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.
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.
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.
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.