Viewing Campaign News from October 2017

CSC intervenes with official submission to the United Nations Periodic Review on Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) has submitted a report titled 'Education for all - A Cuban success story' to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Cuba. The report was based on the findings of an NUT (National Union of Teachers – now NEU, National Education Union) Cuba delegation report to ... read more

Fifty years gone but Che's legacy lives on

Campaign News | Monday, 9 October 2017

OLLIE HOPKINS writes in the Morning Star on the life, times and legacy of the revolutionary hero Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara HALF a century ago, on October 9 1967, Ernesto “Che” Guevara, was assassinated by Mario Teran, a Bolivian army officer, following orders from the CIA. The Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary hero died ... read more

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba, Washington DC

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Slams Trump Decision To Expel Diplomats

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

CUBA solidarity campaigners accused US President Donald Trump yesterday of pandering to hard-line Republicans by expelling Cuban diplomats from its Washington embassy. Britain’s Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) spoke out after US officials leaked government plans ordering Havana to cut staff at the embassy by 60 per cent. The decision, expected to be ... read more

CSC Statement on Trump's expulsion of Cuban diplomats

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The expulsion of Cuban diplomats from Washington is a real set back in the recent efforts by Cuba and the previous Obama administration to foster a better more respectful relationship between the two countries. Unfortunately, it’s another victory for Marco Rubio and the hard line anti Cuban groups in Miami who ... read more

Emily Thornberry MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary and Natasha Hickman, CSC Communications Manager

Solidarity with Cuba displayed at the Labour Party Conference

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Labour Party Conference 2017 CSC organised a packed, standing-room only, fringe meeting at the Labour Party conference in Brighton, with over 150 people attending. Karen Lee MP, the new chair of the APPG on Cuba, chaired the fringe, with guest speakers including Teresita Vicente, Cuba’s Ambassador to the UK, Rob Miller, ... read more

Rodney Bickerstaffe speaking at a Vigil for the Miami Five, December 2014

Rodney Bickerstaffe, a wonderful friend to the people of Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Rodney Bickerstaffe, former UNISON General Secretary On behalf of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the UK we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Rodney’s family, colleagues and friends. Rodney was a wonderful friend to the people of Cuba. As General Secretary of UNISON, he was one of the key protagonists ... read more

Hurricane Irma Appeal - Donate today

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Thank you to everyone who has donated to CSC's Hurricane Irma Appeal. An amazing £45,000 has been raised to date (11 October) all of which will be sent to Cuba to help with relief and recovery projects. Make a donation here The category 5 storm was the worst to hit Cuba in ... read more

Britain's biggest public service union, UNISON, condemn Open University's ban of Cubans

Campaign News | Monday, 18 September 2017

UNISON, one of the UK’s largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members, has issued a statement condeming the Open University for banning students from Cuba. The famous British educational institution’s ban on Cubans came to light when a Cuban PhD candidate was accepted by lecturers but later rejected ... read more

Rob Miller, Teresita Vicente, Kevin Courtney, Diana Holland, Francisco Dominguez and Marcos Garcia

Blockade and ‘Hurricane Trump’ a threat to Irma recovery

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 September 2017

TUC Congress 2017 Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting report Teresita Vicente, Cuba’s Ambassador to Britain gave an update to TUC Congress delegates in Brighton on the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the strongest hurricane to hit Cuba since records began, which sadly killed 10 Cubans. "The US blockade of Cuba is ongoing ... read more

Steve Ludlam, a true friend of Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Executive Committee statement On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates in the UK, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Steve’s family, colleagues and friends. Steve was an amazing friend to all the people of Cuba. He ... read more