Tuesday, March 4: Lecture: Stephen Kimber (author,What Lies Across the Water) on the Cuban Five, 7:00pm; co-sponsored by Project Censored, the Media Freedom Foundation and the Sonoma State University Sociology Club. Student Union, 3rd Floor, Ballroom C, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Stephen Kimber recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States. In light of America’s supposed post-9/11 zero tolerance policy toward countries harboring terrorists, the story of the Cuban Five illustrates the injustice and hypocrisy of this case: why were these men who tried to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba charged with espionage against the U.S? And why does the U.S. continue to protect and harbor known terrorists?