Viewing from March 2011

Former US President Jimmy Carter calls for release of Miami 5 in Cuban television interview

News from Cuba | Thursday, 31 March 2011

Interview by by Arleen Rodríguez Derivet, Cuban Television journalistArleen Rodríguez: Hello! A greeting to all of those who are watching Cuban Television right now. I welcome all of you, along with the former President of the United States, James Carter, who just moments before leaving to return to his country ... read more

Bay of Pigs 50 public meeting with Comandante Victor Dreke Cruz

Campaign News | Friday, 25 March 2011

Public meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban victory at Playa GironTuesday 12 April 2011, 7pmMander Hall, NUT Hamilton House, Mabledon Place,London, WC1H (nearest tubes Euston/Kings Cross)Guest speaker from CubaComandante Victor Dreke CruzVeteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion, comrade of Che in the Congo, Vice President of ... read more

MPs turn out to support Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 25 March 2011

Around 100 MPs, trade union leaders and friends gathered at the House of Commons on Wednesday 23 March to support better UK-Cuba relations while at the same time welcoming the new Cuban Ambassador HE Esther Armenteros to parliament.The reception was jointly hosted by The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba ... read more

CSC statement on the death of Leonard Weinglass

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 March 2011

"The Cuba Solidarity Campaign was saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Weinglass, lead lawyer for the Miami Five, who died on Wednesday 23 March. Leonard was an inspirational defense attorney who represented political and civil rights cases throughout his career including the Chicago 7 in their 1968 trial, ... read more

In memory of Leonard Weinglass - report of his 2007 UK Tour

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 March 2011

THE MIAMI Fives’ lead attorney Leonard Weinglass has captivated audiences at a string of events across the UK.The veteran campaigner’s 10-day tour - organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign - included a packed meeting at the House of Commons, where he first addressed MPs and then spoke at a public ... read more

In memory of Leonard Weinglass - republished interview to mark the passing of Miami Five lawyer

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 March 2011

This interview was orginallly published in the Cuba Solidarity Campaign magazine CubaSi in November 2007The Miami Five’s lead attorney has earned international acclaim by achieving stunning victories in a string of the United States’ most historic civil rights cases.Those who have met veteran campaigner Leonard Weinglass cannot fail to be ... read more

In memory of Leonard Weinglass - message from Gerardo Hernandez

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Not that long ago Len came to visit me and we worked for several hours preparing for the next step of my appeal. I noticed at the time that he was tired. I was worried with his advanced age that he was driving alone after a long trip from New ... read more

This weekend - Mujeres Concert - Saturday 19 March

Campaign News | Saturday, 19 March 2011

An evening of live Cuban music, dance and poetry to celebrate International Women's DaySaturday 19th March 2011 - 7pm til lateDance to Cuban band live on stage SoneandoDJ Green Papi spinning the latest tunesPlus special guestsYuri Moreno, Cuban singer - Eralys Fernandez, classical pianoAlina & Gabriel, Cuban Strings - Rosa ... read more

Haiti: Former President Thanks Cuban Doctor's Help to his Country

News from Cuba | Friday, 18 March 2011

Haiti's former president and priest Jean Bertrand Aristide, who arrived this Friday in his country after being seven years on exile in South Africa, thanked Cuban doctors for their efforts in Haiti, specially in the fight against cholera.In a press conference upon arriving at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport of ... read more

May Day Tours

Campaign News | Saturday, 12 March 2011

Young trade unionists brigade is full but there's still time to book on the May Day Study tourTwenty-six delegates from five trade unions will be attending this year's May Day celebrations as part of CSC's Young Trade Unionists' brigade.Young members from Unite, Unison, GMB, TSSA and UCATT will be representing ... read more

Cuba Denounces US Seizure of Health Funds

News from Cuba | Saturday, 12 March 2011

from Prensa LatinaAs part of its blockade of Cuba, the United States seized 4.207 million USD in funds allocated to Cuba by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the first quarter of 2011, Cuba charged.This action adds to a long list of examples of extraterritorial application ... read more

CIA attack on La Coubre files restricted for 150 years

News from Cuba | Thursday, 10 March 2011

by Jean-Guy Allard for Granma InternationalThe complete file of the investigation of the French CGT shipping company into the sabotage of the La Coubre vessel, responsibility for which is attributed to the CIA, is being held in the strongbox of a French maritime foundation, with a 150-year restriction on its ... read more

Brazil funds Cuban aid program in Haiti with US$80 million

News from Cuba | Thursday, 10 March 2011

The Brazilian Congress approved $80 million in funding for a healthcare program in Haiti that is jointly coordinated by Haiti, Cuba and Brazil.According to Brazilian officials, Cuban experts are “assisting” the tri-party program. However, given their experience and long-time presence in Haiti, Cuban health officials make many organizing and purchasing ... read more

Miami Five congratulate women of the world on International Women's Day

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly incarcerated in U.S. prisons since 1998 congratulated the women of Cuba and the world, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, according to Prensa Latina.Antonio Guerrero, in the name of his compañeros Fernando González, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernández and René González, expressed gratitude for ... read more

Alberto Granado dies in Cuba

News from Cuba | Monday, 7 March 2011

Alberto Granado, Che's friend from university, and travelling companion on his motorcycle trip around Latin America, has died peacefully of natural causes in Cuba aged 88.Alberto was an advisor to the 2004, Walter Sallas film about the trip which stared Gael Garcia Bernal, and Alberto also appears at the end ... read more

Interview and documentary with agent who posed as 'independent' journalist

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 March 2011

CUBA’S REASONS - There will always be an Emilio by Deisy Francis Mexidor for Granma InternationalUntil shortly before this interview he was considered the spokesperson for the damas de blanco (Ladies in White) and one of the so-called independent journalists. His revelations expose the prevalence of the subversive U.S. policy ... read more

CSC reject media attempts to slander Cuba over statements on Libya

Campaign News | Thursday, 3 March 2011

The media coverage of the Libyan conflict in relation to Cuba is at best confused and at worst purposefully biased. Castro - who neither explicitly nor implicitly implied support for Gaddafi - has been tacitly equated to the Libyan leader in media discourse and this represents irresponsible and subjective reporting.Last ... read more

Watch the Empire's Pawns, a new film proving US backing for dissidents

News from Cuba | Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Empire's Pawns was aired on Cuban television on 26 February 2011. It tells the story of two Cuban state agents who infiltrated the so-called 'dissident' movement and exposed the extent of subversive efforts against the Cuban revolution financed from the US and Europe. For 10 years, Carlos Serpa Maceira ... read more

UNESCO praises Cuba's education efforts

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognized Cuba’s efforts to prioritize the education sector.The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, an annual publication in Paris, notes that Cuba devoted 13,8% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to education in 2008, whereas other countries of the region ... read more