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Vol. 77/No. 18      May 13, 2013

French edition of Cuban Five book
will ‘reach more people’
MONTREAL—The first French edition of The Cuban Five: Who They Are, Why They Were Framed, Why They Should Be Free, is coming off the press the first week of May. It will add a powerful weapon in the international battle to get out the truth and broaden support for the fight to free the five revolutionaries among those around the world whose first language is French.

The Five are being held “hostage to the Cuban people’s refusal to renounce their socialist course and go down on bended knee before Washington,” says Pathfinder Press President Mary-Alice Waters in the book’s introduction.

Working people in the U.S. in particular can identify with the “justice” meted out to the Cuban Five because of their own life experiences at the hands of cops, courts and prisons, she said.

A section of the new book, called “Angola: Fighting for Africa’s freedom and our own,” includes articles on the experiences three of the Five had as volunteer combatants in Angola.

“Some people are very interested in books like The Cuban Five, but they’ve been harder to reach because of the language barrier,” Félix Vincent Ardea, a student at the University of Montreal and one of a team of volunteers in Quebec and Paris who translated the book, said by phone April 26. “It’s important to be able to reach more people.”

The French edition will include two new articles, one by Fernando González and the other by former Puerto Rican political prisoner Rafael Cancel Miranda. These useful additions will be included in the next Union convention pledges fight to win freedom for five revolutionaries framed up by Washington
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