Freedom for the Cuban Five coming events

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Toronto
Justice Denied
Saturday, April 20 – 6:30 pm
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.
Free admission — donations appreciated.

An evening of solidarity with Adriana Perez – the wife of Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.A. since 1998.

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Hosted by: United Steelworkers and Friends of the Cuban Five
Endorsed by: United Food & Commercial Workers, Worker to Worker, Canada-Cuba Labour Solidarity Network, Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association – Toronto, Canadian Network on Cuba, Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network.

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Ottawa
Get-Together with Adriana Perez, Wife of Gerardo Hernandez
Sunday, April 21 — 4:00 pm
Quaker Meeting House, 91A Fourth Ave.
With spaghetti dinner, discussion, Latin American music.
The Cuban Five were on a mission in Miami, beginning in 1990, to monitor the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent those groups from carrying out attacks on their country of Cuba. They never harmed anyone and did not possess or use any weapons on their mission. Their objective was simply protecting the people of Cuba from terrorism.
Sponsored by: Ottawa Pastors for Peace Organizing Committee
For information: Joan & Jordan Bishop 613-729-3662,
Maricarmen Guevara & Charles Hett 613-521-1852

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Vancouver
90th Monthly Protest Action to Free the Cuban 5
Sunday, May 5 — 4:00 pm
U.S. Consulate, 1075 West Pender St.

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Washington, DC

“Second “5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, DC”

Thursday, May 30-Wednesday, June 5

The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is calling on everyone to attend the second “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington, DC from May 30 to June 5. Organizers report that a number of parliamentarians, lawyers, trade unionists, activists and supporters of the Cuban Five from all over the world have confirmed their participation. The “5 Days for the Cuban 5” will focus on how to increase awareness of the case of the Cuban Five and win their immediate release from their unjust imprisonment which began with their arrest on false charges by the U.S. government. Their only crime was infiltrating terrorist groups based in Miami, Florida and passing information on to U.S. authorities in order to stop terrorist attacks against Cuba launched from U.S. soil. 

For information or to endorse the event, email apoyojornada@gmail.com. Below is a preliminary agenda.

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: Reception (Place TBA)

Saturday, June 1

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.

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

Community Activity for the Cuban 5 in Takoma Park MD (TBA)

Hip Hop Cultural Event with Head Roc and other groups (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), Joan Josep Nuit (Spain) Yeidckol Polevensky (former Vice President of the Mexican Senate), Nidia Díaz (El Salvador), Noam Paech (Germany)

11am: Meeting with attorneys and jurists from the U.S. 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: George Town Legal Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

6pm: Meeting of labour with the presence of U.S. and rank and file members from abroad. 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, y Jane Franklin. Lugar: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW.

Tuesday, June 4

9am: Lobby activities continue

11:00am: Reception at Capitol Hill hosted by a U.S. 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

1pm: Closing event: Videoconference to connect with 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

For updated information: www.thecuban5.org

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