THIS IS THE TIME TO UNITE OUR EFFORTS IN WASHINGTON D.C.
Voices from all over the United States are joining together to ask President Obama to change over fifty years of unjust U.S. policy towards Cuba. One of the pivotal points in this widening discussion is to find a solution to the case of the Cuban 5 prisoners held in the United States for more than 15 years. To be part of the dialogue that is taking place in the United States, the International Committee for Freedom of the Cuban 5 is again organizing five days of activities in Washington, D.C., from June 4th to June 11th, 2014
Photo: Bill Hackwell Legal meeting during the Second "5 Days for the Cuban 5", 2013
Activities will include:
- Visits to Congress with Parliamentarians from other countries.
- 2-Day Conference on U.S. Cuba Relations and the case of the Cuban 5.
- Cultural events.
- A Rally in front of the White House calling for the freedom of the Cuban 5 and the end of the unilateral U.S. blockade against Cuba.
ADD YOUR VOICE TO THIS WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE FIVE
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This week of activities in Washington will bring together personalities from the U.S. and abroad, including jurists, parliamentarians, writers, intellectuals, activists and religious people to call for the freedom of the Cuban 5, five men unjustly imprisoned in U.S. prisons for defending their country Cuba against terrorism.
A number of known people have already added their names including academic Noam Chomsky
, actor Danny Glover
, writer and professor Angela Davis
, poet Alice Walker
, journalist and writer Ignacio Ramonet
, Brazilian writer and liberation theology Frei Betto,
Ret. U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson
, author and politician Tom Hayden
, former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana Wayne Smith
, Immigration Attorney Jose Pertierra
, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union Dolores Huerta
, former President of the United Nations General Assembly Father Miguel D'Escoto,
curator and founder of the Brownstone Foundation Gilbert Brownstone
, Attorney Martin Garbus
, Mexican anthropologist and writer Gilberto Lopez y Rivas
, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark
, Mayor of Richmond, CA Gayle McLaughlin
, Attorney Peter Schey
, Canadian writers Stephen Kimber
and Arnold August
, former Bishop of Detroit Thomas Gumbleton
, historian and writer Piero Gleijeses
, Brazilian writer Fernando Morais
and many others.To learn how to get involved and support the
Third "5 Days for the Cuban 5" visit:
http://5daysforthecuban5.com/ If you cannot travel to Washington please consider making a donation:
Even though René González and Fernando González have been released after completing their entire sentences, now more than ever, we need to unite and double our efforts to insure that the White House will hear the international demand for the freedom of Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio. The Five must be returned to their homeland to be with their families and the people of Cuba.