International Days of Action Marking 15 Years of Unjust Imprisonment! Print

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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

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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/

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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

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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

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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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