Free the Miami Five! Immediate release of the Miami Five!

On 12th September 1998, Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González and René González, were arrested in Miami. They were combating reactionary exile Cuban terrorist networks. The US authorities ignored this and later the 5 received severe prison sentences. Only international solidarity and continuous and unrelenting action can end their imprisonment.

Cuban News Agency press release: US Denies Cuban Five Access to Books

The Cuban News Agency (CNA) issued a pres release about the blocking of the delivery of books from the Frederick Engels Foundation to the Miami Five. Read the original here.

US authorities block delivery of books from the Frederick Engels Foundation to the Miami Five

The Miami 5 have been prevented from receiving books from the Frederick Engels Foundation. Besides the other human rights violations the 5 have suffered, they now suffer political censorship and a denial of the right to free speech. Their struggle of the 5 is our struggle and we will not stop until they are free.

International days of solidarity with the Cuban Five have begun

We received this report on the activities in the Ukraine in support of the Cuban “Miami Five”, which we are making available to our readers. It underlines the hypocrisy and double standards of the US Administration, which in words condemns “terrorism” but in practice keeps five Cubans in prison who were actually combating terrorism.

Resolution for the Freedom of the Miami Five

The following resolution in support of the Miami 5 was passed unanimously at the recent World Congress of the International Marxist Tendency.

The Cuban "Miami Five": Jailed in the US for fighting terrorism

Five Cuban security agents were involved in uncovering terrorist activities against Cuba. These activities were being organised by anti-Cuban Miami mafia elements based in the USA. Instead of arresting the terrorists the US authorities have arrested and handed down severe jail sentences on the security agents. This shows the double standards of Bush and his so-called war on terror!

flasko1-thThe Flasko factory which has been occupied and run under workers’ control needs your help. For eleven years this factory has been run without bosses and under the control of the workers. Now they are waging a struggle to have the factory officially nationalised under workers’ control. Flasko needs 10,000 signatures by June 17 to force a public hearing in the Brazilian Senate to discuss their proposal of expropriation of the occupied factory. Please sign using the link below to help the comrades reach this target.

firstfourarrestedminers-thThe struggle of the Bouazar miners is entering a crucial stage thanks to the mobilisation of the masses in the cities of Ouarzazate and Taznakht. Fifteen miners have been arrested since then and are being brought to court accused of obstructing the freedom to work during their two day strike on the 10th and 11th of October. This struggle has raised a lot of sympathy amongst young people, school students and workers in the region, nationally and even internationally. The echo in the Moroccan media is as expected, very weak. The system multiplies the walls of silence surrounding it. It is a symptom of its fear of that exemplary battle.

bpj-logoTwo leading comrades of the International Marxist Tendency in El Salvador have suffered a serious accident. On Friday March 2, Fredy and Ely were travelling home on a bus which was stopped by a criminal gang. The gang doused the bus with gasoline and set it on fire. The driver attempted to escape by driving away. Fredy and Ely jumped off the moving bus as there had been a previous incident in which a number of people died when a bus was set on fire by a criminal gang.

thumb oil_workers_logoWe have just received this letter from Kazakhstan, which contains an important appeal on behalf of workers who have been in struggle under very difficult conditions for the last seven months. The Western media, which is very quick to denounce authoritarian regimes in Libya and Syria, has maintaned a shameful silence concerning the situation in this oil rich country. We appeal to the world working class to express solidarity with the workers of Kazakhstan who are fighting for their rights.

Since May 18, 2011 comrade Mouhammad Ghalout, a student activist in the “Democratic Base Method” faction of the National Moroccan Student Union, has been held in the prisons of the dictatorship as his hearing has been postponed for the second time. He was arrested on false accusations and underwent unjust political trials.

Asia-Pacific socialists demand: 'Free all political prisoners! Democracy for the Malaysian people!'We are publishing a statement calling for the release of all those arrested in Malaysia because of their cal for a free and fair elections. The IMT is adding its signature to this statement. The 6 activists arrested under emergency legislation are all leading figures of the Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM, Socialist Party of Malaysia) including a member of parliament. Please read the statement and add your voice to the protest.

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