Forthcoming Events

Jose Marti Study Evening - Brighton

The Railway Club, Seven Dials
Monday 7 April

Brighton CSC presents

Jose Marti study Evening

Monday 7 April, 7.30pm
The Railway Club
Seven Dials

Cultural Historical and Activity Theory Seminar - Canterbury

The Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University, CT1 1QU
Thursday 30th January 2014
4:30 pm

East Kent CSC presents

Seminar: Cultural Historical and Activity Theory: Lessons from The Cuban School


Guillermo Arias Beatón,
Universidad de Habana, Cuba
The Cuban Vygoskian School and its influence on Education

Rina de la Caridad Pedrol Troiteir,
Universidad de Habana, Cuba
Genetic mechanisms and role of biological function in psychological activity.

Guillermo has done a lot of work in Cuba originally in the ministry of education and now his main work is applying Cuban approaches to support parents and children in the poorest parts of Sao Paulo in Brazil. We are lucky to get him and Rina on their tour of Europe.

Hosted by Faculty of Education, Canterbury Christ Church University and sponsored by CSC East Kent

Contact: CSC East Kent - Dave Laws

“Cuba ! Africa ! Revolution !” - film screening - London

Bread & Roses pub, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4
Sunday 5th January 2014

South London Cuba Solidarity Campaign present
“Cuba ! Africa ! Revolution !”
A tribute to Nelson Mandela
Film sceening

Cuba , Angola and the defeat of Apartheid
We witnessed astonishing scenes at the funeral of Nelson Mandela this month in South Africa. There were the hypocritical eulogies from western capitalist leaders who only ‘discovered’ Mandela’s greatness after his death. But many people were astonished that one of the featured speakers was Cuba’s President, Raul Castro. While all South Africans know the vital role that Cuba played in the liberation struggles, this is knowledge which has been suppressed in the west.

We are showing this film as a tribute to Nelson Mandela and to tell the truth about these events.
The background to Cuba’s involvement in Southern Africa goes back to 1974 and the fight of the Angolan people for independence. Angolans were faced with being crushed by competing invading armies including the Apartheid South African army and 2 mercenary armies created by the U.S.

In response to the urgent request of the Angolan liberation movement (MPLA) Cuba sent volunteer troops and other help. This struggle continued for over 10 years but culminated in the historic battle of Cuito Cuanavale 30 years ago.

At Cuito Cuanavale the combined forces of Cuban, Angolan and Namibian soldiers crushed the Apartheid army.

This stunning victory helped to ensure the independence of Angola, the freedom of Namibia from South Africa, and, soon after, the downfall of the Apartheid regime itself.

This fascinating film tells the story of this struggle and is one hour long.

For more information please ring Steve Johnson
on 0208 671 0730 or Ray Davis on 0207 326 1550

Cuba Under Siege speaking tour - London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield, Coventry, Nottingham, Leicester

October 2013

As part of CSC’s EnditNow! Blockade 50 campaign, Keith Bolender, research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) and author, will tour Scotland and England in October. He will talk on the blockade, US-Cuba relations, terrorism against Cuba and sign copies of his new book, ‘Cuba under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and Its People’.

Tour Dates
Friday 11 October - Glasgow, 7pm
Scottish TUC, 333 Woodland Road G3 6NG
Contact: SCSC

Saturday 12 October - Edinburgh, 1pm
Grassmarket Centre, 86 Candlemaker Row, EH1 2QA
Speaking on "Latin America offers Hope" panel as part of the Edinburgh World Justice and Austerity Festival
Contact: SCSC

Monday 14 October - Liverpool, 7.30pm
Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, L3 8EF
Contact: CSC Merseyside

Tuesday 15 October – Leeds, 7.30pm
Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley St, LS1 1UR
Contact: CSC Leeds

Wednesday 16 October – Sheffield, 7.30pm
St Matthews Meeting Rooms, Carver Street, S1 4FE
Contact: CSC Sheffield

Thursday 17 October – Nottingham, 7.30pm
Nottingham Mechanics, 3 Sherwood St, NG1 4EZ
Contact: CSC Nottingham

Friday 18 October - Leicester, 7.15pm
Leicester Town Hall, Town Hall Square, LE1 9BG
Contact: CSC Leicester
The meeting will be followed by Cuban cocktails and Latin American food at 'Las Iguanas' Belvoir Street from 9pm Please email if you wish to join join people for the meal so a place can be reserved.

Saturday 19 October - Coventry, 11am-3pm
On Target (youth centre), Upper Spon St, CV1 3BL
(formerly the Grapevine)

Monday 21 October – London, 6pm
Unite House,128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN
with Tony Woodley, Unite the Union
HE Esther Armenteros, Cuban Ambassador
Keith Bolender, author
Steve Cottingham, OH Parsons
Dodie Weppler-Grogan, CSC
with special updates on the Maimi Five and news on International Commission of Inquiry

For latest details contact or call 020 8800 0155

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