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Cuba wants to help

Cuba wants to help.
This is a moving story
of human support
beyond Ideological differences.
Lets support this.
It is a good thing.

Date:   9/5/2005 1:09:32 PM   ( 16 y ) ... viewed 1370 times

Please read this poem:

One of the stories that touched me deepest
yesterday, before it got in the regular press
was about how Fidel Castro wanted
to send REAL HELP. Cuba has
lots of experience dealing with the people
side of human conditions.

They were ready to
send emergency medical helpers and kits
to get in there sloshing in the mud with the people
who really needed the help.

I started to cry.

IT reminded me of growing up in East Los Angeles
and the sensitivity of the neighbors who were really
"down home" neighbors. You could count on them.

I was saddened because it sounded lilke our Government
would not accept help from a Country that was supposedly.
"once an enemy."

This is a time to become
closer to everyone
who comes wanting to help
and see beyond differences.

your eg

-- "A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition"

> From: "A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition"
> To:
> Subject: Tell Bush & Congress: Accept Cuba's offer
> to send doctors to the hurricane victims!
> Urgent Alert - Take Action Now!
> Tell Bush & Congress:
> The A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition has set up an easy-to-use
> way to send Bush and Congress a message. Use the
> link below to tell them: "Accept Cuba's offer to
> send doctors to the hurricane victims!"
> On the evening of September 2, Cuban President Fidel
> Castro reiterated Cuba's offer (first made on August
> 30) to send doctors and medical equipment to provide
> desperately-needed assistance to those who have
> become the victims of both Hurricane Katrina and of
> the Bush administration's meager and dilatory
> response.
> Specifically, Cuba is offering to send 1,100 medical
> doctors with 26.4 tons of medications and diagnosis
> kits at no expense to the U.S. (they will even bring
> their own food and water). There is now a dire need
> for medical attention in Louisiana, Mississippi,
> Alabama, Texas and in other Southern states. The
> Cuban doctors, nurses and professional healthcare
> staff are world renowned for their medical expertise
> and their ability to provide assistance even in the
> most difficult conditions, and have traveled
> throughout the Americas and the world providing care
> to those in need.


The people of Cuba, even with far
> less resources than the United States, have survived
> extreme hurricanes and flooding because the
> government mobilizes to put people first, evacuating
> hundreds of thousands and providing necessary food,
> water and medical care immediately.

> These doctors and the medicine and equipment stand
> ready to fly to Houston and can arrive within hours
> as soon as they get permission - permission that
> thus far has not been given by the U.S. government.
> In their public statements about countries that have
> offered assistance, the Bush administration has not
> even acknowledged this offer from Cuba.
> Bush's racist and cavalier conduct towards the dying
> and suffering in New Orleans has been criminal. For
> him to withhold this medical support from people in
> need is cruel and outrageous. He will let even more
> people die needlessly just to support his right-wing
> political agenda against Cuba.
> You can send a letter to Congress and Bush today
> demanding that the U.S. allow the Cuban doctors to
> enter the country and begin assisting in the relief
> efforts! A.N.S.W.E.R. has set up an easy-to-use
> mechanism to facilitate sending a quick email to
> George W. Bush and the Congressional Representative
> in your District and Senators in your state with
> your demand. We have provided a sample letter, but
> you can customize your message to get your point
> across. Please take a moment now, by clicking here,
> to send a message to Bush and Congress:
> * * * * *
> Cuban President Fidel Castro reiterates medical care
> offer to the American people in his remarks during
> the TV round table, September 2, 2005, 6:00 pm:
> "Our country is ready to send, in the small hours of
> morning, 100 clinicians and specialists in
> Comprehensive General Medicine, who at dawn
> tomorrow, Saturday, could be in Houston
> International Airport, Texas, the closest to the
> region struck by the tragedy, in order to be
> transferred by air, sea or river to the isolated
> shelters, facilities and neighborhoods in the city
> of New Orleans, where the population and families
> are that require emergency medical care or first
> aid.
> "These Cuban personnel would be carrying backpacks
> with 24 kilograms of medications, known to be
> essential in such situations to save lives, as well
> as basic diagnosis kits. They would be prepared to
> work alone or in groups of two or more, depending on
> the circumstances, for as long as necessary.
> "Likewise, Cuba is ready to send via Houston, or any
> other airport of your choosing, 500 additional
> specialists in Comprehensive General Medicine, with
> the same equipment, who could be at their
> destination point at noon or in the afternoon of
> tomorrow, Saturday, September 3.
> "A third group of 500 specialists in Comprehensive
> General Medicine could be arriving in the morning of
> Sunday, September 4. Thus, the 1100 said medical
> doctors, with the resources described tantamount to
> 26.4 tons of medications and diagnosis kits, would
> be caring for the neediest persons in the aftermath
> of hurricane Katrina.
> "These medical doctors have the necessary
> international experience and elementary knowledge of
> the English language that would allow them to
> communicate with the patients.
> "We stand ready waiting for the US authorities'
> response."
> * * * * *
> September 7, 2005
> National Day of Emergency Action
> Jobs/Income & Housing for All Displaced Families
> Real Relief - Yes! Racism - No!
> Protests in Washington DC, San Francisco, Los
> Angeles & more!
> * * * * *
> Send your letter to Bush & Congress!
> Please circulate widely. Ask your friends and family
> to send a letter too!
> ---------------------------------
> A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
> Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
> National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
> New York City: 212-533-0417
> Los Angeles: 323-464-1636
> San Francisco: 415-821-6545
> Subscribe to the email alert list:

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