End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba!
No! to Escalation of U.S. Sanctions Against Cuba
Thursday, September 17, 5:00-6:00 pm
U.S. Consulate, 1134 St. Catherine Street West (east of Stanley Street, near Peel metro) Make sure to bring a mask, water, signs. Organized by the Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba
Thursday, September 17, 4:30-5:30 pm
U.S. Embassy on Mackenzie Street Picket will be follow the guidelines for physical distancing and wearing of face masks to ensure everyone’s safety. Organized by Ottawa-Cuba Connections
Online Virtual Picket
Thursday, September 17 — 7:00 pm EDT
Register for Webinar here.
~ Participez en anglais, français ou espagnol! ~
~ Participate in English, French or Spanish! ~
~ ¡Participa en inglés, francés o español! ~ Organized by Canadian Network on Cuba
While the people of Cuba have been living under a U.S. government-imposed blockade for over 60 years, the cruelty of this policy has never been as clear as during the ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic. During this time of crisis, U.S. President Donald Trump has introduced new measures meant to strangle Cuba’s economy, including attempts to cut-off Cubans from remittances sent from family members in the U.S., and ordering the Marriott Hotel in Havana to close.
The current situation has exposed the two distinct paths chosen by the U.S. and Cuba for dealing with the global pandemic. While the U.S. further threatens and blockades its neighbour; Cuba has been reaching out to its neighbours leading in the fight against Covid-19, sending hundreds of doctors around the world. As of August 8, there are 42 ‘Henry Reeve’ International Medical Brigades combating the pandemic in 38 countries around the world.
Please join the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement on September 17 for our 5th monthly virtual protest action. We will be united from across Canada and around the world in demanding: Lift the Blockade on Cuba Now!
It will be a continuation of coordinated monthly protests against the U.S. blockade which have been taking place in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada and Kiev, Ukraine on the 17th of each month since 2015.
Virtual picket features speakers and greetings from across Canada and around the world including: Giuvel Orozco Ortega — The Deputy Head of Mission & Counsellor at the Cuban Embassy in Ottawa, Canada. He has served as a Foreign Service official and participated in official missions on behalf of Cuba in seventeen countries. Graciela Ramírez — Argentinian journalist based in Cuba. Organizer for the victorious campaign to free our 5 Cuban heroes and with the international committee for peace justice and dignity Antonio Galvez — Comando Amplio de Solidaridad con Cuba (Chile) Gustavo Rojas — University professor and founding member of the Colombian Movement in Solidarity with Cuba (MCSC) Kyle Haselsteiner — Deputy General Secretary of the Socialist Youth League (Zambia). Socialist Party (Zambia) Greetings from International Cuba Solidarity organizers in Tunisia, Australia, Ukraine, Peru, and Venezuela — along with CNC member groups and la Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec-Cuba
Join in the program:
– Everyone is encouraged to make protest signs, display banners, or wear t-shirts against the blockade. These can be displayed in a group photo at the end of the virtual picket!
– In concluding the virtual picket, those who wish to participate in the photo will be invited by the co-chairs to turn on their cameras to join in! More specific instructions will be given by co-chairs during the virtual picket.
– If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or require technical support, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Everyone is also encouraged to share photos with their signs, t-shirts and banners on social media #Cubavsbloqueo #UnBlockCuba #SanctionsKill