The US government has escalated its involvement with, and funding for, opposition groups both on and outside the island, and is openly supporting anti-government protests in Cuba. Pro-blockade US politicians and right-wing Cuban American groups based in Florida are pushing for increased sanctions and calling for further US action, including intervention.
While they claim to want to help the Cuban people, they support the tightening of the US blockade – a policy which is directly responsible for shortages of food, medicines and basic necessities for all Cubans, especially the most vulnerable. The blockade has been condemned by the United Nations General Assembly in 29 consecutive votes.
These latest aggressions are a continuation of the 60-year US policy of economic warfare intended to starve the Cuban people into submission and create unrest and overthrow of the government.
In July the mainstream media widely reported on protests in Cuba which arose initially as a result of an economic and health crisis caused by the tightening of the blockade and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, little was reported on the role of US-based politicians and groups in promoting and exploiting these events.
It is implausible that any country tolerates such direct interference in its internal affairs by a foreign government, but Cuba is being demonized for denouncing and opposing such actions, the text remarked, which also denounces that Washington spends millions of dollars each year on finance anti-Cuban projects and opposition groups.
On Sunday 14 November the Cuba Solidarity Campaign will hold a rally outside the Cuban embassy in London to protest against US intervention. The protest will highlight the escalation of US government involvement with and funding for opposition groups both on and outside the island. It will call for an end to US aggression and an end to the US blockade which has caused hardship and suffering in Cuba for almost 60 years. If you are able, please join us at the rally in London from 1-2pm on Sunday 14 November. If not, please support the event publicising it, together with this statement to family and friends, and sharing our social media posts on the day. If you would like to organise something in your area to raise awareness about the situation please contact us for information and resources.