Global Cuba Solidarity Campaign Underway

Edited by Ed Newman
2017-09-19 13:30:03


Havana, September 19 (RHC-Granma)-- With the aim of generating more support for an end to the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for over half a century; days of action entitled “Tenemos Memoria: Solidaridad vs Bloqueo” (We Remember: Solidarity vs the Blockade) are taking place in various countries around the world from now through early November, when the Cuban resolution against the aggressive policy will once again be put to a United Nations General Assembly vote.

Speaking to Granma International, Elio Gámez Neyra, first vice president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), explained that organizers of the international campaign are putting together cultural events, rallies, marches, and protests outside United States embassies and diplomatic establishments in various countries.

He noted that in addition to tributes, participants will call on parliamentarians and government officials to present motions and documents condemning the blockade and acts of terrorism against the Caribbean island.

According to Gámez Neyra, many events, ranging from lobbying in the U.S. Congress, to a march and solidarity act outside the White House, took place from September 11-16 in Washington.

Friends of Cuba in Spain have announced a special series of events that will take place October 2-9, while the Che Presente, Cuba Solidarity Encounter and 25th anniversary of the Socialist Cuba Initiative Friendship Association are set to be held in Belgium.

All the activities are being organized by the world Cuba solidarity movement, present in 152 countries, and committed to condemning global terrorism.


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