From: Naomi Craine <naomicraine@...
Sent: Jun 1, 2008 11:06 PM
Subject: Forum: Free the Cuban Five!
The Militant Labor Forum presents:
Free the Cuban 5!
Friday, June 6 / Viernes 6 de junio
Dinner/Cena: 6:30 pm, $5
Program/Programa: 7:30 pm, suggested donation $5
The Cuban Five—Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, René González,
Gerardo Hernández, and Ramón Labañino—have been locked up in U.S.
prisons since 1998, serving long sentences on false charges because
of their actions in defense of Cuba.
Before their arrest, the five were gathering information on
right-wing Cuban-American groups that have staged violent attacks
against Cuba with Washington’s complicity. They were kept in solitary
confinement for 17 months before being convicted and given sentences
ranging from 15 years to a double life sentence.
The injustice against the five men is part of the broader pattern of
U.S. government assaults on basic rights, including mandatory federal
prison sentences, reduced protections against arbitrary search and
seizure, “preventive detention” without bail on the basis of “secret
evidence,” limits on the right of appeal, and expanded the use of the
Through their resistance in face of harsh prison conditions, the
Cuban Five have been in the front ranks of those fighting these
A conference in New York, June 14, will discus plans to win their
Militant Labor Forum
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Habrá traducción al español
Los Angeles, California
"Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"