National Network on Cuba (NNOC)
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Thanks for your interest in the National Network on Cuba. The U.S.-based NNOC is the umbrella organization for several dozen separate organizations that advocate for the end of Washington's hostility towards Cuba, including activist solidarity groups in various major cities. The NNOC itself doesn't have a paid staff or office, but runs this website and a mailing list, and holds two meetings a year to draw everyone together.

Membership is essentially for organizations and their members, but associate membership for individuals is available. Use our response form to get further information.

We encourage you to get involved in the effort to reverse U.S. policy towards Cuba, including defending your own right to travel there. Your questions and comments are welcome.

In this section you’ll find three things: our Principles and Goals, a geographical list of member groups, and further information about this site in the right collum.

Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to working together with you.


Louis Head,
Sobukwe Shakura,
Bambose Shango
Nalda Vigezzi,

NNOC Co-chairs

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations establishes the principle that all people have the right to self-determination and national sovereignty. It is our belief that all peoples and nations have a right to determine their own destiny in a climate free of fear, disinformation and economic and military reprisals by other countries.

The National Network on Cuba as a whole and the member organizations which compose it, are part of a historic tradition in the United States against intervention abroad and in support of the right of nations to self-determination, peace and sovereignty.

The National Network on Cuba stands firmly behind the following principles which are at the foundation of our analysis, work and activities:

We uphold and defend the right of the Cuban people to determine their own destiny and to freely pursue their own social, economic and cultural development. The Cuban people have a right to self-determination and national sovereignty. This is an inalienable right.

Furthermore, we believe that the economic and cultural blockade imposed by the U.S. government for over 40 years on the Cuban people violates the most elementary principles of human rights and international law and is a direct challenge to Cuba's right to self-determination and national sovereignty.

We oppose the use of immoral tools such as threats of military intervention, trade, cultural and scientific embargo, starvation diplomacy, and the promotion of disinformation about Cuba.

We believe we have a responsibility to impact on U.S. foreign policy because it affects the well-being and quality of life domestically.

We believe that Cuba's commitment to the basic rights of health, education and social welfare set an example to the world and that it has demonstrated a high moral and humanitarian character in its international support and solidarity to other Third World countries.

We are committed to educating ourselves and the people of the United States about the historical developments and achievements of the people of Cuba. It is our belief that our work will serve to foster friendship between the people of Cuba and the United States that is based in truth.

The National Network on Cuba is part of a U.S.-based movement that is opposed to war and political, military and economic intervention abroad. We oppose institutionalized racism at home and support peace with justice. We work actively to defend the right of Third World nations to pursue their own social, economic and cultural development.


  1. To build public pressure and influence U.S. public opinion in order to bring about an end to the criminal U.S. blockade of Cuba, including working against the U.S. prohibition of the sale of food and medicines to the people of Cuba, ending the travel restrictions, and promoting cultural and educational exchanges. The economic conditions in Cuba have intensified as a direct result of the blockade, with Cuba undergoing a "Special Period."

  2. To work actively to change U.S. foreign policy toward the people of Cuba by supporting legislative initiatives and lobbying projects which call for ending the policies of hostility toward Cuba, primarily the blockade, travel restrictions, the U.S. military presence in Guantánamo, and TV and Radio Martí which serve as yet another form of U.S. intervention in the internal affairs of Cuba.

  3. To work to counter U.S. military threats and action against Cuba.

  4. To promote public campaigns to educate the U.S. people about the reality and achievements of the Cuban people and to counter the vicious campaign of disinformation and outright lies being perpetrated by the U.S. administration and the right-wing (including the Cuban right-wing) against Cuba.

  5. To promote exchanges between labor organizations and activists, as well as other sectors, in the U.S. and Cuba.

  6. To promote international coalitions to help coordinate international actions in solidarity with the Cuban people.

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Find a National Network On Cuba Member Group in your area. NNOC Member Groups
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE is sponsored by the National Network on Cuba [NNOC] to help break through the information blockade and lies aimed at Cuba, and to connect people with groups and events opposing Washington’s hostile policy to Cuba. reflects the variety of – and sometimes divergent– views held by its member organizations. Every item on this site is only the opinion of the person who wrote it and not necessarily those of the NNOC or its member groups.

Official statements or resolutions of the NNOC are clearly marked as such. Anything else on the site shouldn’t be considered to be something the NNOC or its member groups necessarily agree with. is an ongoing project – and one that needs your help writing, formatting, researching, etc. People with tech skills are also needed. Please get in touch with us.

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Thank you for your interest!


Steve Eckardt
NNOC Website Working Group Coordinator

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