Free the Cuban Five!
15 years since arrest and frame-up
Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and René González are Cuban revolutionaries who were gathering information on Cuban-American paramilitary groups with a long record of deadly attacks against Cuba and supporters of the Cuban Revolution. They were arrested by the FBI on Sept. 12, 1998, framed up, and convicted on charges ranging from acting as unregistered agents for Cuba to “conspiracy” to commit espionage.
“I Will Die the Way I Lived,” 15 watercolors by Cuban Five prisoner Antonio Guerrero, one for each year in prison. Sept. 1-30, M-F 8am - 6pm, S-S 10am - 2pm. Reception: Thurs., Sept. 12, 6 p.m. Pillsbury House, 3501 Chicago Ave. S. Sponsored by Minnesota Cuba Committee and Obsidian Arts. For more information call 612-367-6134 or 612-787-3644.
New York City
Presentation of the book “What Lies Across the Water” by author Stephen Kimber; update on the case of the Five by attorney Martin Garbus; exhibit of “I Will Die the Way I Lived,” 15 watercolors by Antonio Guerrero. Sun., Sept. 15, 5 p.m. Cuban Art Space, 231 West 29th St., 4th Floor. Organized by the Center for Cuban Studies and the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5. RSVP 212-242-0559.
Picket line to “Free the Cuban 5! Protest 15 years of Unjust Incarceration!” Thurs., Sept. 12, 5 p.m. at 26 Federal Plaza. Take 4, 5 or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall. Initiated by The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5. For more info call 718-601-4751.
Vigil to Free the Cuban 5. Thurs., Sept. 12 in front of the White House starting at 12 noon. Sponsored by the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5. For more information: www.thecuban5.org
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