Updated: Nov 11, 2021
The Poster of the Week features a green map of Cuba trapped in the prison-like stripes of Uncle Sam’s hat. Falling out of the hat are some of the items targeted by the embargo: Petroleum Foreign exchange Medicine Imports Exports Last week, the corporate media praised anti-Cuban government demonstrations taking place in Havana. They did not cover any of the pro-government demonstrations that also took place. Even worse, they used photos from pro-government demonstrations but called them anti-government protests!* The prominent red and black flags should have been a clue had they been interested in accuracy. CNN even recycled a photo from an anti-Cuban government demonstration held in Miami, and claimed it was held in Havana. They pulled the photo, but the damage was done.
Meanwhile, President Biden has chosen to tighten the vise on Cuba as Covid-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the island. Fortunately, 6 million syringes are heading to Cuba, thanks to the organizing efforts of Global Health Partners, assisted by the Saving Lives Campaign, CODEPINK, The People’s Forum, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and two Cuban American groups—the No Embargo Cuba Movement and Puentes de Amor. Today’s NYTimes has an open letter to President Biden to end the embargo. It was signed by an impressive list of US and international politicians, activists, artists, and academics. To see the NYTimes ad and sign the letter: https://www.letcubalive.com/ * The Guardian (7/12/21), Fox News (7/11/21), Boston Globe (7/11/21), Financial Times (7/12/21), Yahoo! News (7/11/21) and NBC’s Today program (7/13/21)