Viewing from October 2018

Beat the blockade by supporting the Braille machines for Cuba appeal

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 October 2018

On 31 October, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on Cuba’s annual resolution calling for an end to the US blockade. In advance of the vote, Cuba sent a report summarising the impact of the inhumane US policy against the island during the last year, including its impact on special ... read more

Machinations in the US’s back yard

Campaign News | Friday, 12 October 2018

BERNARD REGAN looks at Donald Trump’s neoliberal vision for the Americas ahead of this year’s crucial Latin America Conference On September 25, President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations general assembly. In his speech he invoked the 19th-century doctrine of president James Monroe which asserted that the United States had a right ... read more

150 years of revolution in Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Today Cuba celebrates a century and a half since the start of its revolutionary process against slavery and colonialism, writes OLLIE HOPKINS On October 10 1868, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, an educated, wealthy lawyer, sugar mill and slave owner, called for an uprising against Spanish colonial rule, the “Grito de Yara” ... read more

Ana Teresita González, Deputy Foreign Minister and H. E. Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, meet with CSC Executive Committee members

Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister reiterates interest in improved relations with the United Kingdom

News from Cuba | Friday, 5 October 2018

The Deputy Foreign Minister met with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign during her UK visit Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Teresita González spoke September 27 in London, alongside David Maxim Triesman, a member of the House of Lords since 2004, and co-chairman of the Cuba Initiative. The Cuba Initiative was founded more than ... read more

The ballet shoes are being stored by the RMT before they are shipped to Cuba

RMT provide temporary home for ballet shoes donation

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Over 1000 pairs of ballet shoes have been donated to the Play For Cuba Appeal to be sent to the island in Spring 2019. Play for Cuba is collecting new and second hand musical instruments as well as dance and arts equipment for use in schools across the blockaded island. The ballet ... read more

British award winning scriptwriter denounces US blockade of Cuba as “a disgrace that must end

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Paul Laverty denounced the US blockade of Cuba as “a disgrace that must end” The British scriptwriter Paul Laverty denounced the US blockade of Cuba upon winning the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The scriptwriter won the award for the film Yuli, a ... read more

Dan Carden MP, H.E. Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Karen Lee MP

Standing room only at CSC Labour Party Conference fringe meeting

Campaign News | Friday, 28 September 2018

Huge display of solidarity with Cuba at the 2018 Labour Party Conference Over 150 delegates and guests attended a packed standing-room only Labour Party Conference Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting in Liverpool. The meeting, entitled Trump: Hands Off Cuba and Venezuela! No to blockade and sanctions! was chaired by Karen Lee MP, ... read more

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez addresses the UN General Assembly

News from Cuba | Thursday, 27 September 2018

Madam President: Mister Secretary-General: It is impossible to be here, speak from this rostrum on behalf of Cuba, and not recall historic moments of the General Assembly which are also part of our dearest memories: Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Raúl Castro and the "Chancellor of Dignity", Raúl Roa, just to mention the ... read more

Cuban President Backs Same-Sex Marriage in Interview With teleSUR

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 September 2018

The Cuban president spoke to teleSUR on Sunday about a range of issues affecting Cuba, Latin America, and U.S.-Cuba relations. In an exclusive interview with teleSUR aired on Sunday, the Cuban president defended the right to consensual same-sex marriage which has been approved by the country's assembly as part of the ... read more

Cuba's president says can't talk with Trump unless it's as equals

News from Cuba | Monday, 17 September 2018

(Reuters) - Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said in his first interview since taking office in April his government could not talk with U.S. President Donald Trump as long as Trump's administration kept its "abnormal" attitude toward the Communist-run island. "We want to dialogue but it must be as equals," Diaz-Canel said ... read more