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January 30 Sunday actions demand #unblockCuba

Posted by on Jan 28, 2022 in Latest News | Comments Off on January 30 Sunday actions demand #unblockCuba

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Images announcing end the blockade car and bike caravans January 30

Alicia Jrapko, PRESENTE!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Latest News | Comments Off on Alicia Jrapko, PRESENTE!

Alicia Jrapko, PRESENTE!

Dear Comrades and Friends,

With deep sorrow and on behalf of her family, we announce that our dear colleague, sister and friend Alicia Jrapko passed away last evening after fighting a cruel illness for more than two years. In spite of the hard treatment, she never stopped working as much as she could.  Alicia regretted not being able to continue contributing, loving and living with the energy that always characterized her.

Alicia was a great Argentine revolutionary, the daughter of workers who at a very young age took up the struggles of a generation that dreamed of building an Argentina with social justice for the people. Alicia once said in an interview…”in Latin America a great admiration was forged for Cuba, for Fidel, Raul, Che and so many other revolutionaries. In Argentina we wanted the same thing, but it was not achieved and a great part of my generation lost their best children”.

Alicia was born on January 1, 1953 in Merlo, Buenos Aires province, grew up and was educated in Córdoba, where she studied journalism. Argentina’s military dictatorship imposed in 1976 unleashed a fierce repression against all popular militants. Thirty thousand were detained-disappeared, among them many of Alicia’s classmates. She was unable to finish her degree, and with the clothes she was wearing, in the same year ’76 she had to go into exile.

Each of Alicia’s three children bear the middle names of her disappeared comrades: Gabriela Emma, Eileen Mabel and Juan Alberto.

For several years she lived in exile in Mexico, then settled in the United States, the most difficult country and at the same time the most necessary to support the causes of Latin America and fight against imperialism…it was difficult for her to understand the aggression, the lies and the attacks against Cuba by the media and the government.

 

 

 

 

Alicia became committed to the struggles of US workers and starting in the early 1990s to Cuba solidarity work through IFCO- Pastors for Peace, where she worked closely with Rev. Lucius Walker as his west coast coordinator and helped organize and recruit African American and Latino students to attend the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) for free to become doctors in their communities. Her solidarity work brought her closer to Cuba every day; she became a spokesperson for many caravans of Pastors traveling thousands of miles through the US to counter the lies of the US government against the revolutionary island while collecting humanitarian aid as a symbol of solidarity with the Cuban people. “We knew that the humanitarian aid we were taking to Cuba was symbolic, but we wanted to show that the U.S. government could not block solidarity between peoples. And we wanted to show that Cuba was not alone. The experience of traveling to Cuba on Pastors for Peace caravans changed my life forever and brought me closer to Cuba and its people.”

In 2000 Alicia was in the forefront of the battle for the return of Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba but her pivotal work can be found in the struggle to free the Cuban 5 political prisoners, unjustly incarcerated for monitoring the activity of terrorists in the US against Cuba.

Alicia assumed with determination and incomparable courage the leadership of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five in the United States, and managed to get trade unionists, religious leaders, congressional representatives, jurists, intellectuals, actors and artists to join the campaign for the release of Cuban anti-terrorist fighters Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo, Ramon Labañino Salazar, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, Fernando Gonzalez Llort and Rene Gonzalez Sehwerert.

From 2002 until his release in 2014, regardless of the risks and the enormous distances, together with her partner in struggle and dreams, Bill Hackwell, she visited Gerardo Hernandez more than a hundred times in two maximum security federal penitentiaries , and was the constant and affectionate supporter of family visits.

Alicia’s enormous work and political commitment transcended before the Cuban people who conferred her several distinctions, among them the Felix Elmuza Medal awarded by the Union of Journalists of Cuba, the Shield of the city of Holguin and the Medal of Friendship awarded by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba through the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples -ICAP-, for her immense work during the long years of struggle for the freedom of the Five.

