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June 23, 2023
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CODEPINK, NNOC and More Protest at White House on June 25 to Demand Biden Take Cuba off the List of "State Sponsors of Terrorism"
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 25, CODEPINK, National Network on Cuba (NNOC), and numerous other organizations will gather at the White House to demand President Biden remove Cuba from the List of "State Sponsors of Terrorism." This protest, which marks the culmination of a week-long series of activities across the country, aims to put an end to the economic terror imposed on Cuba by the United States and to denounce U.S. imperialism and global terror.
“For all too long, the people of Cuba have suffered under the shadow of this outdated and oppressive policy. Families have been torn apart, jobs lost, and futures shattered. The U.S. should be working towards being a good neighbor and building a respectful and cooperative relationship with Cuba.” explains Michelle Ellner, CODEPINK Latin America organizer.
The protest outside the White House on June 25 will be a pivotal moment in the ongoing struggle for justice and equality. It is an opportunity for individuals to stand up against U.S. imperialism and global terror, and to demand a more compassionate and just foreign policy. The action will take place 2-4pm (ET.)
In addition, there will be a solidarity protest in Los Angeles to demand that Council members address the suffering caused by the terrorist designation and U.S. blockade against the people of Cuba.
The purpose of the LA protest is to urge Council members to prioritize the proposed resolution on the Council agenda, recognizing the urgent need to alleviate the hardships faced by the Cuban people due to the ongoing blockade and terrorist designation. CODEPINK calls for solidarity in this crucial moment, emphasizing the importance of taking action to address the unjust policies that have severely impacted the lives of the Cuban population. The action will take place from 2-4pm (PT) outside the Westwood Federal Building located at 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Both actions seek to amplify the voices of those advocating for justice and an end to the unjust treatment of Cuba. It serves as a platform for individuals and organizations to express their opposition to the U.S. government's policies towards Cuba and its detrimental impact on the Cuban people. The day promises to be a powerful display of unity and solidarity, bringing together activists, community leaders, and concerned citizens from all walks of life. By joining forces, CODEPINK, NNOC, and their allies aim to send a clear message to the Biden administration: it is time to remove Cuba from the List of "State Sponsors of Terrorism" and put an end to the economic aggression against the island nation.
CODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs, and other life-affirming programs. Learn more at www.codepink.org.
The National Network on Cuba (NNOC) is a coalition of organizations united in solidarity with Cuba. NNOC works to end the U.S. blockade, normalize relations, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation between the United States and Cuba. Learn more at www.nnoc.info.