Cuba Caravan: July through August 2008

April 8, 2008 at 8:33 pm 1 comment

From the IFCO/Pastors for Peace web-site Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization

Info from the past: IFCO/Pastors for Peace 2005 Caravan to Cuba
The 16th Pastors for Peace US-Cuba Friendshipment is coming…….are You??

The immoral and illegal embargo on Cuba impacts the health and wellbeing of Cuban children and families.

The US embargo of Cuba causes shortages of food, medicine and other important supplies for eleven million people. The embargo is an immoral policy that uses hunger and disease as political weapons.

IFCO/Pastors for Peace has begun making plans for this year’s caravan to Cuba. With Bush talking about ensuring that Cuba is “liberated” during his second term it’s important that we keep up the counter pressure, and it is especially important that we do so this year so that the momentum is flowing our way rather than his. We know that there is a majority in Congress and the country to at least partly lift the blockade and travel ban and that the policy of the Bush administration and its Miami allies to achieve regime change is increasingly isolated in the US and the rest of the world. The European Union has just voted to resume full diplomatic relations with Cuba and even in Miami there is now opposition to Bush following his crackdown last year on the rights of Cuban-Americans to travel to Cuba.

This event is upcoming in July. This year’s schedule will be posted at the web-site soon. In addition, there will be a related event at the UU of Freeport.

Entry filed under: PeaceSmiths Calendar.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. jan dewitt  |  April 9, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    i would like to join the group on a cuba visit..
    thanks, jan

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