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TORONTO FORUM ON CUBA: This month: Adriana Pérez in Toronto, LACSN Solidarity Month 2013 and MORE!

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  • Sabrina Johnson
    TORONTO FORUM ON CUBA ________________________________ Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People APRIL 10 6:00 PM
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      Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People
      APRIL 10
      6:00 PM


      Part of the Latin American and Caribbean SOLIDARITY MONTH 2013
      APRIL 16
      7:00 PM
      OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 5-280
      Organized by: Toronto Forum on Cuba
      Sponsored by:  Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
      For more info contact: torontoforumoncuba@...


      Part of the Latin American and Caribbean SOLIDARITY MONTH 2013
      APRIL 20
      6:30 PM
      Steelworkers' Hall, 25 Cecil Street
      Organized by: The United Steelworkers and The Friends of the Cuban Five
      For more info contact: Heide Trampus 416-431-5498 or Elizabeth Hill 416-654-7105

      For immediate release

      Spouse of Cuban Five prisoner to speak in Toronto, April 20, 2013

      Adriana Pérez, wife of one of five Cuban intelligence officers arrested and sentenced to long prison terms in the United States for their efforts to monitor violent anti-Cuba groups in Miami, will be speaking at a special event in Toronto at the Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, on Saturday, April 20. 

      Pérez is married to Gerardo Hernández, one of the men known as the Cuban Five. Sent to Florida in the mid-1990s to infiltrate anti-Castro organizations involved in a wave of terrorist activities against Cuban citizens, the five were exposed, arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. After a widely condemned trial, Hernández and the others – Ramón Labañino, René González, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez and Fernando González – were sentenced in 1998 to excessive jail terms in difficult conditions. 

      Hernández was given the harshest punishment, two life terms plus 15 years. Pérez will speak about his case and the U.S. government’s continual refusal, in violation of international standards, to allow her to visit her husband. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. 

      Since their arrests a world-wide campaign to free the Five has attracted the support of international politicians and personalities, including many in Canada. The trial and sentences have been criticized by the United Nations and various human rights organizations as unjust. 

      The event is being hosted by the United Steelworkers and the Friends of the Cuban Five.

       For more information or to arrange interviews with Adriana Pérez, contact Keith Bolender at 905-760-9684. For more information about the Cuban Five and the case, visitwww.freethe5peoplestribunal.org; or www.freethefive.org

      Free the Cuban Five, London, Ontario


      The Latin American & Caribbean Network's
      Solidarity Month – APRIL 2013

      APRIL 2013 is the 5th annual Latin America & Caribbean Solidarity Month!! We intend to honour the life and achievements of President Hugo Chávez in reflecting on and building the themes for this year which are peace, justice and solidarity.
      Through this initiative we aim to create places of convergence that challenge the current paradigm while exploring alternatives through reflection, discussion, debate and critical engagement. We will explore local and international issues while, at the same time, build solidarity with the social movements and progressive governments of Latin America and the Caribbean.
      To see the complete and most updated list of events, visit our website at 
      If you have any questions, please contact us at lacsncanada@...
      - This work was carried out with the aid of a grant from the Freedonia Cooperation
      - Childcare services will be available

      (click on the events below for detailed information)

      April 6 - Solidarity Month 2013 Inaugural Cultural Event 
      April 7 - East Side - No Tar Sands in Toronto: Stop Line 9 
      April 7 - Film Screening "NO" 
      April 8 - West Side - No Tar Sands in Toronto: Stop Line 9 
      April 10 -  Colombia - Labour and Indigenous Rights Solidarity Struggles; Impacts of Canadian Extractive Industry Corporations
      April 11 - Rally in Solidarity with Venezuela 
      April 11 - People's Forum 
      April 12 - Film Screening: "Haiti - Where Did the Money Go?" 
      April 13 - Venezuela's Day of National Dignity 
      April 14 - All Celebrating Nicolás Maduro´s and the Bolivarian Revolution´s Victory
       April 15 - Social and Political Thought on Indigenous Solidarity 
      April 15 - Toronto:  Food Justice & Citizen Engagement 
      April 16 - The First Military Defeat of U.S. Imperialism in Latin America 
      April 17 - Criminalization of Dissent 
      April 18 - Challenging the Neoliberal Development Paradigm:  Women's Experiences and Narratives in Guyana and Guatemala 
      April 19 - Film Screening: "Devil Operation" 
      April 20 - Justice Denied 
      April 21 - The Colombia Peace Talks 
      April 22 - Situating Ourselves on Turtle Island and Beyond
      April 23 - Digging Up the Dirt: How Canadian Foreign Aid Supports the Mining Industry 
      April 25 - The Interim Federal Health (IFH) Gap Left byFederal Cuts to Refugee Health 
      April 26 - Trade and Investment on the Transpacific Partnership TPP 
      April 27 - Solidarity Month 2013  Closing Party 
      April 27 - Day of International Solidarity 
      April 28 - International Workers Day 
      April 30 - Commemorating Cristian: Reflecting on the Deaths of Latin American Youth in Toronto 


      2013 ´´Ernesto Che Guevara´´ Volunteer Work Brigade
      Apr. 23 - May 15


      III World Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba 
      Oct. 27-31, 2014 



      - National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
      - Int'l Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five
      - Antiterroristas
      - Canadian Network on Cuba
      - Latin American and Caribbean Solidarity Network
      - Dignidad Cuba
      - Embassy of Cuba in Canada
      - Asociación de Cubanos JUAN GUALBERTO GÓMEZ

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