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Sunday, January 17, 2021
Protest Rally Against US Blockade Of Cuba




#Cubavsbloqueo #UnBlockCuba #SanctionsKill

#Nobel4CubanDoctors #NobelCuba

Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) Online Virtual Picket Action!

~ Participate in English, French or Spanish! ~

~ Participez en anglais, français ou espagnol! ~

~ ¡Participa en inglés, francés o español! ~


4pm Pacific Time / 7pm Eastern Time / 8pm Atlantic Time


>>> Featuring Speakers & Greetings from Across Canada and Around the World including:

* NOBERTO CHAMPA GALIOTI – Coordinator of the Multisectoral Solidarity with Cuba in Argentina, and member of the coordination committee of the Continental Latin American and Caribbean Movement in Solidarity with Cuba

* GRACIELA RAMÍREZ - Argentinian journalist based in Cuba. Senior editor with Resumen LatinoAmericano. Organizer for the victorious campaign to free our 5 Cuban heroes and with the International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity

* ROBERTO PAYANO – Coordinator of the Solidarity with Cuba Campaign of the Dominican Republic, lawyer, broadcaster, political analyst and actor.

* VYSCHESLAV KARPENKO - The Ukrainian Committee "Stop the blockade of Cuba" in Kiev, Ukraine

* ELIZABETH HILL - Co-Chair of the Canadian Network on Cuba & President of the Canadian Cuban Friendship Association – Toronto

* PLUS VIDEOS FROM: Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, Ottawa Cuba Connections & la Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec – Cuba and more!

* Along with Greetings from CNC member groups!

>>> Event Co-Chairs:

* TAMARA HANSEN - Executive member of the Canadian Network on Cuba, Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) & Author of “5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership.”

* ISAAC SANEY – National Spokesperson & Co-Chair of the Canadian Network on Cuba, Professor at Dalhousie University

*** Everyone is encouraged to make protest signs, display banners, or wear t-shirts against the blockade. These can be displayed in a group photo at the end of the virtual picket!

1) The program will begin with invited speakers and greetings.

2) In concluding the virtual picket, those who wish to participate in the photo will be invited by the co-chairs to turn on their cameras to join in! More specific instructions will be given by co-chairs during the virtual picket.

3) If you are unfamiliar with Zoom or require technical support, please contact:

*** Everyone is also encouraged to share photos with their signs, t-shirts and banners on social media #Cubavsbloqueo #UnBlockCuba2021 #SanctionsKill

On January 1, 2021 Cuba celebrated the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Mere days later, on January 11, the Trump administration has outrageously added Cuba back on its list of so-called “state sponsors of terrorism.” Cuba saves lives and Cuba condemns terrorism – it does not belong on this list! On January 17, the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement will unite to demand that Cuba be immediately removed from this list during our monthly virtual picket.

This most recent attack on Cuba by the U.S. government adds to over 60 years of cruel and inhuman blockade which continues to impact all aspects of Cuban life and is a form of collective punishment against the Cuban people. In the four years under U.S. President Trump, the blockade has been further tightened, including measures introduced during this challenging time of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Despite these ongoing attacks by the United States, Cuba continues to lead the way in the world-wide struggle against the pandemic. Most recently, Cuba has announced that they will be sending 200 medical professionals to Mexico to fight the pandemic. Currently there are more than 3,700 Cuban medical workers serving in 39 countries and territories with the ‘Henry Reeve’ International Medical Brigades. At the same time, Cuba continues to develop medicines and vaccines to combat Covid-19, including two vaccines that are set to enter phase 3 trials in the coming months.

When the new U.S. Administration of President Joe Biden takes office on January 20 Cuba solidarity activists from around the world must be prepared to redouble our actions and efforts to end the U.S. blockade on Cuba!

The January 17 global virtual picket is the first of 2021, and the first following the very successful 24-hour virtual picket against the U.S. blockade on Cuba on December 17, 2020. Read a report about this action, which involved over 1000 people from 200 organizations spanning 50 countries and 6 continents here:

Please join the Canadian Network on Cuba and our allies in the Cuba solidarity movement on January 17 for our 9th monthly virtual protest action.

It will be a continuation of coordinated monthly protests against the U.S. blockade which have been taking place in Vancouver, Ottawa and Montreal, Canada and Kiev, Ukraine on the 17th of each month since 2015. We will be united from across Canada and around the world in demanding: Lift the Blockade on Cuba Now!


Please circulate this information to your friends and contacts.

Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC), a network of Cuba solidarity organizations across Canada promoting friendship and solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban people.

Contact Info :
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Webinar- Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade & Jose Marti

The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade presents:

JOSÉ MARTÍ   Revolutionary, Visionary, Leader


Sunday – 31 January, 2021    4pm PT / 5pm MT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET / 8pm Atlantic


José Martí was born on January 28, 1853 and throughout his 42 years became one of Cuba's foremost poets, authors and most importantly a national hero in Cuba's war of independence from Spain. His revolutionary vision inspired future generations of Cuban revolutionaries, including Fidel Castro who in 1953 named José Martí as the “intellectual author” of the Cuban revolutionary movement.

Join an evening of music, poetry and speakers to learn more about José Martí and to mark the 168th anniversary of his birth. This event will also be an opportunity to find out how you can travel to Cuba on the 27th Che Guevara Brigade, April 28 to May 11, 2021!

Program will feature:

>> HER EXCELLENCY JOSEFINA VIDAL - Cuban Ambassador to Canada. Previously, she was president of the Cuban delegation in the first and second rounds of Cuba-U.S. talks, which paved the way for the restoration of diplomatic relations between both countries under Cuban President Raul Castro and American President Barack Obama, as well as the freedom of our 5 Cuban heroes held in U.S. jails, in December 2014.

>> YAMIL MARTÍNEZ MARRERO – Canada Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

>> SANGRE MORENA - Beautiful musical duo bringing beloved Spanish-language songs to life with passionate singing and the fiery sounds of the Flamenco guitar!

>> Poetry of José Martí read by CLAUDIA PERALTA, coordinator of the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association – Calgary, Che Brigade Committee member and organizer with the Calixto Garcia Brigade

>> JAMES PLEWAK – Former Che Brigade brigadista, Anishinaabe leader and former chief of Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba

>> AZZA ROJBI – Former Che Brigade brigadista, and coordinator of Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade - Vancouver

>> JANINE SOLANKI – Che Guevara Brigade national coordinator

... and more!

>> Find out more about the 2021 Che Guevara Brigade to Cuba! <<

Visit for more information or to register, or contact Che Brigade national coordinator
Janine Solanki at or 778-881-6156

Organized by the Che Guevara Brigade Committee of the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)

Follow the Che Guevara Brigade online!

Facebook and Twitter: @CheVolBrigade

Instagram: @cdnntwrkoncuba

The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade is a project of the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC) and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP)

Contact Info : see info re the coordinator in the message

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