Moderator: Allison Johnson is an International Political Economist trained at Stanford University and Harvard University. She has worked for The World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United Nations and a broad array of non-profit organizations. Ms. Johnson has served Fortune 500 countries and international management consulting firms and non-governmental organizations around the world.

Panel Discussion

Wayne Smith, PhD is a veteran of the Korean War and a retired Foreign Service Officer. During his 25-year career with the US Department of State, Dr. Smith served in the former Soviet Union, Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba. He served as the Executive Secretary of President Kennedy's Latin American Task Force. Currently, Dr. Smith is an Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Since 1992, he has also been a Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C. and directs its Cuba program. He is also the author of several books including Portrait of Cuba.

Tomas Bilbao is Executive Director of the Cuba Study Group. Prior to joining the CSG, Mr. Bilbao served as Director of Operations on the successful campaign of Mel Martinez for U.S. Senate. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Bilbao served in the Administration of George W. Bush as Deputy Director of Operations at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and as Personal Aide to Secretary Mel Martinez.

Eugene Puryear is a current student at Howard University, a B.A. candidate in history. He has lectured and spoken extensively on Cuba at universities such as Howard University, the University of Maryland, Goucher College, and the University of California-Los Angeles. He has worked for the last 5 years as an organizer with the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, planning and participating in a number of marches, rallies, teach-in's and forums.

José Pertierra practices immigration law in the District of Columbia at the law firm of Pertierra & Toro, PC. Born in Havana, Cuba, he received his J.D. from George Washington University. He also holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University. Mr. Pertierra was counsel to the father of Elian Gonzalez and is currently representing the government of Venezuela in its efforts to extradite Luis Posada Carriles, accused of downing a passenger airliner in 1976. Mr. Pertierra is a Human Rights Award Winner designated by the American Immigration Lawyers Association and a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from MAPAVI Foundation.

Cecilia Domeyko is an award-winning film-maker, director, producer, and scriptwriter of “Cuba Mia.” She brings extraordinary experience to the field of documentary production centered on Latin American themes, as well as that those that touch upon the Latino experience in the U.S. Her work has earned her over 60 awards at major festivals in the past five years. Her documentaries on visionary educational reform in Chile and Uganda, are currently airing in over 90 countries, and have won numerous international awards. Her work has also appeared on WETA-TV, and WNET-TV, the Discovery Channel, and Channel 13 of Chile.

Film Clip from “Cuba: MIA”

Question and Answer Period

Reception


New York, NY, June 8, 2009: Demonstrate to demand "Free the Cuban Five NOW!"

Monday, June 8th
3:30-6:30pm
New York City Federal Building
26 Federal Plaza, Manhattan
(4, 5, 6, J, M, Z, R, W to City Hall or A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers)

Join us on the streets of New York City June 8 to demand that Washington Free the Cuban Five Now! Currently the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether or not to review the case of the Five. A decision is expected in the third week of June.

Since their arrest in Miami in September of 1998, the Five — Fernando González, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, and Ramon Labañino — have been locked up in U.S. prisons. At the time, the Five were in Miami monitoring right-wing Cuban organizations with a long record of organizing violent attacks against Cuba. At the time of the Five’s mission there had been a series of terrorist bombings at Havana hotels organized out of Miami. Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959 over 3500 Cubans have died in terrorist attacks organized from organizations based in the United States. Cuban government officials repeatedly urged the Clinton Administration to move against these rightist organizations. Instead Washington arrested and framed up the Cuban Five on unproved and unprovable “espionage” charges.

Lacking hard evidence to support their main charges, the U.S. government charged them with a series of “conspiracy” charges, including conspiracy to commit espionage. The five were convicted in 2001 in Miami in a blatant political frame-up trial. (Read this recent telephone interview with Gerardo Hernández to get a better feel for what’s involved in this case: http://www.freethefive.org/updates/IntlMedia/IMSaulGerardo41609.htm )

June 8th we will send a strong message to the U.S. government and President Obama to release these five Cuban political prisoners immediately!

This action organized by the July 26th Coalition is part of a call for International Days of Action June 6-8. Protests will be organized across the globe on those days to raise awareness of this case and demand freedom for the five. The call was issued by the Second International Youth Summit in Solidarity with the Cuban Five held in Havana May 11-12. At that gathering, 145 delegates, representing 42 countries and 86 organizations came together to discuss how to advance this international struggle.

Our voices are also strengthened by a record number of 12 “friend of the court” briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Cuban Five. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Lawyers Guild, National Conference of Black Lawyers, and 12 Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are among the groups that filed briefs. They are very useful reading to get a feel for the legal, civil liberties, and fairness issues at stake in this struggle. All of the briefs are available at: http://www.freethefive.org/resourceslegal.htm

We will also be demanding immediate visas for the families of the Cuban Five to visit them in U.S. prisons until they are free. Olga Salanueva, wife of Ramon Labañino, and Adriana Pérez, wife of Gerardo Hernández, have not been allowed the elementary right to visit their husbands in prison for the past ten years. They have been denied visas to enter the United States nine times by the U.S. government. This act of psychological torture is a clear violation of basic human rights and is part a long record of assaults on the rights of the five men, including brutal and arbitrary punishment, by the U.S. authorities aimed at breaking them.

This mobilization is part of our continuing struggle to break the media silence, educate and mobilize around this case. Join us at the Federal Building June 8 and let’s expand the campaign to win freedom for the Five


Toronto, ON, Apr. 24-30, 2009: First International Festival of Poetry of Resistance in Honor of the Cuban Five

For more information: resistancepoetryfest@gmail.com

Click here to download the program (pdf)


Sacramento, CA, May 13, 2009: Celebrate 50 Years of the Cuban Revolution

Wed., May 13, 7:00-9:00 pm
Coloma Community Center
4732 T Street
Sacramento, CA

The Sacramento Community Forum will celebrate 50 years of the Cuban Revolution with a movie, speeches and cultural performances.

