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WASHINGTON, DC/May 30-June 5: Second "5 Days for the 5"

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    From: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 To: walterlx@earthlink.net Subject: Important: Agenda of the Second 5 Days for the 5 in
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      From: International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
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      Subject: Important: Agenda of the Second "5 Days for the 5" in Washington DC
      Date: Mar 20, 2013 2:20 PM
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      The Second "5 Days for the Cuban 5
      in Washington DC"
      From May 30 to June 5, 2013

      Join us in Washington DC to add your voice along with Angela Davis, legendary activist, scholar and author; Father Miguel D'Escoto, former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, President of the 63 General Assembly of UN 2008-2009; Ignacio Ramonet, journalist, writer and Professor based in France, editor-in-Chief of Le Monde Diplomatique 1991-2008; Dolores Huerta, co founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW); Fernando Morais, writer, journalist and former parliamentary of Brazil, author of a great number of books, including the best seller "Olga" and "The last soldiers of the cold war"; Danny Glover, activist and actor; Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States; María Leon, former Minister of Women Affairs, Member of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Saul Landau, filmmaker and author; Martin Garbus, American lawyer member of the legal team of the Cuban Five; Wayne Smith, former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, and many more

      In recent weeks, the interest of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba has been appearing in the most important media in the United States. One of the pivotal points in this widening discussion is to find a solution to the case of the Cuban 5, prisoners held in the United States for 15 years.

      To be part of the dialogue, we are inviting friends in solidarity with Cuba and people of good will from the US and from abroad to be part of a series of actions that will take place in Washington DC from May 30 to June 5.

      So far a number of parliamentarians, lawyers, trade unionists, activists and supporters of the Cuban 5 from all over the world and the United States have confirmed their participation. The following is a preliminary agenda that will be updated as we receive more confirmations.

      AGENDA

      Thursday May 30

      9am: Press Conference. Father Miguel D'Escoto, Wayne Smith and other guests. Place: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC.

      All day long: Booth with information about the Cuban 5 at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference. Place: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.

      3pm: Welcoming and orientation meeting for the 5 Days for the Cuban 5 participants, (Place TBA)

      Friday May 31

      All day long: Booth with information about the Cuban 5 at the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) conference. Place: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC.

      7pm: Reception (Place TBA)

      Saturday June 1st

      1pm: Rally in front of the White House. So far buses are being organized from New York City and Quebec. An important delegation of Cubans living in Miami have confirmed their participation as well as people from Vancouver, Toronto, Chicago, and other cities across the United States.

      6pm: Ecumenical-Cultural Event. Angela Davis, Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, Father Miguel D'Escoto, Father Luis Barrios, Maria León, Members of the Cuban Council of Churches, Nancy Morejon. Also the DC Labor Chorus. Place: Saint Stephen Church, 1525 Newton St. Washington DC.

      Sunday June 2

      Community Activity for the Cuban 5 in Takoma Park MD (TBA)

      Hip Hop Cultural Event with Head Roc and other groups (Place TBA)

      Monday June 3

      9am: Lobby activities. Members of Parliaments from other countries who have confirmed their participation: Father Miguel D'Escoto (Nicaragua) María León (Venezuela), Joan Josep Nuit (Spain) Yeidckol Polevensky (former Vice President of the Mexican Senate), Nidia Díaz (El Salvador), Noam Paech (Germany)

      11:00: Meeting with attorneys and jurists from the US and abroad. Convened by Martin Garbus, attorney of the legal team of the Cuban 5 with the presence of lawyers from the US and abroad. Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild, Place: George Town Legal Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

      6pm: Meeting of labor with the presence of US and abroad Rank and files members. Place: Postal Service Union Hall, 6139 Chillum Place NE, Washington, DC. Special Guest: Dolores Huerta

      7pm: Panel of intellectuals, Ignacio Ramonet, Saúl Landau, Salim Lamrani, Miguel Barnet, y Jane Franklin. Lugar: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW.

      Tuesday June 4

      9am: Lobby activities continue

      11:00am: Reception at Capitol Hill hosted by a US congressman to welcome the Parliamentarians from other countries (Place TBA)

      6pm: Presentation of new books on the Cuban 5 and Cuba, Fernando Morais, Arnold August and Stephen Kimber, with special guest Danny Glover. Celebration of Gerardo Hernandez's birthday. Place: Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street, NW

      Wednesday June 5

      9am: Lobby Activities Continue

      1pm: Closing event: Videoconference to connect with the family of the Cuban Five. Father Miguel D'Escoto, Dolores Huerta, Maria León, Fernando Morais, Ignacio Ramonet. Place: Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela- Bolivarian Hall, 2443 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

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      TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!!!

      For more information about the Cuban 5 visit: www.thecuban5.org
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      SAVE THE DATE: II Annual "5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington DC"
      May 30 to June 5


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      WALTER LIPPMANN
      Los Angeles, California
      Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CubaNews/
      "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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