#NewYork Activists Agree On New #Solidarity Actions for #Cuba

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By Prensa Latina

Activists of solidarity with Cuba from organizations based in this city, have agreed new actions for the coming months, during a meeting that ended on Monday night.

Dozens of representatives of several sectors of the New York society defined as priorities during the meeting a tribute to the late historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and the demand for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island for more than 50 years and the regime change programs.

Among the activities are the July 26 celebration, National Rebellion Day in the Caribbean nation, and tributes to Fidel Castro on August 13 and November 25, the day of his birthday and death, respectively.

Solidarity actions will also take place on occasion of a new vote at the UN General Assembly on a draft resolution calling for lifting the blockade on Cuba, which usually happens in late October each year since 1992.

According to the organizers, the days of support to the Caribbean island will include marches, evenings and rallies.

Ike Nahem, coordinator of the solidarity with Cuba in New York, told Prensa Latina that the activities in the coming months are framed in worldwide mobilizations to support the Caribbean island facing the U.S. hostility.

We will see these demonstrations not only here, but also in other cities in the United States, Canada and Europe, he said.

Nahem said the solidarity actions are particularly important following the announcement some few weeks ago by President, Donald Trump, of a setback in the bilateral approach promoted by his predecessor in the White House, Barack Obama.

For the New York activist, the upcoming UN vote against the blockade will be a key to ratifying that the aggression against the island lacks support on the planet.

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