The movie, "Mission against Terror," is a critically acclaimed film by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz Rebo. The film raises the question: why are people who fight terrorism imprisoned in the U.S. while known terrorists are allowed to walk the streets of Miami freely? It follows the case of the five Cubans currently serving long sentences in U.S. jails for trying to prevent terrorist attacks on Cuba. It also depicts the long history of violence against innocent Cubans by right-wing groups based in Miami that are supported by the U.S. The movie, a joint Cuban/Irish production completed in 2005, is 48 minutes long. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.

The speakers will include George McAdow, long time anti-war and social justice advocate, and Eric Vega, professor of Ethnic Studies at CSUS.

A five dollar donation is requested, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.l

Contact: George McAdow, 916-456-9282


Berkeley, CA, Apr. 22, 2009: The Case of the Cuban Five

Wed., April 22, 7:00-9:00 pm
Room 122, Wheeler Hall
U.C. Berkeley campus

Speaker: Gloria La Riva, coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Sponsored by Latino Pre-Law Students of U.C. Berkeley
Video will be shown; refreshments

For information about this event call: 650-245-8767


Humboldt, CA, Apr. 25, 2009: Myths and facts about the Cuban Revolution

Sat., April 25, 6:00-8:00 pm
Humboldt State, Founders Hall, Rm. 118

Speaker: Gloria La Riva, coordinator, ANSWER Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Sponsored by Humboldt ANSWER
Video will be shown
All donations go to the Cuban Hurricane Relief Fund.
Suggested donation $2-$20 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

For information about this event call: 530.400.7244 or email HumboldtANSWER@gmail.com


Vancouver, BC and Montréal, QC, Apr. 9: Picket Actions at the U.S. Consulates

THURSDAY
April 9
4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St.)
Downtown Vancouver

Montreal Picket Action
THURSDAY
April 9
Meet at St. James United Church for march to the U.S. Consulate
(463 Ste-Catherine West)

On April 10th family members of the 5 Cuban Heroes, Adriana Perez (wife of Gerardo) and Olga Salanueva (wife of Rene) will be requesting Visas to visit their loved ones in prison. These two women have previously been denied Visas 9 times by the U.S. government to enter the U.S. Join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver for our monthly protest to demand freedom for the 5 Cuban Heroes and Visas for their family members. There will be postcards ready to sign addressed to the U.S. government demanding Visitation rights for the family members of the Cuban 5 at the Vancouver protest action.

The Thursday April 9 picket protest action will be the 40th picket organized in Vancouver.

Organized in Vancouver by:
Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604.719.6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html

Organized in Montréal by:
Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba
Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les 5
514-728-7222 | info@tcsqc.ca
www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca/


San Francisco, CA, Mar. 31: Update on the Supreme Court Case

Gloria La Riva. As coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Ms. La Riva has spoken extensively on the case as well as the worldwide campaign to win their freedom. She has spoken on the Five at forums in the United States, Europe, Brazil, India, Japan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Canada and Cuba.

Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Golden Gate University – School of Law, Room 4203, 536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Sponsors:
Co-Sponsors:

Contact:


Los Angeles, CA, Mar. 23: Update on the Supreme Court Case

Gloria La Riva. As coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Ms. La Riva has spoken extensively on the case as well as the worldwide campaign to win their freedom. She has spoken on the Five at forums in the United States, Europe, Brazil, India, Japan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Canada and Cuba.

Time: Monday, March 23, 2009, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Loyola Law School, Donovan Hall, 919 Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA

Admission $10-$20

Sponsors: Loyola Law School Chapter - National Lawyers Guild
Co-Sponsors: International Law Society, ACLU, La Raza of Loyola, NLG

Contact: Veronica veronica.aragon@lls.edu


San Francisco, CA, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Party

Cuba needs our solidarity! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and raise funds for hurricane relief for Cuba. Featuring renowned DJ Carlito Rovira, refreshments, and an update on the case of the Cuban Five.

Time: Wednesday, 9 pm - 1 am
Location: Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St., San Francisco

Admission $10-$20

Sponsors: ANSWER Coalition, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Compañeros del Barrio, FMLN-SF

Contact: (415) 821-6545


New York, NY, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Party

Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution!

December 31, 2008
At the Crystal Room
Taino Towers-4th Floor
240 East 123rd Street off 2nd Avenue
(Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
# 6 or 4 to 125 Street & Lexington Avenue

$20 Admission
Includes dinner till 10PM or when finished

Full Bar

(Proceeds for Hurricane Relief for Cuba Fund)
********
8 PM till 2 AM
Music by DJ Amaro (for all tastes)
Sponsors: Casa de Las Américas & The July 26th Coalition
Special Guest Speaker: Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations
************
For tickets & information: 347-371-9724

Endorsing Organizations:

1199 SEIU East-Latin American Solidarity Committee; Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle; ANSWER; Committees of Correspondence For Democracy and Socialism; Communist Party USA; Cuba Solidarity New York; Freedom Socialist Party; December 12 Movement; Fuerza de la Revolucion; Harlem Tenants Council; IFCO/Pastors for Peace; Iglesia San Romero; International Action Center; Jericho Movement; National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, National Lawyers Guild; Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico; New York Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Party for Socialism & Liberation; People's Organization For Progress; Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five; Pro-Libertad; Radical Women; Socialist Workers Party; Venceremos Brigade; Workers World Party; Young Socialists


Vancouver, BC, Dec. 31: New Year's Eve Party

NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!
* Come celebrate 50 years of the Cuban Revolution! *

>>>BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE - 2/3 of tickets already sold, only 70 tickets left!

Featuring music by the legendary: DJ SU COMANDANTE

Film, live music, food, dancing, come ring in the new year with friends and supporters of the Cuban revolution!

Wednesday December 31
WELSH HALL
215 East 17th Ave @ Main (Vancouver, BC)
8pm

An Evening Featuring:
- JOAQUIN ERNESTO - Beautiful music by the Latin American Guitarist
- DJ SU COMANDANTE - Spinning beats with an internationalist feel (Salsa, Rhumba, Raeggeton, Pop hits and more!)
- ALEJANDRO MÚJICA OLEA - Host of "El Mundo de la Poesia" - Co-op Radio 102.7 fm

- FOOD & DRINKS - Mojitos, Cuba Libres, Beer, Wine and more! Chorizo Sandwiches and more!

