[act-ma] 6/19 Join with most of the nations of the world to demand an end to the US Embargo against Cuba!

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
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 

  Get Involved!

    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

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 
Torres River**a*

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

Sponsored by the International Committee For Peace, Justice And Dignity
P.O. Box 22455
Oakland, CA 94609

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