US-Cuba Labor Solidarity – Building Relations with Cuban Labor

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A Resolution Calling Upon the United States Government to Normalize Diplomatic and Economic Relations with Cuba

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About Cuban Trade Unions

US-Cuba Youth Friendship Meeting Final Declaration

Posted by on Nov 29, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

CUBA-USA YOUTH FRIENDSHIP MEETING «BUILDING OUR FUTURE TODAY».

Havana

November 23-28, 2022

FINAL DECLARATION

We, representatives of social, political, student organizations and community leaders, have gathered in Havana as delegates to the Cuba-US Youth Friendship Encounter «Building our Future Today».

During intense days we have shared with scientists, farmers, workers, students, artists, educators, community organizers to exchange about our realities and unequivocally reaffirm our solidarity with the Cuban people, who have warmly welcomed us as friends.

In unforgettable meetings, we confirmed that health care, access to free education and culture are rights already guaranteed to all Cubans and even to young people from other countries studying at the emblematic Latin American School of Medicine, reinforcing the premise that a better world is always possible.

For all these reasons, we, the young Cuban and American partakers at the event, express that:

We commit ourselves to work together to spread our achievements and take on the challenges we face in our struggle against U.S. imperialism, as well as to work in a more visible way on various platforms to spread the reality of both countries. To do so, it is essential to combat the misinformation campaigns promoted by the circles of power from the U.S..

We demand respect for human dignity, the implementation of coherent measures to address climate change, access to universal and free education and health, as well as an end to all forms of exploitation, oppression, racism and discrimination.

We recognize the Cuban Revolution as a reference for progressive struggles and social movements in the U.S., as well as a viable alternative to the current hegemonic capitalist order.

We denounce the imposition by the U.S. government of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, which prevents it from obtaining indispensable inputs for its development. This policy also deprives the American people of the medical, cultural and intellectual potential that Cuba offers. Therefore, we demand the immediate cessation of all economic restrictions on the Cuban people, and the removal of Cuba from the infamous/illegitimate list of States that sponsor terrorism.

We defend peace and demand respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of peoples. We demand the cessation of the illegal occupation by the United States of the territory where the Guantanamo Naval Base is located, as well as all foreign military bases.

We call attention to the dangerous rise of the arms race for the benefit of the military industrial complex, while the scourges of hunger and lack of access to basic services continue to exist in the world.

We recognize the right of the working class to organize and fight against the system of capitalist exploitation.

We recognize the independence and sovereignty of the Cuban people and their decision to build an increasingly prosperous socialist society, and we assume the responsibility to defend socialist projects.

We claim the right to relate respectfully as neighbouring countries.

The youth of the United States will return to our communities re-energized and with the firm commitment to continue our anti-imperialist struggle and to adopt in our spaces the strategic and humanist value of internationalism that our sister Cuban homeland teaches us.

Let us build our future today!


Your tax dollars at work? NED vs Cuba

Posted by on Nov 28, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

Part of a larger document outlining the US NED actions to undermine national sovereignty around the world, this is the section on Cuba.

8.Funding anti-Cuba forces to manipulate public opinion against the government. Cuba has long suffered heavily from US infiltration and subversive activities. Cuban media revealed that NED and USAID allocated nearly 250 million US dollars to programs targeting Cuba over the past 20 years. According to the awarded grants disclosed in 2021 on the NED website, it funded 42 anti-Cuba programs in 2020 alone. In 2021, NED funded and guided anti-Cuba forces to fabricate and spread disinformation on social networks to stoke public sentiments against the government, and instigate the people to take part in activities disrupting public order. For instance, in mid-June 2021, anti-Cuba forces rumor-mongered that the country’s health system was overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, causing public panic. In July, capitalizing on the surge of street protests in Cuba, NED churned out the fake news that “(more than) 100 protesters … are missing” and used InternetA robots to disseminate it. That was a malicious attempt to influence public opinion online and incite the Cuban people to overthrow their government.

Read more including NED funding in Africa and Asia at: May 7, 2022 Fact Sheet on the National Endowment for Democracy

Learn and organize: Digital warfare and narrative control

Posted by on Nov 22, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

La dictadura del algoritmo 52:03 (set youtube to automatically translate from Spanish to English)
“Cada nueva technologia crea un nuevo ambiente humano”
(Each new technology creates a new human environment)

The 4th generation warfare against Cuba  13:20 Spanish with English Subtitles – Raul Capote

The Great Hack | Official Trailer | Netflix 2:27

New Cuban movies, winning over the pandemic

Posted by on Nov 22, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

The NNOC 2022 Fall Meeting previewed new movies — available for everyone to see and use. Interviews with Cuban scientists who developed the vaccines and a day in the lives of the doctors who fought the coronavirus

Recent Cuban films in YouTube:

Let’s learn and organize. Biden, take Cuba OFF the SSOT List!

