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STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!
STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE!

FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5 NOW! 

SATURDAY October 5 Day of Action
The “Yellow Ribbon Campaign” for the 5 Cuban Heroes continues!

<< 1 >> Information table & outreach campaign 
12pm - 2pm
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson St. @ Howe St.
Downtown Vancouver

<< 2 >> 95th Monthly Picket Action
2pm - 3pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow St.

On September 12, 2013, the 15th anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of the Cuban 5, our 5 Heroes released a statement saying, “We will never surrender one iota the moral advantage that has allowed us to resist and grow, as we bear all the weight of the vengeful weight of the most powerful planet on earth.” 

Over the last 15 years of their imprisonment, it is words like these spoken from within US jails that have shown the great strength and humanity of our 5 Cuban Heroes. While the Cuban 5, so full of inspiration, love and hope remain behind bars, the anti-Cuban terrorists responsible for the deaths of nearly 3500 people since 1959 walk freely in the United States. 

October 6th marks the 37th anniversary of one of the anti-Cuban terrorist actions that have yet to see justice. On October 6th,  1976 a bomb exploded mid-air on Cubana Flight #455. All 73 innocent passengers on board were killed. The man responsible for masterminding the bombing, Luis Posada Carriles, has never been brought to justice for this crime. It is crimes like those committed by Luis Posada Carriles that the 5 Cuban heroes were working to prevent when they were arrested and put in US jails.

As peace and justice loving people we must bring a end to this injustice and keep struggling until ALL of the Cuban 5 are free!

On October 5, the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver invites you to join with us as we demand:

  • JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS OF ANTI-CUBAN TERRORISM NOW!
  • EXTRADITE POSADA TO FACE TRIAL IN VENEZUELA NOW!
  • FREE ALL THE 5 CUBAN HEROES NOW!


Join Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1375365479367791/
For poster click:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2013/131005-FC5CV-Picket.pdf
Issue #3 - Newsletter of the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver 
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/materials/newsletters/2013/FC5C-NewsletterFall-2013.pdf

* * * * Check out the report and photo gallery from the BC wide Yellow Ribbon Campaign and actions for the release of the Cuban 5 on the 15th anniversary of their imprisonment:    
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/reports/2013/130912-15-cubanfive-actions.html

 

 

WHO ARE THE 5 CUBAN HEROES?

Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González, also known as the Cuban 5, are currently serving outrageously long sentences, including even a double-life sentence plus fifteen years, in the United States. They were wrongly accused and convicted in a U.S. Federal Court of “conspiracy to commit espionage” and other fabricated charges. The 5 were actually unarmed men involved in monitoring Miami-based terrorist organizations, which since 1959 have been responsible for the deaths of over 3,400 people in Cuba, including one resident of Canada, Fabio di Celmo, in 1997. Through their important work, these 5 men were able to prevent further deaths in Cuba.

WHAT IS THE YELLOW RIBBON CAMPAIGN?
In May of 2013, René González, one of the Cuban 5 returned to Cuba. From his home in Cuba, René González has launched a new Yellow Ribbon campaign for the Cuban 5 heroes. René has asked the people of Cuba to saturate the island with yellow ribbons, as a symbol of their desire to see all of their 5 heroes return. The Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver and supporters of the Cuban 5 are bringing the Yellow Ribbon campaign to the streets of British Columbia. As René has said, "My desire is that on September 12 yellow ribbons will appear in trees, on balconies, on people's arms, on their pets or however they want to display it.”

 


 The September 12-15 actions organized
in Vancouver, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Bowen Island:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEAjfhY1ZG0


  

Organized by: Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604-518-7361 http://flymail.web.net/src/compose.php?send_to= This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/
Follow us on Twitter: @Freethe5_Van https://twitter.com/Freethe5_Van
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/22825164484/

 

 

 

 


 
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