Viewing Campaign News from November 2017

Fidel Castro, 1926 - 2016

Campaign News | Friday, 24 November 2017

One year since the death of Fidel Castro On Friday 25 November 2016, Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, died aged 90 years old. His passing was on the eve of the annual Latin America Conference at Congress House, where the following day tributes poured in for the ... read more

Aleida Guevara speaks to thousands on Che Guevara Anniversary Tour

Campaign News | Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Aleida Guevara was invited by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for the Che Guevara 50th Anniversary Tour Dr Aleida Guevara March spoke directly to over 3000 people in 7 towns and cities at over 20 different meetings during her 10 day stay in Britain and Ireland. The tour coincided with the 50th anniversary ... read more

Che’s Daughter Aleida Calls For Unity Of The Left

Campaign News | Monday, 13 November 2017

Aleida Guevara 2017 North Wales meeting, Morning Star report: They had travelled to Denbigh Town Hall from as far as the Wirral, Anglesey and Aberystwyth to celebrate the Cuban revolution in music, song and verse and to hear Aleida Guevara talk about her father’s legacy and the current situation in ... read more

The blockade hurts Cuba most, but it also hurts the world: Aleida Guevara in Manchester

Campaign News | Saturday, 11 November 2017

Julie Lamin reports from the Manchester leg of the Aleida Guevara Tour For the woman cradled as a baby in the arms of the inspirational ‘Che’ where could be more fitting for her to speak than in the building where the British TUC was born? As a living and lasting legacy ... read more

Telesur: Open University Lifts Ban on Cuban Students

Campaign News | Friday, 10 November 2017

Cuba Solidarity Campaign of the U.K. pressured Open University to end the school’s “discriminatory policy of barring Cuban students." Open University near Buckinghamshire, England has lifted its ban on Cuban students from studying at the institution. The announcement came from the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, CSC, of the United Kingdom that had worked ... read more

NEU Statement on the Open University’s change of policy relating to Cuban students

Campaign News | Friday, 10 November 2017

The National Education Union – NUT Section welcomes the changed position of the OpenUniversity to allow the admission of Cuban students and others affected by US sanctions. Theprevious ban was not only illegal but unfair, restricting students solely on the basis of theirnationality. I am pleased that the NEU – ... read more

Morning Star: End Of OU Embargo On Cubans Cheered

Campaign News | Friday, 10 November 2017

But it should have never existed, say activists THE lifting of an Open University (OU) ban on Cuban students after a widespread outcry was welcomed yesterday by campaigners, who said it should never have been imposed in the first place. The distance-learning institution announced on Wednesday that it will now allow overseas ... read more

Victory for campaign against Open University ban

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thanks to the persistent campaigning of CSC members, affiliates and supporters the Open University has reversed its discriminatory policy of barring Cuban students from studying at the institution. This campaign victory comes as a direct result of the actions taken by thousands of CSC supporters writing to the OU and to ... read more

Aleida Guevara: Cuba hit economic bottom after USSR dissolved

Campaign News | Saturday, 4 November 2017

CHE GUEVARA’S daughter Dr Aleida Guevara speaks to the Morning Star todat on the future of socialism as trade unionists, academics and activists unite to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution. Dr Guevara, who was speaking at a TUC event to mark the centenary of the pivotal moment of the ... read more

Aleida Guevara 2017 Tour begins

Campaign News | Saturday, 4 November 2017

Monday 9 October 2017 was the 50th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Che was executed by Bolivan army officer, Mario Terán, following orders from the CIA in Bolivia in 1967. Almost 40 years later Terán went to have cataract treatment ... read more