Pages would not be enough to describe the enormous work that this courageous woman carried out with extraordinary modesty, simplicity, dignity and fidelity, with all her energies placed at the service of human betterment throughout her precious life.

Alicia’s work focused on Latin America including the defense of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and she was also a visible presence in the anti war movement to end the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Since 2011 Alicia has been a co-chair of the National Network on Cuba (NNOC). She was the coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples in the US, and founder and co editor of Resumen Latinoamericano in English. She created the US chapter of the Network in Defense of Humanity and was a member of its General Secretariat. In her last project, despite being ill, Alicia was the co-chair of the Nobel Committee for Cuba’s Henry Reeve medical brigade, in one more effort in her tireless fight against the criminal blockade of Cuba.

Her name, Alicia, is the essence of truth. That truth was carried as a banner by our dear Ali throughout her life, the truth of the people against injustice, the truth, honesty, dignity and modesty of true revolutionaries, capable of giving their all, without any other personal ambition or motive. Alicia’s style of leadership pulled people to her and the struggle, always with her big smile and sincerity, earning her the respect of all.

She honored us with her friendship and affection, with her enormous courage. And she leaves us all in this infinite sadness, but she also leaves us with her example of how to live a life, of struggle, nobility, dignity and hope.

All our love goes to Gabriela, Eileen and Juanito, her beloved children, her life partner Bill Hackwell, her six grandchildren, the youngest Che Simón, born this January 5th, whom she could not see or hold in her arms, but was able to listen to an audio of his cry for the future with a big smile; to her dear brother in Argentina, family, friends and colleagues in the United States.

We will never forget you, soul mate, dearest sister and mother.

Hasta Siempre Ali Querida!

You will always be present!

Until Victory Always!
Gerardo Hernandez Nordelo and Graciela Ramirez
January 12, 2022 from Havana

https://www.cubaenresumen.org/2022/01/alicia-jrapko-presente/

Some views from Dec 23 End the Blockade activities

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Some views from Dec 23 End the Blockade activities

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Dec 23 Vigils and actions: Peace on Earth, End the US blockade on Cuba, Build Bridges of Love around the world

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  • Miami: 7:00 pm at Miami International Airport free speech zone
  • New York City: 5:30 pm at Bryant Park Public Library
  • Albany, NY: 5:30 pm at Madison and Lark
  • Milwaukee: 6:00 pm at 1001 E Keefe Ave
  • Memphis: 5:30 pm at 2306 Evelyn Ave, 38104
  • Seattle: 4 – 5:30 pm at 23rd & Union Central District, Seattle
  • Los Angeles: 6:30 – 8 pm at LA International Airport meet upper level Terminal 1 (Southwest)

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Closing meeting of the “Camino de Amor”. NO BLOQUEO! #UnBlockCuba

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Camino de amor
Aicec with the Puentes de Amor, Carlos Lazo and Conaci walked over one hundred kilometers from Assisi to Rome, in the footsteps of St. Francis, to ask for an end to the Bloqueo against Cuba, in compliance with the resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, reconciliation between all Cubans and peace between the peoples of the Americas and the world.Cuba faced the pandemic through cooperation and solidarity: according to the concept that Patria Es Humanidad.It is now clear that only through collaboration and solidarity between peoples will it be possible to defeat the pandemic, guaranteeing social justice and respect for the planet.With Profesor Carlos Lazo, together with the Cuban Community residing in Italy and the network of Sano Giusto Solidale, we traveled a symbolic march from Assisi to Rome, to promote dialogue and peace among peoples.From 6.30 pm at the Oratorio San Francesco Saverio Caravita we will be in direct connection with the “Teatro America” in Havana.

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Seventy-Five Community Activists and Faith Leaders Arrive in Cuba to Oppose the U.S. Blockade Against the Island

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On November 15th, 75 members of the U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan arrived in Havana with over 2 tons of medical aid for distribution to the Cuban people.

After a 20-month battle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the caravan participants, who hail from 25 different states, have arrived in Cuba as the island nation reopens its borders to foreign visitors.

