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New website: Free the Five Cubans Unjustly Held in the U.S.!
06 Aug 2002
Modified: 07 Aug 2002
"Free the Five" gets Web site

Free the 5 Cubans Unjustly Held in the U.S.

"Free the Five" gets Web site

National Committee to Free the Five     /    Comité Nacional

Libertad para los Cinco

Free the Five Cubans.

Unjustly Held in the U.S.!
.A Sun That Will Never Burn Out

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Message to the American People

- by the Five Cuban Heroes After Their

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National Committee to Free the Five / Comité Nacional Libertad para los


National Committee to

"Free the Five"

2489 Mission St., #24 San Francisco, CA 94110

Sign up online to get involved &

volunteer, or e-mail freethefive (at)

or call (415) 821-6545     Fax: (415)


Tax deductible donations

(over $50.00) should be made payable to "Progress Unity Fund/IAC"

and sent, along with all petitions, to the National Committee in San


"Free the

Five" Local organizing centers

Free the Five gets Web site
By Gloria La RivaJuly 26, 2002
In honor of the July 26 Cuban holiday, which is celebrated by people around
the world, a new web page has been launched called
The name speaks for itself. It is dedicated to
the liberation of five Cubans incarcerated in five U.S. federal prisons because
they defended the people of Cuba from terrorism emanating from Miami and
Washington. The five are Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino,
Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez. Ultra-right terrorist groups based in
Miami--Omega 7, Alpha 66, Brothers to the Rescue, CORU and Cuban American
National Foundation--have rained terror on the people of Cuba for more than 40
years. They get praise, not jail, from the U.S. government.The National
Committee to Free the Five Cuban Political Prisoners Unjustly Held in the United
States is using every means possible to publicize their case, which is being
ignored by the commercial media. As part of that publicity campaign, the Free
the Five web page was launched.Many individuals have contributed their
skills to make the page attractive and interesting. In addition to photos and
stirring speeches the five Cubans gave at their sentencing in December 2001,
there are poignant talks by their wives, mothers and children.It has two
formats for petitions, one to be sent directly to George W. Bush at the White
House, calling on him to release the five, and the other to be downloaded and
mailed to the national office in San Francisco. It is bilingual with nearly all
the information available in both English and Spanish.There is solid
documentation on the sordid record of the Miami terrorists against Cuba. It
provides important background for activists who wish to speak on the case and
build support. Flyers can also be downloaded. A streaming video will be
available soon.
As appeals are prepared by their legal team for filing in the U.S. 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals in Atlanta, it is more important than ever that community support
grow, with public meetings, protests and petitioning. Suggestions and contributions
to the Web site are welcome. If you wish your committee to be listed, contact
the Free the Five committee at:
or call 415-821-6545.

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07 Aug 2002
These 5 people got fairer trials than anyone in Cuba has gotten in 40 years.

I'd say it's ironic, but coming from the Worker's World Party/International Action Center - who haven't met a dictator they don't like, I guess it's not.