JULY 16, 2017 From the September 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY MELINDA NEWMAN Spend any time in Cuba and several times a day you will likely hear street musicians strumming an acoustic guitar to “Guantanamera,” which is to […]
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).
We asked four veterans of the travel-to-Cuba movement to comment on the new restrictions. July 12, 2017 By Peter Kornbluh A group of tourists from the United States take a guided bicycle tour […]
The humanitarian discusses organizing “Friendshipment” caravans to Cuba through a special ministry called Pastors for Peace. Ms. Walker is a veteran journalist and Executive Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. Through the Pastors for Peace […]
By: Alan Hovorka , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel July 3, 2017 Less than 48 hours after stepping off the plane from Cuba, Milwaukee native Alexandra Skeeter grew teary-eyed reflecting on her experiences as a medical […]
NLG CUBA SUBCOMMITTEE PLEDGES TO PROVIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO U.S. TRAVELERS TO CUBA, IN SUPPORT OF THEIR RIGHT TO TRAVEL, June 16, 2017
In light of President Trump’s Miami announcement today, seeking to further curtail the right of U.S. residents and citizens to travel to Cuba, the Cuba Subcommittee of the National Lawyers Guild reiterates […]
“Milwaukeeans Say to Trump: Support our Right to Travel and Respect the Sovereignty of Cuba and Venezuela”
Below are my remarks at the rally in MKE on June 24, 2017 supporting our right to travel. All comments are welcome! A Talk on Two Rights, by Art Heitzer, June 24, […]
Cuba Travel Facts from National Lawyers Guild Cuba Subcommittee, June 21, 2017 1. The U.S. Supreme Court recognizes that we have a constitutional right to travel, but says it is not absolute. […]
Cuba Witness for Peace organizes delegations that offer a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities. Now, even more people will be able to benefit from the unique opportunity to visit our island neighbor […]
The New York Times, June 12, 2017, By Victoria Burnett Credit Robert Rausch for The New York Times When President Barack Obama eased restrictions on travel to Cuba, American travelers, tour operators and […]
Department of the Treasury – Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Frequently Asked Questions on President Trump’s Cuba Announcement
1. How will OFAC implement the changes to the Cuba sanctions program announced by the President on June 16, 2017? Are the changes effective immediately? OFAC will implement the Treasury-specific changes via […]