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“5 Hermanos Héroes” – Nueva canción para los Cinco

Cinco Hermanos Héroes – letra – afiche
ORULA presenta la realización de su nueva canción para los Cinco:
5 Hermanos Héroes


ORULA por la Liberación de los Cinco Héroes

9 de octubre en el Plaza de Jiguaní, Granma, Cuba.

Visiting Gerardo in prison

By Danny Glover and Saul Landau

From the Ontario California airport some 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles we drove north on Highway 15, the road to Las Vegas. Cars with expectant amateur gamblers and loaded big rigs climb and descend the mountains where the Angeles and San Bernadino National Forests meet.

To the east lies the high desert, some 4,000 feet above sea level. Amidst junipers, Joshua trees and sagebrush we turn off from the man-made freeway to the jester’s creation of a shopping mall in Hesperia where we pick up Chavela, Gerardo Hernandez’ older sister. Read more…

Danny Glover Visits Gerardo Hernandez

On Sunday August 8, renowned actor Danny Glover visited Gerardo Hernandez at USP Victorville, California. The meeting caused a big stir in the prison that just a few days before had held Gerardo in “the hole” under inhumane conditions.

The plans for this meeting took several months in the making and could not have come at a more opportune moment to symbolize the tremendous support for Gerardo after what he had just been forced to endure. Read more…

Free the Cuban Five!

By Wayne S. Smith
The Nation
July 13, 2010

Quite apart from Fidel Castro’s rare TV interview on Tuesday, there have recently been a number of encouraging developments in Cuba . A leading dissident, Elizardo Sanchez, the head of the Human Rights Commission, announced in June that the number of political prisoners had fallen to 167, the lowest number since the Cuban Revolution took power back in 1959. And then on July 7, after a meeting that included President Raúl Castro, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and Cardinal Jaime Ortega, the Archbishop of Havana, the Cuban government announced that over the next few months it would be releasing some fifty-two more prisoners. This was enough to prompt Guillermo Farinas, a prisoner who has been carrying on a hunger strike to demand the release of others, to call off his strike.  Read more…

La “maldición árabe” que persigue a Obama

No “gitana”, pero si “árabe” es la casi diaria maldición que persigue al presidente norteamericano Barack Obama desde el Medio Oriente, a manos de la solidaridad pro-cubana dedicada a la lucha por la liberación de los 5 cubanos presos en Estados Unidos. Read more…