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'Title III of Helms-Burton, it's like a soap opera' 'But of terror' cartoon

New lawsuit against Cuban companies under Helms-Burton

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 22 May 2019

HAVANA, Cuba, May 21 (ACN) A new lawsuit was filed Monday in Miami, Florida, against several Cuban tourism companies under Title III of the controversial Helms-Burton Act, activated by the current U.S. government as part of its policy toward the island.According to Prensa Latina, using information broadcast by CBS and ... read more

Young trade unionists in solidarity with Cuba in 60th anniversary year

Campaign News | Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Young Trade Unionists Report 2019 30 young trade unionists from Unite, Unison, GMB, RMT and TSSA, representing over four million workers in Britain and Ireland participated in Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s 14th annual Young Trade Unionists’ May Day brigade to Cuba where they took part in a full programme of solidarity agricultural ... read more

Cuba: 60 years of revolution, 60 years of standing firm against imperialism

Campaign News | Thursday, 16 May 2019

This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Despite ever-present threats and aggressions from the world’s largest superpower, just ninety miles away, the Cuban Revolution has survived and developed over time. Cuban achievements in education and health have been remarkable and so have Cuban expressions of international solidarity ... read more

Anne Blair (centre) with Dr Aleida Guevara

In memory of Anne Blair, a tireless supporter of Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 13 May 2019

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign and all our members and affiliates in the UK, we would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Anne’s partner Tony, her family, colleagues and many friends. We are all deeply saddened by this loss. Anne has been a long ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Rejects Strengthening of US Blockade on Cuba

News from Cuba | Friday, 10 May 2019

London, May 9 (Prensa Latina) The UK Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) warned Thursday that the activation of the Title III of Helms Burton Act represents a very serious strengthening of United States blockade against Cuba. This is a very dangerous step in Washington's aggressive Cuba policy, because it aims to discourage ... read more

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca will be visiting the UK in June

Cuba's Internationalism - Medical brigade speaking tour 2019

News from Cuba | Sunday, 28 April 2019

As part of the Cuba60 celebrations, CSC is very proud and honoured to be bringing Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca, a volunteer in Cuba’s Henry Reeve Medical Brigade, to Britain in June 2018. Here he speaks about his experiences working in emergency situations from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to ... read more

US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaking to veterans of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion

US takes its blockade of Cuba to unprecedented levels

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 23 April 2019

The Trump administration has announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the blockade was first introduced in 1962. Speaking in Miami on 17 April, the 58th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion, National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the end of virtually all non-family travel to the ... read more

Play for Cuba appeal send-off at the NEU Conference 2019 in Liverpool

NEU helps break the blockade with thousands of instruments sent to Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 18 April 2019

The first ever National Education Union conference took place in Liverpool in April, and delegates particpated in three fantastic actions to show solidarity with the Cuban people against the US blockade. While the US government was announcing measures to intensify the blockade, the UK's largest teaching union hosted Maida Bisset Despaigne, ... read more

Cuba denounces new US measures

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

On 11 April, the US Vice President Mike Pence told the United Nations Security Council that the United States would soon “announce additional action to hold Cuba accountable for its malign influence in Venezuela.” The threat came a week after the Trump administration introduced sanctions against two shipping companies that transport ... read more

Cuba working hard for the return of its doctors kidnapped in Kenya

News from Cuba | Sunday, 14 April 2019

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the government was working tirelessly for the return of two doctors kidnapped in Kenya. 'Cuba is working tirelessly for the safe return of Assel and Landy, our doctors kidnapped in Kenya,' the president wrote on his Twitter account. 'With them and their loved ones we ... read more