[act-ma] 6/24 - Free the Cuban Five! Rally @ Gov't Center - Tues. 4:30 to 6:00

July 26th Coalition info at july26.org
Sat Jun 21 07:05:40 PDT 2008

**Tues. June 24th - 4:30 to 6:00 PM
**Government Center T-Stop*


Join A.N.S.W.E.R. Boston, the July 26th Coalition and other local 
organizations in rallying for the freedom of the men known as the Cuban 
On June 4th, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unjust 
convictions of the Five.  Emergency demonstrations have taken place in 
over 25 cities around the world since the decision.  As their 10th year 
of imprisonment approaches on September 12th of this year, supporters of 
the Cuban Five demand more energetically than ever that the Bush 
administration grant their immediate freedom.

Map and Directions 

 _Public Transportation:_ Green/Blue to Gov't Center, Orange to State or 
Red to Park St.* 
*Who are the Cuban Five?*
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González 
and René González are five Cuban men who were engaged in a peaceful 
mission to stop Miami-based right-wing organizations from continuing to 
carry out terrorist attacks against Cuba.

The Cuban Five had infiltrated the Miami terrorist groups to monitor and 
prevent attacks. The Five harmed no one, they possessed no weapons, and 
they saved lives.

Instead of prosecuting the terrorists, the FBI arrested the Cuban Five 
on Sept. 12, 1998. They were placed in 17 months of solitary 
confinement, and the judge denied the defense attorneys' motions to move 
the trial out of the politically-charged, anti-Cuba environment of Miami.

In June 2001, in a gross miscarriage of justice, the Five were convicted 
on false charges of espionage conspiracy and other charges, and 
sentenced to four life sentences and 77 years collectively.


Just as outrageous as the railroading of the Cuban Five, is the complete 
impunity granted to the Miami terrorists by the U.S. government. In 
fact, the U.S. government has helped fund the terrorists.

For almost 50 years, the anti-Cuba terrorist network in Miami has 
enjoyed an open and free reign of terror against Cuba. More than 3,400 
Cuban people have died as a result of their terrorist attacks.

For example, Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch are responsible for 
a long string of terrorist actions, including the murder of 73 
passengers and crew in the bombing of a Cuban airliner in October 1976, 
which they carried out from Venezuela. Yet they walk the streets freely 
in Miami while the Cuban Five are imprisoned.

Although the Venezuelan government has demanded Posada's extradition 
ever since his illegal entry into the United States in March 2005, the 
Bush administration has refused to even reply to Venezuela's request.  
We demand that the U.S. extradite Posada Carriles to stand trial for his 

For more information on the Cuban Five, please visit www.freethefive.org 
If you would like more information on Tuesday's rally or to get involved 
with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, please call 857-334-5084 or 
email *Boston at ANSWERCoalition.org <mailto:boston at answercoalition.org>*.

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