Tickets:
$15 Advance sale
$20 at the door

To buy your advanced tickets visit:
Highlife Records- 1317 Commercial Drive
Tierra del Sol- 2018 Commercial Drive
Los Gurreros- 3317 Kingsway #102
Panaderia Latin Bakery- 4906 Joyce St
El Rancho Restaurant- 112 Kingsway and Broadway
Beatstreet Records- 439 W Hastings St
La Zuppa- 1544 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

This is an ALL AGES party, families are welcome!

Co organized by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Solidarity Coalition for a United Latin-America

For more information please phone: 778-882-5223
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com


Vancouver, BC and Montréal, QC, Dec. 11: Picket Actions at the U.S. Consulates

Vancouver Picket Action
THURSDAY
December 11
3pm-4pm
U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St.)
Downtown Vancouver

Montreal Picket Action
THURSDAY
December 11
4pm-4:30pm
Meet at St. James United Church for march to the U.S. Consulate
(463 Ste-Catherine West)

Join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver as we picket in front of the U.S. Consulate in our 35th monthly protest to free the 5 Cuban Heroes from U.S. jails! On this same day supporters of the 5 in Montreal will also be protesting in front of the U.S. Consulate in that city in their newly begun monthly protest campaign.

We also recognize that December 9th marks 27 years since the beginning of the unjust attempt by the U.S. government to frame up social justice journalist and activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal for the murder of a police officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mumia, who has been on death-row since 1982 is innocent and the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver, will be commemorating his heroic struggle for justice at our protest this month as well.

Organized in Vancouver by:
Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604.719.6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html

Organized in Montréal by:
Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba
Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les 5
514-728-7222 | info@tcsqc.ca
www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca/


Tijuana, MEXICO , Dec. 5-7: Cuba Venezuela Mexico North America Labor Conference—III

Hotel Palacio Azteca
Tijuana, MEXICO

Speakers Include:

  • Raymundo Navarro Fernández, Dir. of Foreign Relations of the CTC, Cuba
  • Manuel Montero Bistilliero, Dir. of the Americas, Dept. of Foreign Relation of the CTC, Cuba
  • Maria Rodriguez Pedroso, Member, National Secretariat Healthcare Workers Union, CTC Cuba
  • Edgar Paez, International Rep, Union SINALTRAINAL, Colombia
  • Ruben Solis, Facilitador FSF Comité Organizador y Asamblea
  • Javier Rodriguez, Leader, March 25th Coalition, Los Angeles, CA
  • Gloria Verdieu, San Diego IAC, African American activist, immigrant rights struggle
  • Elena Herrada, Director of Centro Obrero, Detroit, MI
  • Rhadames Rivera, V. P., of Local 1199 SEIU, New York
  • Judge Claudia Morcom (retired), Michigan Campaign to Free the Cuban Five
  • Larry Holmes, Million Worker March,; Troops Out Now Coalition

Vancouver, BC and Montréal, QC, Nov. 13: Picket Actions at the U.S. Consulates

Vancouver Picket Action
THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 13
3pm-4pm
U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St.)
Downtown Vancouver

Montreal Picket Action
THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 13
5pm-5:30pm
Meet at St. James United Church for march to the U.S. Consulate
(463 Ste-Catherine West)

Join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver as we picket in front of the U.S. Consulate in our 35th monthly protest to free the 5 Cuban Heroes from U.S. jails!
On this same day supporters of the 5 in Montreal will also be protesting in front of the U.S. Consulate in that city in their newly begun monthly protest campaign.

Organized in Vancouver by:
Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604.719.6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html

Organized in Montréal by:
Table de Concertation de Solidarité Québec-Cuba
Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les 5
514-728-7222 | info@tcsqc.ca
www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca/


Miami, FL, Oct. 31: Free the Cuban Five

Time: Friday, Oct. 31st, 8:00pm
Location: Alianza Martiana, 3009 N.W. 7th St., Miami

Gloria La Riva and Andres Gomez, national coordinators of the National Committee to Free the Five, will lead a discussion on the current situation with the Cuban Five. Come and participate to learn about the struggle to free the five in this coming period.

Las organizaciones que integran la Alianza Martiana anuncian una conferencia que tratara sobre la presente situacion de nuestros 5 compatriotas: Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio, Fernando y Rene que tendra lugar este Viernes, 31 de Octubre, en el local de la Alianza Martiana, a las 8 de la noche.

Los conferencistas seran: Gloria La Riva, coordinadora nacional del Comite Nacional a Favor de la Libertad de Los 5, Max Lesnik, director de Radio Miami y Andres Gomez, coordinador nacional de la Brigada Antonio Maceo.

Organized by: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
For more information:305/701-3569


New York, NY, Oct. 7: Luis Posada Carriles: A Tribunal

Time: Tuesday, October 7, 6-8pm
Location: New York University Law School, Furman Hall, Rm. 216, 245 Sullivan Street

Speakers:
• Jane Franklin, Historian and Author
• Wayne Smith, Senior Fellow, Center for International Policy
• Brian Becker, Director, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
• Lynne Stewart speaking on the Cuban Five
Moderated by Michael Tarif Warren

PLEASE RSVP to andrea.nieves@nyu.edu by October 6th at 5pm if you plan to attend.

Sponsored by the NYU NLG Chapter, the NYC NLG and the NLG National Office


Toronto, Canada, Oct. 10: From Hatuey to the Cuban Five

Time: Friday, Oct. 10th, 7:00pm
Location: Steelworkers' Hall - 25 Cecil Street (one block southeast of College and Spadina)

On the Occasion of Cuba's Independence Day: Cuba's struggle for Independence
Speakers:The Honourable Laureano Cardoso - Consul General of Cuba in Toronto
Professor Keith Ellis - Professor Emeritus - Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Former Chair Latin American Studies Committee U. of T.

Organized by: Toronto Forum on Cuba
For more information: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com or www.torontoforumoncuba.tyo.ca


San Antonio, TX, Sept. 19: Film Showing: "Mission Against Terror"

Time: Friday, 7 pm
Location: Fuerza Unida, 710 New Laredo Hwy

Admission free.
Donations appreciated.
Everyone is invited.

