Skip navigation

Tuesday, September 6 Capitol Calling Party

Tuesday, September 6 Capitol Calling Party

On Tuesday, September 6, join CODEPINK Congress and Massachusetts Peace Action to discuss Biden's continuation of Trump-era policies that persecute Cuba and their implications.

While President Biden fist-bumps with Saudi autocrats, he continues Trump’s persecution of Cuba, an island nation with a proud revolutionary history. Despite a slight easing of some Trump-imposed restrictions, the White House refuses to lift most of the sanctions, end the blockade or remove Cuba from a state sponsor of terrorism list. Cuba does not sponsor terror; it sponsors global healthcare by sending doctors and nurses all over the world and excelling at medical innovation at home. 

Trump’s main justification for putting Cuba on the terrorist list was because Cuba has given asylum to some of the National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels from Colombia, but Cuba did that as part of a peace process that was supported internationally. Moreover, the new president of Colombia has asked Cuba to once again mediate negotiations with the ELN, and has publicly asked Biden to take Cuba off the infamous list. 

Biden’s refusal to take Cuba off the terror list means that it’s difficult for Cuba to engage in international trade or obtain loans to meet urgent needs, such as providing environmental remediation and medical support to victims of the recent devastating oil tanker fire in the Matanzas region.

Join CODEPINK Congress as we delve into the politics behind Biden’s reactionary Cuba policies and demand Biden remove Cuba from the terror list.


Featured Guests:

Dr. Arturo Lopez-Levy is a political analyst for CNN Spanish and author of the book “Raul Castro and the New Cuba: A Close-Up view of Change”. He has been a fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue, the Aspen Institute Socrates Society and a consultant for the New America Foundation. In 2005, Lopez-Levy received the Leonard Marks Foreign Policy Award of the American Academy of Diplomacy. In the spring of 2020, Dr. Lopez-Levy was a Fulbright Visiting Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.


Manolo De Los Santos is the co-executive director of the People’s Forum in New York City and is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He co-edited, most recently, Viviremos: Venezuela vs. Hybrid War (LeftWord Books/1804 Books, 2020) and Comrade of the Revolution: Selected Speeches of Fidel Castro (LeftWord Books/1804 Books, 2021). He was a co-coordinator of the People’s Summit for Democracy and worked at the Martin Luther King Center in Havana.

Can we count you in?






Marcy Winograd ·

385 RSVPS d maier Veronica Rocha Angel Ferrer Ra Al Stephanie Williams Daniel Burke Akio Tanaka Joseph Callahan john schmid lillian herz Gail Brown Robert McCloskey Mary Reese-Upton Becca Gardner richard blake Steven Evans Medea Benjamin David Sonneborn Roger Underhill Brian Garvey Michael Lindley Linda Milazzo Milazzo Karla Sand Patricia Murphy Sally Weiss David Hartsough Lyle Adley-Warrick Ah Gh Jeffery Hull David Mandel Felecia Frierson Joette Storm Norma J F Harrison susan mirsky Ann Tiffany Cynthia Lazarenko thomas hardesty laura carlsen Catherine Hourcade Richard Burrill Marytheresa Mazzuca Anne H Laroche Wolfe Erlichman Donald Smith Brenda Shunn Brad Griffith Marinieves Palmero Peggy Lalor

Who's RSVPing

  • d signed 134 days ago

  • Veronica signed 150 days ago

  • Angel signed 153 days ago

  • Ra signed 154 days ago

  • Stephanie signed 154 days ago

  • Daniel signed 154 days ago

  • Akio signed 154 days ago

  • Joseph signed 154 days ago

  • john signed 154 days ago

  • lillian signed 154 days ago

  • Gail signed 154 days ago

  • Robert signed 154 days ago

  • Mary signed 154 days ago

  • Becca signed 154 days ago

  • richard signed 154 days ago

  • Steven signed 154 days ago

  • Medea signed 154 days ago

  • David signed 154 days ago

  • Roger signed 154 days ago

  • Brian signed 154 days ago

  • Michael signed 154 days ago

  • Linda Milazzo signed 154 days ago

  • Karla signed 154 days ago

  • Patricia signed 154 days ago

  • Sally signed 154 days ago

  • David signed 154 days ago

  • Lyle signed 154 days ago

  • Ah signed 154 days ago

  • Jeffery signed 154 days ago

Showing 30 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.