Events in DC, NY, Boston for the Cuban 5

 
 
International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
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Blue StripesEVENTS IN WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK AND BOSTON IN SUPPORT OF THE CUBAN 5

 

As part of the international call for actions to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of the Cuban 5, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is organizing eight events from September 11 to 17 in Washington DC, New York and Boston.

 

The actions include: 
  • A Vigil in front of the White House on September 12, at noon 
  • A tour with a newly released book by Canadian author Stephen Kimber
    “What Lies Across the Water” 
  • Visits to Capitol Hill for the Cuban 5 

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WASHINGTON DC VIGIL!

September 12 will mark the 15th anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5. On that day, people will be protesting in front of US Embassies all over the world. In the United States, people will gather in front of the White House for a vigildemanding President Obama to immediately release Gerardo, Ramón, Antonio and Fernando.    

 

WHAT: VIGIL FOR THE CUBAN 5 
WHEN: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
TIME: 12 NOON
WHERE:THE WHITE HOUSE

(ACROSS THE STREET FROM LAFAYETTE PARK)

Endorsed by: All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC), African Awareness Association, ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, DC Metro Coalition to Free the Cuban Five, DC Labor Chorus, International Action Center, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Socialist Workers Party, Takoma Park Committee to Free the Cuban Five, The NLG Cuba Subcommittee, National Network on Cuba (NNOC), Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), The Law Office of Jose Pertierra, Wayne Smithe, Center for International Policy, Workers World Party and others

Enough is enough!  End the injustice!  

Free the Cuban 5 Now!   

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STEPHEN KIMBER U.S. TOUR with his newly released book:
“What Lies Across the Water-The Real Story of the Cuban 5”

Canadian author Stephen Kimber will be presenting his newly released book “What Lies Across the Water-The Real Story of The Cuban Five.”The book is the result of an exhaustive research effort,including the author’s review of more than 20,000 pages of court records of the longest case in U.S. history, that he presents in a clear and objective narrative. Kimber’s style is riveting from the first page to the last as he leads the reader through the twists and turns of their mission leading up to the arrest of the Cuban 5. The book shows how embedded the case is in U.S. – Cuba relations while being so hidden from the U.S. public.

Although activists familiar with the case of the Cuban 5 will find new information, the tour is aimed at reaching new audiences who will be moved to end this long injustice. Stephen Kimber is a professor of journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax and an award-winning writer, editor and broadcaster. A second tour is being planned to take place on the West Coast in early November. “What Lies Across the Water” represents a new and important tool in explaining the Cuban 5, especially to those who know nothing about the case.

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WASHINGTON  DC

Events and book signings with Stephen Kimber

Wednesday September 11, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Busboys & Poets
Address: 2021 14th Street NW

Washington, DC

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Policy StudiesTeaching for Change, and Busboys and Poets.  


Thursday, September 12
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: Owen Brown Community Association
Address: 6800 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD  

(Refreshments 7:00; program 7:30 pm) 

Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Matanzas Association and Howard County Friends of Latin America. 


Friday, September 13 
Time: 8pm
Bolivarian Hall of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
2443 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
Special Guest TBA

Music by DC Labor Chorus, and Chilean folk musician Patricio Zamorano and his group  

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NEW YORK 

Events and book signings with Stephen Kimber


Saturday September 14

Time: 4:00 pm
Place: BookCourt
Address: 163 Court Street
Brooklyn, New York

Special Guest: Cuban Ambassador to the United Nations Rodolfo Reyes Rodriguez

 

One of the 15 paintings of Antonio Guerrero 

Sunday September 15

Time 5:00 pm

Place: Center for Cuban Studies
Cuban Art Space
Address: 231 West 29 St, 4th floor (between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York City
Special Guest: Attorney Martin Garbus

Book presentation and exhibit opening “I will die the way I lived”, a display of photo-impressions of original paintings by Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban 5. The exhibit includes 15 watercolors to mark the 15th anniversary of the imprisonment of the Cuban 5.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Cuban Studies 

Endorsed by National Network on Cuba (NNOC), the Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five, IFCO-Pastors for Peace, Disarm Education Fund, July 26 Coalition and others.  

 

Monday September 16 

Time: 7PM
District Council 37
AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Local 372 Meeting Room
125 Barclay Street

New York, NY 10007

Special Guest: Santos Crespo, President of Local 372     

Co-sponsored by District Council 37 AFSCME 

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BOSTON 

Noam Chomsky 
Event and book signing with Stephen Kimber


Tuesday September 17

Time: 6:00 pm

Place: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA. Room 10-250

Special Guest: Noam Chomsky

Co-sponsored by Eastern Hemisphere Project at MIT, Massachusetts Chapter of National Lawyers Guild and the July 26 Coalition in Solidarity with Cuba

 

   

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