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British parliamentarians send message of condolence

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Grahame Morris MP has sent a message of condolence on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba to the Cuban people following the fires at the Matanzas oil tanker storage plant. The message sent on Monday 8 August states: On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba ... read more

Matanzas fire updates

News from Cuba | Sunday, 7 August 2022

At 7pm on Friday 5 August, lightning struck a tank at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, 62 miles east of Havana. While firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze and keep adjacent tanks cool, a further tank caught fire. As of Sunday 7 August, one person had died, more than 100 were ... read more

CSC sends condolences to the Cuban people following the tanker fire in Matanzas

Campaign News | Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends our deepest condolences and love to the families of the dead, injured and missing following the devastating accident at the Supertanker Base in Matanzas on Friday 5 August. Our strength and solidarity goes out to the emergency services who have been trying to contain the ongoing ... read more

Matanzas Donations

News from Cuba | Saturday, 6 August 2022

MATANZAS DONATIONS The Cuban government has set up an emergency bank account for people wishing to help. If you have any problems transferring money please contact CSC on or call 020 7490 5715. CSC can receive donations for medical aid for Cuba which we can transfer to Cuba when ... read more

Biden Should Remove Cuba from the Infamous State Sponsors of Terrorism List

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 August 2022

As the Cuban government celebrates the July 26 Day of the National Rebellion–a public holiday commemorating the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks that is considered the precursor to the 1959 revolution–U.S. groups are calling on the Biden administration to stop its cruel sanctions that are creating such hardship for ... read more

Protest outside the Convention Centre in Los Angeles, 9 June 2022, (Photo: Twitter/ @PeoplesSummit22)

Summit of the Americas: No to the Monroe Doctrine

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Biden’s isolation at this year’s conference demonstrates how out of touch with the region US policy is says Dr Francisco Dominguez “As president, I will promptly reverse the failed Trump policies that have inflicted harm on the Cuban people and done nothing to advance democracy and human rights.” Joe Biden’s election ... read more

Work for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 July 2022

TRADE UNION AND CAMPAIGNS OFFICER Are you a highly organised and effective communicator, committed to CSC’s objectives, and with experience of campaigning in the British trade union and labour movement? CSC is looking appoint someone who can administer and manage multiple projects from organising our presence at conferences to maintaining contacts databases ... read more

Education appeal advances

Campaign News | Sunday, 17 July 2022

An update on Viva La Educación fundraising Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Viva La Educación appeal since its launch in February. Almost £40,000 has already been raised to send essential classroom and teaching materials to Cuban schools. Individuals, trade unions, local CSC groups and others from across Britain ... read more

Inspired by May Day’s celebration of workers

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 July 2022

Thirty-one young trade unionists from Britain and Ireland joined 140 activists from around the world in Cuba this spring on the first May Day Brigade for three years The young members representing unions Unite, UNISON, CWU, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and USDAW were part of CSC’s 15th annual Young Trade Unionists’ May ... read more

Cuba has “the friends we deserve”

Campaign News | Friday, 1 July 2022

In June Her Excellency Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, the Cuban Ambassador, hosted her first ‘Friends of Cuba’ reception at her residence in London to thank regular donors for their support for Cuba and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. In addition to invited ‘Friends of Cuba,’ special guests included MPs Navendu Mishra, Rachel ... read more