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CUBA: Philip Agee – The Nat’l. Comm. to Free the Cuban Five Pays Tribute

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five issued the following bulletin regarding the death of Philip Agee, former CIA agent who left “The Company” and exposed the the US’ imperial destruction across the globe. In his later years, he moved to Cuba and ran a travel agency and was a prolific author. Most of all, he was a great friend to Cuba and a defender of the revolution and the cause of the Cuban Five.

At the bottom of the bulletin are links to articles written by and about Agee. If you are not familiar with him, I recommend you check them out.

Jan. 9, 2008

National Committee To Free The Cuban Five Bulletin Philip Agee, a long-time defender of Cuba and the Cuban Five, has died in Havana

“Freedom for the Cuban Five should be the cause of everyone for whom fairness, human rights and justice are important, both in the United States and around the world” – Philip Agee

Philip Agee We in the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five wish to express our profound sorrow at the passing of Philip Agee. He was a true friend of Cuba and will always be remembered for his love of the Cuban Revolution. Philip, as a former employee of the CIA, was in the best position to expose the unceasing war of the U.S. empire, particularly the role of the CIA, against Cuba and peoples struggling for justice everywhere.
When Cuba was under fire for defending itself against the spate of hijackings and violence in 2003, his in-depth article on the U.S. sabotage and destabilization campaigns that Cuba has had to endure was a major contribution, especially at a time when that situation needed clarity.

Philip’s interview in Mission Against Terror stands out and we will continue to cherish his presence in it. He made a powerful impact in showing the importance of the Cuban Five’s mission against terrorism, and he will be present with all of us as we continue to fight for the Five’s freedom.

For those of us fortunate to know him over the many years of his involvement in the progressive movement, we appreciated his great courage and commitment, and his kindness and personal warmth.

We are truly saddened, and extend our deepest condolences to his wife Giselle and all his family and friends.

Philip Agee, ¡Presente!

The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

Or call: 415-821-6545
Free the Cuban Five Now!
Allow the families’ visits!
Grant entry visas to
Adriana Pérez and Olga Salanueva!

January 9, 2008 - Posted by | CIA, Cuba, Imperialism, US | ,

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