Responsible Ethical Cuba Travel • September 30, 2017 Meeting in Cuba, RESPECT*, the largest association of U.S. organizers of travel to Cuba, unanimously rejected the Trump administration’s Cuba travel warning and its […]
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).
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Jeff Farrell, Saturday 9 September 2017, The Independent US Officials move mammals to aquarium in south of country before historic storm rips across north Workers carried the sea creatures to a waiting helicopter to be evacuated as Hurricane Irma threatened […]
by Shehab Khan @shehabkhan Saturday 9 September 2017, The Independent US Cuban doctors on a trip to Dominica to help after Tropical Storm Erika Granma More […]
Hurricane Irma slammed into Cuba, then hovered over the island for a full 24 hours before moving on. Damages are still not calculated, but these pictures more than tell the story Residents helping […]
Harlem to Havana: Langston Hughes Helped a Nation Connect to Its African Roots by Ervin Dyer, Sept. 2 2017
American poet Langston Hughes was driven by a curiosity to explore the culture of African peoples. Such curiosity took Hughes across the world. Three times, it took him to the breezy island […]
Cuba is a world leader in hurricane preparedness and recovery. What can we learn from the small island nation? Hurricane season in Havana in March 2007. mmj71 / Flickr Along with the horrifying […]
Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations with Cuba is honored to be a Community Partner with the Milwaukee Film Festival for the showing of “ESTEBAN”, on Sept. 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at […]
On August 15, 2017, Alexandra Skeeter will present Health Care in Cuba at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. Please join us. Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Coalition to Normalize Relations […]