Solidarity Yes - Blockade No: Communist and Workers' Parties

Communist and Workers' Parties have issued a joint declaration on the criminal US blockade on Cuba.
Friday, 17 April 2020 09:47

Communist and Workers' Parties, including the Communist Party of Turkey, have issued a joint declaration and demanded the immediate lifting of the criminal US blockade on Cuba.

The full statement is as follows:




As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread over the whole planet causing enormous human pain and loses, it tragically confirms the existence of two different approaches: one insisting to put profits and imposition of global control above public health and the wellbeing of their own people, and a different one putting people, their health and wellbeing, above all other interests. 

Amidst Covid-19 pandemic, in different continentspeoples become witnesses of the internationalism and solidarity exhibited by Cuba as it responds to calls for assistance by dispatching medical teams to tenths of countries.  This humanitarian response is a continuation of decades of disinterested practice when Cuban doctors and nurses came to the help of countries stricken by natural disasters or epidemics. 

Whilst the word “Solidarity” is echoed from different corners as the necessary approach for the whole planet to face the pandemic, the US choose to further harden the illegal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba. At these critical times, when human lives are at stake, the US, by imposing the extraterritoriality clause of the Helms-Burton Law, obstruct personal protective equipment, ventilators, and test kits to be acquired or reach Cuba. This is the most gruesome manifestation of the criminal 60-year-long blockade and its consequences for the life and economic development of Cuba and its people.


Under these conditions we the undersigned Communist and Workers’ Parties:


  • denounce the criminal US economic, commercial and financial blockade on Cuba
  • demand the immediate lifting of the illegal US blockade on Cuba
  • express our gratitude for Cuba’s solidarity extended to peoples in need through its medical teams
  • reiterate our solidarity with the Communist Party of Cuba, the Cuban Government and People in their struggle to defend the socialist path of development

Solidarity YES – Blockade NO


The Joint Declaration is open for signatures

Communist Party of Argentina
Communist Party of Armenia
Communist Party of Australia
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Workers’ Party of Belgium
Communist Party of Britain
New Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Canada
Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
Communist Party of Cuba
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party in Denmark
Workers’ Party of Korea
Communist Party of Ecuador
Communist Party of Finland
DKP-German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers’ Party
Communist Party of India (Marxist)
Tudeh Party of Iran
Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
Communist Party of Israel
Communist Refoundation Party - Italy
Italian Communist Party -PCI
Communist Party –Italy
Communist Party of Malta
Communist Party of Mexico
New Communist Party of Netherlands
Communist Party of Norway
Palestinian People’s Party
Palestinian Communist Party
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of Spain
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain –PCPE
Communist Party of Sri Lanka
Communist Party of Swaziland
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party USA
Communist Party of Venezuela