International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
New York, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014: U.S.-Cuba Relations and the Case of the Cuban Five
OCTOBER 25 FREE THE FIVE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
FOR AN EVENING OF SOLIDARITY WITH
CUBA AND THE CUBAN FIVE
Date: Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Time: Reception 6-7 pm, Program 7-9 pm
Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, L63 Lecture Hall.
Take A,C,D,1 Train to 59th St./Columbus Circle stop, walk to 524 W. 59th St. to main entrance
Food, drinks, meet and greet the speakers, and listen to cultural performances during the reception, following by the program, featuring:
- Martin Garbus, Lead attorney for the Cuban Five
- Rudolfo Reyes, Cuban Ambassador to the U.N.
- Estela Vazquez, Executive VP, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
- Professor Luis Barrios, Dept. of Latin America Latina/o Studies
- Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, Central Park 5 frame-up victims
- Juanita Young and Iris Baez, long-time leaders in fight against police brutality in NYC
- Claudia Mendoza, John Jay Student, People Power Movement
Sponsored by OCTOBER 25 FREE THE FIVE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 1199SEIU Caribbean and Latin America Democracy Committee, Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle, All-African People's Revolutionary Party, Alternativo Revolucionaria, ANSWER, BAYAN, Black Agenda Report, Brecht Forum, Casa de las Americas, Communist Party USA, Cuba Solidarity New York, Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico, El Frente Amplio Dominicano, Fuerza de la Revolucion, Harlem Tenants Council, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Jane Franklin, International Action Center, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, Jericho Movement, Joan Gibbs, July 26 Coalition, La Pena, Leslie Cagan, Margaret Gilpin, Michael Tarif Warren, Mickey Melendez, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, National Lawyers Guild, National Network on Cuba, Nellie Bailey, Partido Nacionalista de Puerto Rico - Junta de Nuevo York, Party for Socialism and Liberation, People Power Movement, People's Organization for Progress, Philippine Forum, Popular Education, Project to Free the Cuban Five, ProLibertad, Rosemari Mealy, Sam Anderson, Sisa Pakari Labor Center, Socialist Action, Socialist Workers Party, Venceremos Brigade, WBAI "Cuba In Focus", Workers World Party.
For more information: 917-887-8710
New Publication of the Report of the International Commission of Inquiry
"This report will help impress upon the US authorities that legal opinion amongst some of the world's most distinguished judges considers that the only just resolution of our case is for a complete and unconditional release of our three brothers remaining in prison." Rene González
The report of the proceedings of the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban (Miami) Five, held at the Law Society in London in March 2014, is now available in a new publication.
The two Commission Coordinators, Sara Chandler, chair of the Law Society Human Rights Committee and leading barrister Elizabeth Woodcraft launched the report at a packed meeting at the House of Commons in London on 10 September, hosted by Member of Parliament Jeremy Corbyn and Baroness Angela Smith.
Olga Salanueva, wife of René González, the featured speaker at the London meeting, recounted the latest visa denial by the British Government banning her husband from entering the country.
In a 44-page magazine format, written in English and Spanish, the outstanding success of the Commission and its associated events is recorded. It presents the concluding statements of the three presiding judges Yogesh Sabharwal, Zak Yacoob, and Philippe Texier, who, after hearing two days of testimony from witnesses, called upon President Barack Obama to grant "unconditional pardons" to the Five and to release "immediately and unconditionally" the three who remain in prison.
Please circulate the report to raise awareness around the campaign for justice for the Five.