Cuba Politics

CUBA: Next Target in Bush’s Endless War?

Posted July 24, 2003 by publisher in Cuba Politics.

by International A.N.S.W.E.R.

A public forum covering the latest events in Cuba, an analysis of the role of Bush’s administration, the Pentagon and Miami extremist rightwing in U.S. policy toward Cuba and how to mobilize the anti-war forces in response. Featured speaker: Andres Gomez.

A public forum took place on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at Horace Mann School in San Francisco. The forum covered the latest events in Cuba, an analysis of the role of Bush’s administration, the Pentagon and Miami extremist rightwing in U.S. policy toward Cuba and how to mobilize the anti-war forces in response.

The featured speaker was Andres Gomez, leader in Miami’s progressive Cuban community; Director, Areito Digital; and founder, Antonio Maceo Brigade

The Antonio Maceo Brigade is a Cuban-American organization supportive of the Cuban government and its people and is mainly based in Miami.

The Antonio Maceo Brigade was begun in December 1977 by young Cubans, mainly those whose parents had left Cuba in the early years after the Revolution. Although their parents tended to be very anti-Cuban revolution, because of the movement against the war, the civil rights struggle, those youth, like youth all across the country, became politicized, and also became aware of the reality of the Cuban revolution.

They were very courageous, bucking the Miami Cuban community anti-Cuba sentiments and their own families’ hostility to the country, in declaring themselves supportive of Cuba. They formed the Antonio Maceo Brigade, organizing support, trips to Cuba, etc. It was very dangerous in Miami—as it is still in many ways for Cubans who oppose the right-wing in Miami. One of their members was assassinated in Puerto Rico in the late 1970s.

Andres Gomez was one of the founders, he has been the leader of the group for many years. They work with a lot of other groups in Miami together in coalition, like the Cuban Alliance of Workers, the Jose Marti Alliance, and The Miami Coalition in Support of the Cuban Revolution.


Andres Gomez, frame from the video
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Andres Gomez speaking at the Cuba Forum with a banner behind him of the Five Cuban Political Prisoners in U.S. jails. For more info on the Cuban Five see 

Member Comments

On October 17, 2008, Lazaro Blanco wrote:

Mas alla de las diferencias que podamos tener nos une el hecho de amar a Cuba y por eso le escribo.
Vivo en Miami y aqui habemos muchos que estamos luchando de una forma u otra con el objetivo de eliminar las absurdas restricciones que el gobierno de USA nos ha impuesto a los nacidos en Cuba.Es probable(OJALA) que todo eso cambie a partir de este noviembre pero tengo una sugerencia hecha con todo respeto:
¿ No seria tambien beneficioso para el pais que el gobierno de Cuba facilitara mas los tramites para visitar la isla?.Me refiero al hecho de tener que solicitar un pasaporte cubano,de tener que pedir una visa de entrada a pesar de haber nacido alla y por ultimo,los precios de los pasajes que son absurdamente altos.Le garantizo que si se trabajara sobre esto y se eliminaran los dos primero puuntos(casi $500.00) y se encontrara un precio a los pasajes rasonable el flujo de cubanos visitando la isla seria grande y continuo con lo que eso representa emocionalmente para todos ademas del benficio economico.
Le repito que esta es una preocupacion de muchisimos de nosotros y se lo hago saber con el mayor respeto.
Un abrazo de un cubano.
Lazaro Blanco.

On January 14, 2009, lazaro venta wrote:

speak engrish crazy cubans jeezus chrust

On January 14, 2009, publisher wrote:


There’s no need to add stupid comments like that. Please try to make your comments constructive.

Thank you.

On January 15, 2009, paul wrote:

President Bush’s end of term brings me a sigh of relief. Communist organizations like ANSWER (this should summon every troll to denounce my claim), will have a really hard time finding a common enemy. I wonder when they’ll turn on Obama, and demonize him when they don’t get their way.

...wait that is already happening:


Here are some photos of some of the protests they organize:

The quest for fresh meat.

On January 15, 2009, paul wrote:

I’m sorry if I wasn’t supposed to post photos on threads…I just posted the link without html.