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Cuban Five Billboard Unveiling
Date Thursday August 07
Time 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location Details
10th and Mission St intersection
(in front of the Cuban Five billboard)
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorNational Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Emailaastik [at]
Phone(415) 821-6545
To raise public awareness of the case of the Cuban Five, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five has erected a giant (35' x 75') billboard in downtown San Francisco for the month of August. A press conference to formally unveil the billboard will be held at the site, the corner of 10th and Mission Streets, at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 7. Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee, will speak at the dedication, as will noted antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan. The public is welcome at the event.

Earlier this year, another billboard honoring the Cuban Five and demanding their freedom, was erected in downtown Los Angeles (Hollywood) during the month of February. The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five has also been carrying out a campaign demanding visas for the wives of two of the Cuban Five who have been denied permission to visit their husbands for many years, in a grotesque violation of human rights. Hundreds of letters and emails have been sent to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, demanding the granting of those visas.

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 5th, 2008 3:10 PM

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by TNC
Wednesday Aug 6th, 2008 9:25 AM
I was in Havana walking behind a Canadian wearing a shirt that said "Free the Cuban Five." A Cuban passerby commented, "Free Cuba!" Priceless...

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