US Solidarity network calls for lifting of the illegal Cuban blockade


WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2023 /

Photo of Cuban flag marking anniversary of Cuba’s National Rebellion Day Photo: Public Domain

THE National Network of Solidarity with Cuba demanded that the United States end its blockade and remove Cuba from the arbitrary list of countries sponsoring terrorism.

The demand came on the 70th anniversary of the heroic assault on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes barracks by Cuban revolutionary forces.

The action, under the leadership of Fidel Castro on July 26 1953, helped to galvanise the resistance movement against the brutal US-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

Cheryl LaBash, co-chair of the NNOC, said that since “the triumph of the Cuban revolution, a little less than six years after July 26, the United States has relentlessly attacked the sovereignty and security of Cuba.”

Ms LaBash added that the US has imposed the “suffocating blockade, the media war, covert destabilisation programmes, military aggression and the illegal occupation of a portion of Cuban territory in Guantanamo Bay.”

Ms LaBash congratulated the Cuban people, the Communist Party of Cuba and the country’s mass organisations for their resistance to “imperialist intervention despite all the odds, for decades and now for generations.

“Our solidarity is growing and cannot be blocked.”

The NNOC is a US-based coalition of more than 50 organisations committed to lifting the illegal blockade and normalising relations between the two nations.