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Event: 'Protest Rally Against US Blockade Of Cuba'

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021 At 19:00 PM
Duration: 1 Day
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#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.

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