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Benjamin celebrating Tony Benn being presented with the Cuban Friendship Award

Condolences on the passing of Benjamin Zephaniah

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 December 2023

CSC statement on the passing of Benjamin Zephaniah, CSC patron and friend On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Benjamin’s family, colleagues and friends.Benjamin was a long time patron of the Cuba ... read more

Cuba rejects 'terrorist state' designation in US report

News from Cuba | Monday, 4 December 2023

The US State Department has reiterated its designation of Cuba as a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ (SSOT) in an annual report released on 30 November. Once again, the main justification was Cuba’s refusal to extradite ELN leaders in Havana in 2019 when they were hosting peace talks between the ELN ... read more

Chair of US Foreign Relations Committee sends positive message on US Cuba policy

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 November 2023

Ben Cardin, recently appointed as chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), has responded to questions from a CSC member on his approach to US Cuba relations. On 28 November, Senator Cardin wrote a full and far reaching letter which made clear his commitment to ‘an open and Bilateral ... read more

David Rutley with Anayansi Rodriguez, Cuban Vice Minister of Foreign Relations

British Minister signs co-operation agreement in Havana

News from Cuba | Monday, 27 November 2023

The UK's Minister for the Americas & the Caribbean, David Rutley MP, arrived in Cuba for an official visit on Tuesday 21 November. During his trip he signed a new Political Dialogue and Co-operation Agreement (PDCA) between the UK and Cuba. The agreement set a framework for future dialogue between the ... read more

The UN General Assembly again voted overwhelmingly against the US blockade in November 2023

Denying the blockade of Cuba is madness

Campaign News | Monday, 27 November 2023

TO suggest that “Cuba is not suffering under a blockade,” as Ileana Fuentes of the Center for a Free Cuba did in a letter to the Morning Star (November 19), flies in the face of basic facts and mainstream global opinion.Even a cursory look at the nature of US policy ... read more

People’s court makes judgement against US Blockade

Campaign News | Thursday, 23 November 2023

A report on the International Tribunal on the United States blockade of Cuba by Bernard Regan, who attended on behalf of CSC. You can read the final ruling of the Tribunal here. An International Tribunal on the United States blockade of Cuba was held in the European Parliament in Brussels on ... read more

International Tribunal in Brussels rules that the blockade of Cuba violates international law

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 November 2023

The International Tribunal against the Blockade of Cuba took place in Brussels on 16-17 November and ruled that the policy violates international law and the universal norms essential for peaceful coexistence. The Tribunal heard evidence on the impact of the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba for more than ... read more

Cymru, Cuba, and revolutionary resilience

Campaign News | Monday, 6 November 2023

LUKE FLETCHER MS explains why Plaid Cymru extended solidarity to the embattled socialist island nation during the Welsh party's annual conference ON November 4 last year, a day after the US yet again opposed the UN general assembly’s resolution condemning the blockade on Cuba, I tabled a statement of opinion in ... read more

The UN General Assembly vote in 2022

Ending the sanctions on Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 1 November 2023

The governments of the world overwhelmingly support overturning these cruel and utterly unjustifiable measures — but the US still gets its way. On November 1-2, the UN general assembly will once again discuss and vote on Resolution 77/7 on the “necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by ... read more

OFF THE LIST Remove Cuba from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list. Write to the US ambassador today.

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 October 2023

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign calls on members and supporters to take action to remove Cuba from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism (SSOT) list as part of an international campaign to reach one million signatures to pressure the US government. WRITE TO THE US AMBASSADOR TODAY Shortly after his election, President Trump ... read more