Saturday, September 1, 2012

Fw: [TheBlackList] Visa Campaign for the Cuban 5



The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5

Cuban 5 Pressure Campaign



Support the Cuban 5!!

Due to the U.S. government's denial to approve visas, Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo and Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert have not seen their wives since their incarceration!! Others in the Cuban 5 have not seen their parents, wives and children with regularity. The U.S. government has taken prolonged periods of time to issue them visas.

The U.S. government's denial of visitation rights is a cruel and horrible form of psychological torture. Their rationale for denial is ridiculous and baseless; none of these family members are a threat to national security.


We are asking people to fax or mail out this letter to Ms. Navanetham Pillay, The NEW High Commissioner of Human Rights of the Office for Human Rights-United Nations Office at Geneva. We are asking her to intercede on behalf of the Cuban 5's mothers/wives to pressure the U.S. government to grant them VISAs to visit their husbands/sons!!

Sign it and mail/fax to:



 Ms. Navanetham Pillay, High Commissioner of Human Rights

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-United Nations Office at Geneva

8-14 Avenue de la Paix 1211

Geneva 10, Switzerland

Fax: + 41 22 917 9011


Letter to High Commissioner




Free the Cuban 5 Film Series!


Sat. Sept. 22nd, 2012 at 2pm


The Brecht Forum 451 West Street (Between. Bank and Bethune Sts.)

A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River and turn left.

Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)



As part of our ongoing efforts to educate about Cuba, the Cuban 5, and the Cuban political system, The Popular

Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is hosting this film screening as part of "Free the Cuban 5 Month!"

Join us for South of the Border, a film by Oliver Stone!


Film Synopsis:


There's a revolution underway in South America, but most of the world doesn't know it. Oliver Stone sets out on a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the mainstream media's misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents. In casual

conversations with Presidents Hugo Chávez (Venezuela), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Lula da Silva (Brazil), Cristina Kirchner (Argentina), as well as her husband and ex-President Nėstor Kirchner, Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), and Raúl Castro (Cuba), Stone gains unprecedented access and sheds new light upon the exciting transformations in the region.



The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5:

For more information on the Cuban 5 please contact: or 718-601-4751

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