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September Activities in Washington D.C. and San Francisco to Mark the 16th Anniversary of the Arrest of the Cuban 5
From 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.
While Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez are back in Cuba after serving their entire sentences, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero remain in U.S. Prisons. These three men are paying a high price for defending their country against terrorism. Instead of the continuation of their imprisonment they deserve to receive medals of honor for their actions. It is long overdue for President Obama to negotiate in good faith with Cuba to reach a humanitarian solution to this case and allow them to return to their loved ones.
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 a rally in front of the White House and a Public Forum. Also in San Francisco, CA the committee is organizing a Bicycle Ride in Support of the Cuban 5.
PICKET IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE
on the 16th Anniversary of the arrests of the Cuban 5
Friday September 12
Across the Street from Lafayette Park
16 YEARS IS ENOUGH!
FREE THE CUBAN 5 NOW!
PUBLIC FORUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Join us for an evening of solidarity with the Cuban 5
Saturday September 13, 7pm
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
1800 Massachusetts Avenue
NW Washington, DC
( Dupont Circle METRO stop – Red line)
Program will include:
Welcoming by SEIU leaders followed by a panel discussion
Speakers to include:
- 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
BICYCLE RIDE FOR THE CUBAN 5 IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Saturday September 27, 4pm
Starting point: 24th & Mission St BART Station
Bay Area activists will travel through the streets of San Francisco to raise awareness about the case of the Cuban 5. For more information call 510-219-0092 or 415-269-7917