Sunday, September 7, 2008

ENDORSE THE FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH!


Check out the Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5's newsletter Justice for the Cuban 5:
http://www.freethecuban5.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/jfseptember2008.pdf


ENDORSE THE FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH!

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
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
DestroyIndustrY
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

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:

Fri. Sept. 5th- Comite Dominicano Pro-Libertad de los cincos Anti-terroristas Cubanos presos en Los Estados Unidos is organizing a meeting/film screening of El Process/the Trial at 2005 Amsterdam Avenue (between W159th-160th St.) in the basement at 7pm!

Tues. Sept. 9th-Interview with College Radio University of Maryland College Park Campus at 6pm

Fri. Sept. 12th -SPECIAL CULTURAL NIGHT FOR THE CUBAN 5! Marking the 10th Anniversary of their Unjust Imprisonment. Bring your family and friends for a night of original and inspiringpoetry for the 5 Heroes, as well as a showcase of artwork by the Cuban 5, including their poetry. Doors open @ 7pm at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House (800 East Broadway 1 block east of Fraser on Broadway) Admission by donation. Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver778-889-7664 cuban5_van@yahoo.com, http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/freethefivevan.html

Fri. Sept. 12th- 4:00 - 6:00 pm For 10 Years Five Innocent Men Have Been Unjustly Imprisoned in the U.S. But the media has wrapped this case in a curtain of silence. Break that Silence! FREE THE CUBAN FIVE! Downtown Crossing T Stop (Washington & Winter St., Boston). Get Involved: info@july26.org 617-566-2861 or 617-522-9478

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

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 www.123communityspace.org/directions.

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

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: Vbrigade@gmail.com or call 212-560-4360

Wed. Oct. 8th-Concert for the Cuban 5 at 9pm in Durham, NC 119 West St. Durham, NC

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: www.jerichony.org and Contact GET INVOLVED! For more information: 718-853-0893, 206-888-4001, and nycjericho@gmail.com.

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

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


*IN SEPTEMBER CUBAN EN FOCUS WILL FEATURE AN INTERVIEW WITH THE POPULAR EDUCATION PROJECT TO FREE THE CUBAN 5 ABOUT HE FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH

*THE VENEZUELA SOLIDARITY NETWORK AND THE NICARAGUA NETWORK WILL BE FORWARDING THIS EMAIL TO THEIR LISTS TO HELP BUILD OUR CALENDAR!


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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