Press Release 06/04/14

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International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5



Paul Teitelbaum Alicia Jrapko
520-762-6629 Phone: 510-219-0092
(English only) (Spanish and English)

New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations

A two-day Conference June 5 – 6

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 4, 2014 – For the third straight year people from across the U.S., along with delegations from Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean, will gather in the U.S. Capital to examine the unchanged U.S. policy towards Cuba that has been in place for over fifty years and advocate for its change.

The opening session of the Conference features actor Danny Glover, an advocate for changing the U.S. policy towards Cuba and a supporter of the efforts to free The Cuban 5, five Cubans arrested in the U.S. in 1998 for thwarting attacks against Cuba that were planned and orchestrated by Cuban-exile groups located in Miami.

There will also be sessions that focus on the secret U.S. programs aimed at destabilizing Cuba, such as the USAID-sponsored ZunZuneo social media network, the history of terrorism committed against Cuba, and a legal update on the case of the Cuban 5.

Other notable speakers include Tom Hayden, Reverend Joan Brown Campbell, Canadian author Stephen Kimber, and attorney for the Cuban 5 Martin Garbus.

The two-day Conference runs each day from 10:00am – 6:00pm and is part of the third annual 5 Days for the Cuban 5 event taking place in Washington D.C. The Conference takes place at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth Street NW, Washington DC, 20001.

The Conference will close with a concert by critically acclaimed progressive hip-hop artists Dead Prez at the Auditorium of the Columbia Heights Educational Campus. Dead Prez will be backed up by D.C.’s own DJ PhenomeJon and other local artists.

For the complete Conference schedule and additional information on the 5 Days for the Cuban 5, please visit


The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 is a network of concerned citizens that spans the countries of Europe, Latin America and North America. The main objective of the International Committee is to raise awareness about the case of the Cuban 5 and find a solution to the injustice of their long imprisonment.

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