This 31st U.S.-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan organized by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) is a multi-generational, racially diverse, and gender-diverse caravan. Additionally, the caravanistas represent a broad section of U.S. residents and global citizens who oppose the more than 60 years of sanctions imposed by the U.S. government against Cuba. 

“We have organized this caravan to stand in opposition to the limitations that the U.S. government has imposed against our Cuban neighbors,” said Gail Walker, Executive Director of the Inter-religious Foundation for Community Organization, and leader of its Pastors for Peace project. 

“These sanctions have severely limited Cuba’s access to life-saving medicines and medical supplies,” Walker added. “This is why we have collected medical donations from communities across the country to help Cuba address the severe shortages in medical aid that is a direct result of U.S. policy toward Cuba.”

“Regardless of where one stands, no one can deny that the U.S. government’s blockade is killing the Cuban people and has been for decades,” said Reverend Dorlimar Lebron, IFCO Board Member and Pastor of The People’s Church in East Harlem, NY. 

Lebron continues, “The ramifications of the blockade are even more apparent under the pandemic. Despite the U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba through the blockade, the international community and people of conscience uphold Cuban sovereignty and liberation, demonstrated in part by this historic caravan.” 

This caravan is arriving in Cuba amidst November 15th actions that are using the Caribbean island’s reopening as an occasion to reject its self-determination and question the resilience of its people. The IFCO/Pastors for Peace caravan is focused
on friendship, community, and works to encourage elected officials to end the U.S. government’s brutal sanctions. 

“We firmly believe that it is essential to lift up the tremendous progress that Cuba has been able to achieve despite the U.S. economic blockade and a global pandemic,” said Walker. 

“We applaud Cuba’s ability to open schools and borders and we marvel at Cuba’s fight against COVID. More than 70% of its population is fully vaccinated and 95% of Cuban young people from age 2 to 18 have received one vaccine shot. This has been achieved despite the U.S. restricting access to international shipments of raw materials and medical supplies to the island through the economic blockade.”

Saving Lives: Fact Sheet on US-Cuba Relations

Posted by on Nov 11, 2021 in Latest News | Comments Off on Saving Lives: Fact Sheet on US-Cuba Relations

Saving Lives logoFACT SHEET ON U.S.-CUBA RELATIONS

U.S. media have played up the July 11th anti-government protests in Cuba as a harbinger of regime change and a reason for U.S. intervention. The anti-government protestors (a significant number of whom have been funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Endowment for Democracy and CIA) number only a few hundred. Pro-government supporters—in defense of the revolution and opposed to U.S. intervention—have been flooding the streets, not by the hundreds, but by the hundreds of thousands. The mainstream media focus has drawn attention away from what is really happening in Cuba and the suffering the U.S. blockade has caused.

THE U.S. ECONOMIC BLOCKADE AGAINST CUBA

The U.S. embargo and policies operate as a blockade against Cuba. It creates shortages of food, medicine, financial and trade opportunities and continues to inflict hardship on the men, women, and children of Cuba.

In 1960, the United States government imposed an economic, commercial, and financial embargo against Cuba. The 1996 Helms Burton Act extended the extraterritorial application of the initial embargo to apply to foreign companies trading with Cuba.

On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and then Cuban President Raul Castro announced a new era of relations between the two countries and agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations. Accordingly, Cuba and the U.S. re-opened their respective embassies in 2015.

The Trump administration reversed course and tightened the blockade by instituting 243 additional sanctions, including many during the pandemic. In the final days of his term, Trump placed Cuba back on the “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list. Being placed on this list exposes countries to numerous other sanctions, including restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance; a ban on defense exports and sales; certain controls over exports of dual use items; and miscellaneous financial and other restrictions.

Despite campaign promises, the Biden administration has failed to reverse any of Trump’s actions and has done nothing to alleviate hardship.

