Tuesday, 29 March 2011
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cuban victory against the US-backed invasion at Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) this April, the Cuba Solidarity Campaign are hosting a special website, organising a free public meeting, and sharing pictures and resources.
Monday, 28 March 2011
Monday, 14 March 2011
In 2008, CSC's CubaSi magazine carried an exclusive interview with Alberto Grenado, where he talked about his trip with Che Guevara and recorded this message of greetings and and thanks to the members of CSC in the UK for their work in solidarity with Cuba. Alberto was Che's friend from university, and travelling companion on his motorcycle trip around Latin America. He died peacefully of natural causes in Cuba aged 88 in March 2011.
Monday, 7 March 2011
In celebration of the centenary of International Women's Day, we have re-published an interivew with Carolina Amador Pérez from the the Federation of Cuban Women’s (FMC) and Gilda Chacón Bravo from the CTC (Cuban Trade Union Central) which took place in April 2009.
Additionally, CSC are hosting Mujeres, a Cuban cultral night in celebration of International Women's Day at Conway Hall, London on 19th March.
Carolina Amador and Gilda Chacón, leading members of the Cuban women’s and trade union movement spoke to CSC’s Lotte Deckers Dowber on their nationwide tour. The tour was made possible through support from Unison’s General Political Fund offered Chance to build new links between the FMC and UK institutions and bring the agenda of women’s rights in the UK and Cuba to the fore.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Alberto Granado, Che's friend from university, and travelling companion on his motorcycle trip around Latin America, has died peacefully of natural causes in Cuba aged 88.
Alberto was an advisor to the 2004, Walter Sallas film about the trip which stared Gael Garcia Bernal, and Alberto also appears at the end of the film. He also wrote his own book about the journey, Travelling with Che, which gives his view of the adverture and political awakening of the two young Argentinians.
In 2008, CSC's CubaSi magazine carried an exclusive interview with Alberto, where he talked about this trip, and sent a message of greetings and and thanks to the members of CSC in the UK for their work in solidarity with Cuba.
The full CubaSi interview by Steve Ludlam of Sheffield CSC (pictured with Alberto, left) is reprinted here.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
An explosive new documentary – The Empire’s Pawns – aired on Cuban TV on 26 February 2011. It tells the story of two Cuban security agents who infiltrated the so-called “dissident” movement and exposed the extent of subversive efforts against the Cuban revolution financed from the US and Europe.
For 10 years, Carlos Serpa Maceira was considered the spokesperson for the damas de blanco (Ladies in White) and an “independent” journalist, while Moisés Rodriguez spent 20 years working undercover with counter revolutionary groups.
The full documentary – running time 40mins – can be watched below:
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
The media coverage of the Libyan conflict in relation to Cuba is at best confused and at worst purposefully biased. Castro – who neither explicitly nor implicitly implied support for Gaddafi – has been tacitly equated to the Libyan leader in media discourse and this represents irresponsible and subjective reporting.