Last month, protests erupted throughout Cuba driven by a combination of pandemic, economic, and social issues. Media coverage of events in Cuba can be difficult to navigate– independent journalist collective Belly of the Beast explains: “State-run outlets churn out propaganda while US-based journalism reinforces narratives propagated in Miami and DC. Some foreign media organizations try to find an ‘unbiased’ happy medium, but the result is often false balance that obscures the context necessary to understand a country where every aspect of life is shaped by six decades of economic war waged by the world’s most powerful government.”
Today’s action is to set aside time to watch Belly of the Beast’s documentary “The War on Cuba” which tells stories of Cuban people and explains the impact of the 60-year U.S. blockade. The three-part series, filmed during the pandemic, includes interviews with Cubans and a broader history of U.S. propaganda, oil sanctions, and the campaign against the Cuban medical system, doctors and medical brigades.