[Marxism] Full-page ad to be in the Miami Herald April 27

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 26 16:34:35 MDT 2006


(Pastor Valle-Garay was the Nicaraguan ambassador to Canade
during the administration of the Daniel Ortega of the FSLN.)
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TEXT OF AD WITH SIGNATURES:
http://www.miami.com/multimedia/miami/news/encasa.pdf
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From: Pastor Valle-Garay [mailto:pastor at yorku.ca] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 3:10 PM
To:  Walter Lippmann 
Subject: ENCASA (In tomorrow's Miami Herald)  
Statement by Cuban Intellectuals residing in the US 
against the US blockade   
Importance: High

 
Dear ENCASA/US-CUBA colleagues,

This week marks the public (and historic) debut of ENCASA/US-CUBA,
and of our efforts to work together to change U.S. policy toward
Cuba.

A full-page ad will be published this Thursday, April 27, in Section
A of the Miami Herald, with the full text of our ENCASA declaration,
followed by the names, titles and affiliations of the 104 Cuban
American signatories from whom we received signed releases by
yesterday's deadline. A copy of the statement, as it will appear in
the Herald, is attached below.

On that same day, an ENCASA/US-CUBA press conference will be held in
Miami which we expect will be widely covered by the local print and
broadcast media (press, TV and radio). As ENCASA members you are
invited to attend this press conference. It will be held at noon on
Thursday, April 27, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. For
details see the copy of the press release that will be sent tomorrow
to the media, attached below.

Simultaneously on Thursday, a letter with a copy of the full-page ad
in the Herald will be sent to all members of Congress, as well as to
key U.S.-Cuba policymakers in the State Department and elsewhere.
Those of you in the Miami area especially will want to get copies of
the Herald, and follow the media coverage of the day's events as the
week unfolds. We will try to keep you apprised of that coverage and
of the immediate aftermath of Thursday's events.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Sí se puede,

ENCASA/US-CUBA Steering Committee:

María Isabel Alfonso and Lillian Manzor (University of Miami); Ruth
Behar (University of Michigan); Marta Caminero-Santangelo (University
of Kansas); Max Castro (Independent Scholar); María Cristina García
(Cornell University); Elizabeth Cerejido and Lisandro Pérez (Florida
International University); Félix Masud-Piloto (DePaul University);
Rubén G. Rumbaut (University of California, Irvine); and Silvia
Wilhelm (Executive Director, Puentes Cubanos).


Rubén G. Rumbaut
Professor of Sociology and Co-Director,
Center for Research on Immigration, Population, and Public Policy
3151 Social Science Plaza
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=4999



ENCASA/US-CUBA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:        
Lillian Manzor: (305) 284-4129 or (305) 720-1196
Lisandro Pérez: (305) 348-3344 or (305) 528-7055

 

100 PROMINENT CUBAN AMERICAN INTELLECTUALS 
FORM NATIONAL NETWORK 
TO DENOUNCE U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA

MIAMI, April 26, 2006

More than 100 Cuban American scholars and writers, residing
throughout the U.S., have united to form the Emergency Network of
Cuban American Scholars and Artists for Change in U.S.-Cuba Policy
(ENCASA/US-CUBA), with the aim of reversing a failed and morally
bankrupt U.S. policy toward Cuba. The network is issuing a
declaration that will be published on Thursday, April 27, as a
full-page ad in The Miami Herald, along with the list of names and
affiliations of the signatories. The publication of the statement and
signatures will be followed in Miami by a press conference to be held
at noon, Thursday April 27, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables.

ENCASA/US-CUBA is a true nationwide effort. Cuban American members of
the network reside in 26 states and 60 different cities. More than 80
percent are affiliated with universities, and over 60 different
universities are represented among the signatories, including some of
the nation’s leading institutions. More than a third of those on the
list are full Professors. Other members include artists, writers,
curators, playwrights, poets, novelists, attorneys, and editors.

Despite the notable presence of Cuban Americans in the nation’s
universities, cultural institutions, and creative endeavors, never
before has the community of scholars and artists mobilized itself in
a concerted fashion to speak out against the direction of U.S.-Cuba
policy and in favor of a policy consistent with U.S. principles and
ideals. The group asserts that U.S. policy toward Cuba has been “a
political and moral failure for almost half a century.” “We are
determined,” the statement reads, “that no longer will others in our
community speak for us as they continue to insist on taking this
country down a misguided path that has served neither the best
interests of the United States nor those of the Cuban people.” Of
special concern to ENCASA/US-CUBA are the anti-family measures
spawned by the 2004 Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, its
provisions undermining the free exchange of ideas, and restrictions
on travel by U.S. citizens.
 

ENCASA/U.S.-CUBA PRESS CONFERENCE

Date: Thursday, April 27th

Time: 12:00 noon

Place: The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables,

IN THE MARBELLA ROOM, LOCATED OFF THE MAIN LOBBY OF THE HOTEL





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