Viewing from October 2011

Want to spend Xmas in Cuba?

Campaign News | Friday, 28 October 2011

Book now for the Winter Solidarity Brigade and spend Xmas and New Year in Cuba.You still have a chance to book for this fantastic three-week stay at the International Solidarity Camp near Havana. Grab the opportunity to work alongside the Cuban people, attend lectures and presentations to learn more about ... read more

Write to President Obama demanding that Rene Gonzalez be returned home

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 October 2011

Following a judge's decision to force Rene Gonzalez to serve his 3 years parole in Florida, rather than being allowed to return home to Cuba, we are calling on supporters to write to President Obama appealing this decision.You can write in your own words, or use all or part of ... read more

UN condemns US blockade by 186 votes to 2

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 26 October 2011

For the 20th consecutive year, the UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for the lifting of the 50-year-old economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba.The 193-member United Nations body voted to condemn the “adverse effects” of such measures on the Cuban people and ... read more

Cuban FM's statement to the the UN on the effects of the blockade

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Noam Chomsky urges increased action to win freedom for Miami Five

Campaign News | Monday, 24 October 2011

Over 500 activists, academics and students attended a lecture by renowned American philosopher Noam Chomsky on Saturday 8 October. The meeting - organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, VSC and South East Region TUC as part of the Latin America series of events - coincided with the release of Rene ... read more

The U.N., the U.S. Embargo, and the 20-Year Rout

News from Cuba | Sunday, 23 October 2011

By Sarah Stephens from the Centre for Democracy in the AmericasOn Tuesday 25 October, the United Nations General Assembly will debate the "Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba."This will be the twentieth year the General Assembly has considered ... read more

Actors to read Miami 5 messages at US Embassy Vigil next week

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 October 2011

Free the Miami Five - justice for them and their familiesPlease put the date in your diary and start mobilising now:US Embassy Candlelit Vigil for the Miami 5Thursday 1 December 2011, 6pm-7.15pmUS Embassy, Grosvenor Square, London(Bond St tube)with special guests from Cuba - the mothers of the Miami 5Mirta Rodriguez ... read more

Ros-Lehtinen: says the presence of Cuban children in the United States is “a danger to national security”

News from Cuba | Saturday, 22 October 2011

BY JEAN-GUY ALLARDThe presence of the 22 children of Cuban children’s theater group La Colmenita (The Beehive) is part of a policy that “undermines U.S. foreign policy priorities and interests of national security,” said Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Chair of of Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives. Ros-Lehtinen is famous ... read more

Rene Gonzalez records video message to Cuban people and supporters worldwide

News from Cuba | Saturday, 22 October 2011

Recently released Mimai 5 prisoner Rene Gonzalez has recorded a message to the Cuban people and his supporters around the world from a secret location in Florida, where he is being forced to serve 3 years probation rather than be allowed to return hom to Cuba.Find out more about Rene's ... read more

I am ready to go on fighting until I die, says Rene Gonzalez

News from Cuba | Sunday, 16 October 2011

An transcript of the family video recording the moment that Miami Five prisoner, Rene Gonzalez was released from jail, has been made available on the Cubadebate website and translated by the US Free the Five Campaign.'Cubadebate offers viewers the video of René González, the first of the Cuban Five freed ... read more

Please vote now in the Economist online poll on the Miami 5

Campaign News | Saturday, 15 October 2011

The Economist magazine has launched an online poll asking is the Miami Five received fair prison sentences. Please go to the link below and vote before the poll closes on 17 October.Vote now in the Economist poll ... read more

Watch the family video of Rene Gonzalez leaving prison and being reunited with his daughters

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Everyone in the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all friends of Cuba here in the UK are overjoyed to see Rene's release and the loving embrace with his daughters Irma and Ivette. (see film link below) But our thoughts must turn to Rene's wife Olga Salanueva who is still cruelly being ... read more

Special London preview of Pinter plays in Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 9 October 2011

UK actors to perform Pinter’s works in HavanaA group of UK actors will perform a selection of Harold Pinter’s works in Havana, Cuba in November at the Havana International Theatre festival.Roger Lloyd Pack and Andy de la Tour are some of the group who will be taking a series of ... read more

US OFAC Charges at Cuba

News from Cuba | Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury Department has intensified its watch over Cuban financial transactions and business under the Barack Obama Administration.OFAC implements some 27 programs of economic sanctions, and many firms and banks have been fined in the past three years for doing business with ... read more

Urgent Action: Let Rene go home - write to Obama today

Campaign News | Friday, 7 October 2011

Rene Gonzalez, one of the Miami Five, unjustly imprisoned in US prisons for trying to stop terrorist attacks against the Cuban people, is released from prison today, Friday 7 October.But Rene is not free. He must serve a further three years in the US on probabtion, despite the fact that ... read more

Memory of a Monstrous Crime

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 October 2011

By Yaymara Villaverde Marcel for the Cuban News AgencyThe bombing of the Cubana airliner on October 6th, 1976 took the lives of 73 people, has stayed in the memory of Libertad Infante Garcia, sister of Ramon Infante Garcia, one of the victims of the monstrous terrorist act organized by the ... read more

Chomsky and Latin America - Sold out

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 October 2011

from La Prisma paperThe North American philosopher will be in London on Saturday 8th October to give a talk as part of the series of Adelante latin America 2011 events organised by CSC.Entitled “Latin America, the United States and the Policies of President Obama”, the lecture will focus on how ... read more

Día de la Cultura Cubana featuring a special tribute to the Miami 5- Fiesta, London

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 October 2011

Celebrate Cuba's National Day of Culture with London's Cuban community and friends with a special evening of live music featuring Omar Puente's Raices Cubanaa, dancing, and poetry at London's Conway Hall on Saturday 22 October.Conway Hall, LondonSaturday 22 October 2011From 7.30pmRaíces Cubanas featuring Omar Puente play authentic Cuban salsa, son ... read more

Terms of Cuban spy release irritate U.S.-Cuba ties

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 October 2011

By Pascal Fletcher for ReutersA convicted Cuban spy who is required to remain on probation in the United States after his scheduled release on Friday may face threats to his safety and should be sent back to the communist island, his lawyer says.Rene Gonzalez will be the first to be ... read more

Adriana Pérez: "We are keeping alive the hope that they will return"

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 5 October 2011

from La RepublicaTHE life of her husband, Gerardo Hernández, has all the elements of a movie. Leaving behind his family and work, using a false identity, he infiltrated terrorist groups to help stop planned attacks on the Cuban people. The Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez delivered a letter to ... read more

Mother of Rene Gonzalez Waits for Entry Visa to Travel to the US

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 4 October 2011

from the Cuban News AgencyIrma Sehweret, mother of Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorists incarcerated in the United States, is waiting for an entry visa in order to travel to that country and embrace her son on October 7, when he gets out of prison and begins his ... read more

US Grants Company Contract to Attack Cuban Cell Phones

News from Cuba | Monday, 3 October 2011

From the Cuban News AgencyThe United States government granted a Maryland company a contract to set up a system capable of sending up to 24,000 text messages every month to Cuban cell phone users, in a frank violation of international legislation.According to the terms of the contract, Washington Software, Inc., ... read more

US Government Suppresses Evidence in Case of Cuban Five

News from Cuba | Saturday, 1 October 2011

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, one of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly imprisoned in the United States, has filed a Habeas Corpus petition, on the basis of new evidence.But Gerardo, who was given the harsh sentence of double life plus 15 years, stands little chance of reducing his conviction due to the ... read more