We would prefer to meet a ninth time to talk about poetry, not this terrible injustice

We do not want to hold a ninth colloquium. We would prefer to meet a ninth time to talk about poetry, about solidarity in fighting the blockade, but not to continue talking about this terrible injustice…Graciela Ramirez

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Holguin, Cuba, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) The 8th International Colloquium for the Release of the Cuban Five convicted in the United States is the most impressive of all held here, due to the amount of participating delegates and countries, said activist Graciela Ramirez.
In an interview with Prensa Latina after the start of the forum today, running until Saturday, December 1, the coordinator of the International Committee to Free the Five stated that this edition brings together more than 320 delegates from nearly 50 nations, with the aim of articulating new strategies, campaigns, and initiatives to achieve the return of the antiterrorists.

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Dr. Fuhrman: Anti-cancer effects of onions and garlic

The Allium family of vegetables includes onions, garlic, leeks, chives, shallots, and scallions. Epidemiological studies have found that increased consumption of Allium vegetables is associated with decreased risk of several cancers. For example, one large European study found striking risk reductions in the participants who consumed the greatest quantities of onions or garlic for oral, esophageal, colorectal, laryngeal, breast, ovarian, and prostate cancers. A fifty-five to eighty percent reduction of almost all major cancers. Amazing!1

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Who is against religious freedom in Cuba?

The Latin American Council of Churches brings together 188 churches and
ecumenical bodies from 20 countries

THE latest violation of the U.S. blockade, this time against religious freedom in Cuba, has been condemned in Havana. This came after $101,000, which should have been transferred to the country weeks ago to cover food and accommodation costs for participants in the 6th Assembly General of the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI) was frozen in the Miami branch of the Ecuadoran Pichincha bank.

The president of CLAI, Bishop Julio Murray, told the press that the organization was informed that the funds were not blocked, but frozen. He insisted on the urgent need for the release of this capital, given that it belongs to Latin American and Caribbean churches and religious institutions and is directed to an event of much impact in evangelization

Read more at:  http://www.granma.cu/ingles/news-i/27nov-blockade.html

Palestinian Ambassador to Cuba: We have not forgotten

Most people on the planet can’t be wrong

“We have not forgotten that the first country to break off diplomatic relations with Israel was Cuba in 1973.  I think the most important sign of international solidarity is that people all over the world have taken to the streets. I believe that the unanimous support for Palestine on the part of the Non-Aligned Movement and the ALBA countries has been paramount.

“Around 85% of the world’s population is in favor of the Palestinian cause.”

Read more at:  http://www.granma.cu/ingles/news-i/27nov-Palestinian-ambassador.html

Cuba’s Habana Station Opens Latin American Film Festival in Jamaica

The Sixth Latin American Film Festival 2012, to be held from 26th November until December 10th in Jamaica, began yesterday with Cuba’s Habana Station after a brief opening ceremony.  The Festival promotes the cultures and heritage of the Latin American countries through the art of cinematography and is organized by several embassies in Jamaica. This year it features movies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Spain and Venezuela and is free to the public.

According to the Jamaican Daily Gleaner, “a few of the films have been praised for their cinematography and have received several accolades. Chico and Rita, for example, has been nominated for best animated feature in the Academy and Annie awards, and has won several other titles in other awards around the world.”

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Blog of the Year 2012 award, thanks Dear Kitty

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Thanks dearkitty1.wordpress.com/ for presenting YESCuba, Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba,  with the “Blog of the Year 2012″  Award. We really appreciate it; especially since it is coming from a blog that we hold in such high esteem. (If you have not met Dear Kitty as yet, then please check out the blog at http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com.)

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Over 80 UK parliamentarians sign motion in support of the Cuban Five

In an extraordinary show of solidarity over 80 MPs from all the political parties have signed a parliamentary motion in support of visitation rights for Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez.

The MPs represent over 7.5 million British citizens making this one of the most important statements of support of Five made in Europe.

Read more at: http://www.antiterroristas.cu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=499:over-80-uk-parliamentarians-sign-motion-in-support-of-the-cuban-five&catid=43:news&Itemid=106
and http://www.thecuban5.org/wordpress/2012/11/09/over-80-uk-parliamentarians-sign-motion-in-support-of-the-cuban-five/


Danny Glover: We need to fight for a just society

“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.” George Washington Carver, May 25, 19151

Listen to Danny Glover and others talk about the Cuban Five at the Howard University School of Law forum held on November 13, 2012 at: http://www.freethefive.org/updates/Comuniques/COHoward111312.htm