Big-Business Media Lie: US-Cuba Normalization Committee Statement
The following is a statement the International US-Cuba Normalization Committee released to the press July 12, 2021.
World-Outlook is publishing it to counter the disinformation campaign the big-business media has unleashed in recent days as part of Washington’s efforts to foment a social explosion and destabilize Cuba, which faces serious challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and an intensified U.S. economic war.
The statement also points to upcoming Cuba solidarity activities across the United States on July 25 that can help put pressure on Washington to lift its criminal sanctions against Cuba.
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The International US-Cuba Normalization Committee (http://www.us-cubanormalization.org) denounces in the strongest terms the latest campaign of bipartisan Washington to subvert and politically destabilize the Cuban government. This despicable effort aims to take advantage of the very real economic stress and mounting human suffering – compounded with spikes in COVID-19 infections and deaths on the island – which are themselves precisely the consequences of the US extraterritorial war against Cuba. This US blockade escalated under the Trump administration, continues unabated under Biden’s.
We reject any US intervention in Cuba that for decades have aimed at so-called “regime change,” that is, the eradication of the Cuban Revolution since its 1959 triumph. This criminal policy has nothing to do with “human rights” or “democracy.” We aim to educate, organize, and mobilize to support all efforts by people of good will who respect Cuban sovereignty and oppose the blockade. We urge all to assist with the pandemic thru the “Syringes for Cuba campaign http://www.ghpartners.org/syringes4cuba.
Let Cuba live!
We reiterate our demands to end all US economic and travel sanctions. STOP US SUBVERSION AND INTERVENTION NOW! LET CUBA LIVE!
We have seen 243 measures imposed by the Trump Administration, and, in the final days of his regime, to include Cuba in a list of countries sponsoring terrorism, a spurious, arbitrary, hypocritical, illegitimate, and unilateral list that the US government has adopted, believing themselves the emperors of the world. This outrageous decree has also been perpetuated by President Biden and his team.
The blockade has caused shortages in the country, especially of food, medicines, raw materials, and supplies. Cuba’s tourism industry, a key source of foreign exchange to counter the US blockade and maintain essential social services, has been devastated. We pledge to redouble our solidarity efforts on every front!
OUR RESPONSE MUST BE TO MOBILIZE IN EVER LARGER NUMBERS THE INTERNATIONAL JULY 25 CARAVANS AND THE NATIONAL CARAVAN IN WASHINGTON, DC TO GREET CARLOS LAZO AND THE BRIDGES OF LOVE MOVEMENT OF CUBAN-AMERICANS AGAINST THE BLOCKADE.
WE STRONGLY URGE YOU, IF YOU CAN, TO GO TO DC. IF NOT, ATTEND THE CARAVAN IN YOUR CITY, HELP ASSIST IN PUBLICITY, USE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA, TELEPHONE, AND EMAILS TO INFORM YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND COLLEAGUES.
The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel appeared live on national radio and television saying:
“We call on all revolutionaries to take to the streets to defend the Revolution in all places.”
“The streets belong to the revolutionaries and the State has all the political will to dialogue, but also to participate.
“We are not going to hand over sovereignty, or the independence of this nation. They have to pass over our corpse if they want to overthrow the Revolution.”2July 11, 2021, statement by President of Cuba
Read the Cuban media to get the truth
Juventud Rebelde (translates to English); http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2021-07-11/la-calle-en-cuba-es-de-los-revolucionarios
Granma (translates to English); http://www.granma.cu/cuba/2021-07-11/en-vivo-presidente-de-cuba-comparece-en-vivo-ante-el-pueblo-de-cuba
Cuban President Diaz-Canel statement on You Tube: https://youtu.be/eaXnrqaHHd8 (Español);
English text http://www.us-cubanormalization.org/viva-cuba/the-order-to-fight-is-given-the-revolutionaries-to-the-streets/
Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations (us-cubanormalization.org)
Saving Lives Campaign US-CANADA-CUBA Cooperation (savinglivescampaign.org)
New York-New Jersey Cuba Sí Coalition (cubasinynjcoalition.org)
National Network OnCuba (nnoc.info)
Canadian Network on Cuba (canadiannetworkoncuba.ca)
Table de concertation et de solidarité Québec – Cuba (https://www.facebook.com/TCSQC)
 For more information see related articles published July 9, 2021, on World-Outlook.com: Car Caravans to End U.S. Blockade of Cuba Expand (in English), and Se expanden las caravanas de automóviles para exigir fin al bloqueo estadounidense de Cuba (en Español).
 See July 12, 2021, Granma article with extensive quotes from the Cuban president’s July 11 statement: ‘We Will Defend the Revolution Above All Else’.