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Friday, February 06, 2009


Cuban Five appeal headed to Supreme Court

Readers know of my involvement with the struggle to free the Cuban Five, five heroic men who have endured more than ten years in U.S. prisons for the "crime" of trying to prevent (and, in fact, preventing) acts of terrorism from being carried out against Cuba (and Cuban supporters elsewhere in the world) by right-wing gangs based in Miami, gangs involving notorious terrorists like Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch. Just a few months ago I was in Washington, D.C., protesting at the White House on the 10th anniversary of their unjust imprisonment.

This morning, Democracy Now! interviewed the lead attorney involved in the Supreme Court appeal; the video is below (transcript here for the readers among you). Amusingly enough, the video is filled with a series of slides taken by yours truly at a similar march held in Washington two years earlier; you can see the slides more clearly on an older YouTube video (a slideshow set to music, not an actual video).

La lucha continua.

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