On June 23, 2021, in the United Nations General Assembly a total of 184 countries supported Cuba’s motion for the end of the U.S. blockade. It was the 29th year that the vote to end the embargo was overwhelming supported by the world’s delegates. Only the U.S. and Israel voted to maintain the U.S. embargo. The majority of the people of the United States and the world believe this embargo is ineffective, inhumane and in violation of U.S. laws and international conventions.

CUBA’S HISTORY OF MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL AID TO OTHER COUNTRIES

Cuba has a long history of providing international medical aid to other countries. Many of its medical personnel are directly involved in the fight against COVID-19 as members of the specially trained Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade against Disasters and Serious Epidemics. One of the first countries to offer aid to the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered to send 1,586 doctors and 26 tons of medicine. This aid was rejected by the State Department.

Over the past year alone, Cuba has sent 3,700 health workers in 52 international medical brigades to 39 countries overwhelmed by the pandemic. Cuba’s international medical brigades have treated patients and saved lives for the past 15 years in 53 countries confronting natural disasters and serious epidemics, such as the Ebola crisis in West Africa. It has assisted in many epidemics around the world, including dengue fever, HIV, swine flu, and hepatitis. Despite the importance of international Cuban medical assistance, the U.S. has attempted to stop other countries from accepting Cuban medical brigades, even claiming that Cuba’s medical brigades represent a form of human trafficking.

In 2015 the World Health Organization recognized Cuba’s medical system as a worldwide leader in biotechnology, and Cuba has made significant contributions to the international medical field, including a drug that prevents 77% of diabetic amputations.

Early in the pandemic, Cuba developed effective treatment regimens for patients and prevention protocols for health workers, including its drug Interferon Alpha 2B Recombinant and community-based treatment and contact tracing.

Cuba has developed five internationally recognized candidate COVID-19 vaccines. By the end of October 2021 more than 98% of Cuba’s 11.3 million people had received at least a first shot of a three-dose immunization regimen with Cuban-made vaccines (Abdala, Soberana-2 and Soberana-plus). More than 60% of the population, ages 2 and older, had been fully vaccinated. Cuba is very likely to reach its goal of 98% fully vaccinated by December 2021. Cuba also plans to produce millions of doses of its vaccines, beyond what is needed domestically, to meet its commitment to sharing its low-cost vaccines with poor countries in the developing world.

There is precedent for collaborative initiatives between Cuba and U.S. cities. A few examples include San Francisco CA, Seattle WA, Minneapolis MN, Chicago IL, Pittsburgh PA, Cambridge, MA, which all overwhelmingly passed a resolution supporting medical collaboration.

There have also been multi-year joint ventures between Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology and Buffalo’s Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in developing CIMAvax, the Cuban lung cancer vaccine, as well as a collaboration between medical personnel from Cuba and the University of Illinois on infant mortality in Chicago.

The U.S. blockade of Cuba has severely restricted collaboration on scientific and medical research. The blockade not only causes great harm to Cuba, it also denies U.S. citizens access to Cuban medical technology such as the diabetes drug Heberpot-P, vaccines for meningitis B and hepatitis B, monoclonal antibodies for kidney transplants, as well as the only therapeutic vaccine in the world against advanced lung cancer, called CIMA V AX-EGF.

EFFORTS IN THE U.S. TO END THE BLOCKADE AND PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN RELIEF TO CUBA

There are hundreds of organizations throughout the world that are working to end the blockade against Cuba. In the U.S., the National Network on Cuba (NNOC) and its 58 local, state and national organizations throughout the country stand in solidarity with Cuba and have been working diligently to end the blockade:

