Friday, August 12, 2011

Aug. 13 in Los Angeles - Labor's voice, Free the Cuban Five!

Saturday August 13
6pm (Program will start at 7pm)

SEIU-USWW Hall 828 W. Washington Blvd, Los Angeles Free admission

Program presentations include: Tony Woodley, UNITE the large Irish/English union that produced the youtube below in 2008! Woodley has visited Gerardo Hernandez. 

The Cuban Five are Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, René González, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando González. They are sons, husbands, brothers, poets, pilots, college graduates and artists. To the 11 millon Cubans they are considered heroes. They were arrested in 1998, and are currently serving long sentences in five different prisons across the United States. They never killed or threatened anyone, their mission was to infiltrate and monitor the activites of violent groups within the Cuban exiles who have been responsible for the deaths of 3,500 Cubans since 1959. 

As the Cuban 5 case continues to be known in the United States, leaders of the international labor movement will gather in Los Angeles to bring this important case to their membership.  This event coincides with the birthday of Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban 5 who is currently serving his sentence in Marianna Florida. 

An exhibition of political cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez. Herandez is one of the internationally known Cuban 5 political prisoners held in US Prisons since 1998. He is currently serving two life sentences in Victorville, 100 miles away from LA.

Live Music

Brief Video of Danny Glover on the Cuban 5

Presentations by
Mike Garcia, President of SEIU-USWW

Cristina R. Vazquez, Workers United, Western States Regional Joint Board, International Vice-President, Regional Manager
Tony Woodley, Unite - Britain's largest trade union Former National President and lead officer on the Cuban Five for UK unions

Alicia Jrapko, US coordinator, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5

For more Info: 213-284-3808