Actions around the world mark U.S. Supreme Court decision
Caracas, Venezuela, June 8:
San Francisco, CA, June 15:
Photo by Bill Hackwell
Responding to the review denial, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, along with several other progressive organizations, demonstrated in front of San Francisco’s new Federal building at 4:30pm following the announcement of the decision.
It was a successful and spirited demonstration. As demonstrators chanted and picketed in front of the New Federal building, five activists entered and engaged in an act of civil disobedience in solidarity with the Five.
Individuals and organizations came out to demand the Five’s freedom, speaking in support of the struggle. They were Roger Stoll of Marin Interfaith Task Force, Christina Gutierrez of Barrio Unido, Gloria La Riva and Chris Banks of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Miguel Molina with KPFA Free Speech Radio, Richard Becker, the western coordinator for the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), Jeff Mackler of Socialist Action and the Mobilization to free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leah Sherman of Socialist Workers Party, Frank Meade of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and Luis Talamantez, former political prisoner. Salvador Cordon of the FMLN introduced Ricardo Vladimir González, FMLN deputy member of El Salvador’s National Assembly.
The demonstration was an important act of solidarity with the Cuban Five and the Cuban people, in their ongoing heroic resistance to yet another injustice. The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five states, "When the people of the United States learn on a mass scale of the selfless mission of the Five Heroes in stopping terrorism and saving lives, they will demand their freedom."
Unter großer Beachtung von Passanten und Berlinbesuchern fand am Freitag, dem 12. Juni am Brandenburger Tor eine Demonstration für die Befreiung der Cuban 5 statt.
Einem Aufruf des Netzwerks Cuba e. V., der Freundschaftsgesellschaft BRD-Kuba, der Soli-Organisation Cuba Si und des Komitees "Basta Ya" folgend, forderten zahlreiche Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer vor der Botschaft der USA die Freilassung der seit über zehn Jahren in US-amerikanischen Gefängnissen zu unrecht inhaftierten fünf kubanischen Gefangenen.
Participants in a speakout for the Cuban Five included Minister Tukufu Kalonji Kasisi (Kaawaida African Ministries) (pictured speaking), Daniel Watman (Border Meet Up), Gloria (San Diego Coalition to Free Mumia Abu Jamal), Rick Trujillo (Cuba Si), Bob McCubbin (International Action Committee), Kathy Hughart (Friends of Cuba), Hector Flores (Raza Rights Coalition), Sylvia Hansen, and Gary Willhite.