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left-forum-2013A unique phenomenon in the U.S. and the world, Left Forum convenes the largest annual conference of a broad spectrum of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations and the interested public. Conference participants come together to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world, to discuss differences, commonalities, and alternatives to current predicaments, and to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world. The conference is held each year in New York City.

Cuban Five forum set for Left Forum

All supporters of the Cuban Five in the New York City area are encouraged to come to this important update on Cuba and the Cuban Five, which is part of the Left Forum. Thousands of people attend this important event, which will be held in New York City on June 7 and 8.


  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
  • Location: Left Forum, Pace University, Room E323 (Subway line #6 to City Hall)
  • Time: 03:45 pm – 05:20 pm

Focusing in on the reforms that have taken place in Cuba the past months, the panel will examine the rationale for the United States determination to continue its half-century of siege against the island, utilizing the enduring condition of the Cuban Five as a prevailing example of American intransigence. Discussion will revolve on the Five and the static relationship between the two countries, in context to the major economic and political reforms taking place in Cuba.

Come learn about the Five Heroes’ ongoing struggle, and how you can get involved to support their growing Freedom Fight!

Panelists include:

  • Martin Garbus, one of the country’ s top trial lawyers and now part of the Cuban Five defense team
  • Stephen Kimber, author of upcoming Cuban Five book and professor at University of Kings College
  • Peter Roman, professor, Hostos Community College, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Keith Bolender, author and University of Toronto lecturer.

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