Viewing Campaign News from February 2019

The revolutionary past, present and future of trade unions in Cuba

Campaign News | Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Far from being 'banned', the Cuban trade union movement has fought the class struggle in an unbroken line before, during and after the revolution, explains BERNARD REGAN JANUARY 2019 was the month that the Cuban people celebrated not only the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution but also the 80th anniversary ... read more

The NEU delegation visited Cuba in October half term 2018

NEU 2018 delegation to Cuba

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 February 2019

In October 2018, 25 teachers visited Cuba for a week as part of a solidarity delegation organised by the National Education Union (NEU) and Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC), where they visited eight schools, including primary, secondary, music and special needs schools and participated in a full programme including meetings with ... read more

The NEU delegation visited a music school in Havana

Cuba's socialist ethos drives its educational triumphs

Campaign News | Saturday, 2 February 2019

In October 2018 DAISY MAXWELL was one of a group of teachers from Britain who went to see what they could learn from schools in Cuba During the October half term, I was lucky enough to be one of 25 teachers from the NEU to take part in a solidarity ... read more

CSC launches Havana Tornado Appeal with £2,000 donation

Campaign News | Friday, 1 February 2019

The British Cuba Solidarity Campaign has donated £2,000 to the relief appeal set up by the Cuban government following the shock tornado which ripped through five municipalities of Havana on 27 January. Donate online here Four people were killed and 195 injured in the worst storm to hit the Cuban capital for ... read more

Sadness at the loss of Jeremy Hardy, supporter of Cuba and wonderful person and campaigner

Campaign News | Friday, 1 February 2019

We are all deeply saddened by the death of our good friend Jeremy Hardy. He was a wonderful person, a man of solidarity and action, and a great supporter of Cuba. Jeremy performed at a number of benefit concerts for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign including at the ‘I love Cuba’ cabaret ... read more

CSC message to the Cuban people on the Tornado which struck Cuba 27th January

Campaign News | Tuesday, 29 January 2019

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, and on behalf of all our members and affiliated organisations, we would like to express our sincerest condolences to the Cuban people following the terrible effects of the deadly tornado that struck the island including Havana on Sunday 27th ... read more

Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas and Bruno Rodriguez, Cuba's Minister for Foreign Affairs, met in London in November 2018

UK government highlights ban on British companies complying with United States’ blockade of Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 24 January 2019

The UK government makes clear it is illegal for British companies to comply with the US blockade of Cuba Sir Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, has again made clear the British Government’s opposition to United States extraterritorial blockade policies against Cuba. In a welcome development, his ... read more

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

Trying to sue socialism: Trump ratchets up the pressure on Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 21 January 2019

Using a previously unenforced law against trade with Cuba, the Trump administration is heading towards a major showdown with the international community, writes CSC Director, ROB MILLER ON January 16 the US government suspended Title III of the Helms-Burton legislation for 45 days. Title III is the part of the Helms-Burton ... read more

Cuban schools encourage the working class

Campaign News | Saturday, 19 January 2019

NEU delegate ARETHA GREEN notices that through art, literature, and the socialist ideology present in communal learning techniques, all Cuban children are empowered During our six-day National Education Union delegation to Cuba, my overwhelming impression was of the agency and meaningful involvement of students in their own education. This was consistently evident, ... read more

Cycle Cuba Challenge 2018

Campaign News | Friday, 11 January 2019

"The real highlights were meeting the Cuban people, doctors and medics, teachers and students, trade unionists and local community organisers." Seeing Cuba from a bicycle seat is a unique experience. It is the best way to see this most fantastic of countries up close. The support was terrific and the Cuban ... read more