#LetCubaLive: Quebec union supports Cuba ‘Off the List’ million signatures campaign

The Confederation of National Trade Unions (CSN) General Assembly, representing roughly 300,000 workers in Quebec, has just adopted a resolution to support the “OFF the List” Million Signature campaign launched by International Peoples Assembly affiliates in Latin America. Online signatures with more information can be found at LetCubaLive.info

Addressed to U.S. President Biden, the campaign is part of the growing international demand that Biden write the simple letter to Congress required to remove Cuba from the U.S. State Department “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list. The spurious list falsely uses “terrorism” terminology to prevent any international economic transactions with countries unilaterally added at the whim of the U.S. administration.

The CSN is the first national labor federation known to support this campaign. However, in the U.S., more than 30 local unions and Central Labor Councils have passed specific “OFF the List” resolutions this year. Most recently, the Los Angeles Labor Federation added its endorsement to this demand.

Through its Resolutions Task Force, the National Network on Cuba (NNOC) has accumulated over 100 declarations from City Councils, County Commissions, State Legislatures, School Boards, labor unions, central labor councils, and other organizations opposing the U.S. anti-Cuba policies. This unilateral war against Cuba intentionally creates hardships and shortages on the island with the 60-year failed goal of restoring capitalist exploitation of Cuba’s resources and people. 

On June 25, the NNOC rallied at the White House as part of their “Off the List” campaign.

On Nov. 1 and 2, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on a resolution calling for the U.S. to end the blockade of Cuba. Since 1992, the almost unanimous annual vote representing all but a couple of the world’s 193 countries stands with Cuba. Only the United States and Israel consistently voted to maintain the blockade, except for 2015, when both abstained, making the vote unanimous.

The petitions and resolutions will demonstrate that the people of the U.S. are arm-in-arm with the global sentiment. Biden! Take Cuba “Off the List.”

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