Contact: (210) 927-2294


New York, N.Y., Sept. 21: Carta Pastoral en Solidaridad con los Cinco Héroes Cubanos

Misa Popular y Procesión del Pueblo Por la Verdad y la Justicia
Domingo, 21 de septiembre de 2008; 11:30am

Iglesia San Romero de Las Américas-UCC
(Una Iglesia Abierta y Afirmativa)
2410 Ámsterdam, Esquina calle 180, 4to piso
New York, New York

Para más información: 212-740-1929/212-926-5757


New York, N.Y., Sept. 22: Forum: "Cuba speaks for itself"

Time: Monday, Sept. 22, 7 to 9 pm, doors open at 5:30 (please plan to arrive at this time due to heightened security)
Location: Harlem's Church Of The Intercession, 550 W. 155th Street @ Broadway, New York City

Tickets are $5.00. Attendees MUST have a ticket and a photo ID to enter. To reserve a ticket contact IFCO at ifco@igc.org or
212-926-5757. Please contact IFCO by 4pm on Friday Sept 19th at the latest.

On Monday, September 22nd, José Ramón Machado Ventura--Vice President of The Cuban Council of State--will address a mass rally. The high level delegation will also include Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque and Fernando Remírez de Estenoz--Chief of The Department of International Relations--Communist Party of Cuba. Not since President Fidel Castro's visit to New York in 2000 has such a high level Cuban official visited New York. Machado was elected as First Vice President to the Council of State by more than 600 delegates of Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power on February 24th.

In his address, the Vice President will speak about the case of five Cubans jailed in the United States for infiltrating extremist exile groups in Miami. The convictions of the Cuban Five have been denounced by the United Nations Committee on Arbitrary Detention and civil libertarians worldwide. Machado will also focus on the importance of building international solidarity.

Sponsor: The New York Welcoming Committee for the Cuban Delegation to the 63rd United Nations General Assembly


Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29: Cuba Hurricane Relief

Time: Friday, Sept. 26th, 7:00pm
Location: Steelworkers' Hall - 25 Cecil Street (one block southeast of College and Spadina)\

Live Cuban music and hot Halal Cuban food

Organized by: Cuba Hurricane Relief Committee


Los Angeles, Sept. 9: ANSWER Film & Forum: "The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban 5"

Tuesday, September 9, 7pm
137 N. Virgil Ave., #201, Los Angeles 90004

(5 min walk from Vermont & Beverly Metro Red Line stop)

For more info call 213-251-1025 or e-mail answerla@answerla.org or visit ANSWER-LA website


São Paulo, Brasil, Sept. 11: Brasil por "Los Cinco" Lançamento Da Campanha 2008 Pela Liberta; Cao Dos Cinco

19:30hs
City: SAO PAULO/BRASIL
Location: BAR CANTO MADALENA ua Medeiros de Albuquerque, 471 Vila Madalena

Exibição de fotos , palestras com Max Altman, Presidente do Comite Brasiliero pelos Cinco, Bladimir Martinez, Cosul Gral de Cuba no Brasil, Valter Pomar rela;cões internacionalis do PT, Altamiro Borges, jornalista

Sponsors: Confraria Soteropolitana, CEBRAPAZ, Bar Canto Madalena, Grupo Izquierda Unida, RED POR TI AMERICA, AMAC/RS
Contact: redportimaerica.br@gmail.com


Washington, D.C., Sept. 12: Press Conference and civil disobedience at the White House to demand freedom for the Cuban Five


Fri., Sept. 12, 11:00 am:
Civil disobedience at the White House - Free the Cuban Five NOW!

It's Time to Stand Up and Sit-In for the Cuban Five--

On Friday, Sept. 12, the 10th anniversary of the Cuban Five's unjust arrest, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five will present petitions with 100,000 signatures from 78 countries to George W. Bush at the White House.

At 11:00 am, we will hold a Press Conference in front of the White House, across from Lafayette Park.

Speakers:

  • Wayne Smith, former chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana
  • Brian Becker, National Coordinator, A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism)
  • Gloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Banbose Shango, Regional Coordinator of the Venezuelan Solidarity Network, Co-chair of the National Network on Cuba, and with the AAPRP-GC

U.S. activists will then engage in a peaceful act of civil disobedience at the White House, to demand that the Bush administration: 1.) Free the Cuban Five immediately; 2.) Grant entry visas to Adriana Perez and Olga Salanueva, and 3.) Extradite Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela.

For more information: info@freethefive.org, or 415-821-6545

Sign up to participate here


San Antonio, Sept. 12: Demonstration

Demonstration: signs, chants & street theater performance calling for the release of these five innocent political prisoners

Time:4:00 to 5:30 pm
City: San Antonio, TX
Location: Federal Building at 727 E. Durango

Sponsors: San Antonio Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Contact: Amanda Haas (210) 228-0201


San José, Costa Rica, Sept. 12: 5x5

Acto político y cultural . Vigilia con velas y candelas , se están consiguiendo palomas blancas , sino se soltarán 5 globos blancos.

Time: 5 a 7 p.m.
City: San José
Location: Frente a la Embajada de USA

Sponsors: Comite costarricense de solidaridad con CUBA
Endorsers: Círculo Bolivariano


Guadalajara, Mexico, Sept. 12: Sit-in in front of the U.S. Consulate

Plantón frente al Consulado de Estados Unidos en Guadalajara

Time: 11:00 am,
City: Guadalajara
Location: U.S. Consulate

Sponsors: Mexican Movement in Solidarity with Cuba of Jalisco, Mexico
Website


San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sept. 12: Cantata Por La Libertad De Los Cinco

Actividad Cultural por la Libertad de los cinco patriotas cubanos a diez años del injusto encarcelamiento en los Estados Unidos.

