[act-ma] 6/19 Join with most of the nations of the world to demand an end to the US Embargo against Cuba!
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Thu Jun 17 18:49:04 PDT 2021
See below for *SACHA, A CHILD FROM CHERNOBY*L A film about the untold
story of Cuba's contribution to help victims of Chernobyl.
This Juneteenth, strike another blow for freedom! Join with the Boston
Area July 26th Coalition to get out the word about this campaign to
support the upcoming vote against the US Embargo of Cuba.
Sat. June 19th 1 -2 PM
Park Street Station
July 26th Coalition Website <https://july26.org/> Facebook Event
We also encourage you to participate in other Juneteenth Events that day.
A number of them can be found on the Act-MA Events Calendar
Week of Action Against the Blockade
At the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting on June 23, 2021,
Cuba will bring its annual resolution on the necessity to end the United
States blockade against Cuba. For 28 consecutive sessions, the UNGA has
overwhelmingly voted in favor of ending this criminal and unjust U.S.
policy towards Cuba.
There is no doubt that this year, once again, the world will stand with
Cuba in this vote. However, as people living in the United States and
Canada, we must take this opportunity to bring people together and
increase the pressure on President Biden to end to the over 60-year-old
cruel blockade against Cuba!
In this light, the U.S. Cuba Normalization Committee is inviting people
from the U.S., Canada and around the world to get involved with a *Week
of Action Against the Blockade, beginning on June 17, 2021, and ending
on June 23, 2021, the day of the UN vote*. Below is the initial list of
events being organized, including the June 20^th Bike & Car Caravans for
Cuba and a 24-hour global online picket action that will culminate with
a celebration of the historic UN vote.
*#UnblockCuba2021 #EliminaElBloqueo *
for Peace, Justice and Dignity
*SACHA, A CHILD FROM CHERNOBY*L
A film about the untold story of Cuba's contribution to help victims of
*SUNDAY JUNE 20, 2021*
5:00 pm PST
7:00 pm CST
8:00 pm EST
*Sacha Un Niño de Chernobyl*
(with English subtitles)
*With Remarks by the Cuban Ambassador to the United States, Lianys
Olexandr Savchenko, “Sacha,” was one year old when the explosion of the
nuclear power plant Vladimir Ilich Lenin at Chernobyl occurred on April
26, 1986. He lived in Chernigov, a village in the Ukrainian countryside
near the area of the accident. He got sick shortly afterward and doctors
were unable to make a clear diagnosis because the healthcare system had
collapsed while the then Soviet Union was close to disintegrating.
Sacha’s condition worsened to the despair of his mother, Lidia
Savchenko, who took her baby from one doctor to another without his
getting better. One day, other mothers in similar situations told her
that there was a possibility that he could be treated on a small island
far away. Sacha, it turns out, is one of the 26,000 boys and girls from
Russia, Belarus, and the Ukraine who were treated in Cuba over a 21 year
period after the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
This is the context for the history told by the new 39 minute
documentary film; Sacha, A Child from Chernobyl, directed by Cuban
film-makers Roberto Chile and Maribel Acosta Damas and produced by the
Argentine news agency Resumen Latinoamericano.
*Watch on HotHouse Global*
* HotHouse Twitch.TV Channel <https://www.twitch.tv/HotHouseGlobal>
* _HotHouse Youtube Channel
You do not need to register to view the movie
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Oakland, CA 94609
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