Viewing All News from July 2019

Cuba: Safest Country in Latin America to Be a Child and an Adolescent

News from Cuba | Thursday, 18 July 2019

The annual Save the Children report evaluates 176 countries using international indicators on infant mortality, access to education, nutrition, protection against harmful practices, such as child labour, child marriage, homicides and forced displacement. According to the new global report by Save the Children, today's children and adolescents are more likely to ... read more

Rob Miller, CSC Director, Len McCluskey, Unite General Secretary, Diana Holland, Unite AGS and Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca

United for Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca received rapturous applause when he told a Unite fringe meeting “we have an abundance of dignity and solidarity. We will never give up our rights and we will never go down on our knees to the US.” Speaking at the CSC fringe meeting during the union’s Rules ... read more

UNISON North West delegate Tracy Delaney speaking in support of the Cuba motion

UNISON reaffirms solidarity with Cuba in 60th anniversary year

Campaign News | Monday, 8 July 2019

Unison delegates reaffirmed their support for Cuba at their annual national delegates’ conference in June. Praising the country’s achievements in health, education and internationalism, conference also voted to call on the government to ensure British companies did not succumb to US pressure to reinforce the blockade by withdrawing investment. Moving the motion, ... read more

Trump speaks to the Brigade 2506 - veterans from the Bay of Pigs Invasion - during his presidential campaign

Stand by Cuba as Trump cranks up the pressure

News from Cuba | Tuesday, 2 July 2019

The Trump administration is now ramping up aggression against Cuba, writes Ken Livingstone in the Morning Star You might not have read much about in the so-called “mainstream” media, but the increasingly hawkish Donald Trump administration has recently announced the most severe economic sanctions against Cuba since the illegal US blockade ... read more

UNISON salutes the Cuban people on the sixtieth anniversary of revolution

Campaign News | Wednesday, 19 June 2019

UNISON delegates saluted the Cuban people on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution today, writes Marcus Barnett in the Morning Star. The trade union pledged solidarity against Donald Trump’s “cruel and illegal” blockade of Cuba at its annual conference and voted to campaign for an end to the US blockade ... read more

CSC congratulates Prensa Latina on 60th anniversary of its foundation

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

The executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign has sent a 60th anniversary message to Prensa Latina to congratulate the Cuban and Latin American news organisation on its establishment by Che Guevara in 1959. You can read about the history and founding of the Latin American news service, and an interview ... read more

Massive show of solidarity at RMT Garden Party

Campaign News | Thursday, 13 June 2019

There was a massive show of solidarity at the annual RMT Garden Party for Cuba where almost 500 people from across the labour and trade union movement celebrated international solidarity with the island. Guest of honour and one of Cuba’s renowned international medical volunteers, Dr Enmanuel Vigil Fonseca said “I have ... read more

Around the world with socialism's medical missionaries

Campaign News | Friday, 7 June 2019

As part of the Cuba60 celebrations, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign is hosting a speaking tour by DR ENMANUEL VIGIL FONSECA, a volunteer in Cuba’s Henry Reeve emergency medical brigade FROM June 8-24, Dr Vigil Fonseca will be talking about his experiences as part of Cuba’s world renowned “Henry Reeve International Team ... read more

ICAP thanks CSC in advance of AGM

Campaign News | Friday, 7 June 2019

The Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) has sent a letter to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign in advance of our Annual General Meeting this Saturday 8 June to thank members and trade unions for all their work in solidarity with Cuba. The CSC AGM runs from 10.30am-2.30pm on Saturday, ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign marches against Trump in London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Cuba Solidarity Campaign staff, Executive Committee members, friends and supporters marched in the Together against Trump demonstration in central London yesterday. CSC supporters and Cubans living in Britain marched with Cuban flags and two ‘Trump: Hands off Cuba’ banners. CSC marched against Trump’s policies of aggression, blockade and intervention in Cuba ... read more