New York Times Opinion Sept. 1, 2018 The president thinks the government did a fantastic job last year handling Hurricane Maria. But the revision of the death toll, to nearly 3,000 from […]
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).
Saturday, September 8, 2018• 1:00 – 3:00 PM Location: Zeidler Union Square• 301 W Michigan St, Milwaukee, WI 53203 On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world […]
August 28, 2018—“Although overdue, certainly a move in the right direction,” said MEDICC Board Chair Dr. Peter G. Bourne, referring to the August 23 announcement by the U.S. Department of State reclassifying the Cuba […]
By Richard Stone Jan. 10, 2018 On its deadly run through the Caribbean last September, Hurricane Irma lashed northern Cuba, inundating coastal settlements and scouring away vegetation. The powerful storm dealt Havana […]
Come Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm and enjoy the intoxicating rhythms of Cuba in the intimate setting and superb acoustics of the UWM Fine Arts Recital Hall, UWM Peck School […]
Dear friends, August 3, 2018 Our Wisconsin medical students studying at ELAM in Cuba are back home in the Milwaukee area this summer. Both of them are studying for the U.S. […]
JOIN OUR 30TH FRIENDSHIPMENT CARAVAN TO CUBA THIS JUNE 22 -JULY 5, AND BE A PART OF ENDING THE US BLOCKADE OF CUBA
https://ifconews.org/2018/03/18/get-your-app-for-the-july-caravan/ US citizens are free to travel anywhere in the world, except Cuba. To travel to Cuba you need permission, a license, from the US government. This has been the case for […]
Telesur | Tuesday, 24 July 2018 The new constitution would see new laws and policies seeking to maintain the socialist and revolutionary character of the Cuban state. The Cuban parliament unanimously approved the […]
Reuters | Tuesday, 31 July 2018 Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that some of the cobalt that Panasonic uses to make Tesla’s batteries is mined in Cuba by Canadian supplier Sherritt […]
Haiti Libre | Tuesday, 24 July 2018 Haiti – Cuba : Towards the Literacy of 300,000 more Haitians Following a working meeting of Ministers of Education Pierre Josué Agénor Cadet (Haiti) and Ms. Ena […]