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Cuba Today and the Campaign to End the Embargo

Mon August 23 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT

People carry a poster with photographs of Cuba's late President Fidel Castro, Cuba's President and First Secretary of the Communist Party Miguel Diaz-Canel and Cuba's former President and First Secretary of the Communist Party Raul Castro during a rally in Havana, Cuba, July 17, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini

Cuba faces severe economic and pandemic challenges today. Most of them result from the long-standing United States embargo of the island, an imperial campaign that goes back to the founding of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

The “Cuba Today” program will include a video presentation by Merri Ansara, a founding member of CCDS, long-time advocate for normalizing relations with Cuba, and part-time resident of Havana, and discussions led by Ansara and Pat Fry, CCDS founding member and an activist with the New York/ New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition.

The program will consist of a 30 minute video, comments by Ansara and Fry, and discussion to follow.

Who is behind the upsurge of protest in Cuba?

https://thegrayzone.com/2021/07/25/cubas-cultural-counter-revolution-us-govt-rappers-artists-catalyst/

What is the US blockade and what has been its impacts?

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/04/us-freedom-cuba-punishing-sanctions-critics-blockade

Also excellent are the couple of minutes long video “Cuba’s July 11th protests”  from Belly of the beast

https://youtu.be/bvOaNugcqBY

And/or What do Cubans think

https://youtu.be/JVfOrgDfdG0

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Mon August 23
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9:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
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