Viewing Campaign News from December 2018

The rhythm of socialism

Campaign News | Tuesday, 11 December 2018

NEIL SLEDGE of the National Education Union reports back on the role of music in Cuban schools following a visit to the socialist Caribbean island CUBA is well known for its love of dance and music. Children and adults here at home are used to seeing and hearing salsa music on ... read more

UK Government responds to CSC on US Blockade of Cuba

Campaign News | Monday, 10 December 2018

UK government says "The extraterritorial impact of these measures on the UK, in violation of commonly accepted rules of international trade, negatively affect British economic interests" Following an urgent Cuba Solidarity Campaign action that led to over 800 CSC members and supporters writing to Sir Alan Duncan MP in less than ... read more

Ollie Hopkins, CSC Campaigns Officer, Mike Jackson, LGSM Secretary and Mariela Castro at the Gay's the Word bookshop

“Socialism, Yes, Homophobia, No!” Mariela Castro visits UK

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 December 2018

Mariela Castro met with parliamentarians, trade unionists and LGBT+ activists in the UK Dr Mariela Castro Espín, Director of Cuba’s National Centre for Sex Education (CENESEX), MP and academic, was invited by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign to take part in a full programme of activities, including meetings with parliamentarians, trade unionists ... read more

Jeremy Corbyn sent a video message to the Latin America Conference

Huge turnout for solidarity with Latin America at a crucial time

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 December 2018

"Adelante! La lucha continua" - Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn MP sends video message to the Latin America Conference whilst at AMLO's inauguration in Mexico LATIN AMERICA 2018 A huge turnout of around 600 people attended the 14th annual Latin America Congress at the TUC’s Congress House in central London ... read more

A window into another world of education

Campaign News | Tuesday, 4 December 2018

In the first of a series of articles from a recent NEU delegation to Cuba, MEGAN QUINN reflects on some of the sharp differences between the Cuban education system and our own In a week full of meetings and school visits, it was the few hours which we spent at a ... read more

Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro and US national security adviser John Bolton shake hands ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina

Latin America at the crossroads

Campaign News | Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Cuba Solidarity Campaign director ROB MILLER looks ahead to this year’s Latin America Conference at Congress House At the end of October, new White House national security adviser John Bolton made a keynote speech setting out the panorama of US policy thinking towards Cuba and Latin America. The speech was an extraordinary ... read more

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