In support of the "Five Days for the Cuban Five" action in Washington D.C., rallies will take place around the world on Saturday June 1st in front of U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
Friends in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and other cities will join in these actions. Please, participate in the Toronto rally and be a voice for justice and freedom for all the Cuban Five.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284590075010736/
Sponsored by: Toronto Forum on Cuba and La Asociación de Cubanos "Juan Gualberto Gómez".
Endorsed by: The Friends of the Cuban Five Committee; the Worker to Worker, Canada-Cuba Labour Solidarity Network; International Festival of Poetry of Resistance - IFPOR; Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto; Canadian Network on Cuba; Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network; Círculo Bolivariano Louis Riel Toronto; the United Jewish People's Order Canada; The LGBITQA / Trans & Allies Rainbow Sea of Red Open Collective with Cuba - Toronto
For more information check www.thecuban5.org, www.torontoforumoncuba.com or www.freethefive.org.
Click here for details on the second "5 DAYS FOR THE CUBAN 5″ in Washington, D.C.
Momentum is building: Participants of 22 Countries and Cubans Living in Miami to Call for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 in Washington DC
All Out to Washington D.C. for the Cuban 5
A series of 18 major events for the Cuban 5 will take place in Washington DC between May 30 and June 5. The Cuban 5 are five Cuban agents sent to the U.S. in the 1990's to monitor the terrorist activities of anti-Cuban exile groups in Miami. They have been imprisoned here for nearly 15 years, mostly on conspiracy charges. The highlight of the activities will be a June 1 demonstration in front of the White House saying "Enough is enough, release the Cuban 5 now!" That same evening, well known activist and scholar Angela Davis will deliver a speech on social justice and the case of the Five at 6pm at St. Stephens Church 1525, Newton St. NW.
Along with calling for the freedom of the Cuban 5, the protest at the White House will include demands for ending the travel ban, removing Cuba from the list of countries that promote terrorism, ending the criminal economic blockade of Cuba and closing Guantanamo Prison.
"We are coming to DC to fight for the freedom of the five because in doing that we are standing with our people and our families in Cuba so they can live in peace and be free of terrorism" said Andres Gomez, National Coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade in Miami. The brigade is part of the Martiana Alliance that includes the Jose Marti Association, the ATC, the Bolivarian Circle of Miami, the Christian Women Association in Defense of the Family and the Mariana Alliance. Other groups from Miami that will participate of the Washington actions include the Foundation for the Normalization of Relations between the U.S. and Cuba, Cuban American Defense League and Jewish Solidarity.
Along with Cubans from Miami, parliamentarians, jurists and organizers from Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Spain, Sweden, and Venezuela will also be participating.
Buses are being organized in New York City and people from all over the U.S. will be coming. Canadian groups have been confirmed from Vancouver, Toronto and Quebec.
René González, who regained his freedom by renouncing his United States citizenship, after having served his sentence, urged President Barack Obama "to have the courage to pardon them by the powers conferred to him"
The 5 days for Cuban 5 is being organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5.
For a complete listing of all the events during 5 Days for the Cuban 5 click on the link.
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
For more information about the Cuban 5 visit: www.thecuban5.org
II Annual "5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington DC" May 30 to June 5
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