End the U.S. Blockade of Cuba!
No! to Escalation of U.S. Sanctions Against Cuba
Saturday, October 17, 4:00-5:00 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
Saturday, October 17, 1:30 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
Saturday, October 17 — 4:00 pm Pacific Time / 7:00 pm Eastern Time / 8:00 pm Atlantic Time
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
Over the last 60 years, the cruel U.S. campaign of blockade against Cuba has impacted every aspect of the lives of the people of Cuba. Between April 2019 and March 2020, the criminal U.S. blockade caused $160 million in damages to Cuba’s healthcare system, as reported by the Cuban Ministry of Health (MINSAP). Despite these ongoing challenges, Cuba continues to lead the way in the struggle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently there are 3,800 Cuban medical workers serving in 42 countries and territories with the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Medical Brigades. At the same time, Cuban medicines and treatments are being used around the world.
In only the last three months, the Trump administration has introduced further punishing measures, including limiting remittances sent from family members in the U.S. Most recently, restrictions on Cuban rum and tobacco imports to the U.S. were increased alongside a redoubling of the U.S. efforts to cut Cuba off from Venezuelan oil imports.
Please join the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement on October 17 for our 6th 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: Nina Gonzalez — Coordinator of the Cuba Support Group Ireland Alicia Jrapko — Co-Chair of the Cuba Nobel Prize Committee, a campaign
working for the nomination of the Henry Reeve Brigade, Cuba’s international medical mission, for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2021. Bill Ryan — a woodworker from Ontario, Canada, Bill has spent the last
eight years making baseball bats for Cuba as part of CubaCan, a project which he founded with Cuban 5 hero Gerardo Hernandez, as a gesture of solidarity against the U.S. blockade. Viasheslav Karpenko — The Ukrainian Committee “Stop the blockade of Cuba” in Kiev, Ukraine Isaac Saney — National Spokesperson & Co-Chair of the Canadian Network
on Cuba, Professor at Dalhousie University Elizabeth Hill — Co-Chair of the Canadian Network on Cuba & President
of the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association – Toronto Plus Videos from — Mexican Movement in Solidarity with Cuba, Colombian
Movement in Solidarity with Cuba, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society-WA and la Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec-Cuba Greetings from CNC member groups
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