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Messages from the Cuban Five on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011

 

madres de los cinco

…mothers of the Cuban Five…

Posted on March 8, 2011 by Alicia
This page is also available in: Spanish :
http://thecuban5.org/wordpress/2011/03/08/mensaje-de-los-cinco-cubanos-por-el-dia-internacional-de-la-mujer/?lang=es,
To all our Cuban sisters and sisters from all over the world, who continue to encourage us with their example and actions, we would like to extend our congratulations on International Women’s Day. Your strength and determination in our struggle for freedom deserves to be recognized every day but on this special occasion we honor all of you and those that have come before you. If we are certain that we will be victorious it is precisely because we count on compañeras like all of you! Gerardo
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY! TO ALL THE COMPAÑERAS FROM THE US AND EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, ON BEHALF OF THE FIVE! WITHOUT YOU, WITHOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU, OUR CAUSE WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE! THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE AND YOUR EXISTENCE! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MAKE THIS A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO LIVE! WE LOVE YOU FROM OUR SOULS! FIVE ETERNAL KISSES! RAMON
TO ALL OF YOU WOMEN WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US; MOTHERS, SISTERS, FRIENDS AND COMPANERAS: CONGRATULATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY !
We wanted to write you a few lines to try and convey how the Cuban 5 feel for everything you have done for us each and every day with such encouragement, guidance and love. There are many thoughts and beautiful words that come to mind but what we really want to say is that you are in our hearts because of your continued resistance, optimism and unwavering support. We must admit that it is the women who make up the largest participation in the battle for our freedom. It is you who wake up every day thinking of new and creative ways to push our struggle forward. You write us the most from every corner of the planet. It is you who provide us with indestructible friendship and show us with great clarity that another world is possible. 
The words of Jose Marti are just as relevant today as they were when he wrote them..  “When women tremble and help…when a group of virtuous women prepare their work with their honey of love…that work is invincible”
Here is a poem I wrote from the hole in July 2001.

TO YOU WOMAN
To you woman who knows
about the delirium and the dust of the time
I want to give my lyricism of confinement
like a blind man looking to the moon.
To you woman who occupies
the altar of this beautiful craziness
I propose you to place
your salt and your foam within my verse.
I have dreamed a light that follows us
and promises to let us in the dark.
I have dreamed your clothes dispersed
all along a pier that augurs.
To you woman who comes
valiant to the center of the fear
I gift a rose and I swear
a note of love against the hate.
To you woman who touches
the highest of my thought
I plant my shadow and my history
in the sweet warmth of your breast.
I have dreamed that I love you and you love me.
I  have dreamed that my dream is certain.

Cinco abrazos.
!Venceremos!

Rene, Fernando, Ramon, Gerardo y Tony.
March 7, 2011, FCI Florence.

Cuba Denounces Detention of the Five before the UN Human Rights Council

March 8, 2011

 (acn) Cuba once again denounced on Monday the
arbitrary detention of five Cuban antiterrorists who remain unjustly
imprisoned in the United States since 1998.
   Speaking before the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the
Cuban representative, Juan Antonio Quintanilla, criticized the
incarceration of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Rene
Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez —internationally known as the Cuban Five––
in a discussion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Prensa
Latina news agency reports.
   Quintanilla highlighted the work of the Group on the cause of the
Cuban Five and noted that, instead of observing the Group’s
considerations, Washington continued to carry out its political manipulation.
    He added that these men went through a biased judicial process,
politically motivated, and that they were denied access to 80 % of the
documents used to incriminate them and to the regular meetings with their
lawyers.
   The Cuban delegate pointed out that the re-sentence process of three
of the Cuban Five, presented by the US government as response to the
Working Group, is just an attempt to conceal the truth.
   “The only fair re-sentence would be the immediate release of these
innocent antiterrorists”, affirmed Quintanilla.
   On July 12, 2008, Granma newspaper published a statement by the Cuban
National Assembly of the People’s Power, which asserted that Gerardo,
Antonio, Rene, Ramon and Fernando were imprisoned for trying to prevent
terrorist actions against Cuba by right wing groups based in Miami.
   The statement urged all parliaments around the world to carry out
actions for the release of the Cuban Five.

CUBA EXPOSES US SUBVERSIVE PLANS

March 8, 2011

CUBA EXPOSES US SUBVERSIVE PLANS. VIDEO AND PHOTOS

lchirino | southjournal
Cuban State Security agent Dalexi Gonzalez (Alejandro for the CIA) exposed US subversive plans against Cuba.
South Journal—Cuban Television aired on Monday a 32-minute documentary film titled “Verdades y Principios” (Truths and Principles) with declassified information on US subversive plans against the island.
Part of the series “Las razones de Cuba,” the documentary film brings the testimony of a Cuban State Security agent proving how Washington set up in Cuba illegal coded information transmission and reception networks.
The documentary reveals the identity of agent Dalexi Gonzalez Madruga, who was Alejandro for the CIA´s subversive plans in Cuba, which have also been implemented against other countries.
The documentary also brings the statements of the director of the North American Division at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, Josefina Vidal, who pointed out that the “[US]subversive policy has been a permanent instrument of pressure against the Cuban government.”
Watch the documentary :
http://yohandry.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/verdades-y-principios-operacion-surf-documental/,
Download PDF version of the report HERE : http://www.cubadebate.cu/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/editorial_dalexis_esp.pdf,  (651kb)
See all the photos HERE : https://picasaweb.google.com/cubadebate.cu/VerdadesYPrincipios#,


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