CCDS Stands with the Cuban People
November 14, 2021
On November 15th – the day that Cuba opens its schools and borders following the months-long pandemic – the U.S. government has engineered protests that are intended to subvert the economy and overthrow the Cuban government.
The operative organizing the protests through a Facebook page called Archipelago is Yunior García Aguilera, a Cuban playwright who has been exposed as a long-time U.S. agent. In an explosive interview on Cuban television, Dr. Carlos Vazquez Gonzalez revealed himself as a Cuban State Security Agent known as Fernando who has been functioning for more than 25 years in the circles of counter revolutionary Cubans. He has evidence to prove Garcia’s links to the U.S. government and the anti-Cuban mafia in Miami, also funded by the U.S. (See the report in Gramna: https://en.granma.cu/cuba/
The counter-revolutionary scheme, exposed by Dr. Gonzalez, is also connected to far right and fascist organizations internationally – and has been in the works for many years.
No country in the world allows its citizens to ally with foreign governments to overthrow its own government.
The Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism stands with the Cuban people and demands that the U.S. cease its subversive plans which are being paid for with U.S. taxpayer money in the millions of dollars funneled through NGO organizations and media outlets.
The cruel and inhumane, illegal economic blockade of Cuba and the additional brutal sanctions of the Trump administration are meant to inflict maximum suffering on the Cuban people in the hopes they will join a counterrevolutionary protest movement. The overthrow of the socialist government of Cuba has long been the goal of U.S. corporate interests and the far right who want to regain what they lost when the US-supported dictator Batista was overthrown in 1959.
Public opinion polls show that the U.S. people, by a large majority, support a return to diplomacy and a path towards normalization of relations with Cuba. President Biden was elected with a promise to repeal the onerous sanctions of the Trump administration and return to the diplomatic path set by his predecessor in the White House. We are waiting for him to live up to his campaign promise.
President Biden, we demand you lift the sanctions and end the economic warfare waged on Cuba, end the travel ban that prevents people to people contact, and normalize relations. To that end, CCDS urges its members and friends to:
1) Call your Member of Congress, and ask them to sign on to a Dear Colleague letter to President Biden issued by Reps. McGovern (D-MA), Bobby Rush (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Gregory Meeks (D-NY). It asks President Biden to change U.S. policy towards Cuba and return to diplomacy including the lifting of the embargo. See letter here: letterhttps://bit.ly/2YHcBAu
2) Help mobilize and join protests of U.S. policy in solidarity with Cuba on November 15th.
3) Continue to build support for legislation in Congress to end the embargo and travel ban – and make plans to visit Cuba.