NOBEL PEACE LAUREATE writes Obama to free the Cuban Five

Mairead Maguire, who was awarded the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize for her extraordinary actions to help end the deep ethnic/political conflict in her native Northern Ireland, wrote a letter to President Obama: "I lend my voice to the many you have already heard in asking you to do all within your power to bring to an end the suffering arising from these situations. There are very real grounds for concern regarding the safety of all of the convictions and sentences imposed in the case of the Five and in particular there are very serious issues arising from the conspiracy to commit murder finding against Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo. I respectfully request that you do so sooner rather than later. Justice delayed is justice denied and there has been sufficient denial and delay to date."

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Nadine Gordimer and her eternal spring

Hers was a work committed to the freedom of her people and solidarity. Her literary talent inspired the struggle against racism throughout the world. She was also a loyal friend of Cuba. She never stopped condemning the blockade and U.S. hostility but, above all, she maintained always a consistent, efficient and resolute struggle for the freedom of the Cuban Five antiterrorists. She succeeded in getting the New York Times to publish a statement in 2007 denouncing the injustice committed against our brothers. In 2009 she signed with other Nobel recipients a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to review the case. In 2010 she wrote a thorough, lucid and irrefutable argument about this case. Each time that we conversed in Johannesburg or in Havana, or at distance, she only asked what more she could do for a cause she made her own and to which she dedicated all the love she was capable of giving. By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada

Book About The Cuban Five is Finalist for Literary Award in Canada

The book What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of The Cuban Five, written by Canadian writer Stephen Kimber, is nominated to the Evelyn Richardson Award as the Best Non Fiction Book in the Canadian Atlantic Coast in 2013. "Though my work did not win the award, I am going to have the chance to talk about the case of the Cuban Five everywhere I go, from July to September. It will be another chance to talk to the people who do not know the story," said Kimber, interim head of the Journalism Staff in the University of King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, also awarded in 2003 with another book, called "Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War".

Cuban 5: Report from the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law

The report regarding the case of the Cuban Five is submitted on behalf of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, an organization dedicated to protecting and promoting respect for and compliance with human rights norms and constitutional provisions intended to safeguard the rights of vulnerable groups and insular minorities. "Based on our review of the record, we believe there are strong grounds for humanitarian release of the remaining three members of the Cuban Five still serving federal prison sentences in the U.S. and their removal to Cuba, whether under Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution or pursuant to the well-established Presidential power to enter into Executive Agreements with other governments."

Chilean Political and Social Forces Urge President Bachelet to Intercede with Obama to Demand the Extradition of the Murderer of Víctor Jara and for the Freedom of the Remaining Cuban 5

A number of political and social forces from Chile has requested President Michelle Bachelet to raise the demand to Obama for the extradition of the murderer of Víctor Jara and for the freedom of the 3 Cuban anti terrorists remaining in US prisons. The request was in a letter that was delivered to President Bachelet on June 25, 2014 and contained more than 220 signatories on behalf of the Chilean people. Included in the signers were 11 parliamentarians, 6 mayors, 112 city council members, 41 artists and intellectuals, 12 trade unions, human rights organizations and lawyers, as well as 44 Chilean citizens.

Visiting Antonio in Marianna Prison

The first thing everyone noticed was how well he looked . If not the most perfect physical health, Antonio radiated a health more firmly in his own hands, even as the 16 prison years accrue. We are healthy, first, because we believe ourselves to be and act accordingly. The quality of energy Tony projected towards us in his animated, generous sharing of significant threads of his journey was a delight to see and hear. As he spoke to us, gestures and humor, marks of his youthful personality shone through and he seemed even more “himself” to me, more relaxed and at peace than in previous visits, though he has always been positive thinking and strong and clear of mind.

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