V.B. Contingent #46, Summer 2015
The 46th contingent of the VB will travel to Cuba in the summer of 2013. Although exact dates are to be determined, the trip wil be approximately 2 weeks during July. If you are interested in participating, please contact us.
From Ferguson to NYC to Cuba
Venceremos Brigade and Black Lives Matter present an open dialogue and panel discussion on solidarity movements for racial justice
Monday, January 19
2:00 - 5:00 pm
Correctional Association of New York
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., Suite 200
New York, NY
Refreshments will be served
Live streaming: Tune in to: http://dropc.am/p/ZeGpHP
Statement on the Release of the Cuban 5 and
Changes in U.S. Policy Towards Cuba
December 17, 2014 will be remembered as a joyful day in the history of Cuba–U.S. relations.
On this day, our three brothers, Gerardo, Antonio, and Ramón, were released from US prisons after more than 16 years of unjust incarceration. They were reunited in their homeland with their families, with their comrades, René and Fernando, and with the people of Cuba, who have been engaged in an unwavering struggle for their freedom since 1998.
On this day, too, President Obama announced some of the most significant changes in US policy toward Cuba since diplomatic ties were broken in 1961, two years after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. These changes are to include the restoration of diplomatic relations between our two countries, further loosening of the ban on travel to Cuba from the US, easing of trade and financial restrictions, and increased cooperation in the fields of health care, disaster response, and telecommunications, among others.