On October 6, 1976, Cubana Flight 455 took off from Barbados in route to Jamaica. Two explosive devices placed on the airplane detonated, and the plane was ripped apart and plummeted into the ocean below. Innocent men, women, and children lost their lives, including the entire Cuban Olympic fencing team. A new and extraordinarily informative documentary, Cubana 455, details the ties between the CIA and Cuban exile terrorists, the authors of the heinous act. The film shows how the advances of the Cuban Revolution motivated the terrorists, who had no remorse and considered civilian deaths as only collateral damage, in their campaign then and ever since to overthrow the Revolution.
Join us to learn about this tragic event and its lessons for today — and to demand that the US State Department remove Cuba from the SSOT (State Sponsors of Terrorism) list. Cuba’s presence on the list is particularly outrageous given that it has been a six-decade-long victim rather than a perpetrator of terrorist acts.
Moderator: August Nimtz, U of M Professor of Political Science, co-chair Minnesota Cuba Committee
Organized by: Minnesota Cuba Committee
Sponsors include: Solidarity Committee on the Americas, Young Democratic Socialists of America, Witness for Peace Solidarity Collective, Socialist Workers Party