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Victory! Cuban 5 are reunited and free at last

By December 18, 2014
The Cuban 5 united in Havana, Dec. 17.

Dec. 17 — The government of the United States has done what it repeatedly swore it would never do: It has freed the last of the Cuban 5.  Today Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández were finally released from U.S. jails after more than 16 years of unjust imprisonment. René González and Fernando González had […]

 

Ramón Labañino Salazar: a prison visit with a Cuban hero

By December 16, 2014
Free Ramón Labañino Salazar.

Ashland, Ky. — We sat in the last three seats of the last neat row of red plastic chairs.  It was the visitors’ room of the federal prison here on a rainy but not so cold Saturday morning in December. A door across the room opened and there he was, Ramón Labañino Salazar. Although other […]

 

ALBA-TCP charts Ebola action plan

By October 31, 2014

At the initiative of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, on Oct. 20 heads of state from the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our Americas—Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP), along with health agencies and professionals, representatives of the United Nations, the Pan-American Health Organization and the Organization of East Caribbean States, met in Havana to chart an […]

 

Cuba, Ebola & the Cuban 5

By October 23, 2014
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

Revolutionary leader and former Cuban President Fidel Castro’s Oct. 17 reflection, “Duty calls,” explains Cuba’s urgent mobilization of medical personnel “to combat the brutal epidemic outbreak in Western Africa.” (Read the entire article at tinyurl.com/pta4u4k) He notes that calling on highly qualified staff to fulfill a risky task “is something far more difficult than sending […]

 

Aumenta apoyo sindical para los Cinco Cubanos

By September 30, 2014

La sala de reuniones en la planta baja de la sede del Sindicato de Empleados de Servicio (SEIU por sus siglas en inglés) estaba llena el 13 de septiembre para el estreno de la exposición de las nuevas acuarelas de uno de los Cinco Cubanos, Antonio Guerrero, seguido por música, charlas, estreno de un video […]

 

Growing labor support for the Cuban Five

By September 27, 2014
At the Climate Change March, New York City, Sept. 21.WW photo: G. Dunkel

The Service Employees union headquarters ground-floor meeting room in Washington, D.C., was standing-room-only on Sept. 13 for the premiere of Cuban 5 Antonio Guerrero’s newest watercolors, followed by music, spoken word, the debut of a three-minute “Discover the Five” animation video and a panel of speakers, including Cuban Interests Section Chief José Ramón Cabañas. Guerrero […]

 

U.S. actions say ‘Free the Cuban 5’

By September 11, 2014
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort, Ramón Labañino Salazar, and Rene González Sehewert.

Sept. 12 is the 16th anniversary of the day when police snatched five Cuban men from their beds. Three of them — Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández — remain in U.S. prisons, serving long terms. Vindictively, a U.S. court sentenced Hernández to a term of double-life plus 15 years. In the intensifying campaign […]

 

U.S. forces Irish bank to accept Cuba blockade

By September 1, 2014

“The banks are a tool of Wall Street rule!” Is this political accusation just an abstract, educational slogan? Not in the case of Cuba. On July 3, The Irish Independent reported that international transactions to or from Cuba would no longer be processed by the Bank of Ireland. The announcement coincides with the largest bank […]

 

Judge Claudia House Morcom, ¡Presente!

By August 28, 2014
Judge Claudia House Morcom, second from left, followed by Alicia Jrapko,
Graciela Ramirez, Gloria Justo, Netfa Freeman on the right end, Nov. 2013.Photo: International Committee For The Freedom Of The Cuban 5

Judge Claudia House Morcom died in her Detroit home on Aug. 17, at age 82. ­Dignified, glamorously beautiful and generous with her time, wisdom and counsel, she didn’t fear speaking truth to power whether the struggle for justice appeared on a global stage or closer to home. A memorial service remembered her rich, lifelong and […]

 

IFCO/Pastors for Peace: On the road to Cuba

By July 29, 2014

Since 1992 the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization/Pastors for Peace Friendshipment caravan has challenged the U.S. blockade of Cuba, casting a solidarity net to every corner of the United States and into Canada and Mexico. On July 23, caravanistas marched across the border to join their brightly painted vehicles. Without U.S. government permission or an […]

 
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