  • Over 40 resolutions have been passed by churches, city councils, labor unions, state legislators and school boards to call for the end of the U.S. blockade against Cuba. These resolutions represent the will of 41 million people in the United States.
  • Car and bike caravans in support of Cuba occur monthly in Miami and other cities across the U.S. and around the world.
  • The University of Minnesota leaders commenced and continue formal medical collaboration with Cuba to battle COVID-19.
  • Federal legislation to end the embargo (S.249, H.R.3625) and other bills in support of Cuba (S.1694, H.R.198) is pending,
  • U.S. residents generously donated more than $680,000 to send over 6 million syringes to Cuba to enable Cuba to administer its COVID-19 vaccines to its people
  • U.S. residents are providing humanitarian aid to Cuba by raising funds to purchase and ship food and medical supplies to counter the shortages caused by the blockade and Trump sanctions.
  • IFCO/Pastors for Peace, Code Pink, Altruvistas, Marazul Tours, and Building Relations with Cuban Labor have regular delegations to Cuba so that U.S. residents can experience Cuba themselves and see how the U.S. blockade affects the people of Cuba.

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https://nnoc.org/new-model-resolution/

https://nnoc.org/resolutions/

https://nnoc.org/local-resolutions-how-to-steps/

Oct 31 – Car/bike rallies to build #PuentesdeAmor and #unblockCuba

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OCTOBER 31

Eastern time zone

Miami, FL

Departs at 11:00 am
Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Dr, Miami, FL 33133-5504
Miami Cuban Family Caravan against the Blockade of Cuba/Puentes de Amor via hov305@gmail.com

New York City

Gather at Jose Marti Statue
12 noon
59th St at 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas)
For more information: 917-887-88710

Central time zone

Milwaukee, WI

1pm on Sunday, October 31 in the parking lot of the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd (S 27th St) Milwaukee 53215.

Event by The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action of Wisconsin and 2 others

Minneapolis, MN

Join us Sunday, October 31, 2021 starting at 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Meet on the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge, Loring Greenway, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (by Walker Art Museum) to banner against the blockade of Cuba.

Solidarity Committee on the Americas (SCOTA) and MN Cuba Committee
https://www.facebook.com/events/275166357840281?ref=newsfeed

Chicago, IL

Sunday, 10/31 at 12:00 noon
Car Caravan to end US economic war against Cuba! Unblock Cuba!
Assemble:  Cermak Plaza, southeast corner of Cermak and Harlem,                                     Southside of McDonalds
Berwyn
Cars to be decorated, remarks will be shared at the start of the caravan

Mountain time zone

Albuquerque, NM

Join us for a Halloween themed car caravan and rally in solidarity with Cuba!
Sunday October 31st at 12 noon

Meet us at the lot at San Mateo & Copper,
cruise with us down Central to Robinson Park,
and then gather in your best spooky gear with comrades and loved ones to share food and learn about how those of us in the belly of the beast can show up in solidarity for our siblings in Cuba.
Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/1i9zGizMD

 

Pacific time zone

Phoenix, AZ

3 pm Kiwanis Park
5500 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85283
Rally, literature table, banner painting and banner drop.
Email: phoenixagainstusblockadeofcuba@gmail.com

San Francisco, CA

Let Cuba Live! Speak out/Rally
1 pm at Powell and Market St.
San Francisco
Venceremos Brigade-Bay Area; Bay Area Saving Lives Committee, Bay Area Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee
answer@answersf.org
415-821-6545

Seattle, WA

Rally and walking picket to protest the blockade of Cuba
10:45am: Park at car park on the south side of 56th St between 22nd and 20th Avenue (close to 20th Avenue) behind Bank of America

11am: Rally at Ballard Farmers Market

12 noon: Walking Picket from the Farmers Market along Market Street over to 15th Avenue, then south on 15th Avenue for 8 blocks, then northwest along Leary Way back to Ballard Farmers Market.

1Pm: event ends.

