Viewing Press Releases from November 2017

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

Comunicado de prensa:Universidad británica se ve presionada por prohibir el ingreso a estudiantes cubanos debido a la legislación del bloqueo estadounidense

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2017

La Campaña de Solidaridad con Cuba (CSC) en el Reino Unido ha lanzado una campaña para abolir la prohibición de las solicitudes de ingreso de estudiantes cubanos por una de las mayores instituciones educativas del país. La Universidad Abierta (Open University) ha sido expuesta a críticas por operar una política que ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign response to Open University statement on its policy of banning Cuban students

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2017

In response to pressure from campaigners, trade unions and MPs, the Open University has released a statement in which it attempts to justify its ban on Cuban students and seek sympathy for the “regrettable” situation it finds itself in. Far from validating its actions, the OU’s response exposes it as being ... read more

Press Release: Open University ban on Cuban students is unethical and illegal

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 July 2017

Press Release: 24 July 2017 One of Britain’s biggest educational institutions, The Open University, is operating a policy of barring applications from Cuban students due to US blockade laws against Cuba. The OU says it is operating a “restricted countries” list in its admissions process because it fears it may be fined ... 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 threat to Cuba following US election results

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 November 2016

International solidarity is vital in coming months CSC is concerned about the results of the US presidential elections and what they will mean for the future of Cuba-US relations when President Obama leaves office in January 2017. The election of Donald Trump with Republican Party majorities in both houses of Congress ... read more

Press contacts for Obama visit

Campaign News | Sunday, 20 March 2016

For Cuba Solidarity Campaign press comment on President Obama's visit to Cuba contact Rob Miller on 07930 693900 or Natasha Hickman 07813 689777 or communications@cuba-solidarity.org.uk ... read more

CSC statement and action on Cooperative Bank account closure

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 November 2015

26.11.2015 Statement from the Cuba Solidarity Campaign THE Co-op Bank has closed all the bank accounts of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC). CSC was first informed of the closures by letter on 3rd August 2015 and was given less than 7 weeks to make alternative banking arrangements. CSC wrote to the bank on ... read more

The Miami Five: Gerardo, Fernando, Antonio, Rene and Ramon

Press Release: Court rules that Rene Gonzalez can visit Britain

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 November 2015

A historic ruling by the Court of Appeal on Tuesday 10 November has opened the door for René González to visit Britain, despite twice being denied a visa by the British government in 2014. René González is one of the Miami Five, five Cuban nationals who served long sentences in the ... read more