This mission of the Cuba Nobel Prize Campaign is to promote the nomination of the Cuban International Medical Brigade (called the Henry Reeve Brigade) for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. It is also to educate people about how a small, poor country has demonstrated to a world reeling from COVID-19 what global solidarity looks like. As Noam Chomsky said: “Cuba is the only country to have shown genuine internationalism during this coronavirus crisis.”

We also plan to expose US attempts to discredit Cuba’s internationalist healthcare program, from labelling it as a form of human trafficking to pushing governments not to accept Cuba’s aid, and to build opposition to such crass and mean-spirited sabotage.

We hope Cuba’s example will inspire those of us in other countries to promote policies and actions that are more compassionate and generous in not only combatting pandemics but building a more just, peaceful and verdant world.