Head Office Circular: NP/415/21
12 November 2021
To: The Secretary
Emergency protest against US Intervention in Cuba Sunday 14 November 1-2pm Outside the Cuban Embassy, 167 High Holborn, London WC1
On Sunday 14 November the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, to which RMT is affiliated and has been a long-time friend, will hold a rally in London to protest against US interference in and attempts to detabilise Cuba.
Cuba has endured an economic blockade for almost 60 years and is regularly subjected to US interference. In recent months this has dangerously escalated. Pro-blockade politicians and right-wing Cuban American groups based in Florida are pushing for increased sanctions, calling for US action, including intervention, and supporting anti-Cuba protests around the world. While they claim to want to help the Cuban people, these groups support the tightening of the US blockade – a policy which is directly responsible for shortages of food, medicines and basic necessities for all Cubans, especially the most vulnerable. The blockade has been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly in 29 consecutive votes.
You can read a detailed briefing on the US intervention in Cuba here:
CSC news: Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement against US intervention in Cuba (cuba-solidarity.org.uk)
The protest will highlight the escalation of US government involvement with, and funding for, opposition groups both on and outside the island. It will call for an end to US aggression and an end to the US blockade which has caused hardship and suffering in Cuba for almost 60 years.
I would encourage branches to support this protest in in London from 1-2pm on Sunday 14 November if possible. Please also circulate Cuba Solidarity’s statement to all your members. Branches should also consider affiliating to CSC.
Please bring this matter to the attention of your members.