Guantanamo Seminar for Peace 11/20-11-25/15

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4th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR FOR PEACE AND ABOLITION

OF FOREIGN MILITARY BASES

 

 

CALL

 

The World Peace Council (WPC) and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MovPaz), Regional Coordinator of the WPC for America and the Caribbean, convoke to the 4th International Seminar for Peace and Abolition of Foreign Military Bases.

 

The Seminar is to take place on November 22-25, 2015 in the province of Guantánamo, where a territory of 117 sq. Km. has been illegally occupied for more than one-hundred years by a United States naval base that is currently one of the most terrifying and inhuman torture centers of the planet.

 

This seminar will be an important occasion to increase the unity in the international struggle in favor of the suppression of the arbitrary and illegal military bases imposed against the peoples’ will.

 

All those interested in attending the 4th Seminar may request the information regarding the event from Silvio Platero Yrola, President of MovPaz, with e-mail addresses presidm@enet.cu and movpaz@enet.cu. They may also address MovPaz official Alina Fernández at movpazri@enet.cu.

 

Those persons who may wish to present papers during the work sessions of the commission will have the possibility to do it in 10 minutes. For organizational purposes we kindly ask you to inform the titles of these papers using the e-mail addresses of MovPaz.

 

The registration fee for the 4th Seminar will be 25 Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) or the equivalent in Cuban national pesos (CUC). This fee will be paid at Hotel Guantánamo, which will be the main lodging place of the event.

 

AMISTUR CUBA S.A., the travel agency of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), will be in charge of ensuring the lodging, transportation and general logistics of the event. Those persons who may wish to remain in Cuba to participate in additional tourist programs once the event is over must coordinate it previously with the Agency. AMISTUR may be contacted at amistur@amistur.cu  or at www.amistur.cu

 

 

 

 

The Global Peace Council, the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the People, The Cuban Institute of Friendship of the People.

Call for the IV International Seminar for Peace and elimination of Military Bases that will be celebrated in Cuba in November 2015. This seminar aims to denounce the interference policy of the global powers that attempt to disseminate military bases in all continents.

This seminar will take place in Guantanamo Province where an illegal 117 square kilometers Military Base has existed for more than one hundred years. Today this military Base is one of the most brutal and terrifying center for torture in the planet.

 

This meeting will be an excellent occasion to increase the unity of the international battle for the suppression of the arbitrary and illegal military bases imposed against the will of the people.

All applicants may request information related to the event to Silvio Platero Yrola, President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the People e-mails:presidm@enet.cu, movpaz@enet.cu and Alina Fernández, civil servant, e-mail: movpazri@enet.cu.

 

Those wishing to make statements in the work commissions under the program will have 10 minutes for them. For organizational purposes, the titles of the papers should be sent to the e-mails given.

Registration fees will be 25 CUC or its equivalent in cuban pesos (CUP) payable to the Organizing Committee at Guantanamo Hotel, main accommodation for the event.

 

Amistur Cuba Travel Agency S.A will guarantee the organization of the event in terms of accommodation, transportation and general logistic. Participants who would like to extend their stay and wish to take part in tourist programs can coordinate it in advance using the following emails: eventas@amistur.cu, amistur@amistur.cu and using our website: www.amistur.cu

 

Payment of the services must be done in cash shortly after your arrival in Cuba at our offices at Amistur Travel Agency located calle 19 entre H – I Número 306 Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. Or using

Date: 23th to the 25th of November 2015.

Place: Ciudad de Guantánamo.

Accommodation: Hotel Guantánamo.

Program

 

Friday 20th:

Arrival in Havana

Check-in at Vedado Hotel

 

Saturday 21st

07:30 hrs. Departure to Villa Clara Province

11:00 hrs. Arrival in Villa Clara Province. Visit to Che Guevara Memorial and to the Armored Train monument.

13:00 hrs. Welcome meeting and lunch at local office of ICAP in Villa Clara.

14:00 hrs. Departure to Camagüey.

18:00 hrs. Arrival in Camaguey. Check-in at Hotel de Camagüey.

20:00 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.

21:00 a 23 hrs. City Tour “a 500-year city”.

 

Domingo 22nd:

6:30 hrs. Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

07:30 hrs. Departure to Holguin.

10:00 hrs. Arrival in Holguín Province and Panoramic tour of the city.

10:30 hrs. Departure to Biran Farm

11:30 a 13:00 hrs. Visit to Birán Farm.

13:00 hrs. Departure to Santiago de Cuba Province.

