Havana’s Prensa Latina (PRELA) reports at least eight public events will be held from September 11-17 in another effort to draw attention to Cuba’s years-long “Free the Five” campaign. Events are reportedly planned for Washington DC, New York, and Boston.
A White House vigil, Congressional lobbying, and the kick-off of Castro apologist’s Stephen Kimber’s book tour are key components of the program. According to PRELA, the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five, announced “Protests throughout the world will be held against U.S. embassies” on September 12th. This date marks the 15th anniversary of the destruction of the Wasp Network, the largest espionage network ever known to have operated within the United States.
PRELA also cited attending organizations as the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party, African Awareness Association, ANSWER Coalition, Code Pink, DC Metro Coalition to Free the Cuban Five, DC Labor Chorus, International Action Center, Institute for Policy Studies, Socialist Workers Party and the Takoma Park Committee to Free the Cuban Five.