New York: Cuban 5 Panel at Left Forum; Italy: Billboards!

Cuban 5 2012 composite
Mon., May 27, 2013

Cuban Five forum set for Left Forum
All supporters of the Cuban Five in the New York City area are encouraged to come to this important update on Cuba and the Cuban Five, which is part of the Left Forum. Thousands of people attend this important event, which will be held in New York City on June 7 and 8.


  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Location: Left Forum, Pace University, Room E323 (Subway line #6 to City Hall)
  • Time: 03:45 pm – 05:20 pm

Focusing in on the reforms that have taken place in Cuba the past months, the panel will examine the rationale for the United States determination to continue its half-century of siege against the island, utilizing the enduring condition of the Cuban Five as a prevailing example of American intransigence. Discussion will revolve on the Five and the static relationship between the two countries, in context to the major economic and political reforms taking place in Cuba.

Come learn about the Five Heroes’ ongoing struggle, and how you can get involved to support their growing Freedom Fight!

Panelists include:

  • Martin Garbus, one of the country’s top trial lawyers and now part of the Cuban Five defense team
  • Stephen Kimber, author of upcoming Cuban Five book and professor at University of Kings College
  • Peter Roman, professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Keith Bolender, author and University of Toronto lecturer.

Click here for more information.

20 Cuban Five Billboards Erected in Italy!
With an unprecedented media offensive, the National Association of Italy-Cuba Friendship has exhibited 20 billboards in different districts of the Italian capital. The first was opened in Via Cristoforo Colombo, one of the main streets of Rome. The billboards with the faces of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and René González, bear the following inscriptions: “Freedom for the Cuban Five. Fifteen years in prison in the United States for exposing terrorism against Cuba.” and also “10 Nobel Prize winners support freedom for the Cuban Five unjustly detained in the U.S. for 15 years.”

The Italy-Cuba Association will continue the battle to demand the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters until the wall of silence that surrounds this case is brought down. The Italian media and large corporations do not speak about the case of the Five which highlight the Washington government’s double standard in the fight against terrorism. In Florida, especially in Miami, there are terrorist organizations financed by the Cuban American National Foundation living under the protective wing of the U.S. Government.

National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Tel: 415-821-6545

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