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End the Cuba Blockade - Poster of the Week


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End the Blockade

Demonstration THIS Saturday (Oct. 29) at the L.A. Westwood Federal Building: 11am


This Saturday, October 29, there will be international protests to end the 60-year-old U.S. Blockade of Cuba. Every year, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly votes to demand ending the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Every year only the U.S. & Israel vote against the resolution. In 2016, the Obama administration abstained from voting, indicating that the U.S. understood the need to lift the embargo. The Trump administration reversed this progress. Making matters worse, they added Cuba to the terrorist nations list under the premise of “human rights violations.”


We could learn a lot from Cuba. The island nation has a higher life expectancy than the U.S., a literacy rate of 99.7%, a majority of women professionals and in the National Assembly, and has recently legalized marriage equality and gay adoption. Meanwhile, the U.S. has reversed abortion protections, has a literacy rate of 79%, never ratified the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and has a federal “Don’t Say Gay” bill moving through Congress. In an increasingly fragile world suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and fascist insurrections, we must build peace and solidarity with Cuba.


Check the list below for demonstrations near you. For Los Angeles locals, there will be a protest this Saturday at 11am at the Westwood Federal Building.


 

Upcoming Actions Include (click for more details):


 

References:

https://www.codepink.org/un_vote_unblock_cuba


https://thehill.com/latino/3665842-top-cuban-diplomat-we-will-have-to-negotiate-with-the-united-states/


https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/u-s-votes-against-u-n-resolution-condemning-embargo-on-cuba


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6830455/


https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2019/2019179/index.asp



https://www.npr.org/2022/10/21/1130297123/national-dont-say-gay-stop-children-sexualization-bill

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