Rene Gonzalez, the only member of the Cuban Five to be released from prison since their arrest in 1998 was interviewed by IPS’ Netfa Freeman at the 9th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Five and Against Terrorism held in Holguín, Cuba,
Institute for Policy Studies joins with the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 for the 2nd annual week of actions to get justice for: Fernando González, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, And René González.
Join the Institute for Policy Studies and the International Committee for the Freedom of the 5 as we commemorate the 14th anniversary of their unjust imprisonment.
Back in DC by popular demand, see the film by IPS Fellow Saul Landau, that vividly documents the history of U.S. – Cuba relations, including the fact that the United States sponsors terrorism.
After ten years in prison, Rene Gonzalez is about to be free. But a stubborn judge wants him to remain in Miami with no protection from the Cuban exile terrorist groups there.
Emmy- and George Polk Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau and Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler tell the hidden story of 50 years of American terrorism against the Cuban people, presenting the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorists who tried to prevent subversive actions against their country and have been unjustly locked in U.S. jails for 12 years.
July 26th is celebrated in Cuba as the initiation of the movement that led to the island’s true independence. On behalf of IPS fellow Saul Landau, the Institute for Policy Studies, the DC chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and Witness for Peace will host the screening of two great films about Cuba, out of respect for this important date in Cuban culture.
Will The Real Terrorist Please Stand Up documents this history involving the CIA, violence, and the 5 Cubans serving long sentences in U.S. prisons. The film features an interview with Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five who is currently serving life imprisonment in Victorville Maximum Security Prison for “conspiracy to commit espionage.” Landau also interviews Luis Posada Carriles, Orlando Bosch, and others who have acknowledged perpetrating acts of terrorism in Cuba as “freedom fighters.” Delightful surprises are appearances in the film by Fidel Castro and Danny Glover.
The new film by IPS fellow Saul Landau is an effective and at times chilling portrait of one of the last Cold War conflicts still playing out.
Luis Posada Carriles, now in his 80s, has returned to Miami as a triumphant hero after an El Paso jury acquitted him of 11 counts of lying on an immigration form.
Busboys & Poets and the Cuba Interests Section present author Keith Bolender, who will discuss his book, Voices from the Other Side; An Oral History of Terrorism against Cuba. The book examines the largely unknown history of violence against Cuban citizens since the earliest days of the Revolution through a series of emotional and personal testimonials.
For half a century, small groups of Cuban exiles have waged a terrorist campaign against Cuba’s revolutionary government, with active or passive support from the U.S. government.