U.S. leader highlights
combative spirit of the Cuban Five
ARNALDO MUSA—Granma daily staff writer—
really need to have the same combative spirit as those five
heroes,” affirmed Sam Webb, chairman of the Communist Party
USA, during a meeting with the relatives of Gerardo, Ramón,
Antonio, Fernando and René.
ironic that these men should be fighting against
terrorism and find themselves imprisoned in the ‘age
of combating terrorism.’ This Bush administration is
hypocritical, it lies all the time, but I am sure
that we will win,” Webb added. He is on a visit to
Cuba at the invitation of the Central Committee of
the Communist Party of Cuba.
delegation also includes members of his party’s
national committee, Terrie Albano, editor of the
People’s Weekly World, the party organ, and Juan
López, party chairman in northern California.
Officials from the Department of International
Relations of Cuban Central Committee attended the
fraternal environment, the relatives of the five
Cuban heroes provided details of all the
vicissitudes to which they have been subjected by
the current U.S. administration in order to prevent
them visiting with their loved ones.
turn, Webb commented that it was an honor for him to
talk to people with so much courage and spirit.
would like for us to meet under different
circumstances. We share the pain you feel as a
result of the injustice being done to your loved
ones, and we also share your sadness. We will do
everything possible to carry out a campaign for
their release in the United States,” he affirmed.
emphasizing that the United States has had a wrong
presidency in recent years, Webb recalled that at
the start of the Cold War, during the 1950s, the
leader of the Communist Party was sent to jail for
the crime of thinking.
we return to our country, we will publicize this
case in order to tell the truth. We believe that
this battle can be won. We assure you that we will
do everything possible to free your loved ones,”
Demand for the release of the
Five in various U.S. cities
LOS ANGELES, June 7.—
Freedom for the five Cuban prisoners jailed for
fighting terrorism in the United States and an end
to the policy of hostility towards the island were
some of the demands on demonstrations in various U.S.
cities this weekend, reported PL.
Hero’s wife optimistic thanks
to Ecuadoran support
QUITO.— The wife of
one of the five Cuban prisoners in the United States
left this capital today feeling optimistic thanks to
the work of the Ecuadoran people in the campaign to
release these young men.