Our coalition is supporting a petition campaign for the “Cuban 5,” who were arrested on September 12, 1998, and whose convictions on conspiracy charges are now the subject of a request for […]
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).
Click here for the full text of Barack Obama’s speech to the Cuban American National Foundation, on Cuban liberty and US policies, and click here for Fidel Castro’s reflections on Obama’s speech […]
May 24, 2008 Agence France Presse HAVANA (AFP) — About 1,800 Cubans are over 100 years old, making it the country with the highest rate of centenarians, an expert said Saturday. Eugenio […]
Program will help her earn medical degree — for free By Joel Dresang Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 17, 2006 Joya Mosley sees Cuba as a land of opportunity. As the world scrutinizes […]
Recent articles Cuba: “Green” Medicine Flourishing in Eastern Cuba CUBA PRODUCES ANTI-RETROVIRAL MEDICINE FOR AIDS PATIENTS Another Cuban medical breakthrough — inexpensive synthetic vaccine against meningitis & pneumonia UN agency highlights work […]
Who are the Cuban Five? The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted in U.S. federal […]
“Guantanamo: What the World Should Know” program on November 9th was a success; it raised hundreds of dollars in aid for Cuban and Haitian flood victims. It was also requested to be […]
See the ad about Luis Posada that ran in the New York Times Statement of Venezuelan Ambassador on Posada Carriles’ Case September 28, 2005 Judge hints Posada will stay in U.S. September […]
Below is a summary of how you can learn more about the feasibility seeing Cuba for yourself soon – first from a legal perspective. Then a partial list of travel agencies & […]