9/12: Free the Cuban 5 Picket/MONTH LONG CALENDAR!
- The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5
September 12th, 2013 will mark the 15th year anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5; one who is currently on parole in Cuba and four U.S. held Cuban political prisoners and incarcerated for protecting Cuba from U.S. sponsored terrorist actions.
In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon, of the Cuban Parliament, declared Sept. 12th through October 6th to be a period of time to raise awareness on the case of the Cuban 5. The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is committed to building an international movement for the Cuban 5’s freedom by extending this period of time to be a full month (Sept. 12th-October 12th).
During this month we organize a calendar of events to raise awareness about the Cuban 5 and how people can work for their release! We ask that you support all these events and actions! Our COLLECTIVE action can free these innocent men!
List of September 12th Picket/Protests Endorsers (List still in formation):
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, Frente Socialista-Comite de Nueva York, Free Mumia Coalition, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Radical Women, Freedom Socialist Party, December 12th Movement, New York City Jericho Movement, Fuerza de la Revolucion, Da Urban Butterflies, International Action Center, Justice for Trayvon Martin Peoples Assembly, May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights, Latin America & Caribbean Committee of the IAC, Workers World Party, The Venceremos Brigade, The Socialist Worker's party, The Party for Socialism and Liberation, The July 26th Coalition...
Stephen Kimber’s new book: “What Lies Across the Water- The Real Story of The Cuban Five” to begin U.S. Tour
As part of the international call to actions to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban 5, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is organizing an East Coast tour with Canadian author Stephen Kimber who will be presenting his newly released book “What Lies Across the Water-The Real Story of The Cuban Five.” The book is the result of an exhaustive research effort, including the author’s review of more than 20,000 pages of court records of the longest case in U.S. history, that he presents in a clear and objective narrative. Kimber’s style is riveting from the first page to the last as he leads the reader through the twists and turns of their mission leading up to the arrest of the Cuban 5. The book shows how embedded the case is in U.S. – Cuba relations while being so hidden from the U.S. public. Stephen Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster.
From September 11-17 Kimber will speak to U.S. audiences in Washington DC, Maryland, New York (Manhattan and Brooklyn) and in Boston where American linguist, philosopher, and political scientist Noam Chomsky will be speaking with Kimber about the Cuban 5. A second tour is being planned to take place on the West Coast in early November.
“What Lies Across the Water” represents a new and important tool in explaining the Cuban 5, especially to those who know nothing about the case. Although activists familiar with the case of the Cuban 5 will find new information, the tour is aimed at reaching new audiences who will be moved to end this long injustice.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION OF STEPHEN KIMBER’S PRESENTATIONS
in New York City:
Saturday September 14
Time: 4:00 pm
Address: 163 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York
Sunday September 15
Time 5:00 pm
Place: Center for Cuban Studies
Cuban Art Space
Address: 231 West 29 St
New York City
Book presentation and Opening Exhibit “I will die the way I lived” of paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban 5. The exhibit includes 15 watercolors to mark the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Cuban 5.
Books will be available at all presentations