5 Days for the Five Most Successful Yet By Stephen Kimber
There was the opening two-day conference focusing on the future of US-Cuba relations and featuring participants from around the world… a kick-off press conference at the National Press Club that generated interviews with the Washington Post, NPR and CCTV, not to forget lots of coverage in international media… a concert headlined by the well-known political hip hop group Dead Prez… a Saturday morning bicycle tour of Washington monuments by more than 25 delegates from Vancouver and elsewhere — their bikes festooned with “Obama, Give Me Five!” posters — who arrived at the White House en masse just as the main demonstration began… that 500-strong demonstration and march from the White House to the Justice Department… two intense days of lobbying more than 60 members of Congress by representatives of community, legislative and human rights groups from 31 countries… and even two meetings with senior State Department officials who’d never deigned to respond to requests for meetings in the past!
Not a bad week’s work...
An international coalition of campaigners, solidarity groups, legal professionals, human rights organisations, politicians, trade unions and international personalities, fighting for freedom and justice for the Cuban 5.
A great step forward in the campaign to free ALL the Cuban 5 Heroes unjustly held in U.S. jails
Fernando pictured in Cuba with his wife Rosa Aurora and his family
On February 27 2014, Cuban 5 Hero Fernando González was released from U.S. prison after serving an unjust sentance of over 15 years. On February 28th 2014 he returned to Cuba to his family and his people. This is a grat step forward in the campaign to Free the Cuban 5 Heroes and now is the time to increase our efforts so that Gerardo, Antonio and Ramon are also freed and at home in Cuba with their loved ones. FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5 NOW!
A new video campaign to free the Cuban 5 launched by the National Friendship Association Italy - Cuba. 55 celebrities from the world of politics, culture, entertainment and sport, have today requested President Barack Obama free the Cuban 5. check out the videos through the website: www.vitadura.it
Prensa Latina News Agency
Canadians with Yellow Ribbons Demand: Free the Cuban Five
September 10, 2013
Canadian organizations in British Columbia have joined a yellow-ribbon campaign to demand freedom for the Cuban Five, who have been held in U.S. prisons for the last 15 years...
Vancouver, BC, Canada: Radio Interview for the Cuban 5 Heroes & the New 'Yellow Ribbon' Campaign!
On September 7, 2013 Azza Rojbi, Co-coordinator of the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver and Tamara Hansen, Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) went on the air on Co-op radio's America Latina al Dia for an interview about the Cuban 5 Heroes, the 15th anniversary of their unjust imprisonment and the new Yellow Ribbon Campaign for their immediate freedom.
Bowen Island BC Undercurent Newspaper Media coverage:
Bowen Island event in solidarity with the Cuban 5
September 05, 2013
When I heard the family members of the Cuban 5 speak six years ago, I was moved by the hardship of separation and the even greater battle for justice. But now the heartache and injustice has only grown as this September will mark 15 years that the Cuban 5 have been imprisoned in U.S. jails. In the eyes of the people of Cuba and anyone who believes in justice, the Cuban 5 are heroes and should be freed immediately....
Direct form Cuba! Beautiful New Video for the Cuban 5 Heroes
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree"
On the 15th anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban Five, the Hero of the Republic of Cuba Rene Gonzalez, has asked his people to saturate the island with yellow ribbons. "My desire is that on September 12 yellow ribbons will appear in trees, on balconies, on people's arms, on their pets or however they want to display it. That way this expression will make it impossible for visitors and the foreign media to ignore the fact that the Cuban people are still waiting for four of their sons who are imprisoned in the United States."
FC5C-VANCOUVER MENTIONED ON CUBAN NATIONAL TV PROGRAM "MESA REDONDA"
MAY 28, 2013
Kenia Serrano, president of the Cuban Institute of
Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), talks about the international
campaign to free the Cuban 5 and highlights the ongoing work of
the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver on national nightly CubanTV.