Afro Cuban musicians performing at a concert

If you have been following the news the situation in Cuba is worsening, on the medical and food front DUE TO THE INTENSIFICATION OF THE BLOCKADE AND CUBA BEING PUT ON THE SSOT LIST.

Anything, like this concert, we can do to win political & economic support is important.


Here is the link. The venue only holds 100…so don’t count on buying your tickets at the door. iF YOU CANNOT ATTEND YOU CAN STILL PURCHASE A TICKET AND IT SHALL GO FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT AFFORD THE $20.

Cuban TV did a special news interview & the CTC newspaper, Trabajadores, wrote an article on the concert…promoting it. (Obviously, as an example of SOLIDARITY, what can be done to assist Cuba politically and economically)

Our committee is growing and winning new support at two recent BAYAN/PUSO meetings (totalling 100 filipina youth activists) featuring Filipina unionist Mylene Cabalona, ILWU S.CA. District Council passage of a resolution against Cuba on the SSOT list, film showings of Cubana455, the IAM and ILWU bought blocks of concert tickets for members!, participation of LAHOC members in strike activities by HERE, SAG/AFTRA and SEIU, plus new collaboration with the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.

All of this is what makes our committee uniquely focused on Cuba with strong ties to more than 50 unions, groups and prominent individuals.

Hopefully we’ll see you at the “Welcome Back the Sanctuary of Hope Delegation to Cuba” event at the IAM hall. Same day, 8.27 @ 2pm.

Mark Friedman

By Mark Friedman

Mark Friedman is a veteran trade union activist of the International Association of Machinists and the California Teachers Association unions. As a former marine science teacher in an inner-city LA high school he developed a program to hook inner-city Black and Latinx youth in science through unique Marine biology courses and club.