End the imperialist US embargo against Cuba!
Resolution by the WORKERS UNION IN PUBLICATIONS, BOOKSTORES, PHOTO COPY CENTERS, STATIONERY, DIGITAL DEVICES OF ATTICA (ATHENS – GREECE)
Athens, 3 May 2020
Since October 1960, all U.S. governments have maintained the economic, trade and financial blockade against the Republic of Cuba. The aim since then has been to overthrow the Cuban Revolution and return the country to Washington’s domination.
In April 2019, the United States government stepped up measures against Cuba in an attempt to further strangle Cuba. These new measures include the activation of Title 3 of the Helms-Burton Act — which means that foreign entities operating in Cuba can now be sued in US courts — as well as sanctions on shipowners transporting oil from Venezuela to Cuba, restrictions on visits by U.S. citizens to the island, and restrictions on remittances sent by Cubans residing in the U.S. to their families in Cuba. These measures deprive the country of its potential for development and are a blow to the standard of living of its people.
We demand the immediate lifting of the economic, trade and financial embargo imposed by the US against Cuba. We also demand that the European Union explicitly refuse to comply with the provisions of the blockade.
The demand to lift the US blockade has become even more urgent today, in the period we are going through, a period of global Covid-19 pandemic (with millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths around the world). This period should be the occasion for all countries to turn to international cooperation and mutual assistance and to abandon the policies of economic competition, the plundering of the weak, wars and policies that place an ecological stranglehold on the planet. The peoples of the world yearn and are fighting for a different course for humanity.
Cuba does not threaten any other country, on the contrary, as much as it is able to it comes to the aid of other peoples, when there is a need and a request for it to do so. Cuban medical brigades have offered assistance and solidarity to many countries in need, and this is something that we are seeing again today in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The people of Cuba do not deserve such unjust and criminal treatment from their powerful neighbor, the US. The people of Cuba have the right to choose their own path, without foreign aggression, embargos and sanctions.
WORKERS UNION IN PUBLICATIONS, BOOKSTORES, PHOTO COPY CENTERS, STATIONERY, DIGITAL DEVICES OF ATTICA (ATHENS – GREECE)
6 Lontou St., 10681 Athens Greece