The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity
congratulates the government and the Cuban people for their emphatic
victory yesterday at the General Assembly of the United Nations in which
191 countries voted overwhelmingly for the 26 time, in favor of the Resolution
"Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo
imposed by the United States against Cuba". Only two countries voted
against it: the United States and its satellite Israel.
We reject the disrespectful and interventionist statement of
Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, that was cloaked in
dishonesty and does not reflect the sentiments of the people of the U.S.,
the majority of whom support an end to the blockade. Her words were not
only offensive to Cuba but all member countries of the General
Assembly. In her talk she insulted and mocked the great majority of the
nations of the planet dismissing their overwhelming support for Cuba and
calling the vote meaningless "political theater."
Her intervention not only revealed a new height of imperial
arrogance and ignorance, but the absolute disdain for the entire
international community. Large countries such as Russia, China, India to
the small Jamaica, not only voted against the blockade but had
memorable interventions, that brought together the global political
spectrum from the right, center and left, to express the need to end a
failed policy that causes enormous suffering to the Cuban people and
affects people of the United States as well.
We denounce the arrogance and interference of the United
States that pretends to have the right to decide about the life, the
economy and the form of government of the small neighboring Cuba
that forged its definitive independence on January 1, 1959. A
historic act that the empire has never forgiven them for.
The United States lacks the moral character to talk about
democracy and human rights, as it has emerged as the main violator. Its
endless wars of occupation has left millions dead, has destroyed a
significant part of the heritage of humanity, and has caused hundreds of
thousands of refugees, orphans and maimed. It possesses the largest
arsenal of nuclear weapons and is the main threat to peace. Behind each
coup d'état and targeted killing, behind the torture and the prison
camps, is the evil imprint of the United States.
While they are busy filling the world with pain,
small, besieged and blocked Cuba for more than half a century, even under
the most difficult circumstances, has constituted an example of dignity
and international solidarity. Cuba has never occupied or threatened another
country, on the contrary it has helped them in their struggles for
freedom including helping to put an end to the shameful regime of
apartheid in Angola. Its medical and educational missions do not use
lethal weapons, Cuba is synonymous with the love for humanity.
The cynicism and the interventionist appetite from the
imperial representative mirrors an absence of dignity and honesty who,
like her President, inspires a shadow of shame for the millions of people
of the United States leaving the world in a stupor to witness in the most
grotesque form what the great US writer Gore Vidal once said,
"The United States is mired in its biggest political, ethical and
moral crisis ". Never has the isolation and loneliness of the U.S.
Along with the government and the people of Cuba, and the
millions of men and women of goodwill, represented in the 191 countries
who said No More Blockade, we will continue denouncing, resisting and
struggling for the end of a criminal and reactionary policy fueled by
The blockade continues, the international solidarity must
No to the Blockade! No to the occupation of Guantanamo! No
to the regime change plans!