We are sad to announce the passing of our loyal supporter Father William J. Brennan, SJ. at age 94. Fr. Bill devoted his adult life to issues of justice and for the poor […]
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).
Source: ‘Cuban Twitter’ secretly created by U.S. to stir unrest, April 3, 2014, The Associated Press By DESMOND BUTLER, JACK GILLUM and ALBERTO ARCE http://www.newsday.com/business/technology/cuban-twitter-secretly-created-by-u-s-to-stir-unrest-1.7593677 NOTE This was an effort by USAID to trick […]
By: Christopher P. Baker December 11, 2013 . http://christopherpbaker.com/obama-and-castro-shake-hands-in-the-spirit-of-nelson-mandela I WAS THRILLED THAT President Obama showed the right stuff and shook Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s hand during the memorial service to Nelson […]
See/Hear/Read Canadian Journalism Prof. Stephen Kimber’s Definitive & Compelling Review of the Cuban Five Case in the Context of US/Cuba Relations and the “War on Terrorism”
Award winning Canadian journalist Stephen Kimber planned to write a novel based on a love story in Cuba, but then came across “the truth-is-stranger-but-way more-interesting story of the Cuban Five.” Told convincingly that […]
By Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive http://nsarchive.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/kennedys-last-act-reaching-out-to-cuba/ The 50th anniversary of the violent death of U.S. president, John F. Kennedy has yielded a long kept secret: in the aftermath of the assassination […]
On Cuba Magazine By: Hugo Cancio & Arturo Lopez Levi 3 October, 2013 Last Friday, President Barack Obama made a historical phone call to President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran. For […]
Well written and insightful, by retired Cuban- American Prof. from University of New Mexico, and a scholar on Cuban affairs, Nelson P. Valdés. See below for Cuban Medic story. Nelson Valdes, August […]
Act to Remove Assata Shakur from the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” List Read the letter to President Obama from Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Danny Glover, Bill Fletcher, and other rights activists and […]
Finally, Cuba Is Harboring a Terrorist! Dawn Gable, Havana Times. May 4, 2013. http://havanatimes.org/?p=92521&print=1 HAVANA TIMES — After 40 years, the FBI has arbitrarily labeled Assata Shakur a terrorist. The former Black […]
Check out this lively debate on Saturday’s MSNBC re why we treat Cuba and Cubans differently, after over 50 years of economic blockade, and if it should continue. (I don’t endorse any […]