Monday, August 29
Gather at 12 noon
on the White House sidewalk
(in Lafayette Park)
Luis Posada Carriles
No to Asylum!
Free the Cuban Five!
National Day of Action
Regional demonstration in El Paso, TX
outside of Posada's trial
Locally coordinated protests
in cities and towns across the country
Washington DC: Gather at 12 noon at the White House
On Monday, August 29 in El Paso, Immigration Judge William Lee Abbott will hear arguments on whether Luis Posada Carriles is in the United States illegally. As a CIA agent trained in explosives and sabotage, Posada has carried out a reign of terror, including the bombing of a Cuban airliner in 1976 that killed 73 people. Posada sneaked into Miami and dared to ask for U.S. asylum. His attorney, Eduardo Soto, claims that Posada is still a U.S. resident and therefore entitled to remain in the United States. Posada’s crimes of terrorism and murder automatically disqualify him for asylum. Venezuela’s petition for extradition must, by international, U.S., and Venezuelan law, take precedence over any immigration consideration. But the Bush administration is refusing to extradite Posada.
The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, Antonio Maceo Brigade, National Network on Cuba, South West Organizing Project, Stop the War Machine Coalition, Latino Movement USA, Comité de Juárez por la Libertad de los Cinco Cubanos, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, la Alianza Martiana, la Alianza de Trabajadores de la Comunidad Cubana, la Asociación de Mujeres Cristianas and other organizations are mobilizing for the mass protest in El Paso and organizing local protests across the country. (See above for sponsors of the Washington DC demonstration.)
Funds are urgently needed. You can make a contribution through a secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on how to contribute by check.
Click here to learn more about the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition campaign to demand Posada's extradition to Venezuela, including background information on the case and press coverage.