MONTREAL—As part of the international campaign to win freedom for the Cuban Five, a series of unions—including the United Steelworkers, the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Canadian Union of Public Employees—and solidarity groups from across Canada, together with the Canadian Network on Cuba and La Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba, are calling a “Peoples’ Tribunal and Assembly” to be held in Toronto City Hall, Sept. 21-23. A protest is scheduled at the U.S. consulate at 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22.
“It is now up to the international community to stand up and demand an end to the injustice and freedom for these five men,” conference coordinator Heide Trampus told the Militant from Toronto. “We will hear brief reports from representatives of solidarity groups, unions and others about actions taken in the past, followed by developing plans for the future.”
Participants are expected from five countries—Canada, Cuba, the United States, the United Kingdom and Venezuela—including relatives of the jailed Cuban revolutionaries, other Cuban revolutionists, trade union officials, activists from the international campaign, a member of the Canadian parliament, and others. (For more information see: canadiannetworkoncuba.ca/tribunal.)