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The Media War against Cuba Public meetings with Keith Bolender - November 2019

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

"It’s a journalist axiom that if it’s anti-Cuba, it has to be true.” Warren Hinckle The unrelenting stream of misinformation, myths, and outright lies against the Cuban Revolution has been one of the US government's most effective forms of aggression: aided and abetted by a non-stop propaganda programme by the corporate ... read more

The panel with Young Labour activists following the fringe meeting

“We are resilient, we will prevail!”

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

Labour Party Conference 2019 Report, Brighton “The blockade is a cruel policy intended to provoke unrest... the US think that they are the masters of the world – they are not – the people are!” declared Cuban Ambassador HE Teresita Vicente in a rallying speech to the CSC Labour Party fringe ... read more

Jose Marti International airport in Havana

Cuban-American sues American Airlines, Latam Airlines for 'trafficking' in Havana airport

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

A Miami-based law firm filed a lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of a Cuban-American who claims to be the rightful owner of Havana’s international airport against American Airlines and the Latam Airlines Group for “trafficking” in the property he says the Cuban government stole. The case is one of a ... read more

Charcoal made in Cuba from Marabu

Amazon sued for marketing charcoal produced on land seized by Cuba in 1960s

News from Cuba | Friday, 27 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A Florida resident is suing Amazon (AMZN.O) for marketing charcoal produced on land he says Cuba confiscated from his grandfather after the 1959 revolution, the latest in a recent slew of lawsuits regarding the island piling up in U.S. courts. The lawsuit was filed in Florida on Thursday, ... read more

Latin America 2019 - an important date for your diaries

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 September 2019

The 15th annual Adelante! Latin America Conference will take place on Saturday 23 November at Friends House, opposite Euston Station in London. More than 50 speakers from across the globe will address around 30 seminars and plenaries, discussing the current political and social realities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ... read more

US renews application of Trading with the Enemy Act against Cuba

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Havana, September 16 (RHC)-- As the grand finale of a week in which relations between the United States and Cuba further deteriorated, the White House announced Saturday that President Donald Trump extended for another year the validity of the law that establishes the basis of the blockade against the Caribbean ... read more

Beverage giant Diageo to market Cuban rum

News from Cuba | Friday, 13 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A European subsidiary of British beverage giant Diageo Plc (DGE.L) signed a joint venture deal with state-run Cuba Ron SA on Monday (12 August) to market Santiago de Cuba Rum, in defiance of U.S. efforts to dissuade investment in the Communist-run country. The new 50-50 venture, Ron Santiago ... read more

A standing ovation followed Ulises Guilarte, CTC General Secretary's speech

"An extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity" at Cuba Solidarity Campaign TUC Congress Fringe

Campaign News | Friday, 13 September 2019

Over 150 delegates attended a packed, standing-room-only TUC Congress Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting. It was an energetic, rallying reception which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 80th anniversary to the CTC, Cuba’s TUC equivalent. “There is an extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity in this room tonight”, CTC General ... read more

Union of Journalists of Cuba denounces Twitter censorship

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Havana, Sep 12 (Prensa Latina) The Union of Journalists of Cuba has denounced that the accounts of leading Cuban media outlets and journalists had been blocked by Twitter, precisely as they prepared to report on a live television appearance by President Diaz-Canel on Wednesday evening. The move came as the ... read more

Cuba says battling acute fuel shortage due to U.S. sanctions

News from Cuba | Thursday, 12 September 2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba must implement emergency measures to stave off an acute fuel shortage in September caused by the Trump administration’s efforts to block oil shipments to the country, President Miguel Diaz-Canel said on Wednesday. The island will have to make do this month with the little fuel now ... read more

POA General Secretary Steve Gillan moved the motion

TUC Congress condemns US aggression against Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Trade unionists condemned US “aggression and cruelty” against the Cuban people yesterday. Delegates at the Trades Union Congress in Brighton voted to oppose the Helms-Burton Act, legislation that could lead to British companies being sued in US courts for trading with Cuba. Steve Gillan, general secretary of the POA prison officers’ union, ... read more

Unanimous support for solidarity with Cuba at TUC Congress

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

The TUC Congress - representing over 6.3 million workers in 48 trade unions in Britain - voted unanimously at the 2019 Congress in Brighton in support of Motion 74 Cuba and the US blockade, which expresses alarm at the Trump administration’s recent actions to tighten the blockade against Cuba. The motion ... read more

Steve Gillan, POA GS, Mariela Kohon, TUC International, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, Rocio Maniero, Venezuelan Ambassador, Rob Miller, CSC Director & Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint GS

US hostility to Cuba has ‘failed,’ Cuban trade unionist tells delegates

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 September 2019

CTC general secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento speaks at Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s fringe meeting The US blockade of Cuba has “failed” because the country "has not been able to defeat us,” a senior trade unionist from the socialist island has told British workers. Speaking to over 150 delegates at the Cuba Solidarity ... read more

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, General Secretary of the CTC, full address to TUC Congress, 8 September 2019

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Dear Comrades, I am honoured in the name of the CTC – The central organisation of the Cuban trade unions, and all our affiliates in expressing fraternal greetings to the 151st TUC Congress, especially your General Secretary Frances O’Grady. The TUC and the CTC have maintained historical relations of friendship, solidarity and ... read more

Lawsuit against Meliá Hotels thrown out

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Spanish courts have no authority to determine whether nationalisations conducted by the Cuban state in 1960 were lawful or not “The blockade and big-stick laws are destined to fail. We will continue to promote foreign investment to support Cuba's economic development,” tweeted Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, ... read more

Head of Cuban union movement urges workers to fight economic order

Campaign News | Monday, 9 September 2019

The head of Cuba’s trade union movement has urged workers worldwide to unite and fight the “decadent international economic order.” Speaking at the TUC Congress in Brighton, Workers Central Union of Cuba (CTC) general secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento praised British trade unions for their support for the socialist island, saying ... read more

Cuba Sends Doctors & Teachers to Hurricane Hit Bahamas

News from Cuba | Thursday, 5 September 2019

"As is always the case with Cuban cooperators in other parts of the world, in the face of these disasters, everyone will [also] contribute their efforts in the recovery stage." Cuba’s government confirmed on Wednesday that they have sent a number of doctors and teachers to areas of the Bahamas which ... read more