14:00 hrs. Arrival in Santiago de Cuba Province and luch at a local restaurant

15:30 hrs. Panoramic tour of the city.

16:00 hrs. Departure to Guantánamo Province.

17:20 hrs. Arrival in Guantánamo Province. Welcome, accreditation for the event and check-in at Hotel Guantanamo.

20:00 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.

21:30 hrs. Enjoyment of “Noche Guantanamera”, a popular local party on Los Maceos street in the city center.

 

Monday 23th:

7:30 hrs. Breakfast at the hotel.

9:00 hrs. Beginning of the seminar at the Theatre of Provincial Assembly of People’s Power. Welcome meeting by the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the People, Silvio Andrés Platero Yrola.

9:10 hrs. Special Lecture by María Do Socorro Gómez, President of the Global Council for Peace.

9:40 hrs. Characterization of the territory of Guantánamo by Doctor Nancy Acosta Hernández, President of Provincial Assembly of People’s Power.

10:15 hrs. Pause and coffee service.

10:30 hrs. Lecture: “Current situation of the military bases in the world” by Dr. Manuel Carbonell, Collaborator of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the People.

11:30 hrs. Lecture, “Negative effect on the environment caused by the Military Base of Guantanamo on the Guantanamo Bay” by Profesor Mario Montero, University of Guantánamo

12:30 hrs. Lunch at the Hotel.

14:00 hrs. wreath-laying ceremony at Mariana Grajales Monument located on Revolution Square as a tribute to the bicentenary of her birth.

14:15 hrs. Work commissions in conference room at Mariana Grajales square.

19:00 hrs. Dinner at the Hotel.

20:30 hrs. Cultural Gala “Mi Guantánamo que no es la Base Naval”, dedicada a la Paz, Teatro Guaso.

 

Tuesday 24th:

7:30 hrs. Breakfast

9:00 hrs. Work commissions in conference room at Mariana Grajales square

10:30 hrs. Pause and coffee service.

10:45 hrs. Work commissions in conference room at Mariana Grajales square.

12:00 hrs. Lunch at the Hotel.

14:00 hrs. Work commissions in conference room at Mariana Grajales square

19:00 hrs. Dinner at the hotel

20:30 hrs. Visit to a CDR

 

 

Wednesday 25 th

7:30 hrs. Breakfast

9:00 hrs. Team work sesión to elaborate  the final statement of the seminar at Theatre of Provincial Assembly of People’s Power.

11:00 hrs. Presentation of the book “La Fruta que no Cayó” (“the fruit that did not fall”) about the EEUU’s intervention in Cuba, authors Ángel Jiménez González y René González Barrios, published by Editorial “Capitán San Luis de Cuba”.

11:40 hrs. Cultural activity performed by the children group “La Colmenita de Guantánamo”.

12:30 hrs. Lunch at the Hotel.

14:00 hrs. Departure to Caimanera municipality.

14:30 hrs. Meeting with local authorities at Caimanera cinema where local authorities will explain to the participants the side effect of the Military Base upon local people.

15:00 hrs. Observation of the Military Base from viewpoint in Caimanera Hotel.

17:00 hrs. Political and Cultural event at central park in Caimanera Municipality where the Final Statement of the Seminar will be read along with the locals of Caimanera.

19:00 hrs. Lunch at the hotel.

21:00 hrs Free night.

 

Optional: Noche Cubana en la Terraza del Hotel Martí, con la actuación de grupos tradicionales del territorio.

 

Thursday 26th

06:00 hrs. Departure to Bayamo (Box Lunch Breakfast prepared by the hotel)

08:20 hrs. Arrival in Bayamo. Reception at “Casa Natal de Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” by members of ICAP Granma.

09:15 hrs. city tour.

10:30 hrs. Departure to Camagüey.

13:30 hrs. Arrival and lunch at local restaurant in Camaguey.

15:00 hrs. Departure to Trinidad.

18:00 hrs. Arrival to a Hotel in Trinidad, welcome and check-in.

20:30 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.

21:30 hrs. Free night.

 

 

Friday 27 th

7:00 hrs. Breakfast at the hotel

08:00 hrs. Departure to Cienfuegos Province.

09:20 hrs. Arrival in Cienfuegos and welcome by members of Delegation ICAP.

10:00 hrs City tour

12:30 hrs. Lunch at local restaurant

14:00 hrs. Departure to La Habana

18:00 hrs. Arrival in Havana and check-in at Hotel in La Habana.

20:00 hrs. Dinner at the hotel.

21:00 hrs. Free Night

 

 

 

 

 

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