Unite’s Tony Woodley to speak at rally for Miami 5

PIAU has been notified that Unite’s Tony Woodley is to speak at a Miami Five meeting in Los Angeles this Saturday, 13th August and we have been asked by Cuba Solidarity in the UK to email this onto contacts in the USA.

Tony Woodley, is the former General Secretary of Unite the Union, and he is participating in a major public meeting on the Miami Five in Los Angeles.

Would you please help promote this meeting by forwarding this email to any contacts or locals in Los Angeles that you have in the area encouraging them to promote and attend the event?

Details are below:

Saturday 13 August 2011, 6pm

Venue: SEIU-USWW Hall828 W. Washington Blvd; Los Angeles CA 90015

Info: 213-284-7738

Reception and Art Display: 6pm; Programme: 7pm

With guest speakers:

Mike Garcia, President, SEIU-USWW

Cristina R. Vazquez, Regional Manager, WSRJB, Workers United, SEIU

Tony Woodley, Unite – Britain’s largest trade union former General Secretary and lead officer on the Miami Five for UK unions.

Alicia Jrapko, US coordinator of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5

Humour from my Pen – An exhibition of Political Cartoons by Gerardo Hernandez will be on show during the meeting. Hernandez is one of the Cuban 5 political prisoners held in US Prisons since 1998. He is currently serving two life sentences in Victorville, 100 miles northeast of LA.

Who are the Cuban 5?

The Cuban 5  (known as the Miami 5 in the UK) are Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Rene González, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez. They are sons, husbands, brothers, poets, pilots, college graduates and artists. To the 11 million Cubans they are considered heroes. They were arrested in 1998, and are currently serving long sentences in five different prisons across the United States. They never killed or threatened anyone, their mission was to infiltrate and monitor the activities of violent groups within the Cuban exiles who have been responsible for the lives of 3,500 Cubans since 1959.

For more information about this meeting and the Miami Five campaign please contact me on communications@cuba-solidarity.org.uk or call 07813 689777.

Many thanks for your support.


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