FREE THE CUBAN 5
END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA
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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
 

UPDATED BIOS AND THE ADDRESSES OF THE FIVE CUBAN HEROES


New Petiton: U.S. Hands Off Cuba! - Join the Online Campaign/Campaña EEUU Manos Fuera de Cuba - Envíe Mensaje a Bush y sus
congresistas

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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


Dec. 11: Free the Cuban Five event on Friday night/ Latin American workers meet in Tijuana

Cuba/Venezuela/Mexico/Norte America 2007; Labor Conference - IV - Conferencia Laboral Dec., 8, 9 de diciembre

TELL BUSH AND CONGRESS: HANDS OFF CUBA!

New Petiton: U.S. Hands Off Cuba! - Join the Online Campaign/Campaña EEUU Manos Fuera de Cuba - Envíe Mensaje a Bush y sus congresistas

IAC invites you to support two important upcoming events on Cuba / Conferencia Cuba /Venezuela /Mexico/Norte America

Speech by Cuban Foreign Minister at UN High-Level Event on Climate Change

LGBT Center hosts meeting for Cuban Five

More than LGBT and other activists signed on to call for Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five. NYC - June 2, Pride in Solidarity

Become an Endorser of the 1st ever Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five event - NYC LGBT Center

Federal Judge Drops All Charges Against Posada!

April 7: Hands Off Cuba, Venezuela & Bolivia! / ABAJO:  7 de Abril: ¡Manos fuera de Cuba, Venezuela y Bolivia!

Please sign on and circulate the call for Rainbow Solidarity for the Cuban Five

Rainbow Solidarity for Cuban 5 Arcs the Globe

March on Washington -- And Stay There

MARCH ON WASHINGTON D.C. & WORLDWIDE PROTEST SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2007 - 4th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion and Occupation of Iraq / MORE Information

Important messages re: Free the Cuban Five!

Cuba/Venezuela/Mexico/North America Labor Conference

The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 announces "The Free the Cuban 5 New York Times Campaign"

Tijuana: Conferencia Cuba/Venezuela/Mexico/Norte America: Dec. 8-10

Cuban Vice-President of the Council of State, Esteban Lazo Hernandez addresses a massive Harlem rally

Saturday, September 23, 2006: Demonstration & Public Forum to demand: FREE THE CUBAN FIVE FROM U.S. PRISONS!

U.S. Hands Off Cuba! - Join the Online Campaign

STAND IN SOLDARITY WITH CUBA ! ALL OUT FOR THE CUBAN FIVE!

Sept. 23 DC March: Free the 5! Stop U.S. Terrorism

Join the International Call for Justice For The Cuban 5 and Their Families September 12 – October 6, 2006

 

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DC and LA - May 20/20  de Mayo: USA: Hands off Cuba & Venezuela! - ¡USA: No a la Intervención en Cuba ni Venezuela!

Cuban Foreign Minstry statement on UN HRC resolution

Support the Caravan to Cuba End the Blockade

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

Bush Administration Targets Hundreds of Cuba Travelers

Join the 37th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade!!!  Applications now available for July 2-17, 2006, work brigade to Cuba!!

Key address by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, to the 2nd Cuba – CARICOM Summit. Bridgetown, Barbados. December 8, 2005

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

The IAC urges you to support these two events in solidarity with Latin  America

Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba,at the first graduation of students from the Latin American School of Medicine. Karl Marx Theatre, August 20, 2005

Breaking News in the Case of the Cuban Five -- New Trial Granted!

Pastors for Peace Update and Action Alert: We're Headed to Washington!

Travel Ban Challengers See Cuba for Themselves

Aid Destined For Children in Cuba Seized by U.S. Customs

Pastors for Peace caravan to Cuba crosses the border: a near-total victory?

EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT Pastors Cuba Caravan Barred at US-Mexico Border NYC Emergency Demo: July 22

36th Venceremos Brigade Arrives in Cuba in Defiance of Bush Travel Ban; Will Challenge Travel Restrictions at Border Crossing August 1

Free the five events -- summer 2005

Greet the Cuba Travel Challenge August 1, 2005, Buffalo

Response to the Hurricane in Cuba

NYC: Queens Premiere of a new documentary Mission Against Terror/ Misión Contra el Terror

Fidel Castro’s message to Second South Summit

Statement by H.E. Mr. Felipe Perez Roque, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Second South Summit of the Group of 77 and China, Doha, Qatar

Against terrorism, in defense of humanity: an appeal / Llamamiento contra el terrorismo y en defensa de la humanidad

World Wide Demand for the Extradition of Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela Grows

Is Unity Possible? June 11 Strategy Discussion

Help Hold the Bush Administration Accountable for Their Crimes: PeopleJudgeBush.org

Troops Out Now Coalition Strategy Meeting

Unity Call to the Anti-War Movement fromTroops Out Now Coalition

A different behavior: Special address by  Fidel Castro

NYC, 2005: Two upcoming events on Cuba

Key address by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, president of the Republic of Cuba, at the opening of the great combative people's march to oppose terrorism. May 17, 2005

NYC: May 17: Stop State-Sponsored U.S. Terrorism Against Cuba!

