Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Covert US War Against Cuba: Irish Filmmaker Speaks in Detroit, Mon., April 18, 7:00pm


Free and open to the public


The Covert U.S. War Against Cuba

Screens her newest 30 min. production: “The Day Diplomacy Died”

WHEN: Monday, April 18, 7:00 pm
WHERE: 5920 Second Ave. (north of Antoinette, near Woodward)
CONTACT: 313 355 8566 or

Co-director and producer of “The Day Diplomacy Died”, “Mission Against Terror: The Case of the Cuban 5″ and Radio Havana Cuba correspondent, Ms. Bernie Dwyer is in Detroit as part of a Canadian – U.S. tour.

Only two days before this presentation, Cuba will mark the 50th anniversary of the defeated U.S. invasion at Playa Giron, better known as the “Bay of Pigs invasion.” Lesser known to the public in this country is the covert war waged by the U.S. against Cuba for more than 50 years. The frame-ups and unjust imprisonment of the 5 Cuban political prisoners in the U.S. and the case of Miami CIA-terrorist Posada Carriles – acquitted on April 8 of lying to U.S. immigration officials -- illustrate this. “Human rights” and “democracy” are used as code words for U.S. aggression against Cuba with the “dissidents” movement a tool to undermine the Cuban social system.

This new documentary by Bernie Dwyer and Roberto Ruiz Rebo exposes the story behind the lock up of 75 “independent” journalists, trade unionists, and librarians in Cuba in 2003 through the eyes of four ex-Cuban state agents working undercover.

The mainstream media never fully investigates the role played by diplomats at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana in controlling the “dissidents” movement. In this video former Cuban undercover agents – and U.S. diplomatic perpetrators -- speak out for the first time on film about the inner workings of the dissident groups infiltrated and the various plans, supported by the U.S. government, that were being developed to destabilize Cuba.

Refreshments will be served. Videos available for purchase. Donations will be requested to cover expenses.

Dwyer will be in Detroit in the afternoon of April 18 and morning of April 19 shortly before she returns to her home in Ireland.

The event is sponsored by the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War and Injustice, the Justice for Cuba Coalition, Michigan Campaign to Free the Cuban Five and the U.S. Cuba Labor Exchange.

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