Fw: National Day of Action: Extradite Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela
- Subject: Fw: National Day of Action: Extradite Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela
- From: "Nello peacelink" <n.margiotta at peacelink.it>
- Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2005 22:58:54 +0200
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Call to Action: Keep up the pressure!
Monday, August 29
National Day of Action
Extradite Luis Posada Carriles
to Venezuela - No to Asylum!
Free the Cuban Five!
Regional demonstration in El Paso, TX
outside of Posada's trial
Locally coordinated protests
in cities and towns across the country
Since the illegal arrival of the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to the
United States in late March, the Bush administration has been met with a
torrent of opposition and demands for Posada's extradition to Venezuela.
On August 29, Posada will appear for trial in El Paso and the A.N.S.W.E.R.
Coalition is calling for demonstrations outside the immigration court in El
Paso and in cities across the country demanding that Posada not be granted
asylum and instead be extradited to Venezuela.
Only Bush's government and the Miami terrorists are opposed to Posada's
There is virtually universal agreement that Posada must be denied asylum in
the U.S. and instead be tried in Venezuela. Posada is principally
responsible, along with Orlando Bosch, for the 1976 bombing of the Cubana
plane that killed 73 people. That crime was plotted in Venezuela. The hand
of the CIA is also deeply implicated, and Posada was a paid CIA agent since
It is more critical than ever to keep the pressure on the U.S. government to
demand justice for the families of the victims of anti-Cuba terrorism, and
for an end to U.S. sponsorship of the Miami terrorists.
It is essential that the struggle of the Cuban 5 - five heroic men who
actively opposed terrorism in Miami - be elevated to national prominence to
help win their freedom from U.S. prison. There is no more relevant
opportunity than now to demand: Extradite Posada! Free the Cuban Five!
The more than twenty June 13 protests - from El Paso to New York City to San
Francisco - helped generate a great deal of media attention on the terrorist
history of Posada. June 13 was the first Immigration court date. We believe
that the immigration proceedings, which will be continued to August 29 in El
Paso, are a diversion from the real issue: the urgent need for Posada to be
sent to Venezuela, where an extradition order has been issued.
Since March, A.N.S.W.E.R. has organized several public actions, including:
An important April 21 press conference in Miami together with progressive
Cuban groups under the banner of Alianza Martiana, which helped break the
story into the national and international media.
A well-covered May 13 press conference in Washington DC, featuring Wayne
Smith and family members of Raymond Persaud, who perished in the 1976 Cubana
40,000 letters sent to Bush & Congress! A national A.N.S.W.E.R.
letter-writing campaign that generated more than 30,000 letters to members
of Congress and more than 10,500 letters to Bush, demanding no asylum, and
extradition of Posada. Send a letter - or another letter - today!
The June 13 protests, that resulted in more than 20 demonstrations in the
United States, Europe, and Latin America. View reports and photographs from
June 13 demonstrations.
Join in the A.N.S.W.E.R. Call
for a National Day of Action
on Monday, August 29!
On that day, in El Paso, Judge William Lee Abbott will hear arguments on
whether Posada is in the United States illegally. His attorney, Eduardo
Soto, claims that Posada is still a U.S. resident and therefore entitled to
remain in the U.S. That is a spurious claim, as Posada relinquished his
residency rights in the 1960s by not residing in the U.S. since at least
that long ago. Also, his crimes of terrorism and murder would automatically
disqualify him for asylum. Venezuela's petition for extradition must, by
international, U.S., and Venezuelan law, take precedence over any
Here's how you can help keep the pressure on
the U.S. government on August 29:
1) Attend the regional demonstration in El Paso, Texas outside of Posada's
Starting at 6:30 am, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, 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, and other regional groups will
mobilize for a mass protest in front of the Immigration court, at 8915
Montana Rd. (at the corner of Mattox and Montana Streets) in El Paso.
If you can organize a car caravan, van and bus from your city to El Paso,
fill out the Transportation Form to help spread the word. For transportation
from Albuquerque, NM to El Paso, email
albuquerquetoelpaso at answercoalition.org or call 505-344-5049.
Contact the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition by phone at 202-544-3389 in Washington DC
or 415-821-6545 in San Francisco, or email info at internationalanswer.org for
details and to get involved. Click here for a downloadable flyer. If you are
in El Paso, email elpasolocalcontact at answercoalition.org or call
2) Organize a local protest in your city or town, if possible at a Federal
Building or Federal Courthouse. To list the protest in your city, fill out
the Event Listing Form. For assistance in organizing a protest in your area,
contact the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition at 202-544-3389 or 415-821-6545, or email
info at internationalanswer.org.
Protests are already planned in several cities (see above for El Paso
Washington DC: Call 202-544-3389 or email dc at internationalanswer.org for
San Francisco: Call 415-821-6545 for email sf at internationalanswer.org or
Miami: Call 305-757-3113 for details.
Los Angeles: Call 323-464-1636 or email la at internationalanswer.org for
New York City: Call 212-533-0417 or email nyc at internationalanswer.org for
Chicago: Call 773-920-7545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle: Call 206-568-1661 or email seattle at internationalanswer.org for
3) Endorse the Call to Action (endorsements from individuals and
organizations are welcome).
4) Help spread the word! Forward this email using the "Email this page"
button at the top of the email, or through your email program's forwarding
mechanism. Click here to download a flyer for the regional demonstration in
El Paso. Flyers for protests around the country will be available soon.
5) Take this opportunity to send a letter - or another letter - to Bush and
Congress. Click here to send your letter now!
6) 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.
Order an organizing video to build the march!
A.N.S.W.E.R. has produced a 20-minute video, with interviews of the Cuban
families of the victims of Posada's plane bombing, Cuba's struggle against
terrorism, the Cuban Five, and scenes of the June 13 El Paso march. Send an
$18 check to get a VHS or DVD copy to the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition at 2489
Mission St., Room 24, San Francisco, CA 94110. Show it at your organization's
next mobilizing meeting!
Click here to read a June 24 article that gives some more information on the
struggle against Posada.
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To get involved, contact:
Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3889
West Coast Regional Office in San Francisco: 415-821-6545
Email: info at internationalanswer.org
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.
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