Friday, July 18, 2008

ENDORSE THE FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH!


Friends of Peltier forwards this message in solidarity with the work to free the Cuban 5:

Initial Endorsers:

The Popular Education Project to free the Cuban 5
EL Frente Socialista-Comite de NYC
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
Al-Awda Right to Return
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Brigada Vilma Guillois Espin
The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign
New York Anarchist Black Cross Federation
The Philadelphia Cuba Solidarity Coalition
Nicaragua Solidarity Committee Chicago
The Cuba Solidarity Committee in Houston
Puerto Rican Alliance Of Los Angeles

To organizations and Individuals who believe in the Freedom of the Cuban 5,

In 2006, Ricardo Alarcon, President of the Cuban National Assembly, declared the period of time between September 12-October 8 to be a time to raise awareness around the Cuban 5. Here in NYC The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 extends this time to October 12; in order for it to be a full month of events and to include a commemoration of the assassination of Ernest “Che” Guevara. We refer to this period of time as the “Free the Cuban 5 Month!”

September 12th is the tenth anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5 and the Project wants to create a calendar full of events throughout the city, nationally and internationally! Motivated by the negative and unjust decision of the 11th Circuit Appeals, the Project feels it is time to double our efforts to educate about the case of the Cuban 5 and to garner more support on their behalf.

The Project would like to organize Cuban 5 events in NYC communities that have not had them before. We want to broaden this movement and build Solidarity for the Cuban 5 in as many communities as possible.

The Project is asking organizations and individuals to organize forums, letter writing nights, film screenings, conversations, or fund-raisers for the Cuban 5. The Project will help by providing speakers, films, literature and promotion!

If you are interested in endorsing the Free the Cuban 5 Month AND ORGANIZING AN EVENT, please email us at freethecuban5@gmail.com.

So far this is the Calendar events:

o Sat. September 13-All out to Washington DC! 10th anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5! Demonstration for the Cuban 5! More information will be published soon!

o Tues. Sept. 16th-LETTER WRITING NIGHT IN BROOKLYN with the New York Anarchist Black Cross Federation, details TBA…

o Friday October 10- 10th Anniversary Jericho March in NYC for all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in New York City!! Check the Jericho Website: www.jerichony.org.

OTHER EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY BEING ORGANIZED!!

For more information on FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH consult The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 website:
www.freethecuban5.com.


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