Speech Given by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Rreplublic ofF Cuba at the International May Day Celebration in Revolution Square on May 1, 2005.

On Luis Posada Carriles: Humanity is Anxious for Justice

NLG Calls for Extradition of Luis Posada to Venezuela

STATEMENT DELIVERED BY H. E. MR. FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT OF THE 61st SESSION OF THE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Fidel Castro Closing Speech at the UJC closing session

Che Guevara -- The Legacy of Korda's Portrait: an exhibit at the UCR/California Museum of Photography

Don't miss the bus as the 16th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba comes through  a city near you!

Cuba/ North America Labor Conference

NYC: City Wide Teach In on the Case of the Cuban 5

Not deterred by tougher U.S. laws, Brigadistas prepare new trips to Cuba

Statement by H.E. Mr. Felipe Pérez Roque, Minister of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Cuba, at the 59th session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, 24 September 2004

Cuba Medical School Conf in NM and NYC

Official Memo from the Revolutionary Government of Cuba: August 22, 2004 /Nota oficial del Gobierno Revolucionario de Cuba

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.
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Aug. 26: Iraq War Crimes Tribunal: The People will Judge George W. Bush

Only 11 days left until the War Crimes Tribunal!

Help Put Bush on Trial for War Crimes

August 26: Call for the War Crimes Tribunal in New York

Statement from Ramsey Clark: "Lawlessness must be removed from office."

 

Mon am July 19: Support Courageous Americans Set to Defy Bush Travel Ban to Cuba

35th Brigade Arrives in Santiago!

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

Urgent: Defend the Latin American Med School Students!

Declaration by the Cuban Revolutionary Government

NYC: Updates on Cuba-- The Fight to End the Travel ban and to Free the Five

Proclamation by an adversary of the US government-- Fidel Castro Ruz 5/14/2004/ in Spanish

June 5: Bush, Rumsfeld Confronted in U.S., Europe, Asia

Mass March on June 5: Let Bush, Rumsfeld and the world know what you think

SPEECH GIVEN BY COMMANDER IN CHIEF FIDEL CASTRO RUZ, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, AT THE CELEBRATIONS FOR LABOUR DAY WHICH TOOK PLACE IN REVOLUTION SQUARE ON MAY 1, 2004

Protest the Twin Parties of the War Machine

End U.S. Occupations from Haiti to Iraq: a Call for an Emergency Demonstration in Washington D.C. on Sat. June 5    pdf flyer    pdf Broadsheet

A Call for Emergency Protests: Saturday, June 5, 2004 / pdf flyer

A.N.S.W.E.R. Response to Bush press conference: SPRING & SUMMER OF PROTEST & RESISTANCE TO THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ

Miami Eyewitness to Oral Arguments to Free the Cuban 5

Free the Five - NY* March 10, 2004 event and Thanks!

Community and Religious Groups Call for Release of Five Cubans Held in US Prisons: March 5th NYC Community Event to Mark Cuban Five’s Appeal

Free the Five - NY Update on Cuba Five--Crucial NYC Meeting on March 5, 2004

Flyers in English and Spanish for a major upcoming meeting in NYC for the Cuban 5 on March 5

Press Coverage on the Cuban Five

Legal Update from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five - January 2004

Injustices against the Five denounced in World Social Forum

A.N.S.W.E.R. Statement for World Social Forum In Mumbai

Get Involved to Help Get the Cuban Five in the New York Times!

Declaration of Cuba´s Ministry of Foreign Affairs On the Denial of Visas to the Wives of Two Cuban Heroes

Stand in Solidarity w/ Cuba

STATEMENT BY H.E. MR. FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA, TO THE 58TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS. NEW YORK, 26 SEPTEMBER 2003

Fifth Anniversary of Arrest of Five Cubans Falsely Convicted of Espionage against the U.S. Remembered

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

CON CUBA, CONTRA EL IMPERIO

Una visión alternativade la «disidencia» cubana

LETTER FROM PEDRO ROSS LEAL TO BERNARD THIBAULT, MAY 8, 2003 /   [in French]

LETTER FROM ONE OF THE CUBA 5 PRISONERS   [in Spanish   in French]

About Cuba

POLÉMICA INTERNACIONAL POR REPRESIÓN AL TERRORISMO Corriente Roja de Izquierda Unida, Estado Espanol

LA RESPONSABILIDAD DE LOS INTELECTUALES: CUBA, LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Y LOS DERECHOS HUMANOS / The Responsibility of the Intellectuals: Cuba, the U.S. and Human Rights James Petras

