Viewing Campaign News from November 2018

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel is greeted at the airport by Cuban Ambassador Teresita Vicente

Historic visit by Cuban President

Campaign News | Monday, 12 November 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Republic of Cuba, arrived in London on 12 November on a transit visit, following his first tour of European and Asian countries. During this historic visit – the first by a Cuban President to Britain since the Revolution – the president was accompanied by a delegation ... read more

Cuba 60 - Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution 1959-2019

Campaign News | Friday, 2 November 2018

2019 is the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 80th anniversary of the Cuban trade union federation (CTC – Central de Trabajadores de Cuba). Send an anniversary message of solidarity to the Cuban people today! The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is organising an exciting programme of events under the banner Cuba60 ... read more

The US blockade of Cuba is getting worse

Campaign News | Thursday, 1 November 2018

TODAY the United Nations general assembly will once again vote on Cuba’s annual resolution calling for an end to the US blockade. Cuba’s resolution, Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba, has been presented annually to the UN body since ... read more

Urgent Action: Stop US attempts to sabotage the UN blockade vote

Campaign News | Monday, 29 October 2018

Please ensure that the British government maintains it vote against the US blockade of Cuba at the United Nations on Wednesday. Write to the Foreign Office now The US government is attempting to sabotage the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote on the blockade of Cuba, due to take place this ... read more

The US blockade is the main obstacle to Cuba's development

Campaign News | Monday, 29 October 2018

On 31 October, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on Cuba’s annual resolution calling for an end to the US blockade. Resolution 72/4, ‘Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba’, has been presented annually to the UN body since ... read more

US government steps up its culture war against Cuba

Campaign News | Sunday, 28 October 2018

At a time when Cuban artists have a growing presence on the world stage, the United States has stepped up its culture war against Cuba, claiming that the government stifles the creativity of the island’s artists and their freedom of expression. Cuba’s artistic successes and the emergence of world class ... read more

Beat the blockade by supporting the Braille machines for Cuba appeal

Campaign News | Tuesday, 16 October 2018

On 31 October, the United Nations General Assembly will vote on Cuba’s annual resolution calling for an end to the US blockade. In advance of the vote, Cuba sent a report summarising the impact of the inhumane US policy against the island during the last year, including its impact on special ... read more

Machinations in the US’s back yard

Campaign News | Friday, 12 October 2018

BERNARD REGAN looks at Donald Trump’s neoliberal vision for the Americas ahead of this year’s crucial Latin America Conference On September 25, President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations general assembly. In his speech he invoked the 19th-century doctrine of president James Monroe which asserted that the United States had a right ... read more

150 years of revolution in Cuba

Campaign News | Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Today Cuba celebrates a century and a half since the start of its revolutionary process against slavery and colonialism, writes OLLIE HOPKINS On October 10 1868, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, an educated, wealthy lawyer, sugar mill and slave owner, called for an uprising against Spanish colonial rule, the “Grito de Yara” ... read more

The ballet shoes are being stored by the RMT before they are shipped to Cuba

RMT provide temporary home for ballet shoes donation

Campaign News | Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Over 1000 pairs of ballet shoes have been donated to the Play For Cuba Appeal to be sent to the island in Spring 2019. Play for Cuba is collecting new and second hand musical instruments as well as dance and arts equipment for use in schools across the blockaded island. The ballet ... read more