Cuba Today, Spring 2001
Date:2001
Organisation:Cuba Support Group Ireland
Publication:Cuba Today
Issue:Spring 2001
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Subjects: Cuba

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Commentary From The Cedar Lounge Revolution

28th December 2015

Many thanks to IEL for donating this to the Archive.

This eight page A4 documents published by the Cuba Support Group Ireland covers a wide range of topics. The front page notes under the heading ‘No More Excuses!’ that:

The end of the Clinton presidency is also the end of the enduring myth that Clinton would be ‘easier’ on Cuba. Despite all the evidence – the Cuban Democracy Act and the Helms/Burton Act just to give two examples – many peoples still harboured until the end the notion that Clinton would make some move to normalise relations with Cuba. He didn’t. As the Cubans said all along, he was never going to.

It warns against ‘anybody harbouring any fancy notions about Bush’ and argues that:

There can be no more ambiguities, no more wishful thinking. Join the growing movement of solidarity with Cuba today.

In other pieces it notes that the Cuban Ambassador to Britain and Ireland presented his credentials to President McAleese. It also notes an attack in the Irish Times on Cuba. It notes ‘solidarity in action’ including the despatch of Irish containers containing medical equipment to Havana.

There is a report from the 2nd World Solidarity Conference and mention is made of the then 9th successive year where the United Nations General Assembly condemned the US blockade of Cuba.

Various other pieces examine the re-election of Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and ‘another attempt on Castro’s Life’.


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