 

SATURDAY OCT 30

 

Eastern time zone

Troy, NY (photos from Jon Flanders: https://photos.app.goo.gl/aYgCzQY9zxkUaF2z8)

Assemble at 10 am
Prospect Park in Troy
Caravan will begin at 10:30 am
For more info: albanycubasolidarity@gmail.com
Phone 582-407-3582

Boston

Leafletting 1:00-2:00 at the Park St. MBTA station
Boston Common near the State House.

https://july26.org/2021/10/22/supporting-caravans-across-the-country/

Pacific time zone

Los Angeles, CA

Car Caravan followed by lunch at IAM Union Hall and movies
11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gather::Avalon at Scottsdale (Avalon exit on 405)
Contact: LA.US.Handsoffcuba@gmail.com

Sept. 26 Puentes de Amor Car/bike caravans to End the Blockade

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Latest News | Comments Off on Sept. 26 Puentes de Amor Car/bike caravans to End the Blockade

Add details (gathering time, location and public contact information) for your Caravan to End the Blockade write to SundayCaravan@NNOC.info (updated 9/21)

Eastern time zone

Greater Hartford, Connecticut

Join our car caravan on Sept.26th at Central Connecticut State University:
1:00-1:30 pm, assembly at Stop & Shop Plaza at 44 Fenn Road, Newington (entry is south of Mobil gas station; assemble in parking area near plaza entrance)

  • 1:30-2:00 pm, CCSU car caravan route (2-3 loops) – South on Fenn Rd, right onto Cedar St (Rte 175), right onto Paul Manafort Dr, right onto Stanley St (Rte 71), right onto Ella Grasso Blvd, go past CCSU Student Center parking lot on right and continue to Fenn Rd, right onto Fenn Rd
  •  2:00-3:00 pm, concluding rally at CCSU Student Center parking lot (off Ella Grasso Blvd) and leafletting on campus

Contact: Greater Hartford Cuba Solidarity Committee, P.O. Box 825, Windsor, CT 06095For more information contact Luz Santana, santanaluz@hotmail.com, 860-280-5361; Milly Guzman-Young, mguzmanyoung@hotmail.com

Miami, FL

Departs at 11:00 am
Miami City Hall
Miami Cuban Family Caravan against the Blockade of Cuba/Puentes de Amor via hov305@gmail.com

Schenectady, NY

Assemble at 12 NOON at the Schenectady Community College Parking Lot. Depart at 1pm.

This parking lot is reached by taking the NYS thruway to exit 25. You will be on 890. Take exit 4C from 890 in middle lane and turn left toward Gateway Bridge. You will travel a short distance, just beyond sign that reads Rotterdam, you turn right onto exit marked Schenectady Community College and travel the circle until you reach parking lot where we will decorate cars.
For more info: albanycubasolidarity@gmail.com

New York City

Health is Wealth Rally and Cuba Car Caravan
2:00pm-3:00pm Speak out
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building,
163 West 125th Street.
For more information: 917-887-88710

Washington DC

3:00 PM (Local time)
assemble in the 4700 block of 14th Street NW, near the DC Bus Barn,
• Travel south on 14th Street NW
• Make at the least 4 stops to distribute literature and engage the people and friends
• Turn Left at U Street NW, to travel East on U Street.
• To Vermont Avenue NW at the African American Civil War Memorial (on the right side)
• At the Memorial Plaza the group will assemble for a rally of participants and friends.
Telephone: 202-503–9465; Email: dcmetrocoalitonforcuba@gmail.com

Central time zone

Chicago, IL

Sun Sept 26th, 2 pm
Assemble: S Sacramento Blvd & Roosevelt Rd., north side of Douglass Park, Chicago
Caravan travels through Pilsen neighborhood (see map on NNOC Calendar NNOC.info)

Milwaukee, WI

1pm on Sunday, September 26 in the parking lot of the Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S Layton Blvd (S 27th St) Milwaukee 53215.

Event by The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba, Peace Action of Wisconsin and 2 others

Generally on the last Sunday of each month, these caravans have now spread worldwide, initiated by Cuban-Americans in Miami to End the US blockade and to support Cuban families. The economic blockade of Cuba is now 60 years old, and under Trump US flights to most Cuban cities, most remittances, Western Union licenses, etc. were all shut down. Biden has not reversed any of this.