Date: Viernes, 12 De Septiembre De 2008
Time: 8:00 pm
Price: entrada libre de costo
City: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Location: Café Teatro Taller Cé, Calle Robles #55, Río Piedras, SJ, Puerto Rico

Sponsors: Comité de Solidaridad con Cuba en Puerto Rico y la Brigada Juan Rius Rivera
Endorsers: Varias organizaciones estudiantiles, el Frente Socialista y un grupo de artistas puertorriqueños de nuestra resistencia cultural libertaria
Contact: Milagros Rivera al (787)274-8587 o escriba a dahumara@yahoo.com o pr_rompiendo_el_bloqueo@yahoo.es


Oslo, Bergen, Tromsø and Trondheim/Norway, Sept. 12: Free the Cuban Five

Flyers will be handed out continuosly in the streets of Norway from the September 12th to October 8th, raising the public awareness of the case of the Cuban Five in Norway.

Sponsors:Young Communists in Norway (UngKom)
Contact: international@ungkommunist.no


Sweden, Sept. 12 and beyond: Free the Cuban Five

Actions scheduled for Stockholm; Gothenburg: Malmö; Västerås; Eskilstuna; Norrköping; Jönköping; Uppsala; Sundsval.

Sept 12 meeting at Latinamerikansk bokhandel in Stockholm 19.00. Speech, discussion and the film "mission against Terror" will be shown.
Sept.26 19.00- 22.00 speech and exhibition about the terrorism against Cuba and the case of the Cuban Five, at the city library in Eskilstuna.
Sept 17-21 Information, exhibition, leaflet- and booklet distribution abot the Cuban Five at the European Social Forum in Malmö.
Oct.5 Meeting abot the terrorism against Cuba and the Cuban Five, in Uppsala.

Distribiution of leaflets and speeches in the streets in many towns continuously during the month. The September campaign is in Sweden following the July campaign "Five days in Five towns for the Cuban Five" (July 22-26.) Which was our fifth summer campaign, starting 2004. We will try to cover as much as possible of the country, doing our best to also reach media.

Sponsors: Swedish-Cuban Association, svensk.kubanska@swipnet.se
The Committe Free the Five, kontakt@frigedefem.se
Endorsers: On behalf of the Swedish-Cuban Association and the Committee Free the Five
Tomas Widén

Contact: Achim Rödner, svensk-kubanska@swipnet.se
Tomas Widén, tomas.viden@eskilstuna.se


Amsterdam, Sept. 12: "Free the Five"-picketline

Date: Friday sept. 12
Time: 14.00 hour
City: Amsterdam
Location: Museumplein- A'dam in front of US- Consulate.
Contact: joop.zwart@zonnet.nl
corrie.van-dijk@planet.nl
www.cubadefend.nl


South Dakota, Sept. 12: Petitions to the White House

Fri. Sept. 12, 12:30 PM
In front of Multi Cultural Center
515 North Main Ave, Sioux Falls

Sponsors:South Dakota ANSWER
Contact: sodak@answercoalition.org


Vancouver (BC), Sept. 12: Picket the U.S. Consultate

12 Noon
U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St.)

Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver
778-889-7664 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
More information: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html


Vancouver (BC), Sept. 12: Special cultural night for the Cuban Five

PROGRAM:
Bring your family and friends for a night of original and inspiring poetry for the 5 Heroes, as well as a showcase of artwork by the Cuban 5, including their poetry.

Doors open @ 7pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway 1 block east of Fraser on Broadway)

Admission by donation.

Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver
778-889-7664 | cuban5_van@yahoo.com
More information: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html


Toronto, Sept. 12: Special cultural night for the Cuban Five

Political/Cultural Night
Performers and Speakers

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
252 Bloor St. W. (at St. George Subway)
Auditorium

Presented by: Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG at U of T)
Sponsored by: Toronto Forum on Cuba
For additional information, please contact: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com or visit www.torontoforumoncuba.tyo.ca


Montréal, Sept. 12: Protest to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

5 pm - 7 pm
US Consulate
1155, St-Alexandre/René-Lévesque
Montréal

Sponsors: Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba and Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les 5
Contact: comitefabio@hotmail.com
info@tcsqc.ca
www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca


Boston, Sept. 12: Protest to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

4:00 - 6:00 pm
Downtown Crossing T Stop (Washington & Winter Streets), Boston

Sponsors: July 26th Coalition
Newton Cuba Solidarity Group
Contact: info@july26.org
or call 617-522-9478


Canberra, Australia, Sept. 12: Free the Five! 10th Anniversary Solidarity Action

Time: 12.30pm
Location: Garema Place, Canberra City

Gather and help us distribute information about the Five to passers by, also to release the five doves of peace and speak to the media about the growing Australian Awareness of the plight of the five and their families, and the support from Australia for the release of the five.

Sponsors: Australia Cuba Friendship Society
Contact: President, Canberra ACFS Robert Cooper 0408624629


Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept. 12: "On the street for the 5"

Time: 17 - 22h
Location: Outside the American Embassy. Dag Hammerskjølds Alle, Copenhagen

Press conference + speeches from 2 lawyers.The ambassadors from both Cuba and U.S.A have been invited.

Sponsors: Danish Cuban Society


Washington, D.C., Sept. 13: March to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

10 a.m.: Morning rally, Malcolm X Park
12 noon: March to the White House
2:30 p.m.: Indoor Rally at SEIU Building,
1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 1st Floor Auditorium, by Dupont Circle. Speakers will include Leonard Weinglass, representatives from the Cuban Interest Section and Venezuelan Embassy, Gloria La Riva from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and others.

For more information: info@freethefive.org, or New York: (917) 887-8710 • Washington, DC: (202) 340-5623 • Detroit: (313) 587-9285 • San Francisco: (415) 821-6545

Sign up to participate here

The July 26 Coalition is securing vans to transport people to the September 13 action in Washington, DC to Free the Cuban Five. The costs will be around $25-30 depending on gasoline expenses. The vans will leave at 6:00 AM in front of the 1199SEIU Building, 310 West 43rd St. between 8th and 9th Avenues. Respond by email if interested.


New York, NY, Sept. 13: Concert for the Cuban Five - Five Stars and One Song

Time: 7:30 pm
City: Bronx, NY
Location: Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th St.
Admission: $35.00-$100.00 (VIP)

Open air rally to protest the 10 years in prison for the Cuban 5.

Sponsors: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 in collaboration with The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture
Contact: 718-518-4455


Manchester (UK), Sept. 13: Open air rally

Time: 12 - 3pm
City: Manchester, UK
Location: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

Open air rally to protest the 10 years in prison for the Cuban 5.

