Milwaukee medical student in Cuba explains briefly how US policy injures especially Black people in the US, as well as people in Cuba. As part of MKE’s 31st annual GarveyFest, celebrated online […]
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba
- Our Principles -
The Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba consists of both organizations and individuals who have come together based on the points of unity and principles listed below. We hope you also subscribe to them and will join us.
We support the normalization of relations with Cuba.
We oppose any policy of our government designed to increase the misery of the Cuban people in order to obtain political gain.
We oppose the ban on travel to Cuba; and the recently intensified U.S. economic embargo, which has restricted even food and medicine, and discouraged third countries that seek to trade with Cuba.
We support and encourage increased person-to-person contact between the U.S. and Cuba, such as through religious, union, professional, and cultural organizations. U.S. businesses should be allowed to trade with Cuba on the basis of mutual benefit.
We especially seek to overcome the artificial barriers dividing African-Americans in the U.S. from people in Cuba, where a vibrant Afro-Cuban culture continues to thrive.
We also seek to particularly involve and promote activities by area residents of Latin American and Caribbean origin, so they may freely relate to our brothers and sisters in Cuba and help relieve their suffering in the current period.
The coalition is non-partisan and non-sectarian. It is not affiliated with and does not support any political party or candidate.
We do not presume to tell the people of Cuba what political or economic system they should adopt; that is their decision, on behalf of a sovereign nation with the right of self-determination.
The coalition may share and forward information on related activities challenging the embargo that we, as a coalition, have not formally endorsed (such as study tours, and challenges to U.S. restrictions).
Are pro-active outreach and testing good or bad (as our president seems to suggest)? This conservative newspaper in England says if the UK had acted more like Cuba did, reaching out to the population […]
On July 21, the city of Turin thanked Cuba for the medical brigades it sent to help fight COVID-19 with a giant message projected on the dome of one of the most important buildings in the […]
This article, from Albany, NY, Times-Union newspaper shows how people there have found commonality between BLM and ending the US embargo on Cuba.
In recognition of the work they’ve done to help other countries combat COVID-19, a movement is afoot to award the Henry Reeves Brigade a Nobel Peace Prize. You can help by adding […]
Due to the global pandemic, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) and ELAM, Cuba’s medical school, are currently accepting applications. For details and an application, visit their site here.
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