Take Action Now! Pastors for Peace Caravan stopped at U.S.-Mexico border
From: Minnesota Cuba Committee (mncubagmail.com)
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2008 11:58:13 -0700 (PDT)
Pastors for Peace Caravan stopped at U.S.-Mexico border
Computers destined for Cuba seized by Border Patrol
Take Action Now!

We have just received word that the Pastors for Peace Caravan, which
challenges the U.S. blockade of Cuba on an annual basis, has been
stopped at the U.S.-Mexico border. As always, the Pastors for Peace
buses are carrying medicines and other materials to show their
solidarity with the people of Cuba. Rev. Thomas Smith, President of
the Board of Directors for the Interreligious Foundation for
Community Organization/Pastors for Peace, told ANSWER, "We've had 31
computers seized by the Customs and Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico
border. These computers were destined for classrooms, clinic and
hospitals in Cuba. These are 31 classrooms, clinics and hospitals
that now will not have the opportunity to have computers." Smith
vowed to "maintain a demonstration until we get the computers back"
and called upon all opponents of the U.S. blockade to take a moment
to protest this outrageous and cruel confiscation of humanitarian
materials by contacting the following:

1) The Border Patrol, which under the Department of Homeland
Security, which can be reached at 877-227-5511
2) The Office of Foreign Assets Control, which regulates the U.S.
blockade of Cuba, which can be reached at 1-800-540-6322 or
ofac_feedback [at] do.treas.gov
3) Your House representative, who can be reached at the Congressional
switchboard at 202-225-3121.

In your phone calls and emails demand the immediate release of all
items belonging to the Pastors for Peace Caravan, which have been
seized at the U.S.-Mexico border. Let them know that you stand with
the Caravan members who are currently protesting at the border, that
you oppose the blockade of Cuba. Take action right now!

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