96th MONTHLY PICKET ACTION Print

* The Yellow Ribbon Campaign Continues *

Tuesday November 5
4pm
U.S. Consulate (Downtown, Vancouver)
1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow

The simple phrase“they will return” has been echoed around the world. It has been spoken by peace-loving people everywhere, by artists and intellectuals from actor Danny Glover to 10 Nobel Peace prize winners. Often it is followed by another phrase, “the Cuban 5 will be free.”

Antonio, Fernando, Ramón and Gerardo have now been imprisoned in U.S. jails for over 15 years, but they have never once stopped saying “I will return.”

It is this conviction that fuels René Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5 who was released from prison and is now permanently in Cuba. This is the hope that has led to the Yellow Ribbon Campaign, launched by  René Gonzalez, that has people all over Cuba and the world tying a yellow ribbon to trees, light posts, fences and more to demonstrate their desire to see all of the Cuban 5 return.

This determination is also what brings the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver to the front door of the U.S. government in Vancouver every month. It is what brings people who believe in justice and dignity to be part of an international pressure campaign demanding that U.S. President Barack Obama free the Cuban 5.

On Tuesday, November 5th, join us for the 96th consecutive monthly picket action to free the Cuban 5 heroes held in U.S. jails, as we go to the steps of the U.S. Consulate to say, “Volveran!”, “They will return!”
 
FREE ALL THE 5 CUBAN HEROES NOW!
RELEASE ANTONIO, FERNANDO, RAMÓN & GERARDO FROM U.S. PRISONS NOW!
GRANT A VISA TO ADRIANA PEREZ NOW!
 
Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225237810975363/
For poster click:http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2013/131105-free-the-cuban-5-picket.pdf

The Cuban Consul General in Toronto, Javier Domokos spoke in Vancouver on October 19th at an event for the Cuban 5 organized by the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver and Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC).
Check out the Working TV coverage of the event here:
Part 1: https://vimeo.com/77646926
Part 2: https://vimeo.com/77652985
For a report and photos about the event click here:
http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/reports/2013/131019-cubanfive-vcsc-consulgeneral.html

>>Fall Newsletter of the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver – Issue #2 http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/materials/newsletters/2013/FC5C-NewsletterFall-2013-issue2.pdf
 
*NEWS ON THE CUBAN 5 HEROES*

>> René Gonzalez and Ricardo Alarcon in a Democracy Now Exclusive – October 24, 2013
Exclusive: René González, Lone Cuban 5 Member Freed from U.S. Prison, Speaks Out from Havana:
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/24/exclusive_rene_gonzalez_lone_cuban_5
Ex-Cuban Foreign Minister on Threats by Militant Exiles & Why Obama Should "Free the 5":
http://www.democracynow.org/2013/10/24/ex_cuban_foreign_minister_on_threats
>> Canada: Updates Offered on Case of Cuban Anti-Terrorists  –  October 13, 2013
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1965421&Itemid=1
>> The Cuban Five were fighting terrorism. Why did we put them in jail? – October 4, 2013
Opinion piece published in the Washington Post by Canadian author Stephen Kimber: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-cuban-five-were-fighting-terrorism-why-did-we-put-them-in-jail/2013/10/04/37c556a6-1fca-11e3-b7d1-7153ad47b549_story.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 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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