Viewing from July 2023

Every day, every hour, every minute, we have a Moncada to storm

News from Cuba | Thursday, 27 July 2023

“Every day, every hour, every minute, we have a Moncada to storm,” Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said today at the political-cultural event marking the 70th anniversary of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes barracks.“This Revolution is a constant struggle against hatred and a passionate ... read more

Rob Miller, Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, Michelle Smith, Lauren Harper and Mark Butterly

"It’s crucial to maintain and strengthen our solidarity" - Unite Conference sends its support to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2023

Citing Unite’s proud history of solidarity with Cuba – from the campaign to free the Miami Five to fundraising for material aid - Michelle Smith, Vice-Chair of Unite’s Executive Committee called on all Unite members and branches to get involved with the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. “It’s crucial to maintain and ... read more

26 July and the birth of the Revolution

Campaign News | Monday, 24 July 2023

Tariq Anderson writes on the significance of the 1953 Moncada Barracks attack on its 70th anniversary Cuba is a nation that finds no difficulty in remembering and commemorating its past, and this year sees a number of anniversaries that, in part, tell the modern story of the country and its enduring ... read more

The U.S prison on Guantánamo Bay, Cuban land held illegally by the U.S.

UN forcefully hits at U.S. blockade of Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 July 2023

Nothing on the horizon now threatens the end of the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. Critical voices inside the United States and beyond fall flat; nothing is in the works, it seems. Recently, however, the United Nations put forth a denunciation that carries unusual force, mainly because of the UN’s legal ... read more

European Parliament Approves Vicious Anti-Cuba Resolution

News from Cuba | Thursday, 20 July 2023

Signs were evident. Touring Spain in May, the Cuban musical duo Buena Fe (Good Faith) had their concerts disrupted by thugs; some were canceled. A month later in Paris, protests orchestrated by a Cuban émigré university professor forced a prestigious poetry festival to withdraw the honorary presidency it was ... read more

Cuba rejects presence of US nuclear submarine in Guantanamo Bay

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba The Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly rejects the arrival of a nuclear-powered submarine in Guantanamo Bay on July 5, 2023, that stayed until July 8 at the US military base located there, which is a provocative escalation of the United States, ... read more

The Colombian government led by President Gustavo Petro and the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group signed an agreement on a six-month bilateral ceasefire on June 9.

Against all reason, Cuba remains on the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Cuba was added to the US’s “State Sponsors of Terrorism” (SSoT) list in 2021 by Donald Trump. Biden has not removed this designation, despite indications throughout his presidency that he would turn away from Trump’s extreme anti-Cuba positioning as well as the lack of a clear reason to keep it ... read more

An aerial view of the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [File: Lynne Sladky/The Associated Press

Cuba calls US nuclear submarine in Guantanamo Bay 'provocative escalation'

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 12 July 2023

Cuban authorities on Tuesday said the U.S. recently had a nuclear-powered submarine at its military base at Guantanamo Bay and called the action a "provocative escalation" of tensions weeks after Washington alleged that there was a Chinese spy base on the island. "The presence of a nuclear submarine there at this ... read more

Kevin Courtney speaking at CSC's fringe meeting at TUC Congress 2022

Kevin Courtney elected as new CSC chair

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 July 2023

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign elected a new chairperson at its AGM in June. Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of National Education Union, was unanimously elected after Diana Holland retired from the role she had held for twelve years. In welcoming Kevin to the role, CSC Secretary Bernard Regan noted that Kevin ... read more