[Marxism] Fwd: PLEASE FORWARD TO YOUR LISTS!! ALL OUT FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14: CELEBRATE CUBA 5 FREEDOM!!

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 7 08:30:10 MST 2019


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*/        Who Were the Cuban Five/?*

The Cuban Five were Cuban revolutionaries and undercover operatives who 
were on a mission in Miami, beginning in 1990, to monitor the actions of 
Miami-based terrorist groups that were planning and carrying out 
bombings and other terrorist acts in Cuba aiming to bring (and which did 
bring) death and destruction to the island, actions which were tolerated 
by the US government.

The Cuban Five were unjustly imprisoned in the United States after being 
arrested by the FBI on Sept. 12, 1998. They were framed-up and convicted 
in a biased and rigged US Federal Court in Miami, in an atmosphere of 
whipped-up “anti-Castro” prejudices. It was a political prosecution by 
the U.S. government; the Five were falsely accused by the U.S. 
government of committing espionage conspiracy against the United States 
without any evidence.

As the Cuban Five pointed out in their defense, their objective was 
simply to prevent further acts of terrorism. And in fact their heroic 
work prevented many attacks and saved many lives. The campaign for their 
release became an international cause célèbre that brought together 
defenders of human and civil liberties from all over the US and the world.

On December 17th, 2014 ALL of the Cuban 5 Heroes returned victoriously 
to Cuba! Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, Fernando 
González and René González were finally reunited with their families and 
the people of Cuba, after spending over 16 years held unjustly in U.S. 
prisons for defending Cuba against U.S.-backed terrorism.

THIS SPECIAL EVENT WILL CELEBRATE THE 5th ANNIVERSARY OF THIS HISTORIC 
VICTORY AND ITS LESSONS FOR OUR STRUGGLES TODAY AS WE FACE WASHINGTON’S 
DEEPENING ANTI-CUBAN MEASURES.
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