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Vol. 78/No. 6      February 17, 2014

‘Voices From Prison’ shows who Cuban 5
are, gives workers reason to admire them
(feature article)

Accounts of inmates and others in Voices From Prison: The Cuban Five will strike a chord with working people in the U.S. and around the world, explains Mary-Alice Waters in the preface to the book printed in this issue. Millions can identify with the fight against the U.S. government’s frame-up and incarceration of the five revolutionaries because “they have had similar experiences with the system of capitalist ‘justice.’”

Included here is a 2009 interview printed in the book with Gerardo Hernández, one of the Five, describing his arrest and the futile “strategies designed to get me to be a turncoat.” Also from the book is “The Cuban Five: Who they are” at the bottom of this spread.

Last week the Militant ran excerpts from I Will Die The Way I’ve Lived, which contains a collection of watercolors of the same name by Antonio Guerrero that reflect on the Five’s first 17 months in jail. The two new books have been produced as a contribution to get out the truth about who the Five are and help build the international campaign to win their freedom.

The preface and “The Cuban Five: Who They Are” are reprinted by permission, copyright © 2014 by Pathfinder Press.
Related articles:
Prisoners’ accounts reflect on revolutionary integrity of Five
“They offered ‘Whatever you want’ if I’d be a traitor
The Cuban Five: Who they are
Showings of paintings by Antonio Guerrero [exhibit.pdf]  
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