Beginning today, September 16, are three days of action in the U.S. capital demanding an end to the blockade of Cuba. The events are co-sponsored by IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the Institute for Policy Studies, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity for the Peoples, National Network on Cuba and the Venceremos Brigade, with the support of parallel events in several other cities across the United States, as well as in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Organizers announced that appointments with 44 House of Representatives and Senate members have been confirmed.
In addition to participants from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, speaking at the event will be writers Stephen Kimber, John Kirk and Arnold August; Puerto Rican patriot Rafael Cancel Miranda and Jan Susler, lawyer for Oscar López Rivera, who has been imprisoned 34 years for his efforts to win Puerto Rican independence, as well as recent graduates from the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana (ELAM).
More than 60 organizations around the world have joined the call for activities this weekend demanding an end to the blockade which has been imposed on the country for more than 50 years, in an unsuccessful effort to force the Cuban people to surrender, causing incalculable damage.