THE important Afro-American leader Angela Davis, Dolores Huerta, leader of the Farmworkers Union, European Union parliamentarian Gianni Vattimo, as well as Chilean legislators Hugo Gutiérrez and Alejandro Navarro, in addition to other intellectuals and figures from around the world have confirmed their participation in the Five Days for the Five in Washington.
The event will take place May 30 through June 5 with the purpose of building awareness about the case within the U.S. and demanding the release of the anti-terrorists, who were convicted for their efforts to monitor anti-Cuban groups in Miami wreaking death and destruction on the island.
A demonstration in front of the White House is planned for June 1, with activists coming from Quebec, Canada and several U.S. cities, as well as a delegation of Cuban-Americans from Miami.
Expressions of solidarity and congratulations continue in regard to the presence in Cuba of René González, who has completed his 15 year sentence and is now on supervised release. Having received the document certifying that he has renounced his U.S. citizenship, a requisite for changing the conditions of his parole, he is currently awaiting a ruling from Judge Joan Lenard in the South Florida District Court.
Arrested by the FBI, September 12, 1998, the Five were in Miami to monitor violent individuals and organizations planning and carrying out acts of terrorism in Cuba which have led to more than 3,400 deaths and 2,000 injuries in the last 50 years.
Around the world, the struggle for justice continues.