SUPPORT CUBA AND HER PEOPLE!
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The No War on Cuba Movement is a coalition of groups and
individuals in the Washington DC metro area dedicated to improving ties between
the peoples of the US and Cuba and committed to bringing about a peaceful and
respectful U.S. policy towards Cuba. We say NO to all forms of U.S. intervention in Cuba and support Cuba’s sovereignty. We demand an end to
the blockade on Cuba, support the normalization of
relations with Cuba, and support the right of all to
travel to Cuba.
ACTION ALERT FOR CUBA
On June 15,
new sanctions designed to tighten the blockade against Cuba were published in the Federal
Register. They are the findings of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba
(CAFC) appointed by George Bush last October. As of June 30th,
findings become the government's new US foreign policy with Cuba. While Washington's existing policy towards Cuba has always been very harsh, these
new measures severely increase the hardships faced by many caused by the
current blockade the U.S. government has on Cuba. Here are just a few of those new
- Eliminate all general licenses for travel to visit
relatives, Cubans will now only be allowed to visit once every three
years, regardless of death or illness in the family. Family visits will only be
allowed for 14 days, no exceptions.
- Eliminate all high school exchanges, as well as most
college and university visits for US students.
- Our right to travel and exchange with Cubans will be
completely eliminated. All travel which used to be licensed such as
conference trips, educational tours, athletic trips, etc. will be
- Remittances and the transfer of funds will be denied to
many Cubans deemed to be “officials” or employees of the state by the U.S. government.
- All gift parcels sent to Cubans by family members are
limited to medicines, medical supplies, and receive-only radios.
- Plans also include adapting a C-130 military plane to
fly around Cuban waters in order to illegally broadcast US government propaganda over
TV/Radio Marti into Cuba.
- Send millions more dollars in US appropriations to fund
an internal opposition movement
provisions are being coined by the Bush administration as support for the
Cuban people and a way to weaken the Castro government. And although some
rich Miami Cubans who lobby both parties may like this gesture close to
election time, the majority of Cuban citizens hardly feel the same. Following
the announcement of these measures, hundreds of thousands of Cubans protested
at the US embassy in Havana, Cuba and elsewhere.
call your Congressional representatives TODAY! **ASK THEM NOT TO SUPPORT THE NEW MEASURES
PROPOSED IN THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION FOR ASSISTANCE TO A
for him/ her at the main Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 OR access his/
her direct office online at www.congress.org.
|In these times of increased war and hostility
we feel it important that US citizens know the policies being imposed
around the world in our
name by the government. Not only can you call your Congressional representatives
but we encourage you to write a letter to them, write an article for your
local newspaper, and stay informed.
For more information, go to: www.nowaroncuba.org
This action alert is issued by The No War on Cuba Movement, 202-271-1126.