Viewing Campaign News from September 2018

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

Campaign News | Sunday, 9 September 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). The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is organising an exciting programme of events under the banner Cuba60 to mark the occasion. Cuba60 aims to celebrate both the ... read more

Anti-Cuba hardliners now dominate key White House Latin America foreign policy posts

Campaign News | Thursday, 6 September 2018

Wall Street Journal editorial calls Cuba the “root cause of the problem” in Latin America The Trump administration is expected to name the anti-Cuba hardliner Mauricio Claver-Carone as the new senior director of the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere Affairs, according to a report on McClatchy DC. Claver-Carone is the former ... read more

US blockade has cost Cuba over $933 billion

Campaign News | Friday, 31 August 2018

Cuba has sent its annual report to the United Nations General Assembly in advance of their resolution to end the US blockade of Cuba for the 27th consecutive year. The report states that the total cost of the US blockade is now over £933 billion dollars.* In the 12 month period ... read more

Beating the blockade of Cuba – with ballet shoes

Campaign News | Thursday, 30 August 2018

The CWU has taken its first foray into the elite world of classical dance – and is currently storing 1,200 pairs of ballet shoes that will be delivered to Cuba next year as part of a joint-union initiative to beat the vicious American blockade of the socialist Caribbean republic. Next spring ... read more

Young trade unionists show solidarity for May Day

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 August 2018

27 young trade unionists from Unite, UNISON, TSSA, RMT and GMB – representing millions of British and Irish workers - took part in CSC’s thirteenth annual Young Trade Unionists’ May Day brigade. Rob Miller, CSC director travelled to Cuba with them and reports on the trip The British solidarity brigade contingent ... read more

Latin America against Trump

Campaign News | Tuesday, 31 July 2018

On Friday 13 July, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign joined with other Latin America solidarity organisations, communities and migrants groups to form a Latin America bloc on the Together Against Trump demonstration which saw more than 250,000 march in London. CSC staff, volunteers and supporters carried Cuban flags, banners calling for the ... read more

H. E. Rocio Maniero, Venezuelan Ambassador

"We need to show Trump that he is not welcome here": Latin America against Trump rally

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Latin American ambassadors, campaign groups and migrants were amongst the speakers and audience at the Latin America against Trump rally in central London, organised in the run up to Trump’s visit to Britain on 13 July and to build the Together against Trump national demonstrations. Kiri Tunks, NEU (NUT Section) President ... read more

March with Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the Latin America Against Trump bloc on the national demo in central London this Friday

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 July 2018

March with Cuba Solidarity Campaign in the Latin America Against Trump bloc on the national demo in central London this Friday Meet 2pm this Friday 13 July outside the BBC, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA (nearest tube Oxford Circus) to join the Together Against Trump march to Trafalgar Square for the rally ... read more

Luis Santamaria, translator, Arturo Rodriguez, Industrial Workers' general secretary, Rob Miller, CSC director, Jane Stewart, Unite EC, Helena Helena Menendez, Venezuela Embassy and Tony Burke, U

Ending the US blockade remains our priority: Cuban Industrial Workers' general secretary

Campaign News | Thursday, 5 July 2018

Unite Policy Conference “The US blockade has a hugely detrimental impact on Cuban workers, so ending the blockade continues to be our priority” Arturo Rodriguez, Cuban Industrial Workers’ Union general secretary, told Unite Policy conference delegates at a packed Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting in Brighton. “The majority of countries in the ... read more

Miami Five hero Fernando Gonzalez interviewed by George Galloway

Campaign News | Tuesday, 3 July 2018

"A hero of the Republic of Cuba, to paraphrase the great John Lennon, is something to be" George Galloway said in his welcome to Fernando Gonzalez. Fernando Gonzalez Llort, Miami Five Hero, President of ICAP (Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples) and Cuban MP, was invited to Britain by Cuba ... read more