Update from National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Dear friends of the Cuban Five:

An important new documentary, Mission Against Terror, (2004, 48 minutes) co-produced by Radio Havana Cuba reporter Bernie Dwyer, and Cuban TV producer, Roberto Ruiz Rebo, will travel the United States in 22 cities, with 30 showings, from January 28 to February 27. Bernie Dwyer will
appear at each venue, to present and discuss the making of the film. There will also be local reports on the ongoing campaign to fight for the freedom of the five Cuban heroes, political prisoners in the U.S.
SEE TOUR SCHEDULE BELOW. It is sponsored by the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, is co-sponsored by the National Network on Cuba and the local committees listed below.

The documentary follows the case of the Cuban Five-five men from Cuba who are unjustly imprisoned in the U.S. for doing nothing more than preventing terrorism against the Cuban people. They were arrested on September 12, 1998 by the FBI and have been in prison ever since. The men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, René González, and Fernando González, were sentenced in Miami federal court to four life terms and 75 years collectively. Their case is on appeal before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

"Mission Against Terror" shows historical footage of terrorism against Cuba and provides a moving depiction of the case of the Cuban Five. It features interviews with Cuban National Assembly president Ricardo Alarcón, former CIA agent Philip Agee, attorney Leonard Weinglass, Cuban activist from Miami, Andrés Gómez, and family members of the Cuban Five.

Filmmaker Dwyer is an Irish woman who lives and works in Havana as a journalist with Radio Havana. She has worked there for the past four years. Dwyer was previously a lecturer in Women's Studies at University College in Dublin. She and Ruiz Rebo have made four documentary films together. Their documentaries have been screened throughout Europe and at the Havana Film Festival. They have won several filmmaking prizes in Cuba.

Please spread the word about these events and the struggle of the Cuban Five. Copies of the video and DVD will be available shortly after the tour begins, if you are interested in organizing other events in the future.

For more information, call the National Committee at 415-821-6545, or write: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


TOUR SCHEDULE:

MIAMI
Fri., Jan. 28, 8 pm/viernes, 28 de enero
at La Alianza Martiana
30007 N.W. 7th Ave.
Sponsors: La Alianza Martiana,
la Brigada Antonio Maceo, la Alianza
de Trabajadores Cubanos, and others
305-643-5481

PHILADELPHIA
Sun., Jan. 30, 3 pm/domingo, 30 de enero
at White Dog Café
3420 Sansom Street
Sponsor: Philadelphia Committee to
Free the Cuban 5
(215) 849-2793 

PHILADELPHIA
Sun., Jan. 30, 7 pm/domingo, 30 de enero
Germantown Women's Y
Sponsor: Philadelphia Committee to
Free the Cuban 5
5820 Germantown Ave.
(215) 849-2793

PHILADELPHIA
Mon., Jan. 31, 6:30 pm/lunes 31 de enero
Taller Puertorriqueño
2557 North 5th St. (at Hunningdon)
(215) 849-2793

NEW YORK CITY
Thurs., Feb. 3, 7 pm/jueves, 3 de febrero
at Swayduck Auditorium
The New School University
65 W. 5th Ave.
Sponsor: NYC Committee to Free the
Cuban 5, IFCO/Pastors for Peace, 
Cuba Solidarity NY, Vencerejos Brigade,
and others
212-633-6646

BOSTON
Fri., Feb. 4, 7 pm/viernes 4 de febrero
at Community Church of Boston
656 Boylston St., Boston
$5 donation
Sponsor: July 26th Coalition,
Community Church of Boston
617-566-2861

WASHINGTON DC
Sat., Feb. 5, 7 pm/sábado, 5 de febrero
at the Festival Center
1640 Columbia Rd., NW
(near Metro, Columbia Hgts. stop)
Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R.
202-544-3389, ext. 14

NEW PALTZ, NY
Sun., Feb. 6/domingo, 6 de febrero
6 pm potluck/comida
7 pm Film and program
Details to be announced

