International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
Friday March 17, 2017
Tuitazo for the End of the Blockade Against Cuba
NO MORE BLOCKADE!
On April 2015, during the Summit of the Peoples of Panama and in 2016 in various regional meetings of solidarity with the Cuban revolution, an agreement was made for visible actions to take place to show our forceful rejection of the criminal blockade.
Han transcurrido casi dos años desde que el presidente Barack Obama anunciara su disposición a emplear sus facultades ejecutivas y a trabajar con el Congreso con el objetivo de levantar el bloqueo a Cuba.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, today October 26 during the General Assembly discussion on Cuba's resolution against the blockade, said that the U.S. abstention in this year’s vote was “a positive sign,” and hopes the change would be “reflected in reality”
For the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people
Re: Your October 14, 2016 Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization
First of all I would like to acknowledge the decisive change in your Cuba policy by re-establishing a diplomatic relationship with the Island that was broken for way too long. I would also like to recognize the positive developments in areas such as telecommunication, transportation and travel, and some aspects of trade and commerce since December 17, 2014.
Today 17 October 2016 the new amendments to the U.S. sanctions on Cuba will come into effect. The announcement came three days ago from the U.S. treasury Department. On that same day the Obama administration released the accompanying document titled “Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization.”
Later this month, the United Nations General Assembly will vote for the 25th consecutive year on a resolution calling upon the United States to end its blockade against Cuba. Last year, the resolution was adopted by a vote of 191 in favour and just two opposed – the U.S. and its faithful ally, Israel.
WHEN: October 17 – 27 WHAT: Express your rejection of the blockade of Cuba through social networks, sending an email message to President Obama, or calling the White House to DEMAND THAT ON OCTOBER 27 THE UNITED STATES VOTE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE U.N. RESOLUTION TO PUT AND END TO THE BLOCKADE OF CUBA!