(Summary prepared by the Cultural Association "José Martí"-Solidarity with Cuba)
Athens, 22 October. From a call of the Cultural Association "José Martí"-Solidarity with Cuba to the members and friends of the Association, as well as representatives of other organizations, was held virtually, on October 20, 2020 (National Day of Cuban Culture), the official launch of the European #UnblockCuba campaign in Greece. At the event, Cuba's ambassador to Greece, Zelmys María Domínguez Cortina, as well as the President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples (ICAP), Fernando González Llort, addressed a greeting through messages. In addition, Damayantis Pacheco, representative of the Association of Cubans residing in Greece and Europe, was present.
After a brief presentation of the campaign, its purposes and the need to join all forces with the common objective of the total lifting of the blockade against Cuba, representatives of other solidarity groups with Cuba, such as the Greek Initiative for the Award of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to the Cuban International Medical Brigade "Henry Reeve", took the floor, the Hellenic-Cuban Association of Kalamata "Venceremos", the network of bloggers La Red Solid@ria Griega, the Pan-Hellenic Mobilization Coordination against War (PAKS), the National Solidarity Committee "We are all Venezuela", as well as friends from Cuba from different political and social sectors of both the capital of Athens and the province, especially Thessaloniki.
It is recalled that the campaign to collect signatures against blocking, collecting and disclosing solidarity videos and denouncing the unfair and criminal blockade by Greek personalities, the photographic campaign "I stand with Cuba" and a widespread campaign on Greek social networks, where dozens of websites, fb pages and YouTube channels are participating.
In this productive meeting of more than 25 people, interesting proposals were made for concrete actions in the context of the campaign, such as the production and dissemination of audiovisual material on social networks and alternative information media, a broader call for participation in the campaign, aimed at anti-imperialist, trade unionist and local organizations, as well as different groups, mayors and parliamentary sectors.
The campaign will also be enriched by street actions, such as the annual anti-imperialist march on 17 November and will culminate, with a large artistic event, possibly a concert, in May where Cuba's Annual Resolution on Genocidal and Criminal Blockade will be discussed at the United Nations.
P.d. In the coming days, we will have the full video of the meeting (in Greek) and also a video of the same meeting, shorter, for the dissemination of the campaign on social networks that can also be seen abroad.