Viewing from July 2012

Cuban president Raúl Castro willing to hold no-limits talks with America

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 July 2012

by Associated Press for the GuradianCuban president Raúl Castro said on Thursday that his government was willing to mend fences with its bitter cold war foe, the United States.At the end of a Revolution Day ceremony marking the 59th anniversary of an uprising against dictator Fulgencio Batista's regime, Castro grabbed ... read more

Follow in the footsteps of Che with new CSC tours this Autumn

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 July 2012

Ché Guevara Brigade, 27 September - 16 October 2012, £1,199This autumn, to mark the 45th anniversary of Ché Guevara’s assassination by CIA-backed troops in Bolivia, an exclusive one-off brigade will visit Cuba to undertake solidarity work, spend time in Santa Clara and enjoy the island’s cultural delights.The cost of the ... read more

Olympic dreams

News from Cuba | Thursday, 26 July 2012

A delegation of Cuban 110 athletes arrived in Britain in July to compete in the 2012 London Olympic games.Cuba will compete in 14 of the 26 disciplines featured at the summer sporting event, including track and field, boxing, diving, wrestling, weightlifting, swimming, shooting and table tennis.For its size and economic ... read more

Aleida Guevara ‘Remembering Ché’ Tour and Miami Five Vigil- 9-19 September 2012

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 July 2012

Aleida Guevara, daughter of revolutionary leader Ché Guevara will be speaking at CSC meetings in Britain in September, together with Luis Marron from the Cuban Friendship Institute, (ICAP)Tour Dates - Brighton, Nottingham, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, OxfordSunday 9 September, 2.30pmCommunity Base, 113 Queen's Rd??Brighton BN1 3XGMonday 10 September, 5.30pmTUC Congress ... read more

Not in our name

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 July 2012

A new group of Cuban Americans favoring relations with Cuba's government has officially formed in Washington,DC. The group, Cuban Americans for Engagement (CAFE), includes Cuban Americans from Florida, Illinois, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Kentucky. Recently, they met with members of the U.S. Congress, the State Department, and the ... read more

Agency suffers arson attack for Cuba tours

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 July 2012

A fire at a Florida based travel company which organised licensed tours to Cuba was found to be started intentionally say fire investigators. 
According to the Miami Herald, "A K-9 dog trained to detect accelerants led investigators to three separate spots where the fire at the Airline Brokers Co. began, ... read more

Cuba Unveils First Biodiesel Plant

News from Cuba | Sunday, 15 July 2012

Cuba's first production factory designed to turn seed oil into green fuel opened in July, with the capacity of producing more than 100 tons of biofuel a year. The small factory was funded by the Cuban government and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, said Jose Sotolongo, director of ... read more

US increases funding to undermine Cuban government

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 July 2012

The US State Department has allocated another $20m to encourage subversion in Cuba in an effort to undermine the island’s sovereign government.A letter sent by the State Department to Congress revealed that the funds will be managed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the Bureau of Democracy Human ... read more

Cuba brings cholera outbreak under control

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 July 2012

Cuba’s first cholera outbreak in over a century is under control and has not spread to other parts of the country.A Public Health Ministry statement said there were 158 confirmed cases and three people had died since the illness was first detected in Manzanillo, a city of 130,000 people, in ... read more

Trade Union Round-up - Summer 2012

Campaign News | Friday, 13 July 2012

CSC has been travelling countrywide - and even across the Atlantic - organising stands, meetings and socials at a variety of trade union conferences. We have organised fringe meetings at the CWU, TUC Black Workers, PCS, UCATT, UCU, GMB, Unison and Unite conferences to explore various contemporary and historical issues ... read more

Chorus of approval

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 July 2012

by Rob Miller for the Morning StarAsk any devotee of Cuban music what's the latest world-class musical talent to emerge from the island and any number of hip-hop, salsa or jazz performers usually get a mention.But breaking the mould is the Camerata Vocal Musica Aurea - the "Golden Music Choir" ... read more

Biggest ever RMT/CSC Garden Party for Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 4 July 2012

by CSC director, Rob MillerHundreds join annual Trade Union event of solidarity with CubaThe annual RMT/Cuba Solidarity Campaign was a huge success yet again this year. Now in its 10th year around 500 people heard speeches from Bob Crow, General Secretary of the RMT and the wives of the Miami ... read more

Unite reaffirms its support for Cuba and the Miami Five

News from Cuba | Sunday, 1 July 2012

A standing ovation greeted the wives of the Miami Five at Unite Policy Conference last Tuesday as Britain’s largest union reasserted their support for the Miami Five’s ongoing struggle for justice.?Visiting the UK together for the first time, the four wives thanked Unite and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign for their ... read more