Support the UN vote on Oct. 31 to Tell the U.S. to end its 55+ year illegal economic blockade of Cuba! Take and Share a Selfie showing your support of the UN vote and opposing the continued U.S. Econ. Blockade,
If you want to use a sign against the blockade, call Lisa at 414 273-1040, and come down to 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1410 before 5pm, to pick out a sign and take your selfie to share with your friends and contacts! Or we’ll have materials for you to make your own sign!
This Wednesday, October 31, the United Nations General Assembly will again consider a resolution to condemn the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba, which has been overwhelmingly adopted for 25 consecutive years, but has largely been ignored by U.S. media. In recent years at least 193 of 195 member nations voted for it, including almost all U.S. allies. According to the U.S. GAO report “The embargo on Cuba is the most comprehensive set of American sanctions ever imposed on a country.” (Nov. 2007)
To coincide with the vote, protests are planned against this US policy, such as rallies outside the federal buildings in diff. cities. All supporters of ending the blockade are being asked to have some public manifestation, and to use social media to publicize them. Individuals can make signs, take selfies with them, and post them to social media.
Whether or not you can join this Monday night at 7:30 outside of the Oriental to flyer people coming for the film on food in Cuba, could you plan to take and post a selfie on social media with a call to “END THE BLOCKADE—LIFT THE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL!”? (You don’t need to be carrying any signs, but if you do, they could demand an end to the blockade, a lifting of all travel restrictions, and the closing of the US base at Guantanamo. See above to find out how to “borrow” one of our signs for your selfie!)
The U.S. economic blockade seriously interferes with Cuba’s ability to trade with third countries, as the U.S. has fined the largest banks in Europe $1 billion each for servicing trade by their business customers with Cuba, and this has affected even hurricane relief donations to Cuba from Turkey. The UN estimates it has cost Cuba $130 billion, and it still continues. See: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-economy-un/us-trade-embargo-has-cost-cuba-130-billion-un-says-idUSKBN1IA00T