Sponsors: Rock Around the Blockade - Manchester
Endorsers: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! - Manchester
Contact: manc@ratb.org.uk | 07940988203


London (UK), Sept. 13: Street Meeting

Time: 12 - 3pm
City: London, England
Location: North Pavement, Trafalgar Square, Central London, WC2

Street meeting in central London. Bring placards, stalls, whistles, drums, banners for a lively demonstration with street theatre, speeches and handing out information to hundreds of people.

Sponsors: Rock Around the Blockade
Contact: office@ratb.org.uk
www.ratb.org.uk


Dundee (Scotland), Sept. 13: Stand with the Cuban 5! Justice Now!

Time: 12.30- 2.30
City: Dundee, Scotland
Location: Central Murraygate, Dundee

Join us and stand with the Cuban 5 and their supporters! Free the 5 Now!

Sponsors: Dundee Rock Around the Blockade, Dundee Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism!
Contact: dundeeratb@yahoo.co.uk


Glasgow (Scotland), Sept. 13: Street Protest

Time: 1 – 3pm
City: Glasgow, Scotland
Location: Donald Dewar statue, top of Buchanan Street, city centre

Join us and stand with the Cuban 5 and their supporters! Free the 5 Now!

Sponsors: Rock Around the Blockade
Contact: Joey Simons, joeyfrfi@yahoo.co.uk


Rome, Sept. 13: Demonstration: Giustizia Per I Cinque

Time: 5 – 9 pm
City: Rome, Italy
Location: Piazza Farnese

Speakers and live music throughout the afternoon and evening

Sponsors: Comitato Italiano Per I Cinque
Contact: Email info@giustiziapericinque.org or coordinatore@giustiziapericinque.org
www.giustiziapericinque.org


Miami, Sept. 14: Free the Five Conference

Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 3974 N.W. South River Drive, Miami, across from the International airport, just before Hwy. 112's entrance, on 36th St.

The member organizations of "La Alianza Martiana" of Miami will hold a conference to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the imprisonment of our Five Brothers, Gerardo, Ramon, Antonio, Fernando and Rene. There will be an update on the appeals process, as well as the upcoming appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Las organizaciones que integran la alianza martiana convocan a una conferencia en conmemoración del décimo aniversario del encarcelamiento de nuestros cinco hermanos, gerardo, ramón, antonio, fernando y rené. Se explicará el estado del actual proceso de apelación en este momento ante el tribunal supremo federal.

Sponsors: La Alianza Martiana
Contact: 305-757-3113


Republica Dominicana, Sept. 14: Recoleccion Firmas, Acto Publico, Cultural, Exposicion

martes,miercoles y domingo 14 de sept.
martes, en la tarde, miercoles dia entero y domingo desde la diez de la mañana hasta la cuatro de la
universidad catolica nordestana(martes) centro universitario regional del nordeste (miercoles)y el domingo Jornada de solidaridad con los cinco, parque central del municipio
san fco. de macoris, prov. duarte, Republica Dominicana

martes y miercoles, recoleccion de firmas, y el domingo acto cultural, exposicion de literatura de los cinco, varios jurista esplicando la situacion, involucrar, todos los sectores del municipio, como colegio de abogados, sindicatos, org. polulares, poiticas,ayuntamiento, universidades, entre otras que han confirmado su participacion.

Sponsors: comite de solidaridad con cuba, san fco. de macoris
Endorsers: todas las organizaciones sociales del municipio
Contact: 8095886134 y 8097252097


Utrecht, Sept. 14: National Manifestation "Free the Five 2008"

Date: Sunday sept.14
Time: 12.30-17.00 h
.
City: Amsterdam
Location: "Emma, Center for Worldpeace and Environment", by the "Netherlands. Solid.Com."Cubasol"

Description: Information, action,music;incl.presence of the Cuban Ambassy.
Contact: joop.zwart@zonnet.nl
corrie.van-dijk@planet.nl
www.cubadefend.nl


Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 8: Película: "En la Boca del León"

19:00hr
CASA DE LA AMISTAD ARGENTINO-CUBANA, Alsina 1744, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Debate posterior con los realizadores, invitados especiales y un integrante de la Embajada de Cuba en Argentina.

Organizan : Cátedras Bolivarianas, Resumen Latinoamericano, Grupo Alavío.


Córdoba/Argentina, Sept. 5: Video-Charla-Debate por la libertad de los 5

Date: Viernes 5 de septiembre
Time: 19:30hs
Price: Entrada libre y gratuita
City: Córdoba/Argentina
Location: Salón de Actos ATE. Entre Ríos 450, Córdoba - Argentina

Description: Acto en reclamo por la libertad de los Cinco patriotas cubanos presos injustamente desde hace diez años en cárceles de EE.UU, por el Aniversario del Moncada de Cuba y el Programa „Yo sí puedo‰ y Operación „Milagro‰. Se proyectará una película y hablarán representantes cubanos, Amalio Rey y Carlos Orzaocoa Debate abierto. Entrada libre y gratuita. Al final adjuntamos el detalle de la actividad y adherentes.

Sponsors: CeSARC-HISTORICO (Centro de Solidaridad y Amistad con la Revolución Cubana-HISTORICO) y 55 organizaciones sociales, políticas, de derechos humanos, sindicales, entre otras


Santiago de Chile, Sept. 7: Solidaridad y exigencia de libertad para los 5 heroes cubanos

Date: 7 de Septiembre de 2008
Time: 11.00 horas am.
Price: Sin costo
City: Santiago de Chile
Location: Plaza Baquedano, junto al busto de homenaje a José Matí

Description: La solidaridad y los espiritus libres se unen en torno a la causa de reclamar la libertad de los 5 heroes cubanos, ejemplo de dignidad y lucha por los derechos humanos de un pueblo valiente. Con el proposito de poner ante los ojos del mundo esta injusticia cometida desde hace 10 años con los cinco heroes cubanos en territorio norteamericano,siendo sometidos a condiciones inhumanas de aislamiento de sus familias, de su patria, como consecuencia de un juicio parcializado, subjetivo e injusto desde todo punto de vista, consideramos que el mundo reclama respeto por los derechos humanos y lucha para conseguirlo.