Interfaith Group Convenes to Challenge US Embargo Against Cuba

Celebrate the 50 Anniversay Of Moncada --July 26, 1953 - 2003

MESSAGE OF THE WOMEN OF CUBA-- WOMEN OF THE WORLD, FRIENDS, SISTERS

Mumia 5/2/03 Taped Commentary on Cuba    click here for audio

LOOKING FOR TERRORISTS IN CUBA'S HEALTH SYSTEM-- By Jane Franklin

Terrorism and Civil Society as Instruments of U.S. Policy in Cuba

IN RESPONSE TO U.S.THREATS: MILLIONS PLEDGE TO DEFEND CUBA'S SOVEREIGNTY

Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Cuba has nothing to hide, and nothing to be ashamed of

CUBA AND NAZI-FASCISM: Speech given by the Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the May Day rally held in Revolution Square. Havana, May 1, 2003 / CUBA Y EL NAZI-FASCISMO

Letter by former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark to all members of the UN Security Council

The Responsibility of the Intellectuals: Cuba, the U.S. and Human Rights

UNA DERROTA SIN FECHA AGUARDA A EEUU EN IRAQ

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

STATEMENT SUPPORTING CUBA AGAINST BUSH'S ATTACKS - Initiated by the International A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition -

The possible U.S. measures against Cuba have been anticipated and will be confronted

Message from Havana to friends who are far away

Clergy and Community Leaders Call for Release of Cuban
Prisoners Unjustly Held in the
US / Appeal to Be Filed by Defense Team in 11th Circuit Court

If you care about Cuba... if you care about justice... if you care about exposing Bush's so-called "War on Terror"... then rally in NYC to free the Cuban Five!

The Beautiful Face of the United States

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.

URGENT ALERT: The Cuban 5 have been placed in
solidarity confinement and they need your help!

URGENT MESSAGE TO THE FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT WITH CUBA from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples & The Cuban National Assembly

Speech made by Dr. Fidel Castro on the current world crisis, on the occasion of his inauguration as President of the Republic of Cuba. Havana, Cuba, March 6, 2003.

From Voice of the dark corners-- By Fidel Castro

[TheNNOC] Alarcon on Terrorism

THE CUBAN 5 & 'HOMELAND SECURITY' by Mumia Abu-Jamal

CUBA REJECTS U.S. CHARGES AGAINST ITS DIPLOMATS

DEFENDANT ANTONIO GUERRERO'S MOTION FOR A NEW TRIAL

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.

SPEECHES MADE BY LEONARD WEINGLASS, ATTORNEY FOR THE FIVE, AT OCTOBER 26 ANTI-WAR RALLY AND OCTOBER 19 NATIONAL LAWYERS GUILD MEETING

A call to join the Cuba and Latin American/Caribbean contingents on March 19

The Cuban Five Appeal for Justice: One Year Later March 9, 2005

Funds for Cuban Five Advertisement Frozen: Sponsoring Organizations Hold Teleconference to Address the U.S. Bank's Actions

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)

PETITIONING AT ESTELA BRAVO'S FIDEL AND ANTONIO'S BIRTHDAY

CUBAN FOREIGN MINISTER FLATLY REJECTS U.S. GOVERNMENT'S ALLEGATIONS

Resolution of the All-European Congress of Solidarity with Cuba (Vienna, Sept. 20-22, 2002) on the Cuban 5

Forum: Widening the War on Terror: The Bush Administration's Attack on Cuba, NYC, Sept 12 / pdf flyer

Free the Five Website Launched in Honor of July 26 Cuban Holiday

A Calling to our Friends in USA From The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples

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.

REMARKS BY DR. FIDEL CASTRO RUZ,PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA,  AT A RALLY HELD IN GENERAL ANTONIO MACEO SQUARE.  SANTIAGO DE CUBA, JUNE 8, 2002

CONVOCATORIA AL SEGUNDO ENCUENTRO HEMISFÉRICO DE LUCHA CONTRA EL ALCA

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  

Update on the struggle to free the five Cubans who are unjustly held in U.S. prison: May 23, 2002

CARTER DOES CUBA by Mumia Abu-Jamal 

Hypocritical Bush Address on Cuba Amounts to Illegal Interference on Cuba's Sovereignty

IAC activist speaks to over 1 million at May Day rally in Havana

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.

WORKERS FOR SOCIALISM: MILLIONS MARCH IN CUBAN MAY DAY

Cuba denounces U.S. Interest Section’s subversion and espionage

Two statements in support of Palestinian Resistance from Cuba and South Africa

Free the 5 Cuban Heroes

MUCH MORE BY SEARCHING THE IAC SITE

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:

One is a lively and educational video, Workers Democracy in Cuba; The 17th National Congress of the CTC

The other an inspiring and historically significant collection of speeches by President Fidel Castro: Cuba at the Crossroads: Fidel Castro Speaks to the World

Medical Journals for CUBA

Videos are also available from the Peoples Video Network Online Store about current issues regarding the blockade (place IAC in your bookmarks before leaving).

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Also check out these websites:

www.antiterroristas.cu In Spanish and English

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National Committee to Free the Five / Comité Nacional Libertad para los Cinco . In Spanish and English

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