Viewing Campaign News from October 2019

Alicia Alonso

Alicia Alonso - Cuba Solidarity Campaign statement on her passing

Campaign News | Friday, 18 October 2019

We mourn the sad passing on 17 October of the phenonemon that was Alicia Alonso, the godmother of Cuban ballet. Overcoming near blindness and numerous other obstacles that would have ended the careers of lesser people, Alicia Alonso (born 1921) became one of the greatest ballerinas and starred in the most ... read more

UNIONS FOR CUBA CONFERENCE – Celebrating 60 years of the Cuban Revolution and building trade union solidarity in Britain

Campaign News | Monday, 14 October 2019

Saturday 2 November 2019, 10am-5pm NEU Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD Join Cuban leaders from across the island, representing workers in health, education, transport, communications, energy, mining and public administration at the Unions for Cuba Conference in November. Book your tickets today Heading the delegation is Carmen Rosa López Rodríguez, Cuban MP ... read more

The Media War against Cuba Public meetings with Keith Bolender - November 2019

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

"It’s a journalist axiom that if it’s anti-Cuba, it has to be true.” Warren Hinckle The unrelenting stream of misinformation, myths, and outright lies against the Cuban Revolution has been one of the US government's most effective forms of aggression: aided and abetted by a non-stop propaganda programme by the corporate ... read more

The panel with Young Labour activists following the fringe meeting

“We are resilient, we will prevail!”

Campaign News | Friday, 27 September 2019

Labour Party Conference 2019 Report, Brighton “The blockade is a cruel policy intended to provoke unrest... the US think that they are the masters of the world – they are not – the people are!” declared Cuban Ambassador HE Teresita Vicente in a rallying speech to the CSC Labour Party fringe ... read more

Latin America 2019 - an important date for your diaries

Campaign News | Thursday, 26 September 2019

The 15th annual Adelante! Latin America Conference will take place on Saturday 23 November at Friends House, opposite Euston Station in London. More than 50 speakers from across the globe will address around 30 seminars and plenaries, discussing the current political and social realities in Latin America and the Caribbean, and ... read more

A standing ovation followed Ulises Guilarte, CTC General Secretary's speech

"An extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity" at Cuba Solidarity Campaign TUC Congress Fringe

Campaign News | Friday, 13 September 2019

Over 150 delegates attended a packed, standing-room-only TUC Congress Cuba Solidarity Campaign fringe meeting. It was an energetic, rallying reception which celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the 80th anniversary to the CTC, Cuba’s TUC equivalent. “There is an extraordinary atmosphere of solidarity in this room tonight”, CTC General ... read more

POA General Secretary Steve Gillan moved the motion

TUC Congress condemns US aggression against Cuba

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

Trade unionists condemned US “aggression and cruelty” against the Cuban people yesterday. Delegates at the Trades Union Congress in Brighton voted to oppose the Helms-Burton Act, legislation that could lead to British companies being sued in US courts for trading with Cuba. Steve Gillan, general secretary of the POA prison officers’ union, ... read more

Unanimous support for solidarity with Cuba at TUC Congress

Campaign News | Thursday, 12 September 2019

The TUC Congress - representing over 6.3 million workers in 48 trade unions in Britain - voted unanimously at the 2019 Congress in Brighton in support of Motion 74 Cuba and the US blockade, which expresses alarm at the Trump administration’s recent actions to tighten the blockade against Cuba. The motion ... read more

Steve Gillan, POA GS, Mariela Kohon, TUC International, Teresita Vicente, Cuban Ambassador, Rocio Maniero, Venezuelan Ambassador, Rob Miller, CSC Director & Kevin Courtney, NEU Joint GS

US hostility to Cuba has ‘failed,’ Cuban trade unionist tells delegates

Campaign News | Wednesday, 11 September 2019

CTC general secretary Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento speaks at Cuba Solidarity Campaign’s fringe meeting The US blockade of Cuba has “failed” because the country "has not been able to defeat us,” a senior trade unionist from the socialist island has told British workers. Speaking to over 150 delegates at the Cuba Solidarity ... read more

Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, General Secretary of the CTC, full address to TUC Congress, 8 September 2019

Campaign News | Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Dear Comrades, I am honoured in the name of the CTC – The central organisation of the Cuban trade unions, and all our affiliates in expressing fraternal greetings to the 151st TUC Congress, especially your General Secretary Frances O’Grady. The TUC and the CTC have maintained historical relations of friendship, solidarity and ... read more