Viewing Campaign News from September 2017

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 15,000 has been raised in less than 24 hours, 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 ... 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

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 was a long standing member ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Launches Fund for Victims of Irma

Campaign News | Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Morning Star: Ambassador warns of obstacles to rebuilding CUBA solidarity campaigners have launched a major appeal fund for those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Speaking exclusively to the Star, Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente described the damage of the category-five storm and voiced her concerns about the Caribbean island’s recovery amid ... read more

Flooded streets in Havana

Hurricane Irma appeal launched

Campaign News | Monday, 11 September 2017

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign extends its sympathy and solidarity to all those affected by Hurricane Irma which devastated many Caribbean islands this week. Cuban authorities are still assessing the full extent of the damage, but it is believed to be far worse than originally anticipated, with significant damage to infrastructure, ... read more

UK government awards Cubans scholarships for British universities, in contrast to Open University ban

Campaign News | Wednesday, 6 September 2017

This week the British Embassy in Havana announced that 16 young Cubans have received Chevening scholarship certificates, enabling them to study Masters courses at British universities, from Antony Stokes, the British Ambassador in Havana. “The group will soon depart from the island to study a one-year Masters course in their area ... read more

UK Home Secretary responds to Open University's Cuban students ban

Campaign News | Monday, 21 August 2017

After receiving many letters from constituents protesting against the Open University's ban of Cuban students, Amber Rudd MP, Home Secretary, has responded to the ban on her website. In a written response, the Secretary of State notes that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is investigating whether the Open University ... read more

Unite branch condemn OU's Cuban students ban

Campaign News | Thursday, 17 August 2017

Unite Bristol Area Finance & Legal branch has passed a motion which condemned the Open University’s ban of Cuban students. The Unite branch took action as part of the campaign, led by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, to end the OU’s ban of Cuban students due to US blockade legislation. The campaign ... read more

The Guardian: Michael Seifert obituary

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 August 2017

The solicitor Michael Seifert, who has died aged 74, and his firm Seifert Sedley, worked to help Britain’s miners and their leaders through what Arthur Scargill, former president of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), described as “our most difficult period in the past century”. “The working class have lost a ... read more