Viewing from October 2007

Interview with UK Ambassador

Campaign News | Wednesday, 31 October 2007

by RICHARD BAGLEYInterview with RENE MUJICA CANTELAR Cuban Ambassador the the UKINTERVIEW: Cuban ambassador to London RENE MUJICA CANTELAR reflects on Washington's ongoing attempts to strangle a country that refuses to bow down to its will.CUBAN ambassador Rene Mujica Cantelar's compact central London office metres away from the hustle and ... read more

UN urges US to end Cuba embargo

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The UN General Assembly has voted for a 16th consecutive year to recommend that the US ends its trade embargo on Cuba, imposed more than four decades ago.The resolution is non-binding and previous resolutions have had no effect on US policy.The 192-member General Assembly passed the measure by 184 votes ... read more

A 50-year vendetta

Campaign News | Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Despite a near-unanimous UN vote to end the blockade of Cuba, ROB MILLER warns that the US is determined to tighten the screw.ON TUESDAY, for the 16th consecutive year, the UN voted 184 to four for an end to the blockade of Cuba.Only United States, Israel, Palau and the Marshall ... read more

MPs hit back at Bush's call for military coup

Campaign News | Friday, 26 October 2007

By Tom Mellen, Morning StarGET YOUR NOSE OUT OF CUBALABOUR MPs and solidarity activists urged ministers to promote constructive co-operation with Cuba on Thursday after US President George W Bush called for a military coup against the socialist government.Mr Bush made a direct appeal to Cuba's armed forces to act ... read more

Cuba responds to Bush

Campaign News | Thursday, 25 October 2007

REPLYING to three spurious initiatives for Cuba proposed by George Bush in Washington on October 24, Cuban Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque set out 12 points “covering what the U.S. president should propose as aid” to the island.He warned that time is running out for the U.S. president but that ... read more

Bush to urge Cubans to push for democracy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 24 October 2007

By Andrew Ward in Washington, Financial TimesGeorge W. Bush will make on Wednesday a direct appeal to the Cuban military to side with the forces of democracy against Fidel Castro’s “dying regime”.The US president will also urge the international community to settle its differences over Cuba and unify behind efforts ... read more

CSC statement on new Bush measures against Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Today at 5.30pm, George W. Bush will announce new measures against Cuba which intensify a policy of aggression, intervention and blockade that successive US administrations have pursued mercilessly for almost 50 years.According to a press briefing given yesterday by a senior Bush administration official, President Bush will today make a ... read more

Urgent online action for Wednesday 24 October

Campaign News | Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Today, Wednesday 24 October, at 8.30pmthe US government is organising an online discussion about its new measures against Cuba, with the participation of Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce of the United States, and co-chair of the Bush administrations "Assistance to a Free Cuba".Please post questions to Gutierrez now let ... read more

Fidel Castro writes on elections

Campaign News | Friday, 19 October 2007

Our elections are the antithesis of those held in the United States, not on Sundays but on the first Tuesday of November. Being very rich or having the support of lot of money is what matters the most there. Huge amounts are later on invested in publicity, specialized in brain ... read more

A message of thanks from the Miami 5

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 October 2007

A letter from Elizabeth Labaňino, wife of Ramŏn LabaňinoFollowing the Miami Five Vigil on 9 October, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign received a letter of thanks from Elizabeth, wife of Ramŏn Labaňino.Brother Rob,Thank you for the photos of the vigil. We had already received news of this beautiful event in support ... read more

Che after 40 years

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 October 2007

by Brian H. PollittOn 9 October 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara was murdered in the schoolhouse of the Bolivian village of La Higuera.He had been captured some 24 hours before. Encircled by U.S.-trained Bolivian Rangers, he had tried to fight his way out but was rendered helpless when a bullet disabled ... read more

The Economic Sanctions Against Cuba: the Failure of a Cruel and Irrational Policy

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 October 2007

By Salim Lamrani, Global ResearchFor 15 consecutive years, the general assembly of the United Nations has voted in favor of lifting the economic sanctions that seriously harm the Cuban people, especially the most vulnerable sectors.The international community is unanimous on this issue, with the majority continually increasing. In 2006, 183 ... read more

