Pastors for Peace

In Economic Justice, International politics, International Public Health, International Trade, Laws & Regulation, US Politics on June 21, 2006 at 9:44 am

Last night I went to an event in Northampton, MA that was hosting the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba. This is the 17th year the organization, run under the umbrella of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, has pulled together this trip to bring awareness to the ugliness of the US led embargo against Cuba and to bring some humanitarian relief. All of this is done openly and without permission from the US government.

I and one of my best friends offered last night, and again this morning, to join this specific bus of the caravan going along the east coast of the US (there are many more buses traveling south throughout the country). If there is space on the bus, we will be joining the other travellers/ambassadors later this morning. This and the other caravans will meet in Texas, before passing through the border to Mexico and flying to Cuba for eight days in July.

I will be sure to keep people posted on the caravans progress, whether I am riding with them or not.


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