Venceremos Brigade and National Free the Cuban 5 event
- The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
The Project is asking all of our friends and allies to support the following 2 Cuba related events taking place in the city! Together we can free the Cuban 5, end the travel ban and bring down the blockade.
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González are five Cuban patriots who were arrested and framed by the FBI 13 years ago. They are fighting for their freedom—with growing international support. The Cuban Five were on a dangerous mission of infiltrating and monitoring right-wing Cuban-American groups in South Florida with a long history of bombings and other murderous assaults against Cuba. Over 3,000 Cubans have been killed in US-backed attacks by these groups since the 1959 victory of the Cuban Revolution.
The Cuban Five were railroaded to prison on “espionage conspiracy” and other trumped-up charges. They were convicted -- without a shred of evidence of any act of espionage against the U.S. government -- in an atmosphere of bias and intimidation in a Miami federal court. They were given sentences of up to life in prison. On October 7, 2011, René González was released from prison—unbroken and unbowed. He is being forced to stay in Florida for 3 years of probation, but is fighting for his right to return to Cuba and his family. By courageously standing up for themselves and for others, the Five set an example to all those fighting for justice.
Washington’s frame-up of the Cuban Five is an assault on the rights of all of us. It has sparked calls by thousands worldwide for their release. These include 10 Nobel Prize Laureates, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, trade unions, student organizations, and prominent U.S. artists and writers.
Join us in an Evening of Solidarity. Learn the facts about these five courageous fighters and the blatant injustice against them. Join thousands around the world demanding: Free the Cuban Five!