written by ACFS Perth at Monday, January 9, 2012
Statement by the 29th Southern Cross Brigade condemning the US economic embargo against Cuba.
1. On this day, Thursday 5 January 2012, the 29th Southern Cross Brigade from Australia proclaims fraternal solidarity to the Cuban people and expresses gratitude for the opportunity to meet Cuban people and obtain an understanding of the Cuban Revolution’s success;
2. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade congratulates the success of the Cuban Revolution, particularly in the areas of health, education, culture and sport, as an example for other developing countries of the world.
3. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade condemns the imposition by the US of the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Cuban people. These unjust and unfair actions of the US Government are an attempt to interfere with the sovereignty of the Cuban people, and an attempt to impose US political structures inside Cuba for the benefit of the US.
4. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade considers that the unfair blockade is an agressive act designed to inhibit Cuba’s economic and social progress. The unfair US blockade has brought substantial damage to the Cuban economy and prevents the Cuban people from achieving the same opportunities for economic progress and wellbeing that is currently enjoyed by all other peoples of the world.
5. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade calls for worldwide support to the Cuban people in their continuing opposition to the unfair US blockade, and supports all efforts by governments, citizens and corporations to work against and stop the unfair blockade.
6. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade supports the efforts of the United Nations, the European Community and other Governments in maintaining normal economic, commercial and financial relationships with Cuba.
7. The 29th Southern Cross Brigade calls on the Australian Government, its agencies, the Australian people and non-government organisations to express support to the Cuban people and express opposition to the unfair US blockade in all relevant forums and actions.