It has been half a year since the monthly caravan protests against the US blockade of Cuba began. This month, activists from Rock Around the Blockade and the Revolutionary Communist Group stood up to imperialist warfare and propaganda against socialist Cuba. Get in touch if you’d like to participate in the activities next month! Here are some photos and videos from around the country:
One of our supporters from London summarised the day’s activities: “In south London we held a speakout against poverty, inequality, austerity and evictions today and held up the example of Cuba as what is possible when you break free from capitalist, comparing Cuba’s inspiring revolutionary response to the pandemic with Britain’s murderous one.”
Today we are gathering here to give to our sisters and brothers of Brixton the news that are not in our TV news or national newspapers for you to know about Cuba and how the new administration of United States of America, the more powerful country in the world, keeps the 60 years old Blockade on our people, the most coercive and unilateral policy aiming to break the soul of the country by hunger and pain.
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) today thanked a donation from the Canadian Solidarity Network with the island, consisting of 1,920,000 syringes to support vaccination against Covid-19 . During the act of receiving the cargo in this capital, the first vice president of ICAP, Noemí Rabaza, highlighted that 20 organizations, friends of the Caribbean nation, unions and Cubans residing there managed to raise more than 130 thousand dollars for the initiative.
The New York Times on Friday published a letter signed by more than 400 prominent figures who ask US President Joe Biden to repeal the unilateral measures against Cuba approved by the previous administration
The Europe for Cuba channel on Tuesday rejected US Government’s allegations against the Caribbean nation in its unilateral report on human trafficking, which it described as a new instrument of aggression. We condemn these falsehoods, included in the document presented on July 1 by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a report that, in addition to lacking international and moral authority, responds to slanderous purposes, the platform of solidarity with Cuba and its Revolution, an initiative activated in October 2020, underlined.
Cuban residents in Belgium on Sunday demanded an end of the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on the Caribbean nation, during rallies in Brussels and the port city of Antwerp. A bicycle caravan in the nearby area of the emblematic Atomium building in Brussels and a rally in Groenplaats square in Antwerp marked the events against Washington’s blockade and in favor of the Cuban family. The rallies were convened by the Bridges of Love initiative, led by Cuban-American professor Carlos Lazo.
President Miguel Díaz-Canel met with the executive director of IFCO-Pastors for Peace, Gail Walker, to whom he said belongs a story of solidarity with Cuba. In his Twitter account, the president expressed his satisfaction with the new meeting on Thursday and evoked Gail’s father, the late Reverend Lucius Walker, whom he described as a friend of Fidel Castro and Cuba.
The President of Cuba Miguel Diaz Canel thanked those who demanded on Sunday the end of the US-imposed blockade against Cuba. The head of State tweeted: ‘thanks to all who quit their Sunday rest and went out to the streets, either sunny or cold in distant cities to lay bridges of love and demand in all languages the end of a crime lasting too long.’
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Sunday thanked the support of intellectuals from around the world for the struggle to end the blockade imposed by the United States on this island for almost six decades. Through Twitter, the Cuban leader wrote that these personalities, members of the Network in Defense of Humanity (REDH), give prestige with their signatures the long and unwavering struggle of this country against Washington’s economic, commercial and financial hostile policy.
Representatives of 18 European organizations, solidarity associations and unions reaffirmed today the demand for the end of the blockade that the United States has imposed on Cuba for six decades.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this Caribbean nation, these activists participated in the International Virtual Solidarity Meeting, held as part of the celebrations for International Workers’ Day.