NEW YORK.–The solidarity with Cuba movement in New York and New Jersey is organizing a range of actions to demand the lifting of the U.S. blockade against the island, activist Frank Vergara told Prensa Latina.
The coordinator of the movement noted that at the heart of the campaign against the economic, commercial and financial blockade, imposed for over half a century, will be the activities to accompany a new vote in the UN General Assembly on the Draft Resolution calling for an end to the policy.
At the beginning of November, the Assembly will hold a debate on this initiative aimed at ending Washington’s unilateral and extraterritorial sanctions. Since 1992, the resolution presented by Cuba has received strong support, with 191 of the 193 UN member countries voting in favor of lifting the blockade at last year’s vote.
Vergara explained that the solidarity movement is working to find new and creative ways of campaigning against the blockade policy, including mobilizations and initiatives such as the use of t-shirts that depict the UN vote results over the years.
According to the activist, a priority of the movement is to incorporate more young people in the United States to efforts to eliminate the blockade and boost support for the Cuban Revolution.
Vergara warned that additional challenges are posed by Republican President Donald Trump, following his announcement to tighten the blockade and reverse advances in bilateral relations.