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Monday, August 11, 2008


Free the Cuban Five!

Sept. 12, 2008 will mark the 10th anniversary of the unbelievably unjust imprisonment of the Cuban Five in U.S. prisons, imprisoned for having the temerity (and the bravery) to actually prevent acts of terrorism being committed against their country by right-wing, U.S.-government-backed gangs of terrorists based in the United States. Gangs who, by the way, have also killed people right here in the United States (with one of the rare such thugs actually convicted and jailed, Eduardo Arocena, now having a pardon request hand-carried to George Bush by none other than Joe Lieberman). Two of the Cuban Five have been deprived not only of their liberty, but also of even the sight of their wives for almost the full ten years, with the United States outrageously violating all norms of international law and common decency by refusing to grant visas to their wives. You can send an email protesting this injustice here.

Last Thursday, activists in the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, including myself, unveiled a huge (35'x75') billboard in downtown San Francisco, where it will be up for a month educating people about the case. Speakers at the unveiling included antiwar activist and now Congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan and Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five and also a candidate for President (yes, of the United States).

Here's the video I put together. Contributions to help pay for the billboard (and other such actions in the future) are gratefully accepted here.

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