Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 26: Celebration in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution

Annual July 26th Celebration in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.

Saturday, July 26th

The 1199/SEIU Building Martin Luther King Labor Center,
310 West 43rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues),
(Times Square Subway Stop).

Cuba Solidarity New York urges everyone to attend this year's annual July 26th Celebration in solidarity with the Cuban Revolution.

The theme of this year's Celebration is "Change in Continuity, Continuity in Change."

The featured speaker will be a representative of the Cuban Mission to the UN, as well as a moving film with relatives of the Cuban Five made by New York filmmakers Sally O'Brien and Jennifer Wager. There will be food, drink and music.

This years event will take place as rampant speculation, disinformation, and wishful thinking envelopes big-business media coverage of Cuban reality since Fidel Castro, for reasons of health, declined to put himself forward in nomination for re-election as President of the Cuban Council of State and the election of Raul Castro to that position.

The issue of Cuba has also entered into this year’s Presidential election campaign as Republican John McCain and Democrat Barak Obama, both of whom support continued U. S. sanctions, engage in a tactical debate over whether or not to liberalize travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans or engage in any direct diplomatic contact with the revolutionary Cuban government, and whether or not such “adjustments” would advance their common aim of destroying the Cuban Revolution and its example for the volatile Latin America of today.

In solidarity and struggle,
Cuba Solidarity New York

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