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CANADA MARKS THE 100TH MONTHLY PICKET ACTION IN VANCOUVER Print E-mail

FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5 NOW!

The year 2013 has passed with great victories in the continued struggle to free our 5 heroes. As we look together towards 2014, we are sure that there will be many more victories and challenges in our campaign for justice.

Vancouver will honour our 100th consecutive monthly picket action in front of the U.S. Consulate for freedom for ALL of the 5 Cuban Heroes on March 5, 2014. On this important day, the Free the Cuban 5 Committee -Vancouver invites you to join us at events to honour the 100th picket. Following the March 5th action in Vancouver, there are also events with Stephen Kimber, His Excellency Julio Garmendía Peña, and Miraly González González, the First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada, in Nanaimo, Kamloops, Seattle and Victoria from March 5- 8.  For more information about these events please visit: http://vancouver100cuban5protests.com/.

As well, March 5th has become an International Day of Action when groups across Canada, the US and around the world will be organizing events in solidarity with our 5 heroes and Vancouver's milestone 100th monthly picket action. So far, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto are organizing actions on March 5th, as well as San Francisco, USA and more cities around the world to come! For a schedule of across-Canada and International solidarity actions please visit: http://vancouver100cuban5protests.com/events-in-solidarity-with-100th-picket/

We are confident with unity, and consistent action , we are ever closer to the day when ALL of the Cuban 5 will be free!

*LIST OF BRITISH COLUMBIA & WASHINGTON STATE EVENTS*
8 EVENTS IN 4 DAYS - TOUR POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140305-FC5C-Tour-poster.pdf

More information available at: http://vancouver100cuban5protests.com/

1) WEDNESDAY MARCH 5 - VANCOUVER, BC
“100TH MONTHLY PROTEST TO FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5”

~ 11am-4pm Concert and Vigil
~ 4pm-5pm Picket Action

U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow Street,
Downtown Vancouver

POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140305-free-the-cuban-5-picket.pdf

2) WEDNESDAY MARCH 5 - VANCOUVER, BC
“FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5!”

A special evening featuring:
JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA - His Excellency the Cuban Ambassador to Canada
STEPHEN KIMBER - Professor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. He is the author of the book “What Lies Across the Water, The Real Story of the Cuban 5?
DON FOREMAN - Union Representative for the Central Region of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) as well as Co-chair of the Cubacan Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five in Ottawa, Canada.

7pm - Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 E. Broadway, Vancouver, BC

POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140305-free-the-cuban-5-picket.pdf

3) THURSDAY MARCH 6 - NANAIMO, BC
“BOOK SIGNING & AUTHOR READING”

STEPHEN KIMBER - Journalist and Author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5"
Also Featuring
JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA - Cuban Ambassador to Canada

5pm - Nanaimo Harbourfront Library
90 Commercial St. , Nanaimo, BC

Co-organized by the Vancouver Island Regional Library
POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140306_StephenKimberPoster%20Nanaimo.pdf

4) FRIDAY MARCH 7 - KAMLOOPS, BC
“CUBA TODAY AND THE CASE OF THE CUBAN 5”

A Special Evening with:
JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA - Cuban Ambassador to Canada speaking about Cuba Today
MIRALY GONZÀLEZ GONZÀLEZ - First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada speaking about the case of the Cuban 5

6:30pm - Thompson River University - The Barber Center
900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, BC

Co-organized with the Thompson Rivers University Socialist Club
Endorsed by the Kamloops and District Labour Council (KDLC)

For more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140307_Ambassador_KamloopsPoster.pdf

5) FRIDAY MARCH 7 - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON STATE
“JUSTICE BOOK TALK”

Author discussion with STEPHEN KIMBER, Journalist and Author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5"

12:30pm - Seattle University, Casey Atrium
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA

RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.seattleu.edu/csjs

Event Co-sponsored by:
Center for Global Justice - Seattle University
Latin American Studies Program - Seattle University
School of Law Latin America Program - Seattle University
Diversity, Citizenship & Social Justice CORE Track Program - Seattle University

POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140307_StephenKimber%20Seattle.pdf

6) FRIDAY MARCH 7 - SEATTLE, WASHINGTON STATE
“FILM SHOWING AND COMMUNITY DISCUSSION”

Part of the Friday Night Meaningful Movies Series with:
"Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" documentary directed by award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau
Community Discussion with Author:
STEPHEN KIMBER - Journalist and Author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5"

7pm - Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ
5019 Keystone Place, N.Seattle, Washington State

Co-organized with:
Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice
US Women Cuba Collaboration
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee
Seattle A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

7) SATURDAY MARCH 8 - VICTORIA, BC
“CUBA TODAY AND THE CASE OF THE CUBAN 5”

A Special Event with:
JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA - Cuban Ambassador to Canada
MIRALY GONZÀLEZ GONZÀLEZ - First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa
STEPHEN KIMBER - Journalist and Author of "What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban 5"

12pm - CUPE Local 50 Hall
2736 Quadra St., Victoria, BC

For more information: 250-598-7690 | This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140308_Ambassador_Victoria.pdf

8) SATURDAY MARCH 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (IWD) - VANCOUVER, BC
“CUBAN WOMEN TODAY”

International Women's Day forum with:
MIRALY GONZÀLEZ GONZÀLEZ - First Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Canada and member of the Cuban Federation of Women (FMC)
Also featuring:
JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA - Cuban Ambassador to Canada

7pm - Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
800 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC

Co-organized with Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

POSTER:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140308_Cuba_IWD.pdf

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Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba
604-719-6947 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/ | http://vancouver100cuban5protests.com/
Follow us on Twitter: @Freethe5_Van | #100Cuban5Pickets #100Protestas5Cubanos
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/22825164484/

 
New Canadian Website for the Cuban 5 Print E-mail

The Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver would like to announce the launching of our new website in the campaign to free ALL the 5 Cuban Heroes Now! This website is dedicated towards the effort of organizing the 100th consecutive monthly protest in front of the U.S. Consulate for the freedom of the Cuban 5 to take place on March 5th, 2014!

 

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Join the 99th Monthly Protest Actions to Free ALL the 5 Cuban Heroes! Print E-mail

99th Monthy Protest Action

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2014
 
4pm - U.S. Consulate, 1075 W. Pender Street @ Thurlow Street
Downtown Vancouver, Canada
 
- For poster click: http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140205-free-the-cuban-five-picket.pdf
- To join Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/528324007286729/
 
Join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver for the 99th picket action in front of the US Consulate on February 5th, 2014. This action, leading up to the 100th picket action, which will be marked in Vancouver on March 5th, 2014, will hopefully be the last with four of the Cuban 5 still imprisoned in the U.S.
 
The prison sentence of Fernando Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5, will be complete at the end of February. At this time, he should be able to return to Cuba, joining Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5 who returned to Cuba in April of 2014.
 
However, Fernando's release from prison and return to Cuba is not guaranteed. After 15 years of cruel and unjust imprisonment, the US government will still have the power to further delay Fernando's return to his loved ones in Cuba by holding him in immigration processing in the US.
 
Coming together in protest in front of the US Consulate on February 5th is part of the International campaign that will help to make sure that Fernando returns to Cuba and ALL of the Cuban 5 are released. It is also part of building the international campaign in support of Vancouver's 100th consecutive monthly picket action since 2005, one month later on March 5, 2014.
  
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WHO ARE THE 5 CUBAN HEROES?
 
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González, also known as the Cuban 5, are five men who were wrongly accused and convicted in a U.S. Federal Court of “conspiracy to commit espionage” and other fabricated charges, following their arrest and imprisonment in 1998. 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. In April of 2013 René González, one of the Cuban 5, returned permanently to Cuba in a great victory for justice-loving people all over the world. Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio and Fernando remain unjustly in U.S. jails facing sentences up to double-life plus 15 years.
 
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Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604-719-6947| 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 | #100Cuban5Pickets #100Protestas5Cubanos
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/22825164484/

 
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