Date & Time
June 4, 2013
5:00 pm through
June 5, 2013
Washington, DC, USA
The Second "5 Days for the Cuban 5
Institute for Policy Studies joins with the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 for the 2nd annual week of actions to get justice for: Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, And René González.
Join us in Washington DC to add your voice along with Angela Davis, legendary activist, scholar and author; Father Miguel D'Escoto, former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua, President of the 63 General Assembly of UN 2008-2009; Ignacio Ramonet, journalist, writer and Professor based in France, editor-in-Chief of Le Monde Diplomatique 1991-2008; Dolores Huerta, co founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW); Fernando Morais, writer, journalist and former parliamentary of Brazil, author of a great number of books, including the best seller "Olga" and "The last soldiers of the cold war"; Danny Glover, activist and actor; Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States; María Leon, former Minister of Women Affairs, Member of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Saul Landau, IPS Fellow, filmmaker and author; Martin Garbus, American lawyer member of the legal team of the Cuban Five; Wayne Smith, former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, and many more.
Recently, the interest of a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba has been appearing in the most important media in the United States. One of the pivotal points in this widening discussion is to find a solution to the case of the Cuban 5, prisoners held in the United States for 15 years.
To be part of the dialogue, we are inviting friends in solidarity with Cuba and people of good will from the US and from abroad to be part of a series of actions that will take place in Washington DC from May 30 to June 5.
So far a number of parliamentarians, lawyers, trade unionists, activists and supporters of the Cuban 5 from all over the world and the United States have confirmed their participation. See this preliminary agenda that will be updated as we receive more confirmations.
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