Calendar of Events

US-Cuba Relations & The Case of the Cuban Five

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Calendar of Events, The Cuban 5 | 0 comments

Framed up and jailed in US prisons for fighting US-based terrorism   Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at JOHN JAY, College of Criminal Justice L. 63 Lecture Hall New York City Speakers: Martin Garbus, Lead Attorney for the Cuban Five Rodolfo Reyes, Ambassador of Cuba to the United Nations Estela Vasquez, Executive Vice President, 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Professor Luis Barrios, Department of Latin America Latina/o Studies Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, “Central Park 5” Frame-up Victims Juanita Young, Iris Baez,...

read more


Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

Dear NNOC members and friends, We have received a number of requests asking that the NNOC meeting not be held on the weekend before the election  as previously scheduled.  Due to this, we have decided to change the date to the following weekend.  Hopefully this will enable more people to attend and will also afford us an opportunity to discuss the Congressional elections. The annual meeting of the National Network On Cuba will be held from November 7 through November 9 The business meeting will take place at the Institute for Policy Studies...

read more

Sip and Salsa Reception with the Cuban Interests Section

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

Join us for an opportunity to speak with representatives from the Cuban Interests Section about United States-Cuba Relations and experience a taste of Cuban culture through food, art, music, dance, and entertainment. Friday, November 7, 2014 6:15 PM – 8: 15 PM UDC David A. Clarke School of Law Room 214   Co-sponsored by the Black Law Students Association, Black Men’s Law Society, Latino/a Law Students Association, National Lawyers Guild, and Student Bar Association RVSP at...

read more

Cuba comes to Minnesota October 5.22.2014

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

Sunday, October 5   Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul 5:30 p.m.: reception honoring Dr. José Ramón Cabañas, Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, DC. 7:30 p.m.: A Night in Havana, concert with Nachito Herrera, introduction by Dr. Cabañas Monday, October 6    St. Thomas College, Minneapolis 6:00 p.m.: Forum with Dr. José Ramón Cabañas Tuesday, October 7   1-103, Hanson Hall, University of Minnesota, West Bank 6:00 p.m.: Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker, with 1912, Breaking the Silence Saturday, October 11   ...

read more

Durades Dialogue & Film I Reembarque/Reshipment

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

 DURADES DIALOGUE & FILM     REEMBARQUE/RESHIPMENT Gloria Rolando and Robert Byrd Saturday October 11, 2 PM Minneapolis Institute of Arts  (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Pillsbury Auditorium FREE Reembarque/Reshipment (2014) by Cuban documentary filmmaker Gloria Rolando is the story of Haitian immigrants to the province of Oriente in Eastern Cuba. In the early 20th century, Haitians crossed the Gulf of Gonaives to work as laborers in the cane fields. When the sugar market crashed, many were forcibly returned to Haiti. The voices of prominent...

read more

Sixteen Years and Counting! September 13, Premier Exhibit and Program in Support of the Cuban 5

Posted by on Sep 6, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

We are joining with people from all over the world to unite in a common demand to ask President Obama to find a humanitarian solution to the case of the Cuban 5. Two of them, Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez are back in Cuba after completing their sentences but Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Gerardo Hernandez are still serving long sentences in US prisons. Their crime? Protecting their country Cuba against terrorism. They have been in prison too long and it is time for them to be reunited with their loved ones.In Washington D.C....

read more

Forum with Dr. José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez Chief of Mission, Cuban Interests Section, Washington, D.C

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

Cuba and the United States have been at odds since Fidel Castro seized power in 1959. Successive U.S. administrations have employed tough measures since that time, including prolonged economic sanctions, but recently there has been some softening in U.S. policies toward Cuba, particularly since Castro transferred the Cuban presidency to his brother Raúl in 2008, and Barack Obama became U.S.president. Raúl Castro has gradually implemented major economic reforms and lifted travel restrictions, and although the U.S. and Cuba still do not have...

read more

FREE THE CUBAN 5 MONTH (Sept. 12th-Oct. 12th)

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Calendar of Events | 0 comments

    The Cuban 5: Fernando González (free), Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and René González (free). “Ours may be one of the most ridiculous accusations of espionage in the history of this country”-Gerardo Hernández Nordelo of The Cuban 5 September 12th, 2014 will mark the 16th year anniversary of the arrest of the Cuban 5; one who is currently on parole in Cuba and four U.S. held Cuban political prisoners and incarcerated for protecting Cuba from U.S. sponsored terrorist actions.In 2006, President...

read more

Aili Labañino: Free the Cuban Five, Australia’s Tour

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

Published on Aug 20, 2014 Aili Labañino (daughter of Ramón Labañino who is one of the Cuban Five) speaking in Perth on 12 August 2014. The Perth event was organized by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society as part of a national tour. The meeting was addressed by Joe McDonald of the CFMEU and Christie Cain of the Maritime Union of Australia.  Link: Translation by Jorge Trujillo of the Cuban Embassy in Australia. ACFS: Filmed by Green Left TV:...

read more

X International Colloquium To Free the Cuban Five and against Terrorism September 11th and 12th, 2014

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Calendar of Events, Latest News | 0 comments

Program from September 10th to 14th Wednesday, September 10th Arrival of Delegations Hotel Check-In Free time   Thursday, September 11th Breakfast at Hotel 09:00 AM       Opening at Convention Palace Lunch in situ 05:00 PM       Back to Hotel / Diner / Free 08:00 PM       Meeting with Capital City neighbors in Committees for the Defense of Revolution to demand freedom for The Cuban Five 10:00 PM       Back to Hotel   Friday, September 12th Breakfast at Hotel 09:00 AM       Visit to the University of Havana 09:00 AM       Visit to...

read more