Viewing Campaign News from August 2022

British parliamentarians send message of condolence

Campaign News | Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Grahame Morris MP has sent a message of condolence on behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba to the Cuban people following the fires at the Matanzas oil tanker storage plant. The message sent on Monday 8 August states: On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Cuba ... read more

CSC sends condolences to the Cuban people following the tanker fire in Matanzas

Campaign News | Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Cuba Solidarity Campaign sends our deepest condolences and love to the families of the dead, injured and missing following the devastating accident at the Supertanker Base in Matanzas on Friday 5 August. Our strength and solidarity goes out to the emergency services who have been trying to contain the ongoing ... read more

Work for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Campaign News | Tuesday, 19 July 2022

TRADE UNION AND CAMPAIGNS OFFICER Are you a highly organised and effective communicator, committed to CSC’s objectives, and with experience of campaigning in the British trade union and labour movement? CSC is looking appoint someone who can administer and manage multiple projects from organising our presence at conferences to maintaining contacts databases ... read more

Education appeal advances

Campaign News | Sunday, 17 July 2022

An update on Viva La Educación fundraising Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Viva La Educación appeal since its launch in February. Almost £40,000 has already been raised to send essential classroom and teaching materials to Cuban schools. Individuals, trade unions, local CSC groups and others from across Britain ... read more

Inspired by May Day’s celebration of workers

Campaign News | Thursday, 14 July 2022

Thirty-one young trade unionists from Britain and Ireland joined 140 activists from around the world in Cuba this spring on the first May Day Brigade for three years The young members representing unions Unite, UNISON, CWU, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and USDAW were part of CSC’s 15th annual Young Trade Unionists’ May ... read more

Cuba has “the friends we deserve”

Campaign News | Friday, 1 July 2022

In June Her Excellency Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez, the Cuban Ambassador, hosted her first ‘Friends of Cuba’ reception at her residence in London to thank regular donors for their support for Cuba and the Cuba Solidarity Campaign. In addition to invited ‘Friends of Cuba,’ special guests included MPs Navendu Mishra, Rachel ... read more

“They shot to kill… but here we are,” ambassador tells UNISON delegates

Campaign News | Sunday, 19 June 2022

CSC’s fringe meeting at UNISON conference in June focussed on the medical shortages caused by the blockade and how Cuba had overcome these to produce its own vaccines. Addressing her very first UNISON fringe meeting, Cuban ambassador Bárbara Montalvo Álvarez told the 120 people who attended that “the Vaccine Global ... read more

The struggle is not over

Campaign News | Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Members receive a clear message from summer events that the fight to end the blockade is more critical than ever “There is no better place than this meeting in the presence of CSC members to thank you for so many years of dedication,” said Elizabeth Ribalta addressing CSC’s Annual General Meeting ... read more

AGM and Solidarity Rally with Elizabeth Ribalta and guests

Campaign News | Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Saturday 4 June Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD All are invited to attend the CSC AGM and Solidarity Rally this Saturday with special guest speakers from Cuba and Britain and films from Cuba. You are welcome to attend the whole, day or just part of it. Special guest speakers ... read more

UK Government presses the US to do more to end their unilateral Blockade of Cuba

Campaign News | Friday, 27 May 2022

British Foreign Office Under-Secretary Vicky Ford welcomed (24 May) the recent limited easing of US sanctions against Cuba announced by the Biden administration, calling the measures to allow family remittances and increased US-Cuba flight routes “a first step towards encouraging economic growth, especially in support of the private sector, and ... read more