Viewing from June 2023

Colombian President Gustavo Petro (left) shaking hands with ELN commander Antonio Garcia (right) with Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel after signing ceasefire agreement in Havana

Cuba promotes peace, not terrorism

News from Cuba | Friday, 30 June 2023

"Human solidarity cannot be blockaded; it remains an indestructible weapon of struggle and combat,” President Miguel Diaz-Canel noted at the International Meeting in Solidarity with Cuba and Anti-Imperialism in Havana, that I was lucky enough to attend as a trade union delegate on a solidarity brigade. International solidarity between Cuba and ... read more

Rob Miller, Lissette Rubio Mederos, Kevan Nelson, Tracy Delaney, Andrea Egan and Teresa Connally

“Your support and solidarity really does make a difference” UNISON President tells conference

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 June 2023

Removing Cuba from the US government’s state sponsors of terrorism list will be a priority for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign over the coming months, CSC Director Rob Miller told attendees at our fringe meeting at UNISON NDC in June. UNISON North West Regional Secretary and Assistant General Secretary Kevan Nelson ... read more

Ross Holden, Denise Walker, Lissette Rubio Mederos, Dean Ismay and Rob Miller

"Solidarity is what being a trade unionist is all about" - GMB Congress sends its support to Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 27 June 2023

Denise Walker, Regional Secretary of GMB North West and Irish region, urged all GMB members to show their solidarity with Cuba at our fringe meeting at GMB Congress in Brighton. Denise spoke alongside Dean Ismay, a young GMB member who visited Cuba in 2019 as part of our Young Trade ... read more

Cuban Ambassador with supporters in Scotland

‘As harshly as Cuba has been attacked, the greater the solidarity Cuba has found’

Campaign News | Monday, 26 June 2023

The Cuban ambassador to Britain, Barbara Alvarez, visited Scotland last week, a place where the Cuban struggle has enjoyed solid support for many years. She would visit the Scottish Parliament — the first in the world to debate the plight of the Miami Five — and its Cuba cross-party group brilliantly ... read more

“We’ll be with you until the blockade is lifted” - Friends of Cuba celebrate at ambassador's reception

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2023

On June 12, Her Excellency Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, the Cuban Ambassador, hosted the annual ’Friends of Cuba’ reception at her residence in London. The reception is a thank you to regular donors for their support for Cuba and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. As well as invited ‘Friends of Cuba’, special ... read more

“We will keep going and, with your support, we will never give up

Campaign News | Friday, 23 June 2023

Members, local group activists, executive committee members and many more came to Hamilton House in London on 10 June for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s Annual General Meeting. Assistant General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) Ros McNeil opened proceedings, to welcome CSC to the NEU headquarters. She emphasised her union’s ... read more

Vilma Espín and Celia Sánchez

Vilma Espín: "On our feet and not on our knees"

Campaign News | Thursday, 22 June 2023

In 1961, Vilma Espín attended the Latin-American Conference for National Sovereignty, Economic Emancipation and Peace, convened by the former Mexican President, Lázaro Cárdenas. Bringing together leftist leaders from across the hemisphere, this conference drew international attention to the grim conditions in Latin America, denounced the US's imperialist activities, and defended ... read more

CSC 2023 Blockade Buster Raffle winners

Campaign News | Tuesday, 13 June 2023

The grand draw of the CSC 2023 Blockade Buster Raffle took place Saturday 10 June at the CSC AGM in London, with the help of Lissette Rubio Mederos, education specialist visiting from Cuba, a guest speaker at the AGM. The raffle raised nearly £14,000 for the Campaign and we would ... read more