Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gloria La Riva: The Cuban Five

Freedom is a Constant Struggle TV show, Oct. 16, 2009.

Guest, Gloria La Riva is national coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, and has worked for decades to end U.S. hostility toward Cuba. She has traveled frequently to Cuba over the past two decades, as well as to Venezuela, Bolivia and Mexico, where she has been an invited speaker at many international events. La Riva has been a key organizer of mass demonstrations with the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition, opposing wars from 1991 to the present. In 1998 she produced the award-winning video, Genocide by Sanctions.

La Riva is president of the Typographical Sector, Media Workers Union, Local 39521, CWA. She has also been a candidate for the Peace & Freedom Party and the Party for Socialism and Liberation, running for California Governor and U.S. President, respectively.

In September 2005, days after Hurricane Katrina, La Riva traveled to New Orleans, producing the video “Heroes Not Looters.”

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