Worldwide condemnation of anti-Cuba media campaign


THE Mexican chapter of the Defense of Humanity Network of Networks is circulating a petition titled “In Defense of Cuba” condemning the European Parliament for its interference in the island’s internal affairs, for violating UN nonintervention principles, and for thus joining “the criminal blockade to which the Cuban people have been subjected for the simple fact of not accepting impositions and defending the right to decide their own destiny with dignity and independence.” 

            Signed by Pablo González Casanova, Víctor Flores Olea and Ana Esther Ceceña, the petition is also supported by Danny Glover, Frei Betto, Alfonso Sastre, Thiago de Melo, Ignacio Ramonet, Jorge Sanjinés, León Rozitchner, Víctor Heredia, Danny Rivera, Gianni Miná, Atilio Borón, Stella Callón and Belén Gopegui, among many other intellectuals and artists. The text is open to signatories via the website 

The initial adherents come from Argentina, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Holland, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden, United States, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela.  

On Thursday the 18th, deputies from the Brazil-Cuba Parliamentary Group and representatives of social, youth and popular organizations in that country rejected the latest anti-Cuba media campaign. 

Participants in a solidarity demonstration outside the Cuban embassy in Brasilia carried Cuban flags and placards in support of the release of the five Cuban anti-terrorists unjustly incarcerated in the United States and for an end to that country’s economic blockade of Cuba. 

Using loudspeakers, various individuals expressed their support for the Revolution and condemned the current media campaign against the island in the wake of the death on hunger strike by a man convicted of common crimes, an event that has been manipulated by Havana’s enemies. 

Deputy Vanessa Grazziotin, president of the parliamentary group, and Depty Jó Moraes delivered to the Cuban embassy a motion of support and solidarity signed by a large number of Brazilian deputies. 

The Association of Cubans Resident in Uruguay reacted angrily to the phony campaign launched by a spurious section of the corporate media and condemned in particular the offensive interference by the European Parliament in Cuba’s internal affairs. “We know the dirty lies put out every day about Cuba.” 

In Spain, the State Coordinating Committee of Solidarity with Cuba (CESC) condemned the EU’s complicity with the policy of aggression implemented against the island by successive U.S. administrations. 

It a statement widely circulated in Madrid, the CESC attacked the recent resolution passed by the European Parliament in its attempt to put Cuba on trial for alleged human rights violations. 

In Lisbon, the José Martí  Portuguese Association confirmed its solidarity with Havana in the context of the media campaign. 

In Germany, members of the Cuba solidarity movement mobilized against these actions.

“For us, it’s very important to demonstrate to those paid lackeys that, independently of European Parliament resolutions and media manipulation, Cuba is not alone,” said Justo Cruz, from the Cuba Sí solidarity organization. (PL) 

Translated by Granma International


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