Viewing All News from October 2021

Nobel Peace Prize winner announced

Campaign News | Friday, 8 October 2021

Despite an ambitious and far reaching international campaign for the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade (HRIMB) to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, this year’s award went to journalists Maria Ressa (Philippines) and Dmitry Muratov (Russia) for” their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for ... read more

Vaccine Developers Declared As 'Work Heroes' In Cuba

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Ten Cuban scientists developed the Abdala, Sovereign 02, Sovereign 01, Sovereign Plus COVID-19, and Mambisa vaccines. Cuba's scientists Gerardo Guillen, Eulogio Pimentel, Marta Ayala, Vicente Verez, Yury Valdes, Dagmar Garcia, Belinda Sanchez, Tammy Boggiano, Eduardo Ojito, and Lorenzo Perez were named "Work Heroes" for their merits in developing three ... read more

Nearly 50 Percent of Cubans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

News from Cuba | Wednesday, 6 October 2021

In addition, the Caribbean island leads the list of Latin American countries with the highest percentage of people vaccinated. Cuba on Tuesday reached 48.9 percent of its population (5,470,999 people) with the complete Covid-19 vaccination scheme, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported. The scheme includes people with a third dose ... read more

Professor María Guadalupe Guzmán Tiradofor wins UNESCO award for pioneering work in environmental and life sciences

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 5 October 2021

UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation have unveiled the winners of this year’s International Prize for Women in Science, which honours five eminent women scientists with exceptional careers from the five regions of the world, as it has done annually since 1998. The importance of science in meeting the major challenges facing ... read more

Solidarity at Labour Party Conference

Campaign News | Monday, 4 October 2021

After eighteen months and twenty online public meetings CSC was delighted to participate in and host our first face-to-face public meetings, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in September. At the Labour Party Conference in Brighton we were invited to speak at ‘The World Transformed’, the Young Labour rally, as ... read more

Pro-government supporters on 11 July. This image was used by multiple news agencies who captioned it as representing anti-government supporters

What's going on in Cuba - alternative media archive

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 September 2021

What the main stream media won’t tell you about 11 July. We've compliled an archive of videos, podcasts and writing on what's happening in Cuba: the reasons behind the protests, US government funding and involvement, press and social media manipulation, and more. Please share widely to help to counter the misinformation ... read more

The European Left Rejects The European Parliament’s Proposed Resolution Against Cuba

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 September 2021

THE EUROPEAN LEFT REJECTS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT’S PROPOSED RESOLUTION AGAINST CUBA In view of the new resolution against Cuba proposed in the European Parliament today, 16 September 2021, the European Left considers that this resolution constitutes an unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of a country. This is intolerable and therefore ... read more

Draft of Cuba's new family code opens door for gay marriage

News from Cuba | Thursday, 16 September 2021

Cuba has released the draft of a new family code that would allow same-sex to marry and adopt as well as give children greater participation in decisions that affect them The draft of a new family code for Cuba released Wednesday proposes allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt as well ... read more

Abdala trials take place in Camaguey using crytotubes purchased with donations to CSC's COVID-19 Medical Appeal

British donors help Cuba’s COVID-19 vaccination programme

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Recent photographs received from Cuba show how some of the £95,000 raised by supporters of CSC’s COVID-19 Medical Appeal is helping Cuba treat and vaccinate its people during the pandemic. The images are of health workers at a policlinic in Camagüey taking samples using crytotubes purchased with funds from the appeal. ... read more

Zarah Sultana and Wendy Morgan

British government’s position against the US blockade is clear says Foreign Office minister

Campaign News | Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Wendy Morton, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office replied to a parliamentary question on the US blockade of Cuba this week.Zarah Sultana, British MP for Coventry South, put a written question to the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, asking what recent steps he had “taken to encourage ... read more