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March 29th Event 2013 Free the Cuban Five


Part One – Intro by student leader, Michael Tariff Warren, Ike Nahem, Danny Glover Video, Martin Garbus


Part Two – Ambassadors from Cuba and Venezuela, freed Puerto Rican political prisoner Luis Rosa Perez, student leaders David Luna and Geraldo Roma of the Columbia University Chicano Caucus and first 6 minutes of Bolivarian Revolution rappers

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

Foro importante para los Cinco

Comité Nacional para la Libertad de los Cinco Cubanos

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Foro importante para los Cinco Facultad de Derecho de Howard University Washington, DC, martes, 13 de nov.


“Injustamente encarcelados en Estados Unidos por defender a Cuba: El Caso de los Cinco Cubanos” es el título de un importante foro, auspiciado por la Facultad de Derecho de Howard University, en Washington, DC, el martes, 13 de noviembre.

El panel de oradores del foro incluye a:

* Danny Glover (foto en la derecha, con Gerardo), actor y activista social, quien ha visitado a Gerardo Hernández en la prisión federal de Victorville muchas veces.
* Martin Garbus (foto abajo), miembro del equipo legal de los Cinco, está dirigiendo el tema de los periodistas pagados por el gobierno, en la apelación actual de Gerardo. El gobierno de EEUU pagó a decenas de periodistas, quienes influenciaron negativamente al jurado y la comunidad de Miami con su cobertura perjudicial contra los Cinco, durante el juicio.
* Okianer Christian Dark, Decana de la Facultad de Derecho de Howard University. La Facultad de Derecho entregó un documento legal a favor de la apelación de los Cinco, ante la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos.
* Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, la abogado y co-fundador de la Asociación para la Justicia Civil, instrumental en forzar al gobierno revelar información sobre los pagos ilegales a los periodistas.
* Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Asistente principal para Colin Powell, cuando era Secretario de Estado en 2002-2005, quien apoya enérgicamente a los Cinco.
* Gloria La Riva, coordinadora del Comité Nacional para la Libertad de los Cinco, dirigiendo los esfuerzos para exponer a los periodistas del gobierno.

El foro es gratis y abierto al públicó. Será una oportunidad importante para los estudiantes de Howard University y al público, para aprender sobre la injusticia tan grave cometida contra los Cinco, y saber de la campaña por su libertad. Si usted está en la región de Washington DC, no deje de asistir este importante foro. ¡Invite a sus amigos también!


Detalles del evento:

Fecha, hora: Martes, 13 de noviembre, 6:00 pm
Sede: Howard University, Facultad de Derecho
La Sala “Moot Court Room”
2900 Van Ness St. NW
Washington, DC
Entrada: Gratis

Martin Garbus speaks on new motion for the Five‏

Originally posted by National Committee To Free The Cuban Five

Martin Garbus speaks on new motion for the Five‏
June 13 Press Conference:

Attorney Martin Garbus speaks to the press about the latest legal development in the case of the Five

Listen to the audio below

Renowned lawyer Martin Garbus, called “legendary, one of the best trial lawyers in the country” by Time magazine, has joined the team of lawyers appealing the convictions of the Cuban Five. Last week Garbus and Supreme Court specialist Thomas Goldstein, together with long-time Cuban Five lawyer Richard Klugh, filed a motion in U.S. Southern District Court, seeking an evidentiary hearing and the right to discovery on behalf of Gerardo Hernández, in his Habeas Corpus appeal. This motion relates specifically to the issue of U.S. government payments to members of the Miami media during the trial of the Five, journalists whose coverage helped to add to the already poisonous atmosphere in Miami against the Five.

Yesterday, June 13, Garbus held a press conference that was facilitated by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. He noted that “A lot of that pressure [to indict to the Five, and then to indict Gerardo Hernández for conspiracy to commit murder] was created by the media…So in large part that media is responsible for the very indictments themselves. And then of course the media is responsible for saturating the jury pool and saturating, of course, the jury that sat on the case.”

Exposure of the government’s payments to Miami journalists has been a key focus of research conducted by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five during the past three years, in collaboration with the Partnership for Civl Justice Fund and Liberation newspaper. The presence of Miami journalists on the U.S. government payroll, who purported to report as “independent” press, goes to the heart of the unjust conviction of the Five. The Five were not only victims of a politically-motivated prosecution, but a government-funded propaganda operation as well.

Listen to the complete presentation by Martin Garbus, followed by a question-and-answer session with the press, by clicking the link below.

Listen to the press conference

Read the motion

Background on the paid journalists

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