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Sunday, September 14, 2008


10 years (and counting) for stopping terrorism

I'm sure you've noticed posting here has been light, very light. That's because for the last week I've been consumed with the work of putting on another action in Washington, D.C. demanding freedom for the Cuban Five, five Cuban heroes who on Sept. 12 passed into their second decade of unjust imprisonment in the United States for the "crime" of trying to stop acts of terrorism (and, even worse from the point of view of the U.S. government, succeeding). Their real crime was that that terrorism was U.S.-based terrorism against their homeland of Cuba, and that their homeland has been in the sights of U.S. imperialism for nearly 50 years.

I don't even have time now to write more extensively about it, but you can read about what we've been up to, and see some of the videos I've been making (many more to come) about the action, at the website of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. And, once you do, the answer to your question is, no, I wasn't one of the five people arrested for the "crime" of trying to present George Bush with the signatures of 102,000 people around the world who demand the freedom of the Five.

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