Lift the embargo on Cuba

It has taken six months for this postcard to arrive from Cuba to Australia; posted in May 2018 it has just arrived in November of the same year.

I suspect it has something to do with the US embargo. I don’t know for sure but it strikes me that isolating Cuba economically from the rest of the world makes no sense. I’m not alone in that thinking, 189 nation states in the United Nations think the same.

It is time the US embargo on Cuba was lifted.

Someone visiting United States later in the year asked me have over being there. I said no. Asked why I said I won’t go unless the US lifts its embargo on Cuba. I recommend others do the same. I may not go anyway, given the nature of US imperialism.

Ian Curr
November 2018


postcard from CubaUN Votes 189-2 against the US Blockade of Cuba
The Brisbane branch of the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society joins with the vast majority of humanity in condemning the US blockade of Cuba, and welcomes the overwhelming international condemnation of the blockade by the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday 1st November.

In a tweet posted on the evening before, the U.S. mission to the United Nations positioned the vote as a choice on who has the moral high ground. ‘Every year Cuba puts forth a resolution that blames Cuba’s poverty, repression, and lack of freedom on the United States. Tomorrow the U.N. will hear what we have to say about that and countries will have to vote between Cuba or the U.S. Who will vote with us?’

Well the answer was: Israel.

The motion was passed 189 to 2 without abstentions.

Read more here:


Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
General Meeting
Tuesday 13 November 6.30 pm
QCU Level 2
16 Peel Street South Brisbane

ACFS Calendar – distribution
Organising our farewell to the Brigadistas / End-of-Year party
Project update

If you have other agenda items please forward them to:

in solidarity,

Lachlan Hurse, President, ACFS (Brisbane)
Order you 2019 Cuba Calendar now!

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, ACFS (Brisbane) members have created a special limited-edition calendar, using a selection of their wonderful photos taken in Cuba.

Funds raised will support our project in Cuba the Dream Circle, raising money for a children’s theatre group in Holguín. Click HERE to email through your details and the number of copies you would like.

The Calendar is A4, gloss with one month to a page. Price is $12 + $3 Postage and packaging.

Our mailing address is:
Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)
PO Box 5683
West End, Qld 4101

Authorised by Lachlan Hurse, President, Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (Brisbane)

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