January 5th marks the first '5th of the month for the Cuban 5' in the new year. As 2013 comes to a close, we can look back at the last year in the case of the 5 Cuban heroes and see many victories in this battle that we continue to fight. Although 2013 was another year that the Cuban 5 spent behind US prison bars, in 2013, Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5 who had completed his prison sentence and was serving out parole in Florida, was allowed to remain at home in Cuba. In 2013, the international movement for the Cuban 5 vowed to take that victory and extend it by re-doubling our efforts to free ALL the Cuban 5.
As the late Leonard Wineglass, one of the lawyer's for the Cuban 5 once said, "these 5 men have had the very heart of their lives stolen."With each passing year the injustice grows deeper and deeper, but not once in the 15 years since their arrest have the Cuban 5 heroes lost hope for their release. We want 2014 to be the year that all of the Cuban 5 are released from US prisons and returned to their homeland.
As we get closer to the 100th consecutive monthly picket for the Cuban 5 heroes on March 5th, let us make our voices louder and louder each time we picket in front of the US Consulate, demanding:
- FREE ALL THE 5 CUBAN HEROES NOW!
- RELEASE ANTONIO, FERNANDO, RAMÓN & GERARDO FROM U.S. PRISONS NOW!
- GRANT A VISA TO ADRIANA PEREZ NOW!
Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1390759211174672
For poster click: http://www.freethe5vancouver.ca/posters/2014/140105-free-the-cuban-five-picket.pdf
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