[Ppnews] 5 Days for the Cuban 5 are About to Start in Washington DC

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Fri Apr 13 11:05:37 EDT 2012


International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuba 5

THE "5 DAYS FOR THE CUBAN 5" ARE ABOUT TO START IN WASHINGTON DC

March 31, 2012

Starting this weekend, solidarity friends from 
different U.S. cities, Canada and Europe will 
gather in the capital of the United States to 
denounce the colossal injustice committed against 
the Cuban 5 and to demand that President 
Obama  immediately release these men whose only 
crime was to defend their people from the scourge 
of terrorism.  Until the Cuban 5 return to their 
homeland the solidarity movement will continue to 
demand that the U.S. government grant regular 
visas to all the family members of the Five.

The activist converging in DC will be making 
their voices heard in a variety of ways: visiting 
members of Congress and Senators, distributing 
information to the public, showing documentaries, 
protesting at the White House, participating in 
cultural and political events and bringing 
together known personalities such as Dolores 
Huerta, Cindy Sheehan, Danny Glover, Wayne Smith and others.

Already appearing in the streets of Washington, 
D.C. are large posters with the graphic of the 
campaign "Obama Give me Five" along with 
information about the events. This effort is 
being carried out by teams of local DC supporters of the Cuban 5.

Today a full page ad announcing the activities of 
the 5 days came out in the popular 
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City Paper that has a circulation of 73,000 in the area.

This grassroots effort now taking place in 
Washington DC is a way to counter the more than 
13 years of silence by the corporate media around the case of the Cuban 5.

FROM WASHINGTON DC AND FROM ALL THE CORNERS OF 
THE PLANET, FROM APRIL 17 TO THE 21, LET'S RAISE 
OUR VOICES FOR GERARDO, RAMON, ANTONIO, FERNANDO and RENE.

IT IS TIME THAT THE FIVE RETURN TO CUBA TO THEIR LOVED ONES

COMPLETE SCHEDULE APRIL 17-21

Tuesday, April 17

All day of lobbying on Capitol Hill (To 
participate in lobby's activities call 510-219-0092 or 415-269-7917)

Wednesday, April 18

Lobby activities continue with distribution of 
information to elected officials.
2pm-4:30pm: Discussion of the Flawed Trial of the 
Cuban Five as Described in Stephen Kimbers's 
Book, What Lies Across the Water at the 
University of California Washington Center 1608 
Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 
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information)
7pm: Screening of the documentary "Will the Real 
Terrorist Please Stand Up, Nyumburu Cultural 
Center at University of Maryland, College Park, 
MD 20740 
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Information)

Thursday April 19

Morning: setting up outreach tables in strategic 
points around Washington D.C.
6:00 pm: Community Event to launch a new 
committee in Takoma Park in support of the Cuban 
5.  Address: 102 Park Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. 
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Information)
7pm: Screening of the documentary "Will the Real 
Terrorist Please Stand Up," Blackburn Center 
Auditorium, Howard University, 2400 Sixth Street, 
NW featuring Professor Piero Gleijeses, author of 
Conflicting Mission: Havana, Washington and Cuba 
1959-1976. 
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information)

Friday, April 20

6 pm: Evening of Solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban 5, "OBAMA GIVE ME FIVE"
Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Road, NW.Speakers 
will address the obstacles to normalize relations 
with Cuba. Program:  Art Exhibit "Humor from my 
Pen", political cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez, 
one of the Cuban Five. Special Guest: Danny 
Glover, Keynote Speaker: Dolores Huerta, 
President, Dolores Huerta Foundation and 
co-founder of United Farm 
Workers. 
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information)

Saturday 21 April

10 am: Meeting with leaders of different 
religious denominations, with Special Guest: Rev. 
Dora Arce-Valentín, Presbyterian Reformed Church 
in Cuba.  Cuban Theologian and professor of the 
Evangelical Theological Seminary of Matanzas.
1 pm: Picket/rally at the White House, people 
will be coming from DC and cities all over the 
country including buses from New York. 
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information)
4 pm: Closing Event, Bolivarian Salon of the 
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 
2443 Massachusetts Ave, N.W., Keynote Speaker 
Cindy Sheehan. Presentations by DC children's 
theater group: "The greatest weapon of Cuba, a 
tribute to Cuban doctors", directed by Obi Egbuna 
Jr. and Hemingway's HOT Havana: Brian Gordon 
Sinclair, Artistic Director. 
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information)

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