Fidel calls in to Chavez TV show

Campaign News | Sunday, 14 October 2007

By Nelson Acosta, ReutersAiling Cuban leader Fidel Castro looked frail in a video shown on Sunday, but his voice was strong when he taunted the United States later in a live telephone call to his Venezuelan ally President Hugo Chavez broadcast from Cuba.It was the first time Cubans have heard ... read more

Decade of detention

Campaign News | Sunday, 14 October 2007

STEPHEN HALLMARK explains how the fight to free five innocent Cubans is now reaching a new level.THE true hypocrisy of the US "War on Terror" is tellingly revealed by its vicious response to five men attempting to stop attacks against their homeland.Now in their tenth year of imprisonment, the so-called ... read more

More than 100 attend Miami 5 vigil at US Embassy

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 October 2007

<img src="images/vigilgroup.jpg" alt="Vigil Group" width="250" height="188">MORE than a hundred people held a vigil in honour of the Miami 5 outside the United States’ Embassy, in London.The event, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC), marked the ninth anniversary of the five’s imprisonment and called for their immediate release.The vigil was ... read more

Ex US Chief of Staff is "stunned" by case of Miami Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 October 2007

by Lawrence Wilkerson, retired US army colonel and Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff (2002-05)I attended a briefing by Leonard Weinglass (he of the Daniel Ellsberg/Pentagon Papers fame, of the Amy Carter tribulations, and other famous efforts to achieve justice against at times huge odds) at Howard University's ... read more

Fidel Castro reflects on Che's death

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2007

I make a halt in my daily struggle to bow my head in respect and gratitude to the exceptional combatant who fell in combat on October 8th, forty years ago; for the example he passed on to us as leader of his Rebel Army Column, crossing the swampy grounds of the ... read more

Cuban Delegation Participates in Tribute to Che Guevara in Bolivia

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2007

Havana, Oct 8 (acn) Leonardo Tamayo (Urbano), one of the survivors of Che Guevara's guerrilla in Bolivia, heads a Cuban delegation that is participating in the activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the revolutionary leader in that South Americancountry.As it has become a tradition, the small ... read more

Many killed in Cuban train crash

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2007

At least 28 people have been killed and more than 70 injured in Cuba after a train collided with a bus at a level crossing, official media say.The accident - which is the worst in Cuba for years - happened in Granma province in the east of the island.Fifteen people ... read more

Thousands of people march to La Higuera to pay tribute

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2007

LA PAZ.- Thousands of people, most of them young people from different countries, began a 60-km march to the village of La Higuera in southeastern Bolivia to participate in a vigil in memory of the Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara, who was murdered there 40 years ago.The march began in ... read more

UK union sends condolences to Cuba following train crash

Campaign News | Monday, 8 October 2007

Following Sunday’s train crash in Cuba, ASLEF General Secretary Keith Norman has sent condolences to the families of the victimsOn 7 October at least 28 people were killed and more than 70 injured in Cuba after a train collided with a bus at a level crossing.The accident - which is ... read more

Standing room only at Labour Party fringe meeting

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 October 2007

POLITICIANS past and present urged the Government to ditch United States policy and forge close ties with Cuba at a packed Labour Party Conference fringeIt was standing room only as almost a hundred delegates crammed into the Whitehall Hotel, in Bournemouth, to take part in the Havana Club Rum Reception, ... read more

Cuban doctors restore sight of Che's killer

Campaign News | Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Rory Carroll, Latin America correspondent, The GuardianThe Bolivian soldier who executed Che Guevara 40 years ago has had his sight restored by Cuban doctors, turning him into an unlikely advertisement for the revolutionary's ideals.Mario Teran entered history as the young army sergeant who was chosen to execute the captured guerrilla ... read more

Chavez Praises Cuban Cooperation with Venezuela

Campaign News | Monday, 1 October 2007

Havana, Oct 1 (acn) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that his country owes a lot more to Cuba "for its medical assistancethan what Cuba could owe Venezuela for its oil supply to the island."During his radio and television program 'Alo Presidente', Chavez noted that the 30,000 Cuban doctors ... read more