Author: Natasha

  • Cuba Vive – £30,000 raised!

    Cuba Vive – £30,000 raised!

    Thanks to generous donations from CSC members, trade unions and supporters, our appeal to send life-saving medical aid to Cuba has already raised tens of thousands of pounds! We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has donated to the Cuba Vive appeal. It’s fantastic that we have already raised £30,000. But we are aiming much…

  • Memories of Underdevelopment screening, Leeds

    Memories of Underdevelopment screening, Leeds

    Wednesday, 22 May, 7pmWharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ Leeds CSC are working with Cinema Pending to screen the classic Cuban film ‘Memories of Underdevelopment’, along with other short films, a raffle and zines to raise funds for the Cuba Vive appeal. Tickets and further information here

  • The 17th RMT Garden Party for Cuba

    The 17th RMT Garden Party for Cuba

    Maritime House, Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JW   Wednesday 12 June, 6:30-10.30pm In association with the RMT, CSC presents the 17th RMT Garden Party for Cuba Featuring the legendary salsa beats ofOmar Puente and Raices Cubanas(6 piece salsa band) withRMT General Secretary Mick LynchIsmara Mercedes Vargas Walter, Cuban ambassador to UKplus special guest speakers…

  • Oxfordshire NEU Presents : A Night in Havana

    Oxfordshire NEU Presents : A Night in Havana

    Friday 17 May, 8pmGladiator Club, 263 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SE A night of Cuban music and culture with legendary live band Ran Kan Kan, a Salsa class, a raffle with fabulous prizes and special guests. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Cuba Vive campaign for medical aid. Cuba is still under the longest…

  • South London  Solidarity Dinner

    South London Solidarity Dinner

    Sunday 28 April, 6pm Join South London CSC at Timur Restaurant in south London for our 2nd Solidarity Dinner against the blockade. On this occasion, we will raise funds for the ‘Cuba Vive’ medical aid appeal, to help send life-saving medicines, surgical and other vital medical aid to Cuba. We will be joined by Ismara…

  • Merseyside CSC presents: Cuba Vive – medical aid fundraiser

    Merseyside CSC presents: Cuba Vive – medical aid fundraiser

    The Casa, Hope St, Liverpool Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 7:30pm Merseyside CSC presents a night of acoustic music and protest songs in aid of Cuba Vive, a fundraising appeal to send life-saving medical aid to Cuba. Tickets £5.Available on the door or in advance here.

  • Messages from donors who have helped to raise more than £10,000 for Cuba Vive!

    Messages from donors who have helped to raise more than £10,000 for Cuba Vive!

    Cuba Vive, the new appeal to ship life-saving medical aid to Cuba has already raised more than £10,000 in donations from CSC members and supporters just three weeks after its launch. The vast majority of the 185 donations received up to 19 February come from individuals, several of whom also sent messages of support. “I…

  • US blockade stopping life-saving medicines and vital medical aid to Cuba

    US blockade stopping life-saving medicines and vital medical aid to Cuba

    I first visited Cuba 20 years ago and was struck by how healthy the children looked, despite the fact that the country was poor, buildings were falling down, and goods were in short supply. I have been fortunate to visit Cuba and its health institutions many times since. This has given me an insight into…

  • UNISON regions agree to launch health appeal

    UNISON regions agree to launch health appeal

    In October 2023, four UNISON regions met at an annual international weekend in Glasgow where they heard from North West delegates who had recently returned from a delegation to Cuba. The delegates reported on the shortages and difficulties facing health care workers that they had witnessed for themselves. Cuban ambassador Barbara Montalvo also spoke to…

  • “Your support and solidarity really does make a difference” UNISON President tells conference

    “Your support and solidarity really does make a difference” UNISON President tells conference

    Report back from UNISON Conference June 2023 Removing Cuba from the US government’s state sponsors of terrorism list will be a priority for the Cuba Solidarity Campaign over the coming months, CSC Director Rob Miller told attendees at our fringe meeting at UNISON NDC in June. UNISON North West Regional Secretary and Assistant General Secretary…