Viewing Campaign News from June 2017

CSC responds to the Guardian claim that the US embargo of Cuba has ended

Campaign News | Friday, 16 June 2017

In the Guardian article on Donald Trump’s recent anti Cuban policy announcement (Donald Trump to announce new restrictions on Cuba trade and travel, June 16th), Julian Borger claims that one of Obama’s signature foreign policy achievements, was "ending an embargo of more than a half century". The facts are very ... read more

The 2017 Young Trade Unionists' May Day Brigade to Cuba delegation

Record-breaking 47 young trade unionists participate May Day brigade in Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 26 May 2017

A record-breaking 47 young trade unionists and activists from Britain and Ireland participated in the 12th annual Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) young trade unionists’ May Day brigade to Cuba. The largest ever CSC delegation - representing millions of workers from across the British and Irish trade union movement including delegates from ... read more

Bernard Regan, Kiri Tunks, Niurka González Orbera, Robin Pardo Roques and María Victoria Martínez Zaldívar. Photo: Helen Watson

NUT display excellent solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The National Union of Teachers displayed excellent solidarity with Cuba – a world leader on education - at their 2017 annual conference in Cardiff, including the invitation of two Cuban teachers from the SNTECD (Cuban teachers’ trade union), a hugely popular Cuba Salsa Social Night and a packed Cuba Solidarity ... read more

Marcos Garcia, Venezuelan Embassy, Roger McKenzie, UNISON AGS and H. E. Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador

Cuban Ambassador addresses packed TUC Black Workers Fringe Meeting

Campaign News | Monday, 17 April 2017

Delegates attended a packed Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting at the TUC Black Workers conference at Congress House. Her Excellency Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, spoke at the fringe meeting alongside chair Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary and Marcos Garcia, a former Venezuelan trade union leader. Teresita Vicente said "The most important ... read more

Fernando Gonzalez, new president of ICAP

Fernando Gonzalez becomes new president of ICAP

Campaign News | Friday, 31 March 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign congratulates Fernando Gonzalez Llort on his new role as president of our sister organisation in Cuba, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP). Fernando became vice president of ICAP in May 2014, three months after being released from a US jail after spending 14 ... read more

The US blockade remains in place

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 March 2017

One year on from Obama's historic visit, and 55 years after its introduction, the US blockade remains in place. One year ago today, 21 March 2016, Barack Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Cuba in 88 years. During the historic visit, Obama met with Raul Castro, where his Cuban ... read more

Nottingham meeting on Cuba's healthcare

Campaign News | Thursday, 2 March 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in conjunction with the Morning Star and Nottingham Central Unite the Union are organising a public meeting on healthcare in Cuba. The health service in Cuba is one of the most outstanding achievements of the revolution. Not only has it created a situation in which the population ... read more

Donald Trump speaking at the Bay of Pigs Brigade 2506 during the campaign trail

CSC Statement: New threats to Cuba from Trump administration

Campaign News | Friday, 20 January 2017

CSC Statement: New threats to Cuba from Trump administration CSC is concerned about the future of Cuba-US relations under the new Donald Trump administration in the United States. CSC welcomed the change in US policies towards Cuba under Barack Obama, including the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and the signing of a range ... read more

CSC statement on US immigration policy changes

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2017

CSC director Rob Miller comments on the recent ending of the 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy "We welcome Barack Obama’s move to end the so called ‘wet-foot, dry-foot policy’ which has encouraged illegal and dangerous migration to the United States for the last twenty years. However the fact remains that ... read more

New Miami Five Freedom Tour film

Campaign News | Sunday, 1 January 2017

In July 2016 CSC was proud to welcome René Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernández of the Miami Five to Britain for the long awaited Freedom Tour. After sixteen years fighting for their freedom from US jails, and a two year battle against the Home Secretary for visas to visit Britain, René Gonazalez ... read more