Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Cuban 5 Honored
In the beginning of March the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 nominated the Cuban 5 for Global Exchange's 12th Annual Human Rights Award in the category of People's Choice Award. Alongside the Cuban 5 many other fighters for Human Rights were also nominated. For the Cuban 5, a case that has been kept in relative obscurity in the U.S., this offered solidarity activists calling for their freedom an opportunity to spread the word by getting people they know to vote for their cause. The campaign started slowly but soon took off through the linking of all the committees and individuals who support the Cuban 5 around the world. All the various forms of social media where utilized over and over again as the votes for the Five Heroes piled up and the campaign blossomed into a life of its own. This results is thanks to all the active support and solidarity that produced what can only be described as a success for the movement in support of the Cuban 5.