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“Cuban Five” at Heart of US-Cuba Deal

By Marjorie Cohn

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Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, aka the “Cuban Five,” have now all been freed. (Photo: Mario Carvajal/flickr)

In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering US Cuba policy, President Barack Obama briefly mentioned that the United States released three Cuban agents. These men are members of the “Cuban Five,” who were imprisoned for gathering information on US-based Cuban exile groups planning terrorist actions against Cuba. Without their release, Cuba would never have freed Alan Gross. And Obama could not have undertaken what ten presidents before him refused to do: normalize relations between the United States and Cuba.
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CUBAN FIVE ARE FREE! LONG LIVE THE CUBAN REVOLUTION!

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Alocución del Presidente cubano: Los Cinco ya están en Cuba

Compatriotas:

Desde mi elección como Presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros, he reiterado en múltiples ocasiones, nuestra disposición a sostener con el gobierno de los Estados Unidos un diálogo respetuoso, basado en la igualdad soberana, para tratar los más diversos temas de forma recíproca, sin menoscabo a la independencia nacional y la autodeterminación de nuestro pueblo.
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WEEK OF OUTRAGE BLACK LIFES MATTER

The Stop Mass Incarceration Movement along with other organizations have organized the #WeekofOutrage in response to the Grand Juries’ decision to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo and Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Actions are being organized in NY, LA, and Chicago
Info Here

Please contact the Stop Mass Incarceration Movement here if you have an event to add, and join the Plan for Week Of Outrage Facebook event here for updates.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 9

T-Shirt & Sign Making Flash Mob 
At 5:00pm on the North end of Union Square.
Details: Bring black shirts to be stenciled “I Can’t Breathe.” No experience necessary, training held on the spot, then flash mob will move through the city.

Flash Mob
At 7:00pm in Grand Central

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Wednesday, DEC. 10

 

Non-Violent Civil Resistance
At 2:00pm in Herald Square

Teach In for High School Students 
At 3:30 pm at George Washington H.S on 192nd Street

Details: What’s the big deal? What’s my role? What can I do?

“Broken Windows” Kills 
At 4:00pm at the Manhattan Institute, 52 Vanderbilt Ave
More Info: Check the Facebook Event Page here

People’s Power Assembly Mass Meeting Against Police Brutality/Black Lives Matter  
At 6:30pm at the Solidarity Center, 147 W 24th St, 2nd fl.

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THURSDAY, DEC. 11

Teach In for High School Students 
At 3:30 pm at 125th and Adam Clayton

Details: What’s the big deal? What’s my role? What can I do?

Black Lives Matter — Holiday Intervention

At 6:00pm at Bryant Park

Blow the Whistle & Speak Out
Time: TBA
Where: Police Stations – specific locations TBA

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FRIDAY, DEC. 12

Millions March For Justice: Sign Making Work Session
At 12:00pm at the IAC 147, W.24th Street

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH: Carry The Names
At 4:00 pm in Times Square (Gather at West 47th Street & Broadway at the Red Steps)

Our Demands, Visions, & Goals Press Conference/Rally
At 5:30pm at 26 Wall Street, Federal Hall Steps

Outreach Action Planning Assembly for Millions March For Justice
At 7:00pm at 60 Wall Street

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SATURDAY, DEC. 13

Millions March For Justice, NYC

At 2:00pm at Washington Square Park

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SUNDAY, DEC. 14

 

Faith Community Participation – Special sermons and testimony at all faith services
Time and Location: TBA

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Cuba in Focus – WBAI

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TONIGHT – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH – 8 TO 10PM
SUPPORT “CUBA IN FOCUS” AND WBAI RADIO.

OUR SPECIAL GUEST WILL BE AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN WRITER, BROADCASTER AND PROFESSOR – STEPHEN KIMBER – AUTHOR OF WHAT LIES ACROSS THE WATER: THE REAL STORY OF THE CUBAN FIVE.

TWO COUNTRIES – ONE FIGHTING TERRORISM – ONE SPONSORING ACTS OF TERROR… AND A TRUTH THAT IS STRANGER THAN FICTION –
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URGENT CALL – SPREAD THE WORD MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!

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Human Rights Watch and The New York Times Weapons Of The US State Department

Join us this coming June 26 Thursday @ The New York Times 8 Avenue Between 41st & 40st at 3:30 PM and March to the Headquarters of Human Rights Watch in front (arriving @ 4:45PM)of the Empire State Building

Bring Drums, Pots and Pans, Posters, Banners and Signs, Lets make some noise and let the peoples voice be heard.

IN DEFENSE OF THE BOLIVARIAN REVOLUTION

HRW Close your Revolving Door to US Government

They have never denounced:

More than 250 peasants killed

April 11, 2002 coup against President Chavez

Paramilitary presence in the violent protests against the government

Millions of dollars donated from the State Department to the Venezuelan opposition.