Just Foreign Policy (@justfp) today tweeted an excerpt of an interview with Ben Rhodes (@brhodes), former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting under President Barack Obama. In the video, […]
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).
Spirited Milwaukee Car Caravan Joined Worldwide Movement to Demand an End to the US Blockade of Cuba!
On the last Sunday of the month, April 25, 2021, a group of some 34 cars assembled by the Mitchell Park domes and drove throughout the near southside of Milwaukee, joining for the first time an international campaign […]
62 years ago the people of Cuba made a revolution, showing that a better world is possible. While a big percentage of people in Cuba are Afro-Cubans, they are not gunned down […]
Cuba’s homegrown vaccine candidates have made headlines worldwide. Less well-known is its production of medical gear such as ventilators and CT scanners for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in a bid to achieve […]
Cuba is the first country in Latin America to develop two advanced Covid-19 vaccine candidates — if both succeed the island will be on the cutting edge of vaccine research. See the […]
On March 28, hundreds of Cubans took to Havana’s famous seaside drive on Sunday in a colorful caravan of cars, motorcycles, and bicycles to demand the United States lift its 60-year-old embargo […]
WHY CUBA? U.S. HOSTILITY, SOLIDARITY AND RACE April 8th, 2021 5-6:30 PM Registration is required. Click here for more information and to register.
Excellent article from Counterpunch on how a cooperative and non-profit approach is leading Cuba’s vaccine development
Cuba’s Vaccine Goals Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.
Milwaukee Car & Bike Caravan Supporting Ending the US Blockade Sunday, April 25, starting at 1 PM