Cuban women stage hunger strike outside the UN to call attention to the humanitarian disaster in Cuba

For 62 long years the international community has turned a blind eye to the brutal repression and misery suffered by the Cuban people. Three women try to end that inexcusable indifference.

Via Notes from the Cuban Exile Quarter:

Cuban women on hunger strike outside the United Nations in New York City to draw attention to humanitarian emergency in Cuba

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” – Mohandas Gandhi

Three Cuban women are on hunger strike in front of the United Nations in New York City. There names are Anisley Pérez, Niurka Prestamos and Yamisderky Pelier, They are on a hunger strike until a United Nations official meets with them and recognizes that there is a humanitarian emergency underway in Cuba. They traveled from Miami to New York City and initiated the hunger strike on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

They are not alone. Seven human rights organizations on July 13, 2021 issued a call for international solidarity with Cubans and denounced violent repression on the Island. Among the organizations are the Christian Democrat Organization of America, UN Watch, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Victims of Communism, the International Society for Human Rights, and the Forum for Religious Freedom – Europe and among the five points agreed to, the fifth was a request for a humanitarian corridor.

“We ask for the opening of a humanitarian channel, independent of the Cuban state, which allows the arrival of food and medicines directly to the people, understanding that on numerous previous occasions the Cuban government has blocked and confiscated the aid collected and sent in the past.”

If you are in the New York City area, or can get up there for a few days, these women need help to maintain their hunger strike. They are exposed to the elements, and need water. Now is the time for solidarity.

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2 thoughts on “Cuban women stage hunger strike outside the UN to call attention to the humanitarian disaster in Cuba”

  1. If it were only indifference, the matter wouldn’t be nearly so harmful. Alas, it’s also collaborationism with evil, as in complicity with it, regardless of motive. Castro, Inc. has always needed help, and it’s always gotten it.

  2. I applaud them for their effort, but when Cubans do things, lamentably, we’re always a bit shoddy, or as we would call it, chapusero. I know the mindset of activists in leftist NYC and they do things professionally.

    “Leftists” would have gotten professionally made signs and had flyers in English that explains their cause to hand out. What the hell does that green sign mean? [That’s what Americans are going to think] when they see that is says, “Stop the Cuban.” If she can’t write properly in English, get someone to do it for her. Also, it doesn’t cost much money to go to Kinkos and get professionally done signs. Finally, stop it with the Cuban flags! The message that Cuban-Americans are sending Americans with all of these Cuban flags is that they really don’t feel too American.

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