Washington, Oct 30 (Prensa Latina) U.S. activist Gail Walker considered it important to support Cuba at the Anti-Imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, when Cuba is currently under increasing attack from the U.S. government.
Walker, executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization-Pastors for Peace, will participate with other Americans in the event that will take place in Havana from November 1 to 3, with the presence of social movements and progressive forces from around the world.
We know that Cuba is under attack by Donald Trump’s administration, and we believe it is very significant to express our solidarity with him and meet with other members of the island’s community of friends around the world, Walker told Prensa Latina.
According to the activist, the meeting will be an opportunity to continue learning about the impact on Cuba of the U.S. executive’s continued aggressions, and to discuss how people defending the West Indian nation can expand their work.
We know that supporting Cuba means supporting social justice and other causes that we find very close to our hearts,’ added the co-director of the National Network of Solidarity with Cuba in the United States.
Walker also argued that defending Cuba is supporting Venezuela, another nation against which Trump’s government deploys numerous attacks.
We hope to learn more and return strengthened to continue our work, added the activist, who considered it necessary for people from other latitudes to know that within the United States there is a strong movement opposed to Washington’s blockade against Cuba.
Sometimes, when I go to other countries, it’s a surprise for Cuba’s friends at the international level to know how robust the opposition is against that siege here, and how long we’ve been in that confrontation, he added.
The leader of Pastors for Peace stressed that solidarity within the United States is not only the important caravans to the island that this organization organizes each year, or the trips of the Venceremos Brigade, but also many other events in U.S. territory and the organization of delegations to the neighboring country.
That is why he indicated that at the anti-imperialist meeting, which will take place at the Havana Convention Center, they will share information about the activities they carry out here, and they will look for ways to work together at the international level and for solidarity movements to support each other.
The meeting, which will address the new challenges of the left in the face of the growing hostility of imperialism, is expected to include the participation of more than a thousand delegates from social movements, political parties and figures, and personalities from the intellectual and academic world.