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Protest - Bush: Extradite Luis Posada Carriles now!
Date Friday May 11
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Federal Courthouse, corner of 7th St. and Mission
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorANSWER Coalition
Emailanswer [at] answersf.org
Phone415-821-6545
Address2489 Mission St. #24
Protest vs. Posada
• Bush: Extradite Luis Posada Carriles now!
• Prosecute him for terrorism!
• Free the Cuban Five!

Luis Posada Carriles is a long-time admitted and convicted terrorist, trained by the CIA in explosives and sabotage to carry out attacks on Cuba. He is responsible for the murder of 73 people in the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner, and for Havana hotel bombings in the 1990's that killed an Italian tourist. In the 1970s, as an official in the DISIP, Venezuela’s “intelligence” police, he tortured and murdered Venezuelan activists. In Panama, Nov. 2000, he led a group of terrorists to try to assassinate Fidel Castro with 33 pounds of C-4 explosives, which if successful, would have also killed hundreds of students where Castro was due to speak.

In March 2005, Posada illegally entered the United States, and has been treated with kid gloves since then by the Bush administration. On April 19, Posada was freed on bail and flew immediately to Miami, despite being recognized as an unrepetant terrorist and danger to the community.

The Bush administration refuses to honor Venezuela’s extradition request, where Posada planned the plane bombing. And since U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales refuses to classify him as a terrorist, Posada is awaiting trial only on immigration fraud. Judge Kathleen Cardone ordered Posada’s release on bond until hisEl Paso trial on May 11.

On Friday, May 11, when Posada is returned to El Paso for trial, people across the U.S. and around the world will hold protests demanding justice. The main protest will be in El Paso.

Extradite Posada, Free the Cuban Five!

While anti-Cuba terrorists like Posada are free, the U.S. government has persecuted, convicted and sentenced the Cuban Five, five men who were peaceably monitoring the actions of Miami terrorists like Posada, to stop their attacks. We will demand the Cuban Five’s freedom on May 11 as well.

For more info call 415-821-6545

Transportation and organizing contacts for the El Paso Protest:
El Paso: 915-351-2643 • Las Cruces: 505-522-3709 • Albuquerque: 505-344-5049 • Juárez MX: 1-656-614-9744 • Orange County, CA: 714-235-6083 • Los Angeles: 213-251-1025

What you can do:
• Send an electronic letter to your Congressperson on the website ANSWERcoalition.org

• Spread the word about May 11 actions in El Paso, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and others

Initiated by A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Co-sponsors: National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Southwest Organizing Project, National Network on Cuba (To endorse & for more information, visit: freethefive.org)
Added to the calendar on Friday May 4th, 2007 11:39 AM
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