Sponsors: Comiteé de Solidaridad con Cuba Gladys marin Millie, Ibstituto Chileno - Cubano de Cultura, ChilPaz, Partido Comunista de Chile, Semanario El Siglo y radio Nuevo Mundo


Toronto, August 30: Ten Years of Injustice: March to demand freedom for the Cuban Five

Saturday – August 30th - March and Rally for Free the Cuban Five
Unjustly imprisoned in the US for reporting to the US government about terrorist activities originating in the US itself.
Join us for the March and / or for the Rally
March starts at Metro Hall 55 John St - walk to the US Consulate on University Ave at Armory Rd (north of Queen St)
Rally starts at Noon on University Ave. Music /Speakers
Bring your banners about the Cuban Five or use ours.


Vancouver (BC) , Aug. 30: Cross-Canada Day of Action: Free the Cuban Five Heroes Held in U.S. Jails!

Protest Picket Action
3pm-4pm
U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St., Downtown Vancouver)

Organized by:
Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver
604.719.6947 | cuban5_van@yahoo. com
More information: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html

Endorsed by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com


Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sept. 1: Cuban Five contingent joins the march on the Republican Convention

Join the Minnesota Cuba Committee and the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five in a Cuban Five contingent--with a banner and leafleting--at the main march during the Republican National Convention, Monday, September 1. Assemble 10:30 am at the State Capitol, near the east side of the main Capitol steps. The mapquest link to the Capitol.


The Minnesota committee will also host a Cuban Five film during the convention. Check here for details.


San Antonio, August 23: Mission Against Terror film showing, with music and discussion

6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center
922 San Pedro Ave. (entrance on W. Evergreen)
6:30 pm Performance by Conjunto Roquero group Karma.
7:00 pm Screening of Mission Against Terror
8:00 pm Panel discussion
Admission free. Donations appreciated. Concessions available. Everyone invited


Denver, August 25: Freedom March to demand freedom for political prisoners

Civic Center Park, August 25, 9am

Join supporters of Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, The Cuban Five, and other political prisoners for the Freedom March and Rally! Leonard Peltier’s parole hearing will take place in 2008. Let us not forget that the Clintons left him in jail and did not pardon him. Free Mumia, the Cuban Five, the Guantanamo detainees, and others. The march will begin at Civic Center Park and end with a rally at the Federal Court House.

Speakers wil include Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Pamela Africa (MOVE Organization), American Indian Movement Spokesperson - Leonard Peltier Defense, Rosa Clemente (Vice Presidential Candidate for the Green Party), Kathleen Cleaver (The Panther Nine from San Francisco), King Downing (National Coordinator of the ACLU’s Campaign Against Racial Profiling), Jenny Esquiveo (Spokesperson for Eric McDavid), Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. (Prisoners of Conscience Committee), Mumia Abu Jamal (Recorded from Death Row), Cha Cha Jimenez (Founder of the Young Lords), Ricardo Romero (National Coordinator for the Mexican National Liberation Movement), and Natsu Saito (Author, Activist, and Human Rights Scholar)

For more information: Recreate68


San Francisco, July 25:

Dinner, music, and program: 6:00 p.m.
Centro del Pueblo
474 Valencia St. (between 15th & 16th)
San Francisco

ALREADY HELD:

San Francisco

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Powell and Market Sts.
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Contact: 415-821-6545

Miami

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Conferencia de Prensa: Local de la Alianza Martiana: 3009 N.W. Calle 7
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Sponsor: Alianza Martiana
Contact: Andrés Gómez, (305) 757-3113.

New York City

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Federal Plaza
Time: 5:00 pm (gather at 4:00 pm)
Sponsor: July 26 Coalition, encompassing many organizations
Contact: 212-694-8720, 718-601-4751

Washington, DC

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Justice Department, 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sponsor: DC Metro Free the Five Committee, ANSWER Coalition, FMLN
Contact: Banbose Shango, 202-544-3389

Los Angeles

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Outside the CNN Building
6430 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
(Corner of Sunset & Cahuenga)
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsor: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, ANSWER Coalition-LA
Contact: 213-251-1025, answerla@answerla.org

Minneapolis

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: in front of the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse, 300 4th Street South
Time: 4:30 pm
Sponsor: Minnesota Cuba Committee
Contact: MNCuba@gmail.com

Chicago

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Federal Plaza in Chicago (Corner of Adams & Dearborn)
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Sponsor: Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban Five, The National Committee to Free the Cuban 5 and ANSWER Chicago
Contact: answer@chicagoanswer.net

Detroit

DATE: Thursday, June 5
Location: Windsor Tunnel (Jefferson at Randolph) South side at Mariners' Church
Time: 4:00 pm
Sponsor: Michigan Campaign to Free the Cuban Five, Justice for Cuba Coalition, U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange and MECAWI
Contact: 313 587-9285, laborexchange@aol.com

Seattle

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Gather at Seattle's "new" Federal Court House (7th & Stewart)
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sponsor: ANSWER Seattle
Contact: 206-992-7266, answer@answerseattle.org

Boston

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Corner of Mass Ave and Boylston St.
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sponsor: The July 26th Coalition
Contact: 617-566-2861 info@july26.org

Philadelphia

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: 6th & Market
Time: 4:00 pm
Sponsor: ANSWER Coalition
Contact:

Orange County, CA

DATE: Friday, June 6 (and every Friday)
Location:
Corner of Bristol & Anton, South Coast Plaza entrance (one block north of 405 Fwy@ Bristol exit) Costa Mesa
Time: 5:00 pm -7:00 pm
Sponsor: Orange County Committee To Free The Cuban Five
Contact: Chuck Anderson, 714-956-5037 QUETZALCOATL38@AOL.COM

Vancouver, BC

DATE: Thursday, June 5
Location: U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St., Downtown Vancouver)
Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Sponsor: Free the Cuban 5 Committee Vancouver, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Contact: 604.719.6947, cuban5_van@yahoo.com

Winnipeg

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: U.S. Consulate (Meet in front of the TD Centre, Portage and Notre Dame)
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sponsor: Manitoba-Cuba Solidarity Committee
Contact: manitoba_cuba@hotmail.com

