Wednesday, September 05, 2007

North Carolina Activists defy Cuba Travel Ban


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Since the U.S. blockade on Cuba was imposed activists from the United States who support the Cuban people and the Cuban Revolution travel to Cuba openly,without permits to protest the U.S. travel ban against Cuba and the over 40 years of U.S.-imposed blockade of the island.

Recently members of F.I.S.T. (Fight Imperialism-Stand Together), a socialist youth organization based in Raleigh and many other US cities, traveled to Cuba in a delegation along with the Venceremos Brigade, Cuba Labor Exchange, and Pastors for Peace in defiance of the blockade and to witness socialist Cuba.

While in Cuba, the delegation met with youth leadership of the UJC, with Cuba’’s National Center for Sex Education(CENE SEX), Cuban Hip Hop artists, Meteorological Institute for Hurricane Preparedness, with a professor at the school on Marxism and Socialism,with U.S. graduates of the Latin American School of Medicine and with the director of the medical school. In addition they visited the memorial in Santa Clara for the Argentine-born hero of the Cuban Revolution, Che Guevara.

On Saturday, September 8, at Community Church of Christ from 11am to 1pm, three members of Raleigh F.I.S.T. will share their personal stories, thoughts and history of the U.S embargo on Cuba, and their first-hand accounts of life in a socialist country with a slideshow and video footage from the trip. We are inviting friends and the community to come hear about our trip and to ask questions about Cuba.

(The church is located at the corners of Wade and Dixie Ave at 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607)

What: FIST Cuba Trip Reportback
When: Saturday September 8; 11am-1pm
Where: Community Church of Christ in Raleigh, North Carolina


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JG: Lets hear it for the courageous Raleigh, North Carolina, Cuba Activists: Hip! Hip! Hooray!

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