102nd Monthly Picket Action to “Free ALL the Cuban 5 Now!” Print

MONDAY, MAY 5  2014
4:00pm
Protest Picket Action @ U.S. Consulate (1075 W. Pender St. @ Thurlow St.)
Downtown Vancouver, Canada

In a recent interview Fernando González, one of the Cuban 5 Heroes that was released from U.S. prison and returned to Cuba in late February, explained the reason that the Cuban 5 were arrested and imprisoned over 15 years ago. He said, “We were punished for having worked on behalf of the Cuban people, on behalf of the Cuban revolution, and even for working for the U.S. people, since we thwarted terrorist actions that might have harmed them.” For these heroic actions the Cuban 5 have already served long sentences away from their family, friends and homeland of Cuba.

Today, three of the Cuban 5, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero, remain behind U.S. prison bars.  Now is the time for the voices of peace and justice-loving people from Vancouver to Washington DC and around the world to become louder and louder, demanding immediate freedom for ALL of the Cuban 5.

Join with the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver as we protest for the 102nd consecutive month in front of the U.S. Consulate on May 5th.  May 5th will also mark the 6th consecutive monthly protest in Ottawa, Canada for freedom for ALL of the Cuban 5, as well as an international day of action for “the 5th of the month for the Cuban 5.”

To view poster: http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140505-free-the-cuban-5-picket.pdf
To join Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467506996813157/

*FOLLOWING THE PROTEST...GET INVOLVED!*

MONDAY, MAY 5 2014
7:00pm
Joe's Cafe
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Following the May 5 102nd monthly protest action, join the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver for our general organizing meeting. At this meeting we will be mainly discussing our support and participation in the 3rd “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington DC, June 4th - 11th 2014, organized by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5.
http://5daysforthecuban5.com/news-and-updates/

* NEWS UPDATES ON THE CUBAN 5 *
>> Gabo, his good friends Fidel and Bill… and the Cuban Five – April 17, 2014
http://cubanfive.ca/2014/04/gabo-fidel-bill-and-the-curious-cuban-five-connection
>> Fernando González Urges Freedom for his Fellow Fighters – April 15, 2014
http://www.freethefive.org/updates/CubanMedia/CMFernando041514.htm
>> Cuba Willing to Work With U.S. to Resolve Alan Gross Case – April 10, 2014
http://en.cubadebate.cu/news/2014/04/10/cuba-willing-work-with-us-resolve-alan-gross-case/



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. As of March, 2014 René González and Fernando González have both returned permanently to Cuba in a great victory for justice-loving people all over the world. Gerardo, Ramón, and Antonio remain unjustly in U.S. jails facing sentences up to double-life plus 15 years.



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