Saturday, September 13, 2008

Cuban 5 Month Update



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
The 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
Radical Women
Freedom Socialist Party
The Venceremos Brigade
December 12th Movement
The Orange County KPFK Support Group
International Action Center
Troops Out Now Coalition
Worker’s World Party
Fuerza de la Revolucion
NYC Jericho Movement
Cuba Solidarity New York
Peace and Freedom Party
All African People’s Revolutionary Party
African Awareness Association
DC metro Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Cuban en focus WBAI radio 99.5fm
Alliance for Global Justice
Nicaragua Network
Venezuela Solidarity Network
Rev. Luis Barrios, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Amigos de CLARIDAD
October 27th Committee
The Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico-New York
The Puerto Rican Independence Party/NYC
Critical Resistance Baltimore Chapter
Baltimore Nonviolence Center
Journalists for Mumia
James F. Harrington, Activist
The July 26 Coalition of Boston
Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver
The Workers International League
Orange County Committee to Free The Cuban Five
The Los Angeles Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba
Asians 4 Jericho/Mumia
Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5
la Coorfinadora Continental Bolivariana Puerto Rico
Peace House and Southern Oregon Friends of Cuba
Rock Around The Blockade - Manchester (UK)
Comitato Italiano Giustizia per I Cinque (Italian Committee: Justice for the Five)
Rock Around the Blockade
Jericho Boston

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

Calendar events:

Sat. Sept. 13th-All out to Malcolm X Park in Washington DC at 10am! 10th anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5! For ticket information in NYC contact: 917-887-8710

Sat. Sept. 13th-CINCO ESTRELLAS Y UN CANTO/ FIVE STARS AND ONE SONG Featuring DANNY RIVERA VICTOR VICTOR, The Dynamic CHUCHITO VALDÉS PUERTO RICAN GOLDEN JAZZ ALL STARS 7:30 PM, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourses at 149th Street, Bronx, New York, Admission: $35.00 – VIP $100 (Group, senior and student rates available) Box Office and Information: 718-518-4455

Sat. Sept. 13th- Time: 12 - 3pm City: Manchester, UK Location: Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester Open air rally to protest the 10 years in prison for the Cuban 5. Sponsors: Rock Around the Blockade – Manchester Endorsers: Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! – Manchester Contact: 07940988203

Sat. Sept. 13th- from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Piazza Farnese. The protest has been organized by, Comitato Italiano Giustizia per I Cinque (Italian Committee: Justice for the Five). The demonstration is called, Giustizia Per I Cinque or Justice for the Five. US Citizens 4 Peace & Justice, an American political group here has endorsed and will attend this demonstration.

Sat. Sept. 13th- 11am-2pm at Grey's Monument, Grey Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England we are having a street action. There will be a stall, speeches on the case of the Cuban 5, the war on terror and anti-terror laws in Britain and democratic rights. With music from the Verbal Terrorists (a political hip-hop group) and street theatre. Email - Phone No - 07858346276

Tues. Sept. 16th-LETTER WRITING NIGHT IN BROOKLYN at 7pm with the New York Anarchist Black Cross Federation, In Brooklyn 123 Tompkins Avenue, between Myrtle & Vernon Avenues

Tues. Sept. 16th- 7 pm Urban Justice Center123 William Street, 16th Floor New York, NY, 10038 Trains: 2/3/J/M/Z/4/5 to Fulton; A/C to Broadway-Nassau Families Kept Apart by U.S. Government Come find out why. Learn about the families and the case of the Cuban Five. Speakers: Vinie Burrows, Actor, Representative of the Women’s International Democratic Federation to the United Nations and Cuban Five Supporter Heidi Boghosian, Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild Teresa Gutierrez, New York Committee to Free the Cuban Five For more information: NY Committee to Free the Cuban Five 212.633.6646 Urban Justice Center 646.602.5600

Sun. Sept. 21st-People’s Mass with La Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas at 11:30am at La Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas/UCC at 2410 Amsterdam Avenue 4th Floor New York, NY 10040 Telephone #: 212 - 237-8747

Sun. Sept. 21st- Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5 Film Showing: Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in the USA (2007) at 2pm De Paul University, Schmitt Academic Center, Levan 406 Schmitt Academic Center is located at 2320 N. Kenmore, near the Fullerton stop on the Red Line. All movies are free. 773-376-7521 This is a very educational film on Posada and the CIA, not just in Cuba, but in Venezuela, Central America and here at home, especially Miami. If you would like a copy for a showing, contact us.

Fri. Sept. 26-Boricuas for the Cuban 5 event at Cemi Underground at 6:30pm 1799 Lexington Avenue @ 112th St. Special Film on the Cuban 5 will be shown: Against The Silence in our own Voices: The Family of the Cuban 5 Speak out! For more information call 212-860-2820

Sun. Sept. 28th-Poetry/cultural Event at Sista’s Place 456 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY A or C train to Nostrand (corner of Nostrand & Jefferson Aves., entrance on Jefferson) Sponsored by the December 12th Movement. For more information contact: 718-398-1766

Fri. Oct 3rd-Venceremos Brigade Galeria Cubana: Report back from the 39th Contingent to Cuba Summer 2008 at 6pm! Featuring art, video footage, photos, and memories and more! 235 w23rd St (7th-8th Avenues) Food, drinks for sale! For more information contact: or call 212-560-4360

Wed. Oct. 8th- Free The Cuban 5 benefit w/Rutger Ruckus & the Bull City Bad Guys doors @9pm show 930pm ALL ages $4.00 @ the MarVell Event Center Durham, NC 119 West Main Street 919 688 0975

Fri. October 10th- 10th Anniversary Jericho March in NYC for all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War in New York City at 12pm! Check the Jericho Website: and Contact GET INVOLVED! For more information: 718-853-0893, 206-888-4001, and

Sun. Oct. 12th-Free the Cuban 5 event in Baltimore, sponsored by the Critical Resistance Baltimore Chapter; Baltimore Nonviolence Center at 4pm Cork Factory Building Cork Gallery 4th Floor Doorbell #9 302 E Federal. For more information call 443-850-2840

Mon. Oct. 13th- FREE THE CUBAN FIVE! Film and Discussion Film will be followed by discussion and information about what we can do to help the Cuban 5 in their struggle for justice. “5 Men, 1 Story” (12 min) is a documentary which tells the story of these five men, gives an update on their legal situation, and features news reports from Cuba. At 7pm at Peace House FREE Sponsored by Peace House and Southern Oregon Friends of Cuba. Peace House is located at 543 S. Mountain, Ashland, Oregon. For more information contact Liisa Wale at or Mary Ann Jones at 482-8915

Sat. Nov. 1st-Cuban 5 event with the Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party at Freedom Hall in Harlem at 6:00pm! Freedom Hall 113 w128th St. (Between Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Take subways #2 or 3 to 125th St.; #4,5 or 6 to 125th St. and walk west four blocks; A,B, C or D to 125th St. and walk east three blocks. For more information call 212-222-0633



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

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