Twitter Storm for Cuba/Join the 2018 Venceremos Brigade!


On December 17th, 2014, President Obama made history when he announced that the U.S. government would begin the process of normalizing relations with Cuba. In his address, he referred to the U.S. government‘s policy towards Cuba has been, “archaic and a failure.”

Since President Trump’s election, the normalization process, which started in 2015, between both countries has come to an abrupt halt. Travel restrictions have been enforced with the self-directed people-to-people educational exchange subcategory eliminated under the 12 categories of legal travel.

Recently, President Trump ordered the expulsion of 15 diplomats from the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C. in response to alleged “sonic attacks” against 21 Havana based U.S. diplomats. No evidence has been furnished to prove that these attacks actually occurred.

Furthermore, President Trump has suspended all visas issued to Cubans who were planning to visit the United States; he has also warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Cuba, referring to the country as “unsafe for Americans.”

We need to send Trump a clear message that we want an end to the blockade and that we want the normalization process to continue! On the 17th of every month, we need to tweet Trump!

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018, Tweet Trump the following messages:

.@realDonaldTrump I support lifting the blockade against Cuba! #cubasibloqueono #endtheblockade #cuba #UScuba

.@realDonaldTrump No to travel restrictions against Cuba! #cubasibloqueono #endtheblockade #cuba #UScuba

.@realDonaldTrump Guantanamo belongs to Cuba #cubasibloqueono #endtheblockade #cuba #UScuba


Join the Venceremos Brigade 49th Contingent
to Cuba in 2018


Over nearly 50 years, thousands of US-based activists have traveled to Cuba as part of the Venceremos Brigade (VB), a historic project of solidarity, popular education, and relationship-building between the US movement and the Cuban Revolution.

Our work consists of

(1) manifesting friendship and solidarity with the Cuban people and their revolutionary process through voluntary work and educational exchange;
(2) challenging US policy toward Cuba (the blockade and travel ban) through civil disobedience travel;
(3) building connections between people in the US movement through practice in collective living and critical reflection

The 49th Contingent of the Venceremos Brigade will go to Cuba for approximately 10 days between April 20 and May 6, 2018 (exact dates to be determined), in honor of International Workers’ Day and in association with the International May Day Brigade. This year’s trip represents a unique opportunity to build deep relationships with radical change-making forces from across the US and across the world in the context of a society in revolution, and to ensure that the new US administration’s escalating attacks are met with resistance on every front. It is also more simply an opportunity to see Cuba for oneself, to learn from a people engaged in the construction of a more just and equitable society, and to participate in that work. Finally, it is an opportunity to get to know the VB, and hopefully to maintain a connection with this project. In 2019, we will be organizing a mass brigade to celebrate our 50th year, and we hope that those who travel on the 49th contingent will be inspired, and prepared, to bring folk from their organizing communities to be part of that historic event.

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