Montreal

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: U.S. Consulate (Corner of René-Lévesque & St. Alexandre)
Time: 5:00 pm -6:00 pm
Sponsor: Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba, Comité Fabio Di Celmo pour les 5
Contact: comitefabio@hotmail.com, info@tcsqc.ca

Toronto

DATE: Thursday, June 5
Location:
US Consulate, corner of University Avenue and Armour Street
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto, Toronto Forum on Cuba, Free the Cuban Five Cultural Committee, Free the Cuban Five Committee, Communist League, Socialist Action, Communist Party of Canada, Young Communist League, Lawyers' Committee , Hamilton Friendship Association with Cuba, Worker to Worker
Contact: Elizabeth Hill, 416 654-7105

DATE: Saturday, June 21
Location:
360 University Ave.(across from the U.S. Consulate in Toronto)
Time: 1:00 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: Toronto Forum on Cuba
Contact: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com

Calgary

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: In front of the American Consulate (615 Macleod Trl SE – across from the Library)
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsor: Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association
Contact:

London (UK)

DATE: Thursday, June 5
Location: Meet in front of the US embassy in Grosvenor Square at 7pm. Bring banners, placards, drums, friends and comrades.
Time: 7:00 pm
Sponsor: Rock around the Blockade, North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Contact: office@ratb.org.uk, 0764814365

DATE: Saturday, June 7
Location: Protest rally on the north pavement of Trafalgar Sq - raise awareness of the case of the Cuban Five with stalls, petitions, information, street theatre and speeches.
Time: 12:00 noon
Sponsor: Rock around the Blockade, North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Contact: office@ratb.org.uk, 0764814365

Madrid (Spain)

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: In front of the U.S. Embassy, C/ Serrano nº 75
Time: 8:00 pm
Sponsor: Comité de Madrid por la libertad de los Cinco cubanos presos en EEUU
Contact: Daniel Horrillo 34-914796497, comitemadrid.loscinco@listas.nodo50.org

Seville (Spain)

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: Plaza Nueva, Seville Spain, next to the US consulate
Time: 11:00 am
Sponsor: La Asociación de Amistad Hispanocubana, "Bartolomé de Las Casas," Sevilla, Andalucia
Contact:

Brussels

DATE: Friday, June 6
Location: In front of the US Embassy
Time: 5:00 pm
Sponsor: Free the Five Comité Belgium
Contact: free-the-five@cubanismo.net

Huancayo (Peru)

DATE: Thursday, June 5
Rally of the Youth Committee, 9:00 am.
Information and discussion of the verdict.
Extraordinary Meeting in the institution’s hall, 5 pm.
Vigil for the Five’s Freedom, Constitution park, 7 pm

DATE: Friday, June 6
During day: Sending of information to Radio, TV, and written media.
E-mails and letters to the families of the Cuban Five,
To the President of the United States, and to the US. Attorney General.
7:00 pm: Film Series in our institution’s hall.
“Mission Against Terror”
“An Uncomfortable Truth”
“Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in U.S.A.”
“Sicko”
“The Trial”

DATE: Tuesday, June 10
5:00 pm, Solidarity March through the streets of the El Tambo and Huancayo districts.

DATE: Wednesday, June 11
Press Conference with Speakers:
Representative of the Cuban embassy in Peru.
Representative of the Peruvian Committee to Free the Five
Representative of the Junin Lawyers Guild
Public opinions on the Cuban Five’s case.
Participation of the written, tv and radio press.

Athens

DATE: Tuesday, June 10
Location: Protest rally at the US embassy (Mavili Square), plus a concert with G. Zuganelis, C. Thiveos, L. Maheritsas, M. Pashalidis and D. Tsaknis
Time: 7:30pm
Sponsor: Party Organization of Athens of the Communist Party of Greece and the organizations of the Communist Youth of Greece, Cuban-Greek Association of Friendship and Solidarity, Greek Committee for International Democratic Solidarity, Federation of Greek Women
Contact:

Buenos Aires

DATE: Tuesday, June 10
Location: Frente a la Embajada Yanki
Time: 4:00 pm
Sponsor: Amigos de Cuba, Comité Argentino por la Libertad de los Cinco
Contact:

Huancayo (Peru)

DATE: Tuesday, June 10
5:00 pm, Solidarity March through the streets of the El Tambo and Huancayo districts.

DATE: Wednesday, June 11
Press Conference with Speakers:
Representative of the Cuban embassy in Peru.
Representative of the Peruvian Committee to Free the Five
Representative of the Junin Lawyers Guild
Public opinions on the Cuban Five’s case.
Participation of the written, tv and radio press.

Auckland (NZ)

DATE: Thursday, June 12
Location:
U.S. Consulate, 23 Customs St.
Time: 4:00 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: Global Peace and Justice Auckland and the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society
Contact:

Albuquerque

DATE: Friday, June 13
Location:
Domenici Federal Courthouse (corner of Lomas and 4th)
Time: 11:00 am
Sponsoring organizations include: Global Peace and Justice Auckland and the Auckland Cuba Friendship Society
Contact: Stop the War Machine, stopthewarmachine@comcast.net

Valencia (Spain)

DATE: Saturday, June 14
Location:
U.S. Consulate, C/ Dr Romagosa,2
Time: 7:00 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: Comité Por La Liberacion De Los Cinco Del País Valencià, Mesapercuba De Valencia
Contact: comiteestatal.loscinco@listas.nodo50.org

Toronto

DATE: Saturday, June 21
Location:
360 University Ave.(across from the U.S. Consulate in Toronto)
Time: 1:00 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: Toronto Forum on Cuba, Louis Riel Bolivarian Circle, Socialist Action, Cuba Education Tours, James Cockcroft, Sophie Harkat, Christian Legeais-Spokesperson for The Justice for Mohamed Harkat Committee
Contact: torontoforumoncuba@rogers.com

Boston

DATE: Tuesday, June 24
Location:
Government Center T-Stop
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Sponsoring organizations include: The July 26th Coalition
Contact: 857-334-5084, boston@answercoalition.org

 

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