Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Hands Off Cuba! Solidarity statements from WFTU and PAME

In a statement about the recent imperialist-backed provocation against Cuba, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) points out:

The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 105 million workers in 133 countries on five continents, conveys its internationalist solidarity to the Cuban workers and People. We strongly condemn the recent provocations orchestrated by counterrevolutionary elements in Cuba, organised and financed from the United States for destabilising purposes.

The world class-oriented trade union movement supports the Cuban People in their struggle against these actions. We demand the lifting of the criminal blockade that for 60 years has been creating serious problems for the economy and the lives of the Cuban people.

We support the right of the Cuban People to decide for themselves, freely and democratically, about their present and future, without the intervention of the imperialists. We salute the workers of Cuba, who during the Pandemic demonstrated the solidarity and internationalism of a system that does not treat health and the needs of the people as commodities and that opposes the exploitation of man by man.
We assure the heroic Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC) that we are firmly on their side to repel this new anti-Cuban provocation.  Together until the victory, always.

PAME: Hands Off from Cuba!

The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) from Greece has issued the following statement:

PAME condemns the efforts of the imperialists and their mercenaries in Cuba who use the pandemic to overthrow the conquests of the Cuban Revolution.

Cuba is battling for life and for the future against the consequences of a murderous 6-decade embargo that, even during pandemic, prevents the import of a range of medical supplies and essential goods. The escalation of the difficulties faced by the Cuban people is a consequence of the escalation of the embargo measures by President Trump, which is maintained and continues by Biden.

And today come those who imposed and continue the murderous embargo and talk about a “humanitarian crisis” in Cuba and are supposedly anxious about the “Democracy and human rights” of Cubans. The same forces that kill people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, where the racist killing of blacks by police is a daily phenomenon. Where in the pandemic they passed laws to criminalize workers’ Strikes and trade union action and close hospitals as “unnecessary”, the same forces pretend to care about the rights of the Cuban people. The hypocrisy and lies of the imperialists are covered in the blood of their previous interventions for “Democracy and Human Rights”.

At a time when mass graves were being dug in the USA for the victims of the pandemic and privatized health, and in the EU governments were using the pandemic to cut wages, pensions and labor rights, the island of Fidel and Che took health protection measures for its people. They developed 5 coronavirus vaccines and sent medical aid to a number of countries around the world.

Millions of workers around the world greet and express their gratitude to the Cuban people for their steadfast international and humanitarian contribution in the fields of healthcare, education and culture. In defense of the workers’ and people’s conquests that even today are a symbol of the workers’ struggle internationally.

PAME expresses its solidarity with the workers and the people of Cuba against the new imperialist attempts to strike and undermine the Cuban revolution.

Cuba is not alone!

¡Hasta La Vistoria, Siempre!