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The Cuban health system, a model for the world, will be present Thursday at the US Social Forum taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

The event started Wednesday with a great march that brought together civil rights activists, immigrants, indigenous people and refugees from the coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The forum will also analyze the struggle for civil and immigrants rights, the war in Iraq and the reconstruction of areas affected by Hurricane Katrina in the countrys southern zone.

The National Committee for the release of the Cuban Five announced the celebration of an information table, related to the shady judiciary process that sent them to prison.

Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino and Rene Gonzalez are serving harsh sentences since September 12, 1998 ranging from 15 years to double life imprisonment, for merely defending their country from terrorist activities by extreme right groups of Cuban origin in southern Miami.

Today s agenda includes launching of documentary "Health: Cuba s system can be a world model," a workshop with the Five s defense attorney Leonard Weinglass and National Lawyers Guild president Marjorie Cohn.

Also on the list are speeches by Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the Pro-Five National Committee, and Roberto Gonzalez, brother of Rene.

Source: Prensa Latina

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