MILWAUKEE
Tues., Feb. 8, 7 pm/martes, 8 de febrero
at Central United Methodist Church
25th St. & Wisconsin Ave.
$5-10 donation
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations
with Cuba, Milw. Committee to Free the Cuban Five,
Peace Action-WI, Nat'l Lawyers Guild-Milw.,
Milwaukee Coalition for a Just Peace
414-273-1040, ext. 12

MILWAUKEE
Wed., Feb. 9, 7 pm/miércoles, 9 de febrero
at UWM Union, E. Wisconsin Room
2200 E. Kenwood
$5-10 donation
See Wisconsin sponsors listed above
414-273-1040, ext. 12

CHICAGO
Thurs., Feb. 10, 11:30 am/jueves, 10 de febrero
at Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Cultural Center
UIC, 750 S. Halsted
Chicago Committee to Free the Five:
773-376-7521, 773-878-0166

CHICAGO
Thurs., Feb. 10, 7 pm/jueves, 10 de febrero
at Puerto Rican Cultural Center
2739-41 W. Division 
773-376-7521, 773-878-0166

CHICAGO
Fri., Feb. 11, 7 pm/viernes, 11 de febrero
at DePaul University
Schmitt Academic Center #154
free admission
2320 N. Kenmore
(near Fullerton stop, Red Line)
Chicago Committee to Free the Five:
773-376-7521, 773-878-0166

DETROIT
Sat., Feb. 12/sábado, 12 de febrero
Details to be announced
U.S.-Cuba Labor Exchange
313-516-8004

MINNEAPOLIS
Sun., Feb. 13, 7 pm/domingo, 13 de febrero
at the McKnight Early Childhood Theater
4240-4th Ave. South
$5 donation
Sponsor: Minneapolis Cuba Committee
612-624-1512

PALO ALTO, CA
Mon., Feb. 14, 7:30 pm/lunes, 14 de febrero
at the Unitarian Hall
505 E. Charleston Rd.
$5-10 donation
Peninsula Peace and Justice Ctr., World Centric,
Peace Umbrella of Unitarian Univ. Church, Palo Alto
650-326-8837

SANTA CRUZ
Thurs., Feb. 17, 7 pm/jueves, 17 de febrero
at the Rio Theater
1207 Soquel Ave., Santa Cruz
$5 donation
Santa Cruz Cuba Study Group
831-462-8272

SAN JOSE
Fri., Feb. 18, 7 pm/viernes, 18 de febrero
at MACLA
510 S. First St.
$10 donation
Sponsor: South Bay Mobilization
408-998-8504

SAN FRANCISCO
Sat., Feb. 19, 7 pm/sábado, 19 de febrero
at the Women's Building
3543-18th St. (b/n Valencia & Guerrero)
$5-10 donation
Sponsor: A.N.S.W.E.R., National Committee
to Free the Cuban Five
415-821-6545

SAN LUIS OBISPO
Sunday, Feb 20, 7pm/domingo, 20 de febrero
San Luis Obispo Library
Donation requested
Sponsors: West Coast Cuban American Alliance,
National Committee, HopeDance Media
805-627-1959

EUGENE, OR
Mon., Feb. 21, 7 pm/lunes, 21 de febrero
100 Willamette Hall
University of Oregon
Sponsor: Solidarity with Cuba!
541-343-1572

OLYMPIA, WA
Tues., Feb. 22/martes, 22 de febrero
12, 3 pm, and 7 pm events
Information: 360-705-2241
ask for Tom or Rick

SEATTLE
Wed., Feb. 23, 7 pm/miércoles, 23 de febrero
911 Media Arts Center Theater
402-9th Ave. (at Harrison)
$10 donation
U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration

SANTA BARBARA
Thur., Feb. 24/jueves, 24 de febrero
Faulkner Art Gallery
323-464-1636

RIVERSIDE
Fri., Feb. 25/viernes, 25 de febrero
Place, time to be announced
232-464-1636

LOS ANGELES 
Sat., Feb. 26, 7 pm/sábado, 26 de febrero
First Methodist Church
Details to come
323-464-1636

OAKLAND
Sun., Feb. 27, 3 pm/domingo, 27 de febrero
Casa Cuba
6501 Telegraph Ave.
Bay Area Cuba Alliance
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