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CPUSA demands justice for Cuban Five

CPUSA statement on Appeals Court decision June 4 in the case of the Cuban Five. The Communist Party USA rejects unequivocally the decision announced June 4 by a three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that puts off freedom for five Cuban men who as of September 12 will have served ten years of unjust imprisonment. They are Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, and Ramon Labanino. Their supposed crime was to have taken non-violent actions in defense of their nation. For almost fifty years, thugs and criminals, encouraged by successive U.S.governments, have directed murder and mayhem against the Cuban people. Five men, courageous and principled, volunteered to watch over unseemly private groupings, gangs we say, to report their plotting to Cuban authorities. The Communist Party condemns the U.S. government for its complicity with this terror campaign. We view that government judges included as party to continuing persecution of the Cuban Five. They have, in fact, put the Cuban revolution in the dock. The valor and idealism of our brothers who are in jail exemplify revolutionary ideals. We take to heart Gerardo Hernandez words in response to this skewed decision: This is the same system that has unjustly incarcerated Mumia for more than 20 years along with Leonard Peltier and the Puerto Rican political prisoners. He asserts that, We will endure as many years as necessary, adding that, As long as one of you is resisting, we will also resist until there is justice. We resist too. The Communist Party USA was gratified by Amnesty Internationals denunciation of U.S. persecution of the Cuban Five contained within its annual report issued May 28. Our Party recalls the designation by a United Nations working group in 2005 of their detention as arbitrary. We point to phrasing early in theAppeals Courtdecision demonstrating either bias or incompetence. We say the former. Judge William Pryor, writing for the Court, asserts that Each Cuban agent was convicted of espionage charges... In fact three were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage, among other charges; none of espionage. On another occasion, Leonard Weinglass, appeals attorney for Antonio Guerrero, indicated why this lapse is significant: By using the charge of conspiracy the government is relieved of the requirement that the underlying crime be proven. Our Party will not rest until these five Cuban combatants against terrorism - defenders of the Cuban revolution - are freed. Additionally, the Communist Party USA pledges continuing dedication, with allies, toward bringing arch terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to justice.

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CPUSA 2008 Electoral Policy

The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.

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The 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq

Iraq Veterans Against the War['http://ivaw.org'] (IVAW) is holding Winter Soldier Hearings from March 13-16th. Servicemen and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will be giving testimony on what is happening day in and day out on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go here['http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/howtowatch'] to watch live!

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The 5th Anniversary of the War in Iraq

Iraq Veterans Against the War['http://ivaw.org'] (IVAW) is holding Winter Soldier Hearings from March 13-16th. Servicemen and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan will be giving testimony on what is happening day in and day out on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. Go here['http://ivaw.org/wintersoldier/howtowatch'] to watch live!

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March and Rally Against the War: December 14

* Assembly at 12 Noon at 157th St & Broadway -- March at 1 PM to 125th St. and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd for a rally at 2:30 PM at the Harlem State Office Building*

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National Board of the CPUSA meets Jan 12-13 on fighting the Bush administration

The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) National Board meeting aims to help elevate the struggle against the pro-corporate, anti-people agenda of the Bush administration. Sam Webb, National Chair of the CPUSA, says the Board will propose initiatives that 'place the CPUSA in coalition actions with others, such as national demonstrations for peace and justice in the Winter and Spring.'

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War Will Not End Terrorism

New York City - The Bush Administration's decision to bomb Afghanistan is not a solution to the terrible events of September 11th, and will neither end terrorism nor bring those responsible to justice.

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