The Revolutionary Communist Group, our newspaper Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! and our campaign in solidarity with socialist Cuba, Rock Around the Blockade are honoured to attend the Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism, convened by Socialist Cuba in Havana between 1-3 November.
From imperialist Britain –which invades, occupies and plunders oppressed countries around the globe, whilst imposing austerity on the working class at home- we raise the banner of Cuban socialism and its achievements. We stand in solidarity with the struggle to build socialism in Latin America and completely oppose the escalation of imperialist attacks on this struggle: We reject the intensification of the genocidal blockade on Cuba, we protest against the imposition of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, in particular picketing Esso petrol stations (which are owned by ExxonMobil, the first multi-national corporation to file a case under Title III). We oppose the continuous coup attempts against the democratically elected government of Nicolas Maduro and the murderous economic sanctions placed on Venezuela. We demand the Bank of England releases the $1.3bn worth of gold it is withholding from Venezuela and that Britain refuses to accept the extension of the US blockade to Europe. We oppose the US backed 'tranque' violence in Nicaragua in 2018 and stand in solidarity with the socialist movement in Bolivia, emphatically rejecting the attempts to launch a coup against the democratically elected government of Evo Morales.
II Call Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
Havana, November 1-3/2019.
The Anti-imperialist Meeting of Solidarity, for Democracy and against Neoliberalism will take place in Havana from November 1 to 3 of this year, organized by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), Central Organization of Cuban Trade Unions (CTC), along with the Cuban Chapter of Social Movements and the Continental Conference for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
The meeting in Havana expresses the Cuban Revolution´s decision to respond to the demand of the political, social left-wing and the Solidarity Movement with Cuba that our country continues to be a meeting point of the peoples struggles in our continent.
We have proposed the event to be a real contribution to confronting the current counterrevolutionary offensive of US imperialism, to the search for the widest possible unity of the leftist forces in the region and to strengthening militant solidarity with the just causes defended by the peoples. In the current political situation, marked by the aggressiveness of the Trump administration, new ways will be sought to reinforce solidarity with these causes in the world, mainly in our region.