Extradite Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela - No to Asylum! Free the Cuban Five Anti-Terrorists!

Monday, August 29
National Day of Action

Extradite Terrorist Luis Posada Carriles
to Venezuela - No to Asylum!
Free the Cuban Five Anti-Terrorists!

Los Angeles Protest & Rally
6 pm, Westwood Federal Building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd.

Click here to download a flyer for the Protest:

Join the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and many others on Monday, August
29, 6 pm at the Westwood Federal Building in Los Angeles for an
important protest and rally to demand that the U.S. government
extradite the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles to Venezuela for trial.
The Bush administration's extreme hypocrisy in its so-called "war on
terror" cannot go unchecked.

Since the illegal arrival of Posada to the United States in late
March, the Bush administration has been met with a torrent of
opposition and demands for Posada's extradition to Venezuela.

On August 29, Posada will appear for trial in El Paso and the
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition is calling for demonstrations outside the
immigration court, in Los Angeles and in cities across the country
demanding his extradition to Venezuela. Only Bush's government and
the Miami terrorists are opposed to Posada's extradition.

There is virtually universal agreement that Posada must be denied
asylum in the U.S. and instead be tried in Venezuela. Posada is
principally responsible, along with Orlando Bosch, for the 1976
bombing of the Cubana plane that killed 73 people. That crime was
plotted in Venezuela. The hand of the CIA is also deeply implicated,
and Posada was a paid CIA agent since 1961.

Posada is one of the most violent terrorists in the world, yet Bush and
his cronies are doing all they can to ensure that he isn't tried for
his crimes. This is an affront to the Cuban people, Venezuela and the
people of the United States.

It is more critical than ever to keep the pressure on the U.S.
government to demand justice for the families of the victims of
anti-Cuba terrorism, and for an end to U.S. sponsorship of the Miami
terrorists. We must also demand freedom for the Cuban Five political
prisoners. The recent Court of Appeals victory was a huge step forward,
but we won't rest until they are free. Come out on August 29 to demand
their freedom now!

The more than twenty June 13 protests - from El Paso to New York
City to Los Angeles - helped generate a great deal of media
attention on the terrorist history of Posada. June 13 was the first
Immigration court date. We believe that the immigration proceedings,
which will be continued to August 29, are a diversion from the real
issue: the urgent need for Posada to be sent to Venezuela, where an
extradition order has been issued.

Join the call for a National Day of Action on Monday, August 29!

On August 29, Judge William Lee Abbott will hear arguments on
whether Posada is in the United States illegally. His attorney,
Eduardo Soto, claims that Posada is still a U.S. resident and
therefore entitled to remain in the U.S. That is a spurious claim,
as Posada relinquished his residency rights in the 1960s by not
residing in the U.S. since at least that long ago. Also, his crimes of
terrorism and murder would automatically disqualify him for asylum.
Venezuela's petition for extradition must, by international, U.S., and
Venezuelan law, take precedence over any immigration consideration.

Here's how to help keep pressure on the U.S. government

1) Attend the Los Angeles demonstration at the Westwood Federal
Building: 11000 Wilshire Blvd. at 6 pm. Contact the A.N.S.W.E.R.
Coalition by phone at 323-464-1636 in Los Angeles or e-mail
answerla@xxxxxxxxxxxx for details and to get involved.

2) Download a flyer and distribute in your community, at your school
and everywhere you go. http://answerla.org/pic/05-08-29-

3) Endorse the Call to Action by replying to this e-mail with your
name or organizational information. Or e-mail us at

4) Attend the regional demonstration in El Paso, TX outside of
Posada's trial. Starting at 6:30 am, the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition and
other regional groups will mobilize for a mass protest in front of the
immigration court in El Paso.

5) Take this opportunity to send a letter - or another letter - to
Bush and Congress. Click here to send your letter now!

6) Funds are urgently needed. You can make a contribution through a
secure server by clicking here, where you can also find information on
how to contribute by check.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition-LA
Act Now to Stop War and End Racism
1800 Argyle Ave, #410
Los Angeles , CA 90028
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