Let’s GO to Cuba – experience it for yourself

International Workers Day, May 1, isn’t officially celebrated in the U.S. – at least not yet. However, in Cuba and in countries around the world, working-class organizations honor the 1886 Chicago fight for the 8-hour workday and the Haymarket martyrs framed up by the cops during a general strike that began on May 1.

This May Day, come to Cuba, the internationalist nation that sends doctors and builders, not bombs and destroyers. Home of the globally recognized Latin American School of Medicine, where youth from around the world – including Palestine and even the U.S. – become doctors. You will be warmly welcomed.

The 2024 U.S. Contingent to the International May Day Work and Solidarity Brigade is waiting for you. 

Work and live side-by-side with Cubans and delegations from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Visit workplaces, communities, historical sites, and learn about Cuba from Cubans, not from the U.S. corporate media.

Fly from U.S. airports on U.S. airlines to Jose Marti Airport in Havana; arrive on April 21 and return on May 4. The program, transportation inside Cuba, accommodations, meals, brigade t-shirt, plus Cuban visa, are included in the $865 package price. 

Joining it is easy. Take the first step by filling out this application. But don’t delay! Applications close March 20.

The International May Day Brigade provides a unique opportunity to meet and talk with Cuban workers, farmers and youth and to become better armed to return home and counter Washington’s lies and attacks against the revolution.

Each year, the National Network on Cuba works with ICAP (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples) to lead the U.S. delegation of the International May Day Brigade.

Our brigadistas are of all different ages, backgrounds, and walks of life! We give scholarships to help working-class U.S. people travel to Cuba for the first time.

Want to take a peek? Check out this video.

We see the reality of the Cuban Revolution beyond U.S. propaganda; build solidarity with mass organizations, unions, and the Cuban people; and truthfully bring back our Cuba experiences to our communities and organizations. Knowledge helps us to better fight against the illegal, inhumane U.S. blockade and to get Cuba off the especially punitive, unilateral U.S. “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list.

Find out about additional May Day 2024 delegations at NNOC.org/brigades, including specifically union-focused delegations with Building Relations with Cuban Labor and Los Angeles Hands Off Cuba, and other opportunities for respectful travel to Cuba throughout the year. Venceremos Brigade #52 will travel this summer. Applications are available now!

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