Cuban 5 Picket and NYTimes Petition
- The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
Project Email: freethecubanfive@...
Free the Cuban 5 Hotline: 718-601-4751
The Brooklyn Law School Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Presents the
cuban five and the U.S. role in terrorism against cuba
Wednesday, April 11 at 6 pm
Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center
11th Floor 250, Joralemon Street
The Cuban Five are political prisoners in U.S. prison, unjustly convicted
and sentenced to four life terms for peaceably opposing U.S.-sponsored
terrorism and defending their country of Cuba. Their
ongoing legal struggle has major rami. cations in the constitutional right
of defendants to an impartial jury trial. A 10-min. video will also be
A reception with vegan food and wine will follow.
Gloria La Riva is director of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five,
and president of the Typographical Sector of the Northern California Media
Workers Union Lo. 39521 (CWA). She was co-editor of the book on Fidel
Castro's speeches, Cuba at the Crossroads (1997-Ocean Press), and produced
the documentary videos NATO Targets, Workers' Democracy in Cuba (1996), and
the award-winning Genocide by Sanctions: The case of Iraq (1998).
Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, a constitutional rights attorney, is co-founder of
the Partnership for Civil Justice (PCJ), Co-Chair of the National Lawyers
Guild Mass Defense Committee, and serves on the
Steering Committee of the ANSWER Coalition.
Heidi Boghosian is executive director of the National Lawyers Guild and
co-host of the radio show "Law and Disorder."
The case of the Cuban Five is an organizational priority for the Guild and
many of its attorneys who submitted amicus briefs on constitutional
violations in their trial. She is traveling to Cuba in April to conduct
research and in-person interiews about the Five.
PICKET THE NEW YORK TIMES!! WED. APRIL 25TH, 2007 AT 5PM
Wed. April 25th, 2007 at 5pm
The New York Times Building
229 West 43rd St. (btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.)
For more info. contact The Popular Education Project to Free the
Cuban 5: 718-601-4751
We CANNOT allow the New York Times to CONTINUE to ignore the Cuban 5!! Over
600 people have signed petitions and sent letters demanding that the New
York Times publish an article on the Cuban 5, yet we have seen nothing!! We
have picketed and protested and have been ignored!!
It is time to go back down-town and knock on their doors AGAIN!! WE WILL NOT
REST UNTIL WE SEE AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THE CUBAN 5!!
If the Washington Post, USA Today, The LA Times and the Daily News can cover
the Cuban 5, then so can they!!
BRING YOUR FLAGS, PLACARDS AND NOISEMAKERS!!
NEW YORK TIMES PETITION!! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!
"NEW YORK TIMES COVER THE CUBAN 5!!", was one of many slogans over 60
activists chanted a month ago in front of the New York Times Building!! The
New York Times has continued to ignore the people's demand to publish an
article on the Cuban 5.
In response to President Alarcon's call for a second international period of
time to raise awareness for the Cuban 5 (Dec. 12th-27th), The Popular
Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 has organized the following
Sign our INTERNATIONAL petition to demand that the New York Times publish an
article on the
Cuban 5: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/846703346
Our goal is to reach 1000 signatures!! GET THIS PETITION OUT TO ALL YOUR
FRIENDS, FAMILY, THROUGHOUT YOUR LISTS, ORGANIZATIONS AND ADDRESS BOOKS!!
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