Viewing Press Releases from March 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Dominic Raab thanks Cuba for coronavirus assistance

Campaign News | Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Dominic Raab, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, thanked the Cuban Government today in parliament for their assistance with the stricken British cruise ship the MS Braemar which had passengers with possible coronavirus infections. He made the ministerial statement to MPs in parliament today “I spoke to ... 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

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

Maintaining active solidarity with the peoples of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua remains as vital as ever

Campaign News | Friday, 8 June 2018

On December 17 2014, president Barack Obama broadcast a historic announcement that the United States would reopen diplomatic relations with Cuba. This hinted at the possibility of greater changes to come in the long and difficult Cuba-US relationship. Obama went on to visit Cuba in March 2016 and all the signs indicated ... read more

Victory for campaign against Open University ban

Campaign News | Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Thanks to the persistent campaigning of CSC members, affiliates and supporters the Open University has reversed its discriminatory policy of barring Cuban students from studying at the institution. This campaign victory comes as a direct result of the actions taken by thousands of CSC supporters writing to the OU and to ... read more

Comunicado de prensa:Universidad británica se ve presionada por prohibir el ingreso a estudiantes cubanos debido a la legislación del bloqueo estadounidense

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2017

La Campaña de Solidaridad con Cuba (CSC) en el Reino Unido ha lanzado una campaña para abolir la prohibición de las solicitudes de ingreso de estudiantes cubanos por una de las mayores instituciones educativas del país. La Universidad Abierta (Open University) ha sido expuesta a críticas por operar una política que ... read more

Cuba Solidarity Campaign response to Open University statement on its policy of banning Cuban students

Campaign News | Thursday, 27 July 2017

In response to pressure from campaigners, trade unions and MPs, the Open University has released a statement in which it attempts to justify its ban on Cuban students and seek sympathy for the “regrettable” situation it finds itself in. Far from validating its actions, the OU’s response exposes it as being ... read more

Press Release: Open University ban on Cuban students is unethical and illegal

Campaign News | Sunday, 23 July 2017

Press Release: 24 July 2017 One of Britain’s biggest educational institutions, The Open University, is operating a policy of barring applications from Cuban students due to US blockade laws against Cuba. The OU says it is operating a “restricted countries” list in its admissions process because it fears it may be fined ... read more

CSC statement on US immigration policy changes

Campaign News | Friday, 13 January 2017

CSC director Rob Miller comments on the recent ending of the 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy "We welcome Barack Obama’s move to end the so called ‘wet-foot, dry-foot policy’ which has encouraged illegal and dangerous migration to the United States for the last twenty years. However the fact remains that ... read more

New threat to Cuba following US election results

Campaign News | Wednesday, 9 November 2016

International solidarity is vital in coming months CSC is concerned about the results of the US presidential elections and what they will mean for the future of Cuba-US relations when President Obama leaves office in January 2017. The election of Donald Trump with Republican Party majorities in both houses of Congress ... read more