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"It's the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US 'Justice" System: The Cuban Five talk of their lives within the US working class

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TITLE: "It's the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US 'Justice' System: The Cuban Five talk of their lives within the US working class  

AUTHORS: Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, René González, Fernando González, Ramón Labañino

PUBLICATION DATE: February 15, 2016

PUBLISHER: Pathfinder Press (New York)

ISBN: 978-1-60488-085-4 (English); 978-1-60488-086-1 (Spanish)

PRICE: $15.00

Five Cuban revolutionaries—Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González, and René González—framed by the US government on trumped-up “conspiracy” charges in 1998, spent up to sixteen years as part of the US working class serving time in prison. Known internationally as the Cuban Five, the last three of the five were released and returned to Cuba in December 2014 as part of Washington’s moves toward establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba.

 

Each of the five reached out to their fellow prisoners with respect, solidarity, and through the example of their own day to day conduct. They won respect and solidarity in return.

 

In interviews conducted in August and December 2015, they talk with understanding, objectivity, and humor about US capitalist society and its “justice” system. They explain what prepared them to act as they did, that it was Cuba’s socialist revolution, its class character and its values that shaped who they are. They talk about the future of the Cuban Revolution. They also draw comparisons with the Cuban prison system, giving specific examples of  how “in Cuba, a prison is another human being, “ unlike in the United States  “where the prison population is the enemy.”

 

“It’s the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US ‘Justice’ System” will be of  great interest to the growing number of people across the United States who are in one way or another affected by widespread incarceration, police brutality, and deteriorating conditions of life experienced by millions. The book is also available in Spanish.

 

Please consider reviewing this book on the QBR web site.

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HI Troy,

I have never done this before. When you say I should reach out to the qbr.com web site does that mean I should post the book information in the "recommend a book" section? Or is there somewhere else?

Thanks,

Jim Altenberg

jimaltenberg@att.net

 

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Jim you wrote, "Please consider reviewing this book on the QBR web site." I assumed you got the websites mixed up.  This site is AALBC.com, a completely separate entity. I was pointing you in the right direction.  

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HI Troy,

Indeed I am confused. I would like you to consider reviewing "Its the Poor Who Face the Savagery of the US 'Justice' System" on the AALBC.com site.

Thanks,

Jim

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