Posted by on Nov 22, 2022 in Latest News | 0 comments

The National Network on Cuba 2022 Fall Meeting resolved to focus our coming work on getting Cuba OFF the State Department State Sponsors of Terrorism List. Biden can do it, himself, without Congress! What is the SSOT? It is extraterritorial! How it hurts Cuba and more.

Check out these short youtubes:

First Trump, Now Biden (Falsely) Accuse Cuba of Sponsoring Terrorism 5:00

#SHORTS | U.S. Regulation Punishes Europeans for Visiting Cuba[ESTA]

U.S. Regulation Punishes Europeans for Visiting Cuba[ESTA] 4:21

The War on Cuba — Episode 5[SSOT, Robert Muse and Emily Morris interviewed at end on SSOT] 20:54

Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up? A movie made by the late Saul Landau, documents how Cuba has been a target of U.S. sponsored terrorism

 

Model resolution: Remove Cuba from the SSOT

Posted by on Nov 14, 2022 in Latest News | Comments Off on Model resolution: Remove Cuba from the SSOT

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A Resolution Urging that Cuba Be Removed from U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

WHEREAS:  President Biden has the authority to remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list by executive order, and to recommit to the normalization of relations with Cuba begun by the Obama-Biden administration; and

WHEREAS:  For the past 62 years, the United States has imposed an economic, commercial and financial embargo on Cuba that prevents most engagement and trade with the United States, and punishes other countries that engage with Cuba; and

WHEREAS:  The consequences of this embargo continues to inflict daily hardships and deprivations on the Cuban people creating shortages of basic necessities like food and medicine, and severely restricting international financial and trade opportunities. It prevents Cuba from obtaining vital medical equipment and supplies, and even impedes humanitarian aid responses to catastrophic events like Hurricane Ian which devastated both Florida and Cuba, thus harming the Cuban people who President Biden’s administration claims to support; and

WHEREAS:  The United Nations in 2017 estimated that this embargo had cost the Cuban economy $130 billion, averaging more than $2 billion each year; and

WHEREAS:  The United Nations General Assembly voted to condemn the U.S. embargo against Cuba, for the 30th time, on Nov. 3, 2022, with 185 of 193 nations decisively voting in favor, and only the United States and Israel opposed; and 

WHEREAS:  The Trump administration imposed 243 new sanctions upon Cuba, including restrictions on Cuban Americans who send remittances to families and businesses in Cuba. These sanctions contribute to a mass migration of Cubans, creating U.S. border security concerns; and

WHEREAS:  Former President Trump arbitrarily reinstated Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism less than a week after the January 6th attempted coup, reversed the Obama-Biden administration’s 2015 decision to remove this status after an exhaustive review by the U.S. State Department. Cuba does not satisfy any criteria for inclusion on this list; and

WHEREAS:  Cuba’s arbitrary designation has subjected them to further sanctions and international financial restrictions that limit the nation’s ability to carry out critical financial transactions, including those needed to advance efforts to combat the COVID pandemic and improve its economy; and

WHEREAS:  In 2021, 117 members of the U.S. Congress called for the removal of Cuba from this list noting in a letter; “a policy of engagement with Cuba serves U.S. interests and those of the Cuban people,”

Therefore:

Be it RESOLVED that ____________________________   strongly urges President Biden and Congress, each federal representative in its jurisdiction, to call on the federal government to remove Cuba from the United States list of state sponsors of terrorism; and

Be It Further RESOLVED that ___________________________ urges our congressional delegation to pass legislation that will eliminate those aspects of the embargo that have been codified into law; and remove all sanctions against Cuba by the United States. Allow the peoples of the United States and Cuba to travel and trade freely between the countries.

Be It Further RESOLVED that ___________________________issues a press release regarding the details of this resolution to its media contacts within its jurisdiction.

 

 

Help us fundraise! Send US youth to Havana, Nov 24-27

Posted by on Nov 6, 2022 in Latest News | Comments Off on Help us fundraise! Send US youth to Havana, Nov 24-27

Help us fundraise! Send US youth to Havana, Nov 24-27

 

 

DONATE:  bit.ly/uscyfm

We are fundraising to cover expenses for US youth traveling to Havana for the US-Cuba Youth Friendship Meeting! Please help us by donating + sharing the page with your networks (through social media, email, at meetings, etc). Thanks for the support!

The deadline to register for the Youth Friendship Meeting is November 15. If you’re interested, see more info here and email ICanGoToCuba@nnoc.info with any questions!

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