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UPDATES
  • Actor Danny Glover adds his voice against the blockade on Cuba.
  • Professor John Kirk to speak at Conference on September 18. 
  • Two Canadian solidarity organizations to hold a march and rally on Saturday September 19, outside the U.S. Consulate in Toronto to call for an end to the blockade.
Danny Glover sends statement to the organizers of the actions in DC.

"I join the majority of fellow citizens of the United States and call for the U.S. Congress to respect our expressed will to remove the blockade against Cuba that impedes full, respectful, and productive diplomatic relations between the two countries and prevents free and fruitful people-to people relations."
 
Danny Glover
 Actor-Citizen
Canadian Professor John Kirk, who nominated the Cuban Internationalist Medical Program for the Nobel Peace Prize to take part in Conference on September 18 in Washington D.C.

As part of a series of activities planned in Washington DC from September 16-18, an All Day Conference, "The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba: Why It's Wrong and What We Need To Do to End It" will take place on September 18. 

Professor John Kirk will be participating in the panel entitled How the Blockade Impacts Health Care in Cuba and the United States. Kirk is a Canadian Professor of Latin American Studies at Dalhousie University in Canada. He is the author/co-editor of 16 books and scores of articles in academic journals. Mr. Kirk recently nominated the Cuban Internationalist Medical Program to the Nobel Peace Prize. 

His most recent book Healthcare without Borders, Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism will be soon available. In reference to this relevant book, known U.S. linguist Noam Chomsky stated: "Kirk's invaluable study reveals to us, for the first time, the range and character of Cuba's remarkable achievement which should be an inspiration and a model for those with far greater advantages"

The conference will take place at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth Street NW in Washington DC.
 
To register to the conference complete the following form.
 
Voices of solidarity from Canada to Join Days of Action Against the Blockade in Washington D.C.  

To coincide with the Actions in Washington D.C. Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade together with the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association will hold a march and rally on Saturday September 19, outside the US Consulate in Toronto to call for an end to the blockade.  
Help to spread the word about the Days of Action Against the Blockade by uploading the following video on your Facebook page    
Help to spread the word about the Days of Actions Against the Blockade through Social Media by using the following flyer
 
Get on the Bus: Don't Miss the Days of Action Against the Blockade

Be a part of this growing solidarity movement and travel with us to DC to participate in an all day conference The U.S. Blockade Against Cuba: Why It's Wrong and What We Need To Do To End It on September 18th. 
 
The Caravan Bus will depart New York City on Thursday September 17th and return September 19th.
 
$20 contribution to cover cost of transportation
 
For more information on how to reserve a seat contact IFCO/Pastors for Peace at: daysofaction@ifconews.org
 

What if I Can't Make it to Washington?  

If you can't be in Washington DC, you are encouraged to organize events in your home city from September 16 -18.  

 

Here is how you can play an important role:

  • Endorse the September Days Against the Blockade
  • Call and write to your Representative and Senators
  • Visit your members of Congress at their district offices.  Find your Senators state office here.  Find your Representatives district office here.  
  • Help spread the word about the DC activities via social media and email. 
  • If you were on the 2015 Caravan, organize a report-back in your community September 16-18.

 

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The activities in Washington DC are being organized by:
 IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and have been endorsed by the National Network on Cuba (NNOC), the Venceremos Brigade (VB), and many other national and international organizations.