Over night word has been received that the Pastors for Peace Caravan, which challenges the U.S. blockade of Cuba on an annual basis, has been stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Pastors for Peace buses are carrying medicines and other materials to show their solidarity with the people of Cuba.
Rev. Thomas Smith, Pastors for Peace spokesperson, told ANSWER, "We've had 31 computers seized by the Customs and Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border. These computers were destined for classrooms, clinic and hospitals in Cuba. These are 31 classrooms, clinics and hospitals that now will not have the opportunity to have computers." Smith vowed to "maintain a demonstration until we get the computers back" and called upon all opponents of the U.S. blockade to take a moment to protest this outrageous and cruel confiscation of humanitarian materials by contacting the following:
1] The US representatives to New Zealand
The Embassy - Wellington
Phone: 04) 462 6000 Fax: 04) 499 0490
The Consulate General – Auckland
3] The Border Patrol, under the Department of Homeland Security, which can be reached at +877-227-5511
4] The Office of Foreign Assets Control which can be reached at + 1-800-540-6322 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In your phone calls and emails demand the immediate release of all items belonging to the Pastors for Peace Caravan, which have been seized at the U.S.-Mexico border. Let them know that you stand with the Caravan members who are currently protesting at the border, that you oppose the blockade of Cuba.
Take action right now!More info:
*Pacific Free Press
*19th US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan
*Journey to Cuba with the Pasters
*"Cuba si, bloqueo no"