Demonstrations and other activities will take place in more than a dozen cities across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3 calling for the end to Washington’s more than 60-year-long economic war on Cuba.
The actions lead up to the Nov. 2-3 debate and vote in the U.N. General Assembly on the resolution against “the U.S. economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba.” The assembly has approved such a motion 29 times in a row, calling on Washington to lift the sanctions.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez called the U.S. sanctions on Cuba “a constant hurricane” at an Oct. 19 press conference in Havana, where he released Cuba’s latest report on the devastating impact inflicted on the Cuban people.
Rodríguez also welcomed the announcement by Washington that it would provide $2 million in emergency aid to Cuba following the damage caused by Hurricane Ian. At the same time, he noted that the standing policy of the Joseph Biden administration toward Cuba is the same as that carried out by the Republican administration of Donald Trump.
This year’s report presented by Cuba points out that the U.S. economic war on Cuba “is the most comprehensive, complex and prolonged system of unilateral coercive measures ever imposed against any country in history.” It has caused $3.8 billion of economic losses to Cuba from August 2021 to February 2022 alone, Rodríguez said.
The U.S. rulers have never forgiven Cuba’s workers and farmers for overthrowing the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, and, under the leadership of Fidel Castro, opening the road to the first socialist revolution in the Americas.
So far there are marches and rallies planned for New York; Los Angeles; Minneapolis; Portland, Oregon; Jacksonville, Florida; Laurel, Maryland; Milwaukee; Miami; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; and Vancouver, British Columbia. There will also be public meetings in Montreal, London, and Manchester, England.
For more information, visit unvote4cuba.org or themilitant.com.