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comunistaUnder the slogan “Solidarity Yes – Blockade No,” dozens of Communist Parties around the world have signed a joint statement demanding the immediate lifting of the criminal US blockade against Cuba.

The text of the statement signed by the parties follows:

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread over the entire planet causing enormous human pain and loss, it tragically confirms the existence of two different approaches to organizing society: one that insists on putting profits and the imposing of global control above the health of the public and the general well-being of people; and the second one that places people, their health and well-being above all other interests.

“Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, on different continents peoples are witnessing the internationalism and solidarity exhibited by Cuba as it responds to calls for assistance by dispatching medical teams to tens of countries. This humanitarian response is the continuation of decades of disinterested practice when Cuban doctors and nurses have come to the assistance of countries stricken by natural disasters or epidemics.

“While the word ‘solidarity’ is echoed from different corners as the necessary approach for the entire globe to face the pandemic, the US has chosen to further harden the illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba. At critical times like these, when human lives are at stake, by imposing the extraterritoriality clause of the Helms-Burton Law, the US is obstructing the acquiring and delivery of personal protective equipment, ventilators, and test kits to Cuba. This is the most gruesome manifestation of the criminal 60-year-long blockade and its consequences for the life and economic development of Cuba and its people.

“Under these conditions we the undersigned Communist and Workers’ Parties:


Among the signatories of the joint statement:

Related:73 Communist & Workers Parties Demand Immediate Measures to Protect Peoples’ Health and Rights

Source:

Communist Party of Israel

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