Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba! Print

January 17, 2016
Vancouver & Ottawa, Canada

:::: VANCOUVER ::::

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

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

Since the announcement of re-establishing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the Unites States, we witnessed a number of steps towards “normalizing” relations. The U.S. was forced to take Cuba off its “State sponsor of terror” list, the Cuban flag flies proudly at the newly re-opened Cuban embassy in Washington DC and there has been the loosening of some trade and travel restrictions. However the U.S. Cuba relationship are still far from “normal”, the U.S. government still maintains its cruel and unjust blockade against Cuba and its illegal occupation of Guantánamo Bay.

As peace loving people in Canada we must stand with people of Cuba and reinforce our organizing and actions against the U.S. blockade on Cuba and to return Guantanamo to Cuba. Join us this January 17th in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we continue our struggle in the New Year 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 event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/952888141456622/
See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/160117FCABPicket_Poster.jpg

*** Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver!
At our Annual General Meeting on September 4, 2015 the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver changed our name and basis of unity to reflect the December 17, 2014 historic victory of the freedom of all of our Cuban Heroes. We committed ourselves to fight to end the cruel and inhuman US blockade against Cuba as "Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – 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/
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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/

 ::::: OTTAWA :::::

Protest at U.S. Embassy:  End the illegal U.S. blockade against Cuba, return the occupied territory in Guantanamo and abolish all unjust U.S. laws targeting Cuba!
SUNDAY JANUARY 17
1pm
U.S. Embassy
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
 
It has been one year since the US announced that it would abandon its bankrupt policy of trying to isolate Cuba internationally. This victory of the Cuban people was the result of the principled and consistent position taken by the Cuban government in defending their nation building project based on their own resources and initiative. This led to the release of the Cuban five heroes, the removal of Cuba from the list of terrorist countries which was totally unjustified, as well as the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
 
While Cuba is doing its part in working towards the normalization of relations with the US, President Raul Castro has rightly pointed out that the unjust and vicious economic blockade against Cuba which has been in place for more than fifty years must be lifted. As long as the U.S. economic war against Cuba continues, the US objective of negating and extinguishing Cuba’s right to self-determination and independence must be opposed in solidarity with the right of the Cuban people to determine their own future.

Ottawa Cuba Connections is proposing to establish monthly pickets at the US Embassy in Ottawa starting on December 17, 2015, to demand that the US immediately end its blockade of Cuba and stop interfering in Cuba's domestic affairs.

Please join us at the US Embassy on Sussex Drive on January 17, 2016 at 1 pm and stand in solidarity with the Cuban government and people for their democratic right to live in peace and without foreign interference of any kind.

Picket Action organized by:
OTTAWA-CUBA CONNECTIONS
Web: http://www.ottawacuba.org/
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Twitter: @OttawaCubaCon