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Issue #1847      November 7, 2018


UN resolution against the US blockade wins for the 27th time

Cuba for the 27th consecutive time has won the support of 189 countries who believe the US blockade is illegal and inhumane and must be lifted. The only two countries voting in favour of the blockade were the United States and Israel.

The US attempted to disrupt and divide the vote with a tactic of introducing eight paragraphs of amendments that had to be debated creating a delay in the vote. The move didn’t work for the Trump Administration and the result was a resounding victory for Cuba.

Solidarity groups all over the world demanded the lifting of the US blockade in front of US Embassies and Consulates. In Perth the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society and supporters demanded the end of the US blockade outside the US consulate on Adelaide Terrace, attracting the attention of the Australian Federal Police. One AFP officer took a leaflet telling the society they would pass it onto the US Consul.

The presence of a couple of car loads of AFP drew the attention of passers-by who approached the group for information and took leaflets. They were able to listen to the speakers and read leaflets giving information about the over US$900 billion of damage Cuba has sustained from a blockade overwhelmingly rejected by the world. The call went out to End the Blockade.

Down with the US blockade!

Long live Socialist Cuba!

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