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Report back from Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba - Vancouver/Seattle Print E-mail
Join us in Vancouver and Seattle for videos, photos, stories and live music in a
report back from this year's Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba which travelled to
Havana and Santiago de Cuba! 

The 24th Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba returned at the end of
August 2013 after having completed voluntary work while in Cuba and delivering
important humanitarian aid. Each year Pastors for Peace has organized this Caravan
as part of the struggle to lift the U.S. blockade on Cuba, bringing aid and U.S.
citizens to Cuba defying unjust U.S. law. For more information on the Pastors for
Peace Caravan to Cuba please visit:
http://www.ifconews.org/

*  VANCOUVER EVENT
Thursday
October 10th
7pm
Joe’s Café (1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St)

Vancouver event will feature:
- Commemoration of the life of revolutionary hero Che Guevara who was murdered in
October 1967
- Report back from Caravanistas 
- Live music
- Videos, photos, stories 

To see poster for Vancouver event please visit: 
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/131010-P4P-Vancouver.pdf
To join Vancouver event on Facebook please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/184462535074756/

* SEATTLE EVENT
Saturday
October 12th
5-8pm
El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th. Ave South Seattle, on Beacon Hill)

Seattle event will feature:
- Caravanistas from Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)
- Outstanding music from Seattle legend Jim Page
- A Free Potluck dinner and more!
- Videos, photos, stories

For more information on Seattle event please visit:
http://www.seattlecuba.org 
To see poster for Seattle event please visit:
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/131012-P4P-Seattle.pdf
To join the Seattle Event on Facebook please visit: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/599564413418228/

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba – VCSC
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com

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Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/vancubasolidarity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanCuba_VCSC
Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Communities-in-Solidarity-with-Cuba-VCSC/228094570576786
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SATURDAY October 5 Day of Action Print E-mail

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/

 

 

 

 


 
Report from British Columbia, Canada Actions for Our 5 Cuban Heroes Print E-mail

WE WANT TO SEE MORE YELLOW RIBBONS EVERYWHERE!

7 Events in 4 Days Marked 15 Years of the Unjust Imprisonment of the 5 Cuban Heroes

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International Days of Action Marking 15 Years of Unjust Imprisonment! Print E-mail

(la versión en español sigue la versión en Inglés)

International Days of Action Marking 15 Years of Unjust Imprisonment!

STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS!
STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE!
FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5 HEROES NOW!

September 12th, 2013 will mark 15 years that the Cuban 5 have been cruelly and unjustly held in U.S. prisons. The Cuban 5 heroes are five Cuban intelligence officers that the Cuban government sent to Miami to infiltrate US-backed right-wing terrorist organizations and prevent terrorist activities against their homeland. In 1998 the U.S. government arrested the Cuban 5 and they have faced outrageous prison sentences from 15 years to double-life plus 15 years, 17 months of solitary confinement, and the denial of family visits. Despite this, the Cuban 5 heroes have never for one moment given up their struggle for dignity and freedom and have always declared their innocence.

In June of 2013, René González, one of the Cuban 5 returned to Cuba. It is with this great victory, and the commitment of people all over the world to fight until the 4 remaining Cuban heroes are free from U.S. jails, that we mark the 15 years since their arrest and imprisonment.

In British Columbia, Canada the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver, together and in unity with other Cuba solidarity activists, groups, and supporters of the Cuban 5 heroes in Nanaimo, Kamloops, Bowen Island, and greater Vancouver, invite you to join with us for 6 events in 4 cities for our 5 heroes from September 12 -15. On these days, our united voices will be echoed in British Columbia, Cuba, the United States and all around the world as we protest this anniversary and demand immediate freedom for Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González.

>> 1, 2, 3 >> THURSDAY September 12 – three events in Vancouver, BC
>> 4 >> FRIDAY September 13 – Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC
>> 5 >> SATURDAY September 14 – Kamloops, BC
>> 6 >> SUNDAY September 15 – Bowen Island, BC

<<(1, 2, 3)>>
THURSDAY September 12 – three events in Vancouver, BC

1 >> Free All the Cuban 5 Now! Banner Drop
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Vancouver

2 >>  Info table and 94th Monthly Picket Action
3:00PM - 5:00PM
U.S. Consulate (Downtown, Vancouver)
1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow
 
3 >>  Cultural/Political Event dedicated to the Freedom of the 5
7:00PM
Joe's Cafe, Large North Hall (1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St.)
Featuring speakers, live music, poetry & film
 
For poster click: http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2013/130912-free-the-cuban-5-day.pdf
Join Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/581212115264086/

<<(4)>>
Cultural and Political Event for the 5 Heroes!
FRIDAY September 13
7:00PM
Vancouver Island University (VIU)
Building 200, Room 203
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Featuring speakers, music, poetry & the film "The Cuban Wives"

"The Cuban Wives" - A story of love and resistance, this new documentary by Italian director, Alberto Antonio Dandolo, explores their case and focuses on the international struggle for their freedom being led by their loved ones.

Co-sponsored by: the Vancouver Island University Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee and the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver

For more info: 250-753-2126

<<(5)>>
Cultural and Political Event for the 5 Heroes!
SATURDAY September 14
2:00 PM
The Art We Are Cafe (246 Victoria Street)
Kamloops, BC

Co-organized by the Kamloops Socialist Club and the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver

For more info: 250-457-0149

<<(6)>>
Cultural and Political Event for the 5 Heroes!
SUNDAY September 15
4:00PM
Cates Hill Chapel (661 Carter Road)
Bowen Island, BC

Featuring speakers, music, poetry & the film "The Cuban Wives"

"The Cuban Wives" - A story of love and resistance, this new documentary by Italian director, Alberto Antonio Dandolo, explores their case and focuses on the international struggle for their freedom being led by their loved ones.

For more info: 604-363-5008

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Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
604-518-7361 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Freethe5_Van
Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/22825164484/

 
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