Viewing Press Releases from July 2017

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 ... 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

TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady speaking at the fringe meeting on Monday 14 September

Support for Cuba at TUC fringe

Campaign News | Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Almost a hundred people packed the Cuba and Venezuela fringe meeting at the TUC in Brighton on Monday evening. Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, said how both countries put people before profit and “spread hope and not fear across Latin America and the world”. She said ... read more

A photograph from the police operation which clearly shows one of the

Metropolitan Police issue apology

Campaign News | Friday, 10 July 2015

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner responds to complaint from the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for incident that associated Cuba with terrorism The Metropolitan Police have issued a “sincere and unreserved apology” in response to complaints that dressing one of their Operation Strong Tower "terrorists" in a Cuban flag t-shirt associated the country ... read more

Press Release: The Metropolitan Police should apologise for associating Cuba with their terror attack simulation

Campaign News | Saturday, 4 July 2015

Press release: 1 July 2015 A simulation terrorist attack – codenamed Strong Tower – included one of the terrorist attackers wearing a Cuban flag t-shirt. The operation, which involved over 1,000 police officers at locations across London took place on Tuesday 30 June and was widely reported on the TV, newspapers ... read more