Cuban Five Forum

Originally posted by National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

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Important Cuban Five Forum, Tue. Nov. 13: Howard University School of Law Washington, DC

“Unjustly Imprisoned in the U.S. for Defending Cuba: The Case of the Cuban Five” is the title of an important forum, sponsored by Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC, Tuesday, November 13.

The panel of speakers at the forum includes:

* Danny Glover (pictured at right with Gerardo), actor and social activist who has visited Gerardo Hernández at Victorville Prison many times.
* Martin Garbus (pictured below), member of the Cuban Five’s legal team, spearheading the latest appeals in Gerardo’s case on the issue of the U.S. government’s massive misconduct in influencing the Five’s trial by paying journalists. These reporter-agents covered the trial in an extremely prejudicial manner.
* Okianer Christian Dark, Dean of Howard University School of Law. The Law School submitted an Amicus brief for the Five’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
* Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, attorney and co-founder of the Partnership for Civil Justice, instrumental in forcing the government to reveal some of the information about its illegal payments to journalists.
* Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell 2002-2005, vocal supporter of freedom for the Cuban Five.
* Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, leading efforts to expose the government journalists and their influence on the trial.

The forum is free and open to the public, and offers an important opportunity to the students of Howard University, the public, and audiences far beyond, to learn about the grave injustice dealt to the Cuban Five, and learn about their freedom campaign. If you are within driving distance of Washington, D.C., you won’t want to miss this important meeting. Make sure your friends in the area know about as well!

Details of the forum:

Date, Time: Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 pm
Location: Howard University School of Law
Moot Court Room
2900 Van Ness St. NW
Washington, DC
Admission: Free

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Casa de las Américas

Casa de las Américas (Casa) is a New York-based organization of Cuban emigrants who support the revolution. Beginning in 1955, the July 26 Committee was established in NY for the purpose of supporting the armed struggle that was taking place in Cuba against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Shortly after the triumph of the revolution in 1959, the Committee was renamed Casa Cuba, which later became Casa de las Américas.

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