Messages from the Cuban Interests Section, including speeches by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba
Peoples Video Network Video: Leonard Weinglass on the Cuban Five: At the National Lawyers Guild Convention in Pasadena in October 2002, Leonard Weinglass, attorney for one of the five Cuban political prisoners incarcerated for defending their country from rightwing terrorists based in Miami and funded by the CIA, gives an excellent analysis of the status of their case.
Peoples Video Network Video: We Defend Cuba: Activists gather to show solidarity with the Republic of Cuba and to challenge the continuing abuse and misrepresentation hurled against it by bourgeois governments and mass media. Ray LaForest (NYC Labor Against the War), Samia Halaby (Support Palestine Ctte.), Mumia Abu-Jamal, Attny. Leonard Weinglass (Cuban 5 Defense Ctte.) and many others defend Cuba’s outstanding humanist achievements in the face of decades-long sanctions and counter-revolutionary terrorism.
5 U.S.-Held Cuban Political Prisoners from left to right: Ramón Labañino, Fernando González,
Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, René González
The New York Free the Five Committee is excited to report that we have set up a web site for the New York Committee. This web site will be devoted to local events so you can visit to check on local events as well as developments on the case. The web site is: www.freethefiveny.org
Speech delivered by Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, on the occasion of the 47th anniversary of his entry into the province of Pinar del Río at the ceremony held in celebration of the successful installation of electric power generators in this province. Pinar del Río, 17 January 2006, “Year of the Energy Revolution in Cuba”
Jan. 20, NYC: Join The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5, Hands off Assata Coalition and the ProLibertad Freedom Campaign for a night of discussion and dialogue about U.S. terrorism and repression in our communities
Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana, on November 17, 2005
Speech by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the ceremony commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Cuban Military Mission in Angola and the 49th anniversary of the landing of the 'Granma', Revolutionary Armed Forces Day, December 2, 2005
John Kerry: Statement of Principles on U.S. Cuba Policy--the democrat sounds a similar note:
"I am committed to seeing the end to the Castro regime, which
I have long condemned for its flagrant human rights abuse and
political oppression. There is no excuse for the Castro regime
to hold down over 11 million talented and hardworking citizens
of the Americas, some of our closest neighbors. Let there be
no mistake about my view: I will support effective and peaceful
strategies that will hasten the end of the Castro regime as soon
as possible, and enable the Cuban people to take their rightful
place in the democratic community of the Americas. ..."
From: U.S. Humanitarian Group Arrives in Cuba
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 10, 2004
HAVANA (AP) -- Members of an American humanitarian aid group arrived in Cuba Saturday in defiance of U.S. law and wearing T-shirts calling for ``regime change'' in the United States.
About 120 volunteers with Pastors for Peace flew in from Tampico, Mexico, where they had loaded a caravan of 12 vehicles filled with goods including medicine, computers and bicycles onto boats bound for Cuba -- all in violation of a long-running U.S. trade embargo.
``We know in our hearts and in our heads ... that the blockade is immoral, is illegal, is illogical and is unjust,'' said the Rev. Lucius Walker, a Baptist minister from New Jersey who founded Pastors for Peace. entire article
International Days of Protest Against OCCUPATION and EMPIRE From PALESTINE to IRAQ to the PHILIPPINES to KOREA to CUBA and EVERYWHERE / MARCHES AND RALLIES ACROSS THE U.S. AROUND THE WORLD: September 25th - 28th, 2003
Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the opening of the High-level Segment of the Sixth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought.
POLÉMICA INTERNACIONAL POR REPRESIÓN AL TERRORISMO Corriente Roja de Izquierda Unida, Estado Espanol
The malign idea is to provoke an armed conflict between Cuba and the United States--SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY DR. FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA
Rachel Corrie was never a terrorist. She never sympathized with Al Qaeda. Her blond hair and U.S. nationality and the fact than no Arab blood ran in her veins made her stand out among the other young women in the Gaza Strip. Neither was she a follower of Islam and she was barely 23 years old.
THE CUBAN 5 & 'HOMELAND SECURITY' by Mumia Abu-Jamal
STATEMENT DELIVERED BY H.E. MR. RICARDO ALARCON DE QUESADA, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PEOPLE'S POWER, AT THE PLENARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, UNDER ITEM "NECESSITY OF ENDING THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL EMBARGO IMPOSED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST CUBA". NEW YORK, 12 NOVEMBER 2002.
NYC: Solidarity with Cuba. Hear Felipe Perez Roque, Cuba's Foreign Minister on Sat. evening Sept. 27 at a mass rally. PDF Flyer in Spanish/English Public Service Announcement (thirty second streaming video produced by Peoples Video Network)
Discurso pronunciado por el Presidente de la República de Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz, en la sesión extraordinaria de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular. Palacio de las Convenciones, 26 de junio del 2002.
KEY ADDRESS BY DR. FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE RALLY PROTESTING AND REPUDIATING THE BLOCKADE, THE SLANDERS, THE LIES AND THREATS OF PRESIDENT BUSH HELD AT MAJOR GENERAL CALIXTO GARCIA SQUARE, IN HOLGUIN PROVINCE, ON JUNE 1, 2002
CARTER DOES CUBA by Mumia Abu-Jamal
RESPONSE FROM DR. FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, TO THE STATEMENTS MADE BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ON BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS. / RESPUESTA DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPÚBLICA DE CUBA A LAS DECLARACIONES DEL GOBIERNO DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS SOBRE ARMAS BIOLÓGICAS
KEY ADDRESS BY DR. FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE OPEN FORUM HELD IN SANCTI SPIRITUS PROVINCE. MAY 25, 2002 / Discurso pronunciado por el Presidente de la República de Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz, en la Tribuna Abierta de la Revolución, en acto de protesta contra el bloqueo, las calumnias y las amenazas del gobierno de Estados Unidos contra Cuba, en la Plaza Los Olivos, Sancti Spíritus, el 25 de mayo del 2002.
From International Peace for Cuba Appeal: In these recent times of increased U.S. hostility against Cuba and the signing of the Helms-Burton law, it is important for supporters of the Cuban Revolution and opponents of the blockade to be up to date on new developments in Cuba, and to hear the Cubans' perspective on the struggles they face. The International Peace for Cuba Appeal has worked hard to prepare two new works:
Videos are also available from the Peoples Video Network Online Store about current issues regarding the blockade (place IAC in your bookmarks before leaving).
More about Cuba in Granma: www.granma.cu
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www.antiterroristas.cu In Spanish and English
National Committee to Free the Five / Comité Nacional Libertad para los Cinco . In Spanish and English
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