Biden and Congress must also recognize that 69% of undocumented workers in the US are also front-line “essential” workers. They should be given a swift path to citizenship and be eligible for all pandemic payments.

End all inhumane border separations and restrictions on family unification!

Minneapolis, MN 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2021 AT 2 PM EDT – 4 PM EDT

Minnesota Car Caravan against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba/Caravana contra el Bloqueo

Free   · Mayday Bookstore
Time: 1 pm – line up and rally

Route: Gathering at May Day Plaza (Cedar Ave and Riverside)
(Next to May Day Books, 301 Cedar Ave, and Midwest Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave)

Facebook event  page: https://fb.me/e/2ttCMrXd1

Mountain time zone

Albuquerque, NM

When: Sunday September 26th, 2021 at 12 PM
Where: the parking lot at San Mateo Blvd. & Copper

Join the New Mexico Regional Committee of the Venceremos Brigade for a Car Caravan Against the US Blockade on Cuba! It’s going down on Sunday September 26th starting at 12 PM.

We’ll gather in the parking lot at San Mateo Blvd. & Copper. Listen to some speakers, decorating our cars, and then taking off on a festive caravan to show revolutionary solidarity with the Cuban people against US economic, political, and military attacks on their lives and sovereignty.

We demand:* The end of the US blockade of Cuba, all US-imposed travel restrictions, and all regime change programs
* The end of the illegal US military occupation of Guantánamo Bay
* That Cuba be taken off the US government’s list of state sponsors of terrorism

Gather with us at noon on Sunday September 26th at the parking lot at San Mateo Blvd & Copper. Look for cars decorated with Cuban flags and playing Cuban music. Come show your solidarity with the people of Cuba and help fight the illegal US economic blockade!

Pacific time zone

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles 9.26 caravan and program
Assemble: 12:30 PM
El Dorado Park Duck Pond
N. Studebaker Rd (Los Arcos St.), Long Beach, CA 90815
Participate in and speak at the Puerto Rican activists program.
1:30 PM- Caravan thru Long Beach community.
2:30 PM- Return to Park for food, music and festivities

San Diego, CA

What: “San Diego Support for Cuban Families” – a cultural event and fundraiser in support of Cuban families, featuring donation-based dance, drum and other fun classes! Maybe performance(s).
When: Sunday, September 26th, 2021 (Potential Times)  11am-3pm OR 12pm-4pm
Where:  Balboa Park & Presidents Way Lawn
Why: To Support Cuban Families by raising awareness & raising aid in the form of
(1) Medicines, pain-relief/antibiotics & PPE donations AND equally important
(2) Money donations to pay for the cost of shipping/sending the medicines. We support ending the blockade and sanctions against Cuba & want to provide factual information or access to facts about the devastating impact on Cuban families (especially in the context of the pandemic).  Contact person: Angelica   licawins@yahoo.com

Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix City Caravan Presents… Banner Painting Party in the Park

  • End the cruel and illegal 60-year US blockade against Cuba
  • Stop the media lies and the threats of US intervention
  • Respect Cuba’s sovereignty and normalize US-Cuba relations

When: Sunday, September 26, 2021, 9:30 AM

Where: Assemble at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St. (near 3rd St.) in Phoenix.
Rally, literature table, banner painting and banner drop.

Email: phoenixagainstusblockadeofcuba@gmail.com

 

Las Vegas, NV

Seattle, Washington

Sunday, Sept 26 11 am to 12:30 pm – Rainier Beach

Join our picket! 11am Be’er Sheva Park, South Seattle
Across from Rainier Beach High School
NOON Rally and walking picket: Join our Walking Picket and get out the word!
Bring posters, flags, & signs – – Get the word out in the neighborhood to win support!
Event organized by Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee. seattlecuba@gmail.com www.seattlecuba.org www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship
Co-sponsored by the US Women and Cuba Collaboration, Puentes de Amor, ANSWER Seattle, Party for Socialism and Liberation Seattle, Socialist Workers Party

 

