Viewing Campaign News from June 2018

Fernando speaking at CSC's Solidarity Rally in London on 16 June

Fernando Gonzalez: ‘To strengthen the links of friendship around the world, that is our role’

Campaign News | Monday, 18 June 2018

The Miami Five hero talks to the Morning Star Along with the rest of the Five, Gonzalez was working in Florida monitoring Cuban exile groups planning terrorist attacks on his homeland when he was arrested in 1998. Like them, he spent 17 months “in the hole,” solitary confinement, before being convicted ... read more

Fernando Gonzalez with RMT president Sean Hoyle

Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez thanks British solidarity at RMT's Cuba Garden Party

Campaign News | Friday, 15 June 2018

MIAMI Five hero Fernando Gonzalez thanked the people of Britain last night in a moving tribute to international solidarity. Mr Gonzalez, who spent over 15 years behind bars in the US for his work against Florida-based groups planning terrorist attacks on Cuba, told the audience at the annual RMT-Cuba Solidarity Campaign ... read more

Maintaining active solidarity with the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua remains as vital as ever

Campaign News | Friday, 8 June 2018

On December 17 2014, president Barack Obama broadcast a historic announcement that the United States would reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. This hinted at the possibility of greater changes to come in the long and difficult Cuba-US relationship. Obama went on to visit Cuba in March 2016 and all the signs indicated ... read more

Miami Five hero Fernando González, second from left, is visiting Britain in June 2018

Fernando Gonzalez Llort finally receives visa for entry clearance to Britain

Campaign News | Thursday, 7 June 2018

Miami Five hero will be visiting Britain this month After a long delay and a brilliant response by Members of Parliament, Fernando Gonzalez Llort has finally received his visa for entry clearance to Britain. He is now arriving on 13th June to speak to MPs, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign AGM, the ... read more

Arnold August tour opens in London

Campaign News | Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Over 100 people crowded into Bolivar Hall to hear Arnold August, Canadian author of ‘Cuba-US Relations: Obama and Beyond’ talk, together with UK academic Dr Lauren Collins and Cuban ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo on a hot bank holiday evening. Arnold opened with the statement that the idea that the US and ... read more

Rob Miller, CSC Director, speaking at the International Solidarity with Cuba Conference

CSC Director speaks at Havana’s International Solidarity with Cuba Conference

Campaign News | Thursday, 10 May 2018

Rob Miller, Cuba Solidarity Campaign (CSC) Director, was invited as a keynote speaker at the annual International Solidarity with Cuba Conference at the Convention Centre in Havana on May 2nd. The annual conference was attended by over 1,400 international guests and also featured contributions from Ulises Guilarte, CTC General Secretary and ... read more

Special guest speakers for RMT Garden Party for Cuba revealed

Campaign News | Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez Llort are amongst the special guest speakers. The RMT Garden Party for Cuba is a highlight in the calendar year for many in the trade union and labour movement. Special guest speakers for this year's Garden Party, the 16th annual ... read more

Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, Allan Eldred, CWU Assistant Secretary, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Jamie George, CWU Youth Officer

CWU in solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 29 April 2018

CWU Fringe Report 2018 CWU delegates attended a packed fringe meeting where speakers included Her Excellency Terestia Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, at the union’s annual conference in Bournemouth. Dave Ward called for an end of the US blockade and highlighted the huge economic challenges Cuba has had ... read more

Dave Ward, CWU General Secretary, Allan Eldred, CWU Assistant Secretary, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador and Jamie George, CWU Youth Officer

CWU general secretary pledges increased support for Cuba from the union

Campaign News | Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Morning Star: CWU general secretary Dave Ward pledged increased union support for Cuba at the union’s annual conference today. Mr Ward told a fringe meeting in Bournemouth organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign that, despite reorganisation within the CWU, “things like our international work aren’t going to become less important. They ... read more

NEU (NUT Section) delegates Lesley Koranteng, Jenny Christopher, UNISON AGS Roger McKenzie, Julio Pujol, Cuban Embassy, Francisco Dominguez, VSC Secretary

TUC Black Workers in solidarity with Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 23 April 2018

TUC Black Workers Conference 2018 Fringe Meeting Over 80 people attended a standing room-only Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting at the TUC Black Workers Conference at Congress House in central London. Julio Pujol, Cuban Embassy Political Counsellor informed delegates, "Despite the move backwards with US-Cuba from President Trump, we still want to ... read more