Solidarity was always an essential cornerstone of Irish Republicanism from Wolfe Tone, New Irelander's, Fenians, the Revolutionaries of 1916 right up to the present day. The Irish people sought support and solidarity from across the world for their struggle for national freedom but also gave solidarity to those engaged in similar struggles.
Today is no different, across the planet hundreds of millions of people are attempting to find a different forward in economic and social development. This desire of the people to find ways out of poverty, hunger and brutal exploitation has and is bringing them into conflict particularly in Latin America with the United States of America.
Now is the time for all those who believe in the right of the Irish people to self-determination to come forward and stand with the Cuban people. To oppose the six decade long illegal blockade of Cuba by the USA and its allies.
Cuba has taken an alternative path of economic and social development that many of the peoples of Latin America admire and look towards. Millions have benefited for Cuban medical assistance and medical training. All Cuba has and is asking for is that this illegal blockade be lifted and that it be allowed to decide its own future and to trade with whomever its likes. To decide its own economic and social development. Similar goals and aspirations of the Irish people over many centuries.
The PODSRF has called upon like minded people to join us in a day of action and solidarity with the Cuban people and to call for an end to this illegal blockade that has and is causing so much hurt to the Cuban people. We are asking people to take a small or large action this Saturday 24th July in their village, town or city across Ireland #UNBLOCK CUBA.
Show solidarity in order to receive solidarity.
Tommy Mc Kearney
Peadar O'Donnell Socialist Republican Forum