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LET'S BREAK THE U.S. BLOCKADE ON CUBA! Print E-mail

Picnic & Rally to Support Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba!

Featuring Live Music, Poetry, Potluck Picnic & Guest Speaker from Cuba!

ISEL CALZADILLA ACOSTA
Isel is a Cuban activist and founder of “Las Isabelas” in association with Cuba’s National Center for the Education of Sex (CENESEX)

Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba!

SUNDAY JULY 3 - 1 pm
Peace Arch Park
Canada-US Border (White Rock/Blaine)
***Call 778-882-5223 for Carpooling to the Peace Arch!

December 17, 2014 was a historic day, US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro both announced the first steps towards restablishing diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba after over 50 years of US hostility towards Cuba. However, despite ongoing negotiations and some important steps forward, the US government is still refusing to lift its cruel and inhuman blockade against Cuba.

The Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba is a U.S.-based Cuba solidarity project that each summer brings U.S. citizens to Cuba to challenge the US Blockade and travel ban against Cuba.

Cuba solidarity organizations across Canada have supported the Caravan since the beginning over two decades ago. This year Cuba solidarity activists and Caravan supporters from across British Columbia and Washington State will once again get together at Peace Arch Park for a picnic & rally to support Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba and to demand an end to the US blocakde on Cuba!

Rain or Shine!

The event will include a potluck lunch (please bring a dish to share if you can!)

For more information or to join the Pastors for Peace Caravan please visit: http://www.pastorsforpeace.org/

Peace Arch Border Picnic & Rally Organized By:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) |www.VanCubaSolidarity.com
Friends of Cuba Against The U.S. Blockade-Vancouver |www.VanCubaVSblockade.org

2016 Friendshipment Caravan Organized by:
IFCO/Pastors for Peace | www.PastorsForPeace.org?

 
Visit of Hero of the Republic of Cuba to Canada Print E-mail

 TML Weekly, April 16, 2016 - Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, a Hero of the Republic of Cuba was enthusiastically welcomed at each stop of his first tour across Canada and Quebec, which began in Toronto on April 3 and concluded in Nanaimo on April 13.

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End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW! Print E-mail

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba NOW!

April 17 - 4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

Join us this April 17 in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we continue to demand:

  • END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
  • RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
  • US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

Join the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723805281172865/

See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160417_FCABPicketPoster.jpg

Vancouver Picket Action organized by:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://vancubavsblockade.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

Endorsed by: VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC) (Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

 
End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW! Print E-mail

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba NOW!

April 17 - 4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

Join us this April 17 in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we continue to demand:

  • END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
  • RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
  • US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

Join the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723805281172865/

See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/160417_FCABPicketPoster.jpg

Vancouver Picket Action organized by:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://vancubavsblockade.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

Endorsed by: VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC) (Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/

 
GERARDO HERNÁNDEZ SPEAKS IN VANCOUVER! Print E-mail

GERARDO HERNÁNDEZ
Former Political Prisoner for 16 Years in U.S. Jails
SPEAKS IN VANCOUVER!

TUESDAY, APRIL 12
6pm – Photo & Art Exhibit
7pm – Speaking Event

Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch
350 W. Georgia St. (@ Hamilton)
Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) and other organizations from across the city are proud to welcome Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban 5 Heroes formerly held in U.S. prisons to Vancouver!

Gerardo Hernández was a leader of the Cuban 5 sent to Miami, Florida to investigate terrorist activities against Cuba. In September 1998, Gerardo, Rene, Ramon, Antonio and Fernando, also known as the Cuban 5, were arrested and held for 18 months in solitary confinement in the United States. Eventually they were charged and found guilty of trumped up charges such as, conspiracy to commit espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. Gerardo was given the most severe sentence, double-life. The United States wanted Gerardo to live his life and eventually die in a U.S. prison.

Meanwhile in Cuba and around the world people rose up to demand the freedom of these political prisoners held in U.S. jails. Gerardo was finally released and returned to Cuba on December 17, 2014 as part of the thaw in U.S./Cuba relations. He spent over 16 years unjustly held in United States jail.

During those 16 years Gerardo was also prevented from seeing his wife, Adriana Perez, who was repeatedly denied a visa to visit the United States. Today Gerardo and the Cuban 5 are all living freely in Cuba for just over a year. He is living happily with his wife, Adriana and their baby daughter, Gema.

Join us Tuesday April 12, 2016 at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library at 6pm for an exhibit of Gerardo’s cartoons and other artwork dedicated to the Cuban 5. Then at 7pm Gerardo Hernández will speak, along with other distinguished guests.

It will be a beautiful evening of art, poetry, solidarity and celebration as we welcome Gerardo to our city!

The program will also include:

  • KELLY WHITE, Coast Salish Indigenous Elder
  • PROYECTO CULTURAL SUR, Live poetry presentation
  • TIM LOUIS, Lawyer & former Vancouver City Councillor (COPE)
  • WILFREDO J. PEREZ BIANCO, Venezuelan Consul General in Vancouver
  • JAVIER DOMOKOS, Cuban Consul General in Toronto

Event organized by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

Event Endorsed By: Friends of Cuba Against the US Blockade – Vancouver (FCAB-Vancouver), Stories from the Salish Seas, Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), Human Rights and International Solidarity Community ETEA (Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Local 21), Richmond-Centre Federal New Democratic Party (NDP), ANSWER – Seattle, Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee, Proyecto Cultural Sur-Vancouver, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, Battle of Ideas Press, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice, Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO), Communist League, Legacy of Equality, Leadership & Organizing - LELO.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/888016654657839/

See the event poster here: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/posters/160412-Gerardo-Hernandez-visit.pdf

Organized by:
VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
Email: vancubasolidarity@gmail.comPhone: 778-882-5223
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/vancubasolidarity
Twitter: @VanCuba_VCSC
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vancuba
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Communities-in-Solidarity-with-Cuba-VCSC/228094570576786

 
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