Calendar of Events

Jan
29
Sat
L.A. Market Action @ Crenshaw Farmer’s Market & Bixby Park Local Harvest Farmer’s Market
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Tabling in two cities – conversations and literature, a community exchange.

Jan
30
Sun
Sunday Caravan Miami @ Miami City Hall
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Car, bicycle caravan and rally with a tribute to Jose Martí featuring Carlos Lazo.

Las Vegas Caravan @ Sunset Park
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Global caravan to end the blockade of Cuba and to build bridges of love between the U.S. and the Cuban people.

NYC Caravan @ Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Car caravan and solidarity rally. We stand with the world! End the U.S. blockade against Cuba.

Sunday Caravan Minneapolis @ South High School
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Car caravan against the U.S. blockade of Cuba.

Phoenix City Caravan @ Mitchell Park
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bicycle caravan, rally and tabling to build community & puentes de amor #UnblockCuba

Sunday Caravan Portland @ Pioneer Courthouse Square
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Picket and car caravan to call for immediate, concrete steps to reduce the damaging blockade of Cuba.

Sunday Picket Seattle @ Hec Edmundson Pavilion
Jan 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Informational picket with flyers, banners and signs.

New Mexico Virtual Screening @ twitter
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

End the U.S. blockade! Now is the time for solidarity with Cuba.

Feb
7
Mon
Chicago leaders demand normalized relations with Cuba on blockade’s 60th Anniversary @ Via Zoom - pre-registration required
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Chicago Leaders Demand Normalized Relations with Cuba on 60th Anniversary of U.S. Blockade
PRESS CONFERENCE

For more Information Contact:

English: Steve Eckardt: 2618(312) 952

Spanish: Dr. Carelia Drake Rivero: 0735(312) 203

Time: NOON, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

Via Zoom: PreRegistration Required Below

Speakers:
Dr. Carelia Drake Rivero, Former Cuban Physician & CubanAmerican leader of LatinAmerican Solidarity Coalition (LASC)

Zakiyyah Muhammed, LongTime Southside Community Activist

Raoul Contreras, Ph.D., Professor of Chicano & Latino Studies, Indiana University, Gary

Byron SichoLopez, City of Chicago 25th Ward Alderman

Dr. Howard Ehrman, former Chicago Assistant Health Commissioner

Steve Eckardt, Chicago Cuba Coalition (CCC)

Sixty years ago February 7th 1962 President Kennedy implemented Proclamation 3447, “Embargo on All Trade with Cuba” under Section 620(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. The blockade has escalated to become the most complex, prolonged and inhuman act of economic warfare ever committed against any nation. Its effects have constrained the scope for economic growth, being designed to impede trading relations with third countries, cause maximum possible obstruction of banking and other financial operations, deter foreign investment and cut off all sources of revenue. The Cuban people have suffered daily and the country has lost $145 Billion in trade & economic development.

The blockade has been accompanied by a U.S. backed military invasion, bacteriological warfare, countless assassination attempts,travel bans, and now cyber/socialmedia regime change efforts.

Despite the fact that Cuba has COVID vaccinated 94% of its entire population, including the 1st country to vaccinate 25 year olds, has produced 5 different, very effective COVID vaccines that it is sharing with several countries, including its formula, and has sent 57 Henry Reeve Health Brigades to fight COVID in 40 countries, on November 18, 2020 the United States Department of Transportation denied the request of several airlines to bring humanitarian aid to Cuba. It also prevented sending the donation from the Alibaba company and the Jack Ma Foundation of masks, rapid diagnostic kits and ventilators from more than fifty countries around the world, because the American company contracted to do so declined at the last hour due to the regulations that the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed against the destination country imposed on it. Similarly, a bank involved in the transaction of raw materials to produce medicines decided not to make the payment for fear of being sanctioned by the United States government.

60,000 U.S. residents each year have unnecessary diabetic amputations due to the blockade stopping the importation of Heberprotp, developed by Cuba & used around the world to save 3 of 4 diabetics from having amputations. More than 500,000 U.S. lung cancer patients could prolong their lives & suffer less if they had access to Cuba’s Cimavax medicine. One of 4 U.S. born adults, 52 million people, who cannot read or write at a 6th grade level, could vastly improve their lives if they could take Cuba’s global “Yes, I Can” literacy program that has helped 12 million people in 35 countries for over 2 decades.

2 weeks ago a Consortium of U.S. Mayors began organizing to Bring Cuban Medical Brigades to the U.S. to fight COVID.

Obama’s small steps to open doors were crushed by Trump’s additional 243 antiCuban measures that cut off virtually all family remittances and travel . . . measures Biden has both embraced and escalated.

But a growing international movement is opposing Washington’s six decades war against Cuba:

  • nearly the entire United Nations has voted each year to oppose Washington’s hostile measures;
  • the Chicago City Council unanimously voted to normalize relations with Cuba joining dozens of other similar resolutions in U.S.
  • local culturalcuttingedge HotHouse organized a ‘Concert for Cuba’ featuring Dionne Warwick, Tom Morello, and a dozen other stars watched by some three million people worldwide;
  • local monthly car caravans involving scores of protesters have swept across Uptown, Pilsen, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Devon Avenue, Hyde Park, and Kenwood as well as numerous cities across the country and the world . . . led by and inspired by the thousands of Miami CubanAmericans demanding normalization.

End the Blockade, End all sanctions NOW, let Cuba breathe!
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