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Activities in Washington DC on the 16th Anniversary of the Arrest of the Cuban 5

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It is important that after the success of the Third “5 Days for the Cuban 5”
we keep the pressure up on the Obama Administration by being a presence in Washington DC on the anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández.

postcardFrom  September 12 to October 8, supporters of the Cuban 5 will be organizing activities in cities all over the world and in the United States to  bring attention to their 16 years of cruel imprisonment.

The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is returning to Washington D.C. after 5 days of activities for the Five in June. Members of the Committee, other solidarity friends and personalities will visit Capitol Hill to follow up on their June visits and organize other activities including:

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 11

Evening of Solidarity with the Cuban 5 in Takoma Park
Time: 7pm
Place: Casa Rutilio
102 Park Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 12

Picket line in front of the White House
Time: 12 noon
Place: Across the street from Lafayette Park
Bring your signs and banners

Cultural event on the 16th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Cuban 5.
Time: 6:00pm
Place: 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.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13

Event to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Cuban 5

b3983New Art Exhibit of Paintings “Absolved by Solidarity” by Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban 5

Time: 6pm
Place: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC

6pm Opening of the Art Exhibit “Absolved by Solidarity”

7pm Program

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.

Poetry by local artists

For more information call 510-219-0092

The struggle continues until justice is done

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