[act-ma] 7/09 Join us in JP for Friendshipment to Cuba
July 26th Coalition
info at july26.org
Tue Jul 1 04:40:08 PDT 2014
*Pastors for Peace Send-off
25th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba
Wednesday, July 9th 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. *
*First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain
633 Centre St (across from JP Post Office)*
Report back on “5 Days for the Cuban 5 in Washington, DC” June 4-10 by
members of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5
Caravan Speaker: Dr. Tom Whitney, Let Cuba Live, Maine
Light Refreshments & Entertainment
If you want to make a donation or apply to go on the caravan, visit:
*www.ifconews.org/CubaCaravan or www.july26.org
For more info about JP event, call Nancy at 617-504-9773
There will also be an event in Maine on Tues. 8th.
*NOW IS THE TIME to completely end the blockade, the travel ban, and all
the measures aimed at starving the Cuban people into submission and
overthrowing their government.*
*Facts about the Blockade:*
•Cuba is deemed an ‘enemy” under the Trading with the Enemies Act.
•Sales of U.S. products to Cuba are severely restricted, and sales of
Cuban products to the U.S. are absolutely forbidden.
•Banks and businesses in other countries are being harassed even more
than under the Bush administration for doing business with Cuba.
•The U.S. economic blockade has caused the Cuban economy to lose over
750 billion dollars at current values.
•The travel ban on U.S. Citizens visiting Cuba remains in force, with
only small changes.
•Outrageously, Cuba is on the U.S. government’s list of nations that
allegedly sponsors terrorism.
•Tens of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars continue to go towards
programs and organizations aimed at creating instability in Cuba and
ultimately overthrowing the Cuban government.
•Three of the Cuban Five, political prisoners, are still held in U.S.
jails for trying to protect their people against U.S.- sponsored
terrorism against Cuba. (for more info see www.thecuban5.org
•The World Wild Life Fund declared Cuba the only sustainable country on
•Every Cuban citizen receives free healthcare as well as free education
through graduate school.
•More than 10,000 students from Africa, Asia and the Americas, including
the U.S., are in Cuba on full scholarship, training to be doctors.
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