as revised and adopted April 1994, September 1995 and February 2001, October 2004, October 2010, November 2015, November 2016
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations establishes the principle that all people have the right to self-determination and national sovereignty. It is our belief that all peoples and nations have a right to determine their own destiny in a climate free of fear, disinformation and economic and military reprisals by other countries.
The National Network on Cuba as a whole and the members that compose it, are part of a historic tradition in the United States against intervention abroad and in support of the right of nations to self-determination, peace and sovereignty.
The National Network on Cuba stands firmly behind the following principles which are at the foundation of our analysis, work and activities.
We uphold and defend the right of the Cuban people to determine their own destiny and to freely pursue their own social, economic and cultural development. The Cuban people have a right to self-determination and national sovereignty. This is an inalienable right.
Furthermore, we believe that the economic and cultural blockade imposed by the U.S. government for over 40 years on the Cuban people violates the most elementary principles of human rights and international law and is a direct challenge to Cuba’s right to self-determination and national sovereignty.
We oppose the use of immoral tools such as threats of military intervention, trade, cultural and scientific embargo, starvation diplomacy, and the promotion of disinformation about Cuba.
We believe we have a responsibility to impact on U.S. foreign policy because it affects the well being and quality of life domestically.
We believe that Cuba’s commitment to the basic rights of health, education and social welfare set an example to the world and that it has demonstrated a high moral and humanitarian character in its international support and solidarity to other Third World countries.
We are committed to educating ourselves and the people of the United States about the historical developments and achievements of the people of Cuba. It is our belief that our work will serve to foster friendship between the people of Cuba and the United States that is based in truth.
The National Network on Cuba is part of a U.S. based movement that is opposed to war and political, military and economic intervention abroad. We oppose institutionalized racism at home and support peace with justice. We work actively to defend the right of Third World nations to pursue their own social, economic and cultural development.