“Under federal rules, even Beyoncé had to engage in educational activities on the recent trip she and her husband, Jay-Z, made to Cuba.” New York Times, Joyce Waldner, April 17, 2013 . . […]
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).
“Leave it to the federal government to make the prospect of visiting that sunny Caribbean island sound so miserable.” Ron Paul, April 15, Liberty Crier: http://libertycrier.com/politics/foreign-policy/ron-paul-why-cant-we-all-travel-to-cuba/ “Does the administration really believe that […]
Oakland, CA April 8, 2013, from thecuban5.org, Yesterday another incident of injustice against one of the Cuban 5 took place at the Victorville Penitentiary in the high Mojave desert of California. In […]
Huffington Post March 25, 2013 by Saul Landau and Nelson Valdes . The U.S. celebrates Yoani, but does not hear her message Published on Sunday, 24 March 2013 11:12 By Saul Landau […]
The relative status of economic and social rights in human rights diplomacy: relfections on the Cuban case
Author: Steve Ludlam, Department of Politics. University of Sheffield, UK This paper was originally presented at the VII Inter-American Meeting on Labour Law and Social Security in Havana, Cuba, March 2012. Introduction: […]
Seven Actions Obama Should Take On Cuba Now Peter Kornbluh | January 24, 2013 In US foreign relations with hostile states, President Obama declared in his inauguration speech this week, “engagement can […]
Sign up to our listserve, and receive a monthly email about our events as well as news regarding Cuba: http://eepurl.com/lNi_n Migration Policy Reform in Cuba by Salim Lamrani, ZNET “On January 14, […]
Normalize relations with Cuba As appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 6, 2012: The Journal Sentinel’s recent report on the decision of a former United States government contract agent to sue […]
June 11, 2012: Democracy Now! features a variety of coverage on Mariela Castro (daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and advocate for LGBT rights and the normalization of relations between the United […]
Gerardo Hernandez of the Cuban 5 Opening May 4th at Dominion Gallery — 7:00 pm — 804 E. Wright St., Milwaukee. Gerardo Hernandez is one of the ‘Cuban Five’ serving a total […]