The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is pleased to announce the launching of a new blog with information about the Third “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in Washington D.C., from June 4 – 11, 2014 [http://5daysforthecuban5.com/]
This blog is a new organizing tool that we have made available to help all supporters of the Cuban 5 interested in following and becoming involved in the building of all aspects of the 2014 activities in Washington D.C.
The blog allows people to access information about daily activities to be carried out during “5 Days for the Cuban 5” and includes extensive information about housing and transportation, as well as news related to the D.C. activities and the case of the Cuban 5. Flyers are also available within the blog so that supporters can download and distribute information to their communities.
In addition, the blog includes photos and videos and invites people to follow the International Committee’s twitter and Facebook accounts. It also provides people the opportunity to endorse the “5 Days for the Cuban 5” and/or donate to the efforts.
To add your voice, go to: http://5daysforthecuban5.com/add-your-voice/
To make a donation, go to: http://www.thecuban5.org/wordpress/donate-2/
Initial List of Endorsers: Add Your Voice
An important group of personalities from the U.S. and other countries have added their voices in support of the Third “5 Days for the Cuban 5”, including Danny Glover (Actor/activist), Angela Davis (Scholar/writer), Noam Chomsky (U.S. Linguist/philosopher), Alice Walker (Poet/Author), Ignacio Ramonet (Spanish journalist/writer), Lawrence Wilkerson (Retired U.S. Army Colonel and former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell), Tom Hayden (Author/politician), Wayne Smith (Former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana, Cuba), Ramsey Clark (Former U.S. Attorney General), Stephen Kimber (Canadian writer/professor), Dolores Huerta (Co-founder, along with Cesar Chavez, of the United Farm Workers), Father Miguel D’Escoto (Nicaraguan diplomat/politician and former President of the United Nations General Assembly), Gilbert Brownstone (Art curator and founder of the Brownstone Foundation), Piero Gleijeses (Writer/professor), Arnold August (Professor/author), Jose Pertierra (U.S. immigration attorney), Martin Garbus (U.S. attorney and leading lawyer for the Cuban 5), Gayle McLaughlin (Mayor of Richmond, California), Jane Franklin (Historian), Gilberto Lopez y Rivas (Mexican anthropologist/politician), John Cavanagh (Director of the Institute for Policy Studies), Fernando Morais (Politician/journalist/writer), Thomas Gumbleton (Former Bishop of Detroit), Luciano Vasapollo (Italian academic), and Dario Balsanelli (Roman tenor)…
In the following video, Gayle McLaughlin, Mayor of Richmond, California, invites people to join her and others at the D.C. actions in support of the Cuban Five, June 4-11, 2014.