Viewing from October 2010

UN calls for US to end blockade

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 26 October 2010

UN votes to end blockade of Cuba by 187 to 2 with 3 abstentions.For the 19th straight year, the General Assembly today adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the decades-old economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba in the aftermath of the Cold ... read more

US: Colonel Wilkerson Censures "Amateurish Foreign Policy"

News from Cuba | Saturday, 23 October 2010

By Deisy Francis Mexidor for Prensa LatinaThe protection afforded by the US government to confessed Cuban-American terrorists, while it includes Cuba on a list of terrorist states, exemplifies Washington's amateurish foreign policy, admitted retired army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff of Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 ... read more

National Day of Culture fiesta

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 October 2010

Día de la Cultura CubanaCome and celebrate Cuba's National Day of Culture with London's Cuban community and friends- live Cuban music, dancing, poetry, food and barSaturday 23rd October 2010 - 7pm til late*Leo Duany y su Tumbao Tivolí play son & salsa*Cuban singer Yuri Moreno*Classical guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas*Classical pianist ... read more

Banks action on Cuban sanctions hits UK companies

News from Cuba | Thursday, 21 October 2010

By Roland Gribben for the TelegraphLloyds TSB has blocked a bank transfer from Cuba to a UK business that supplies agricultural consultancy services despite the free flow of trade between the Caribbean country and the EUA small business consultancy has tabled complaints to the Business Secretary and EU authorities accusing ... read more

Messages from the Five to US Embassy Vigil

Campaign News | Thursday, 21 October 2010

(photo Mark Thomas)Three of the Miami five, Rene, Gerardo and Fernando sent special messages to CSC to be read out at the US Embassy Vigil on 19 Otober 2010. Rene's daughter Irma Gonzalez is pictured here reading out a the message from her father reproduced alongside the others below:MESSAGE FROM ... read more

Crowds flock to US Embassy vigil to support the Miami Five

Campaign News | Wednesday, 20 October 2010

By Rob Miller, CSC DirectorUp to four hundred people gathered for CSC’s annual candlelit vigil outside the US Embassy in London on Tuesday to call for the immediate and unconditional release of the Miami Five prisoners held in US jails.On what was a very cold and wet October evening the ... read more

Cuba's economic reforms are based on socialist principles

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 October 2010

An interview with Oscar Martinez, the deputy head of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party on the economic changes taking place in Cuba.What is the nature of the economic problems Cuba is currently experiencing?In the context of our other problems, the US economic and financial blockade is ... read more

The Cuban Economy: Another Perspective

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Brian Pollit on the Cuban economyThe Summer edition of Cuba Sí featured Francisco Dominguez’s appraisal of the background and current state of Cuba’s economic condition and prospects in “Making ends meet: Cuba’s economic challenge”. He stressed the difficulties of Cuba’s “underproductive, underexporting, overimporting economy” in sustaining its current high levels ... read more

Morning Star Interview with Irma Gonzalez

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 October 2010

The daughter of a Cuban anti-terrorist fighter on the fight to free her fatherUntil the age of six, Irma Gonzalez led the life of an ordinary Cuban child. She lived with her parents and spent weekends with grandparents in Havana. Suddenly in December 1990 everything changed."I woke up one morning ... read more

Obama can and should restore justice

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 19 October 2010

by Germán Veloz PlacenciaUS President Barack Obama must order the immediate and unconditional release of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters who are still unjustly incarcerated in that nation, affirmed Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power, in a message sent to the 300-plus participants in the ... read more

BBC Newshour interviews Irma Gonzalez - listen now

Campaign News | Monday, 18 October 2010

Irma Gonzalez, daughter of Miami 5 prisoner Rene Gonzalez was interviewed on the BBC World Service Newshour programme on Sunday 17 October 2010.Irma was in the Britain as part of a Cuba Solidarity Campaign speaking tour and will be at the Vigil for the Miami Five outside the US Embassy ... read more

TUC urges British government to end EU 'common position'

Campaign News | Monday, 18 October 2010

Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the TUC (the national trade union centre representing six million British workers) has written to the British Foreign office and Baroness Cathy Ashton, High Representative of the European Commission calling for Britain to support the normalisation of relations between Britian and Cuba when the European ... read more

Major breakthrough for Miami Five campaign as Amnesty International call on US governemnt to review trial

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 October 2010

Amnesty International released a 22 page report on 13 october 2010 in which it raises concerns on the fairness of the trial of the Miami Five.This is a major breakthrough in the campaign for justice for the Five since the international human rights organisation had previously only campaigned on visitation ... read more

Christmas Actions for the Miami Five

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Take action from Friday 10 DecemberTo mark the United Nations International Day on Human Rights, from Friday 10 December CSC is asking all supporters of the Miami Five to CALL, FAX and EMAIL the US Governmentto demand that President Obama free these five Cuban men unjustly imprisoned in the United ... read more

Free the Miami 5 speaking tour - 11-19 October 2010

Campaign News | Monday, 4 October 2010

With special guest from CubaIrma González Salanueva - daughter of Miami 5 prisoner René GonzálezThompsons Solicitors are hosting a regional trade union tour to raise awareness of the Miami Five in advance of the national CSC vigil at the US Embassy on Tuesday 19 October 2010.● Monday 11 October 6.30pm, ... read more

Limited tickets for Kirsty MacColl concert

Campaign News | Sunday, 3 October 2010

featuring artists performing Kirsty's songs on her birthday - Sunday 10 October, Shepherrds Bush EmpireThe Music Fund for Cuba has just been allocated a limited number of tickets for the Concert for Kirsty on Sunday 10 October.Tickets go on sale on Monday 4 October at 10am and are likely to ... read more