The official June 16 statement was barely uttered when the majority nationwide opposition to the Trump Cuba policy was once again reignited. Indeed, it was already extremely active and vocal before the Little Havana, Miami venue and date were announced on June 9. By stage-managing the event in Little Havana, Trump was preaching to the choir, one that does not even include the rest of Florida, where the majority of Cuban-Americans oppose the blockade, or at least support the Obama policy of making the blockade somewhat more flexible. Trump’s trademark manner of hand-picking events to spread the word across the country will not work. His Cold War rhetoric will not detract the forces that want to increase trade and travel to Cuba.
But it was with Cuba that Reverend Walker developed a special bond in the struggle to end the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington since the beginning of the revolution.
September 7 marks fifth anniversary of the death of Reverend Lucius Walker. He toured hundreds of cities bringing a message that the immoral blockade of Cuba had to end even if that meant defying the laws of his own country. He made a flag out of solidarity and made peace his commitment. The Rev. Lucius Walker is remembered for his strong social activism, his commitment with just causes and his strong criticism of the policy of harassment of his country against other nations. Continue reading When Solidarity is More Than Just a Commitment