New York Cuba Solidarity Project

¡Cuba Si, Bloqueo No!

You can lift the blockade...

Statement from December's solidarity endorser, Arnold August, Montreal based journalist and author:

I add my voice to the New York Cuba Solidarity Project (NYCSP) appeal. It consists of a just call requesting that members of Congress join the world-wide rejection of the U.S. blockade against Cuba. Americans should have the right to travel to Cuba as we Canadians do. Nothing is more natural. Furthermore, the U.S. blockade is extraterritorial in that it affects other countries such as Canada that trade with Cuba. Ending the blockade is a planetary political/economic issue/moral issue. Members of Congress: Please get on the right side of history.

Statement from November’s solidarity endorser Gail Walker, of the Inter-Religious Foundation for Community Organization:

“IFCO/Pastors for Peace joins the New York Cuba Solidarity Project​ (NYCSP) in calling on all friends of Cuba and supporters of justice to demand that the Trump Administration cease its economic war against Cuba,  lift its blockade of the tiny island nation and end its punitive Cuba travel restrictions. ​We support NYCSP's campaign and urge you to contact your Congressional representatives ​​to support legislation aimed at ending the US blockade!​“

Statement from January/February's solidarity endorser, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party:

Uhuru, The African People's Socialist Party has unwavering unity with the great people of Cuba! We stand against the reactionary U.S. blockade, embargo, sanctions, military attacks and assassination attempts that were carried out by the U.S. government and CIA, including the 1963 Bay of Pigs invasion. We understand these were all atrocities imposed on Cuba, because the people of Cuba rose up against the imperial rule of the U.S. and its imperialist allies. Before the revolution seized power in Cuba, U.S. interest owned 90 percent of the mines, 80 percent of the public utilities, 50 percent of the railways, and 40 percent of the sugar plantations and control of the banking industry. This industry along with the disenfranchisement by the Batista regime relegated the Cuban people to prostitution and beggars. The glorious Cuban Revolution lead by Comrade Comandante Fidel Castro reversed all of the above!

The Cuban Revolution, despite its great difficulties, became the best example of socialist morality. Despite its small size and limited resources, the Cuban Revolution extended its free healthcare beyond Cuban shores to peoples and countries around the world.

Beyond that, it was middle-aged Cuban construction workers at the airport who provided the only armed resistance to the U.S. invasion of Grenada following the death of Maurice Bishop. Cuba also opened its doors to African militants and revolutionaries from the U.S., including Robert Williams, Assata Shakur, Huey P. Newton and others of the Black Panther Party. Nevertheless, capitalism as a world system continues today and sets the terms for the economic activity of most of the world, including this blockade! The Trump administration is nothing but a continuation of the U.S.'s longstanding inhumane torturous economic attacks on the people of Cuba for just fighting to be free. The African People's Socialist Party says to anyone that believes in freedom and justice, you must stand in solidarity with Cuba. Stand for Cuba the same way Cuba stood for other colonized and oppressed people around the world. We demand that the blockade and all forms of U.S. counter insurgency that undermines the self-governance of the people of Cuba must end!

United our voices can pressure the U.S. Congress
to lift the blockade.

On December 17th, 2014 President Obama made history when he announced that the U.S. government would begin the process of normalizing relations with Cuba.  In his address, he referred to the U.S. government‘s policy towards Cuba has been, “archaic and a failure.”

For over 20 years, the United Nations has voted almost unanimously in favor of lifting the blockade/embargo.  The world community has made their voices clear on this issue, yet the U.S. government has done nothing to rectify this matter.

Now with Trump in office trying to impede the progress towards normalizing relations with Cuba, we must galvanize as much support as we can from the U.S. Congress!  We cannot simply focus on making our demands known to him, we must let the U.S. Congress know that we support:

  • Ending the blockade against Cuba;
  • Ending the Travel Ban and allowing unlimited travel to Cuba;
  • We believe in returning Guantanamo to Cuba;
  • Calling for an end to all attempts to create regime change in Cuba.


Look up your Congress person at: Find your Representative

Check their website and find their office address, either in your state or in Washington D.C., and send them the letter below (PDF format) letting them know you want an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba.