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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

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

A year of events to mark the Cuban Revolution's 60th birthday

Campaign News | Wednesday, 2 January 2019

ON 1 January 1 2019, the Cuban people will celebrate the 60th anniversary of their revolution. Following years of struggle Cubans finally defeated the forces of the brutal dictator Fulgencia Batista and his backers in the United States. Yet as Fidel Castro famously predicted the United States would never cease ... read more

Supporting the sound of socialism

Campaign News | Friday, 28 December 2018

ROB MILLER, Cuba Solidarity Campaign director, reports on Play for Cuba, an exciting new campaign collecting musical instruments and equipment to send to young musicians on the island Play for Cuba is supporting young musicians on the island by providing new and second-hand instruments donated by British supporters. The appeal was ... read more

The NEU delegation visited a Pinar del Rio primary school

Working Together: Education and Community in Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 24 December 2018

AS I reflect on my recent visit to Cuba as part of the National Education Union’s delegation of teachers, I am struck by the overwhelming sense of community that we witnessed throughout the time we were there. Our delegation lasted just six days, but in that short space of time were ... read more

Cuba's passion for education is an inspiration to all

Campaign News | Monday, 24 December 2018

FROM the very first days of the revolution education became a priority. In 1953, around half a million or 44 per cent of children between the ages of six and 14 were without schools, only 17 per cent of 15-19-year-olds attended formal education and more than one million people were illiterate. The ... read more

Healthcare for all is not an aspiration but a reality for Cubans

Campaign News | Monday, 24 December 2018

"Visiiting Cuba reminds me that health for all is not a dream for the future, it's not just an aspiration; it’s a reality now. Cuba is an example for the world” - Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, World Health Organisation DESPITE the huge economic challenge of the US blockade, Cubans receive world ... read more

Vilma Espin founded the Federation of Cuban Women in 1960

Women and the 'revolution within the revolution'

Campaign News | Monday, 24 December 2018

FROM the outset, the revolution sought to reverse the inequalities which existed in Cuban society. Although women made up only 17 per cent of the labour force, and were the primary victims of the illiteracy that afflicted much of the population, they played a key role in the fight against the ... read more

The Latin American Medical School

Campaign News | Monday, 24 December 2018

IN HAVANA, written on a wall there is a slogan accredited to young communists: “Amor es la major ley” (love is the best law). What would you give to live in a society where love is proclaimed as the best law? Words like “love thy neighbour as thyself” are often ... read more

60th anniversary messages flood in from across the globe

Campaign News | Thursday, 20 December 2018

Almost 1,000 people in less than a week have added their 60th anniversary messages to congratulate the Cuban people on their achievements after 60 years of their Revolution. Hundreds of friends from across the globe, including parliamentarians and trade union leaders have sent messages of solidarity. To add yours go to Trade ... read more