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Lawyer: “Gerardo is being punished for something for which he is absolutely innocent”


Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five submitted his request for a habeas corpus relief in March based on new evidence. He received the US reply on 25th April this year opposing his request. He has now submitted a reply with additional information. Radio Havana Cuba spoke to Richard Klugh, a member of the defence team for the Five by telephone to his office in Miami 23rd August 2011 for an up-date on Gerardo’s legal situation.

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Shadowing Orlando Bosch

Fernando González

Today is Fernando Gonzalez’ fifth time to spend his birthday in a US prison. Fernando is one of the five Cubans who are now in prison for defending their country against terrorism. His work in Miami was monitoring the actions of one of the most notorious terrorists alive today, Orlando Bosch. Fernando is serving nineteen years in Oxford Federal Correctional Institution in Wisconsin for doing his duty by his country and the self-confessed terrorist, Orland Bosch is freely walking the streets of Miami.

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Bush measures are anti-family; un-American and anti-Cuban.

The Cuban American Commission for Family Rights is a broad based alliance of Cuban Americans who got together after the so-called Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, headed by US Secretary of State Colin Powell, made their recommendations to President Bush. Thousands of Cuban Americans living in the United States were furious when they heard what the Commission recommended and especially the regulations that hurt the Cuban family.

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“Cuban-Americans couldn’t believe it was going to happen…People are losing their fear of speaking out”

Marazul is a travel agency based in Miami, that has been arranging travel to Cuba for the last 25 years. It is the biggest company dealing with North American travellers to Cuba with direct departures from New York and Miami. Armando Garcia, vice president of Marazul heads up the department that caters to Cuban-American passengers and Bernie Dwyer of Radio Havana Cuba spoke to him by telephone at his office in Miami, today 1st July, the day after stringent and inhumane travel restrictions imposed by the Bush administration came into effect.

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Saul Landau: “These Five Guys are Victims and Are Truly Deserving of Public Support”.

Saul Landau

Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker, is the Director of Digital Media Programs and International Outreach at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is known for his work on foreign and domestic policy issues, Native American and South American cultures, and science and technology.Saul Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights. He has also written extensively on Cuba and recently published an article in the newsletter, CounterPunch called: “Five Cubans in Prison Victims of Bush’s Obsession”.

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Report From Panama

Among those attending the trial this week in Panama City are families of victims of previous terrorist acts by the accused, as well as the Venezuelan ambassador to Panama, Claudio Grenado, whose country is interested in the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles to complete serving a prison sentence there. Posada Carriles was convicted of the sabotage deaths of 73 passengers aboard a Cubana airliner in October 1976. He escaped from a Caracas prison in 1985 and was since sought by Venezuelan authorities for nearly 20 years.

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The Cuban Five: “Not a word of Top Secret in Four Years of Wire Taps”

This is a report on the oral arguments of the appeal put to the US Court of Appeal of the 11th Circuit by the defense team in the names of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Hernández, René González, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labanino at the James Lawrence King Courthouse in Miami, Wednesday 10th March 2004

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Fascism: A Thing of the Past?

Philip Agee

Mussolini said that fascism should more properly be called “corporatism” since it was, under Mussolini, a blending of state and corporate power. He should know: he was the first fascist leader. As an economic system, fascism was widely admired in the Northern hemisphere. But fascism has other elements apart from an economic system in which corporations and governments serve each others needs. Many people think that fascism is a thing of the past but if one examines the ideology behind the word, we find that it is as alive and thriving today as it ever was.