Viewing from May 2011

50 years of solidarity between Britain and Cuba - Special anniversary event

Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Saturday 11 June 2011, 2-4pmNUT, Hamilton House, London, WC1HThis is a free public event following the CSC AGM - all welcome.From the early days of the Britain-Cuba Friendship Association, to the Britain-Cuba Resource Centre (BCRC) in the 1980s, and today’s Cuba Solidarity Campaign, the one consistent link between Britain and ... read more

Obama relaxes Cuba travel

News from Cuba | Monday, 23 May 2011

New rules issued by the Obama administration allow Americans wider access to CubaAmericans could soon be able to visit Cuba legally without running foul of the Treasury Department, under new regulations coming out of the Obama administration. The travel will be limited under the guise of so-called people-to-people contact, to ... read more

Cuba best developing country for mothers and women according to UK charity

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 May 2011

According to UK charity Save the Children, Cuba ranks first out of "Lesser Developed Countries" in both the mother's index and the women's index, and ninth in the children's index, in its annual Mother's Index report, released this month.By comparison, the U.S., which is in the "More Developed Countries" tier, ... read more

Cuban ex-CIA agent acquitted of charges alleging he lied during US immigration hearing

News from Cuba | Monday, 9 May 2011

By Will Weissert, The Associated PressAn elderly Cuban former CIA operative accused of lying during a U.S. immigration hearing was acquitted on all charges Friday, with jurors taking just three hours to reach a verdict after enduring 13 weeks of often-delayed testimony.The abrupt decision ends four years of attempts by ... read more

Cuban education praised by teaching union

Campaign News | Sunday, 8 May 2011

Over 80 people attended the joint Cuba Solidarity Campaign - Venezuela Solidarity Campaign meeting at the National Union of Teachers Annual Conference in Harrogate at Easter this year.Nina Franklin, the new President of the Union and Christine Blower, General Secretary, welcomed everyone to the meeting. Nina spoke of her visit ... read more

The Case of the Miami Five and the Media

News from Cuba | Sunday, 8 May 2011

When the U.S. Government rejected Gerardo Hernández Nordelo’s Habeas Corpus petition on April 25, it did so very categorically, without leaving any margin of doubt. Washington wants the court in Miami to declare his petition inadmissible and to do so summarily, without holding a hearing to examine its merits, without ... read more

Reaping the whirlwind

News from Cuba | Sunday, 8 May 2011

by Saul LandauLuis Posada Carriles, now in his eighties, has returned to Miami as a triumphant hero after an El Paso jury acquitted him of 11 counts of lying on an immigration form.Strangely enough, the Justice Department had presented evidence showing Posada had orchestrated a series of bombings in Cuba ... read more

Victor Dreke Cruz: Cuba's history man still talks of revolution

Campaign News | Sunday, 8 May 2011

One of Che Guevara's 'pillars' is in London for the 50th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs. Nina Lakhani meets Victor Dreke CruzThe curiosity and romanticism surrounding Cuba's revolutionary hero Che Guevara has refused to abate, even slightly, in the 43 years since his death. Victor Dreke Cruz, who served ... read more

British trade union leader to speak at major union meeting on Miami 5 in Los Angeles

Campaign News | Sunday, 8 May 2011

Please distribute to contacts in the USTony Woodley, former General Secretary of Unite the union, wil be speaking at a public meeting in Los Angeles on the Miami Five next week. Please help publicise this meeting by forwarding to any contacts that you have in the US.Date: Saturday 13 August ... read more

Cuba Media Study Tour 2011

Campaign News | Saturday, 7 May 2011

A new and ground breaking study tour, providing a unique insight into the Cuban media and the current political situation. The tour is in association with the Morning Star newspaper.This fascinating Study Tour to this inspiring revolutionary island provides the unique opportunity to:? Meetings with journalists from GRANMA and Radio ... read more

Marabana Marathon - new tour for 2011

Campaign News | Saturday, 7 May 2011

Join the team for a once in a lifetime challenge, experience Cuba and raise vital funds for the Music Fund for Cuba.The Marabana Marathon, established in 1987, is the one of the largest running events in the Caribbean and provides a unique opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and vibrant ... read more