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Happy New Year 2022
Come join our monthly Vancouver Car Caravans for Cuba!
As we look towards the struggle against the immoral, unjust, and illegal U.S. blockade on Cuba, I feel it is important and necessary for us to reflect on our past year of work against U.S. aggression towards Cuba.
In March of 2021 saw Vancouver's first-ever Car Caravan for Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade. Cars lined the streets of Vancouver plastered with signs and flags calling for an end to the criminal U.S. blockade on the people of Cuba. This action would be the first of a monthly campaign that has taken place ever since. These caravans have been in coordination with several cities across Canada and the U.S., and around the world.
9 straight months of Caravans were capped off in December with a unique vigil for peace in downtown Vancouver where Cuba solidarity activists collected petition signatures calling for the government of Canada to condemn and protest the U.S. Blockade on the people of Cuba. We also had the opportunity to talk with hundreds of passersby about the blockade and how to get involved in Cuba solidarity work.
2021 saw an escalation of hostility by the new Biden administration towards Cuba through a series of extensive sanctions against Cuba and direct attempts of destabilization through violent street disruptions and rioting.
As the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic enters its third year, Biden's intensification of the blockade is all the more cruel and inhuman. Cuba has been a world leader in developing vaccines to help in the fight against the viral pandemic but has struggled to obtain many medical supplies due to the effects of the blockade.
As we begin the new year, it is of utmost importance that we continue to fight in defense of Cuba against the U.S. blockade. I look forward to joining with all of you in 2022 on the streets of Vancouver as we continue our highly visible and peaceful Car Caravans for Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade!
Lift the Blockade on Cuba Now!
Abajo el bloqueo!
Coordinator of Vancouver Car Caravan for Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade
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