"Trincheras de ideas valen más que trincheras de piedra." José Martí
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
July 26th celebrations in Toronto
On Tuesday, July 26th join us in celebrating CUBA’S REBELLION DAY 6:30pm to midnight United Steelworkers’ Hall, 25 Cecil St. (one block southeast of College and Spadina) Admission: $5 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
On July 26th, 1953 a group of brave young Cubans attacked the Moncada and the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes garrisons, symbols of the tyranny and occupation of Cuba under the U.S. puppet regime of Batista.
Although the attack was defeated, it raised the banner of struggle, which would lead to the victory of the Cuban Revolution on January 1st, 1959. We celebrate the heroic resistance of the anti-terrorist Cuban Five who are unjustly held in U.S. prisons while the Cuban nation is defending its socialist achievements through mass mobilizations for the implementation of the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines of the Party and of the Revolution.
This year’s celebration is dedicated to Dudley Laws and Leonard Weinglass Featuring Indigenous Opening Ceremony Spiritual Guides Nana Esperanza - Maya Council - Akijab Mabel Ernest - Quechua Nation Special Guests Raúl Delgado Concepción – Honourable Consul of Cuba in Toronto Professor Keith Ellis – Award winning Author, Poet Special presentation on Dudley Laws Charles Roach Owen Leach Special presentation on Leonard Weinglass Morteza Gorgzadeh Poetry Arnold Itwaru Carlos Angulo Enrique Castro Maria Elena Mesa Mejia Elvis Campbell Natasha Ksonzek Dub Poetry Charlie Bobus Live Music Chango Jimmy Reid Steve Hall Pablo Terry & Sol de Cuba DJ Logie Dance MC Fidelito Home-made Halal food and more Organized by TORONTO FORUM ON CUBA –http://torontoforumoncuba.weebly.com, firstname.lastname@example.org BLACK ACTION DEFENSE COMMITTEE -email@example.com Asociación Cubanos en Torono de JUAN GUALBERTO GÓMEZ -http://asociacioncubanosjgg.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org