 

 

August 29 National End the blockade Car Caravans and more

Posted by on Aug 23, 2021 in Latest News | Comments Off on August 29 National End the blockade Car Caravans and more

August 29 National End the blockade Car Caravans and more

Add details (gathering time, location and public contact information) for your Caravan to End the Blockade write to unblockCuba@NNOC.info

Eastern time zone

Bloomington, IN
Noon (local time)
Assemble at Sample Gates, Indiana Univ. for leaflet distribution

Miami, FL
Departs at 9:00 am
Ponce de Leon Park, 1201 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables. We will be taking a solidarity collection for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Miami Cuban Family Caravan against the Blockade of Cuba via hov305@gmail.com

New York City
2:00 PM departure (local time)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 W 125th St.
Rally 3 pm at ‘Dos Alas’ Mural
201 E 105th St. (betwn 2nd and 3rd)

For more information: 917-887-88710

Schenectady, NY
Assemble at 12 NOON at the Schenectady Community College Parking Lot. Depart at 1pm.

This parking lot is reached by taking the NYS thruway to exit 25. You will be on 890. Take exit 4C from 890 in middle lane and turn left toward Gateway Bridge. You will travel a short distance, just beyond sign that reads Rotterdam, you turn right onto exit marked Schenectady Community College and travel the circle until you reach parking lot where we will decorate cars.
For more info: albanycubasolidarity@gmail.com

 

Washington DC
3:00 PM (Local time)
assemble in the 4700 block of 14th Street NW, near the DC Bus Barn,
• Travel south on 14th Street NW
• Make at the least 4 stops to distribute literature and engage the people and friends
• Turn Left at U Street NW, to travel East on U Street.
• To Vermont Avenue NW at the African American Civil War Memorial (on the right side)
• At the Memorial Plaza the group will assemble for a rally of participants and friends.

Telephone: 202-503–9465; Email: dcmetrocoalitonforcuba@gmail.com

Central time zone

Chicago, IL
2:00PM (local time)
Assemble 2 pm at 106th St and State Line Road 4 mile drive through East Side and South Works neighborhoods and 3:30 rally at Steelworkers Park
contact: 630:915-0654

Milwaukee, WI
1:00 PM (Local time)
Mitchell Park Domes Parking Lot 524 S. Layton Blvd (S 27th St)
Milwaukee 53215

https://www.facebook.com/events/555979102209123

Minneapolis, MN (details forthcoming)

 

Pacific time zone

Los Angeles, CA
10:00 AM (Local Time)
Caravan from Atlantic Park 570 S Atlantic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90022 to the noon press conference at the Cuban Music festival (501 N. Main St., LA) after participating in the Chicano Moratorium anniversary.

More info: LA.US.Handsoffcuba@gmail.com

Phoenix, AZ
9:30 AM (Local time)
E Moreland between 3rd and 5th street in downtown
Car and walking routes will end with a rally and literature table at 3rd St. and Roosevelt

Contact number: (845) 558-9677 Email: phoenixagainstusblockadeofcuba@gmail.com

Seattle, Washington
10:45am: Park at the parking lot for Lower Woodland Park.
11am Meet. Cross the street from the parking lot, then meet & picket at the corner of East Greenlake Way North and West Greenlake Way North; an easy landmark is the Greenlake Pitch’n Putt (putting golf course).
12 noon: Walk from there along the lakeside path to the Aqua Theater. Reverse direction and walk in a counter-clockwise direction around Green Lake to the Greenlake Community Center, near the arch, basketball courts and the swings on the East side of the lake.
1pm: Event ends. Return to cars at the parking area.

For more information contact Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee:
E-mail: seattlecuba@gmail.com
Website:www.seattlecuba.org
Facebook:www.facebook.com/seattlecubafriendship/

Co-sponsored by the US Women and Cuba Collaboration, ANSWER Seattle, Party for Socialism and Liberation Seattle, Socialist Workers Party

2021 Friendshipment plans

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