500,000-Strong Student Movement in Canada Demands:
Free the Cuban 5 Now!
by Noah Fine, Free the Cuban Five Committee – Vancouver
June 12, 2008
Special to freethefive.org
During the May 2008 Semi-Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) the following motion was passed:
"Be it further resolved that a letter be written to U.S. President George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and John McCain demanding immediate freedom for the 'Cuban 5'".
The Cuban 5ive are five Cuban men who were sent to Miami to investigate terrorist groups which have committed countless acts of terror against Cuba including the mid-air bombing of a Cuban airliner which killed all 73 people on board. The 5ive gave the information they had collected over to the U.S. government who then instead of charging and jailing the terrorists, jailed the Cuban 5ive anti-terrorist Heroes. The U.S. government has since charged and convicted these 5ive brave men with "conspiracy to commit espionage" and "conspiracy to commit murder". The 5ive will have been in prison for ten years this September. For more information on the case of the 5ive Cuban Heroes please visit: www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html, www.canadiannetworkoncuba.ca, and www.freethefive.org
The Canadian Federation of Students represents over half a million students in Canada and has a membership of over 80 college and university students' unions.
In this time when the criminal U.S. government is trying to close the case of the 5ive in their favour and hold them indefinitely in prison, it becomes so much more important to spread the word and cry of injustice in the case of our 5ive brothers.
This is a great step forward for the movement to free the 5ive as the weight of half a million students in Canada is added to the international movement to free the 5ive.
The letter written to the U.S. Government on behalf of the Canadian Federation of Students appears in full below.
Free the Cuban 5ive Now!
Click here or click the letter to download the pdf version