Forthcoming Events

Miami 5 Exhibition and Public Meeting - Liverpool

“I will die the way I’ve lived” Exhibition of 15 watercolours by Antonio Guerrero showing life in solitary confinement to mark 15 years imprisonment of the Cuban Five
The CASA Bar and Venue, 29 Hope Street, Liverpool, L1 9BQ
Saturday 2 August 2014
Exhibition, 11am—2pm, Public Meeting, 12pm

Speakers
Geoff Bottoms, member of the national executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Tony Nelson, former Liverpool Docker
and
Doreen McNally, Unite Branch Officer,
reading a statement of support from
Sheila Coleman, Hillsborough Justice Campaign

The Chains — “Whenever they took you from your cell—to see your lawyer, for a court appearance, for whatever reason—they handcuffed your wrists and chained your ankles for the entire trip.”
Organised by Merseyside Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Contact:
Pena450@hotmail.com
0151–709-2148
www.initiativefactory.org

Who are the Cuban Five?
Gerardo Hernández, René González, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Fernando González, framed up and imprisoned by Washington more than fifteen years ago, are known to millions worldwide as the Cuban or Miami Five.
Their crime? Gathering information for the Cuban government on the plans of murderous Cuban American paramilitary outfits in Florida that for decades have operated with impunity on US soil. Why? To prevent future deadly attacks on Cuba and its people.
Two of the five, René González and Fernando González, have won their release back to Cuba. Gerardo Hernández is serving a double life sentence.

Cuba stall and exhibition at the National Eisteddfod - South Wales


Millennium Coastal Park, Llanelli, South Wales, SA15 4DP
Saturday 2nd – Saturday 9th August


Cuba stall at the National Eisteddfod, llanelli, South Wales.

Cymru Cuba will run a Cuba stall which will also feature ‘I will die as I have lived’, the new exhibition of paintings by Miami 5 prisoner, Antonio Guerrero .

Latin America Day School - Shipley

Organised by Leeds Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Shipley Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH easy train access via Leeds or Bradford)
Saturday 11 October 2014
9.30am-4pm

Fiesta Politica - Latin American Day School

Speakers on Cuba and Latin America including Dr Steve Ludlam and Wendy Emmett

Organised by CSC Leeds + Viva! Bradford, Bradford WDM, Leeds Central America Solidarity Campaign
For details see sites.google.com/site/bradfordlag/FiestaPolitica2014

Cine Cuba month film club - London

Films from or about Cuba
The Calthorpe Arms (upstairs) 252 Grays Inn Rd, WC1X 8JR (Kings Cross or Russell Square tube)
Every last Monday of the Month
7.30pm

Monday 29 September
El Benny
Dir: Jorge Luis Sanchez 2006
Based on the life of Benny Moré, renowned Cuban singer; the film concentrates on a period in the early 1950s, turbulent for the singer as for his country. His life is affected by the struggles going on around him.

Monday 27 October
Chirimbolo
Dir: Het Vervolg 2011
Four short documentaries about the remarkable way in which progress in Cuba is being made in the field of alternative energy, one of the reasons it is deemed by WWF as the only country practising sustainable development. A tribute to human creativity.

Monday 24 November
The Man from Maisinicu
Dir: Manuel Perez 1973.
1964 - Alberto Delgado, administrator of the Maisinicu farm is found, dead. What happened to him and who was he really? Based on a true story this b&w film is atmospheric, a tale of mystery and intense violence telling us much about conditions following the Revolution.
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Cine Cuba is a monthly film club, generally held on the last Monday of the month (no film in December) & organised by North London Cuba Solidarity Campaign (NLCSC), showing films from or about Cuba. We aim to show films which provide an insight into the Cuban Revolution and the society, politics, history and culture of Cuba. Where possible we invite guest speakers with a special interest in the film topic.

We hope that viewers will stay at the end of the film and participate in the relaxed post-film discussion. Entry is free (with a requested donation to cover costs).

If you would like to know more about the NLCSC please email us on: northlondoncsc@gmail.com

Latin America Conference 2014 - London

‘Building a Better World’
Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B
Saturday 29 November 2014
9.30am - 4.30pm

The 10th annual Latin America Conference is a forum for discussion, debate and action on developments in Latin America.

The Conference is a chance to hear first hand updates from Latin American campaigners from the region itself.

It is an opportunity to redress the inadequate and frequently distorted reporting about the region often seen in the British media.

Features seminar sessions on:
• Cuba – economic change, economic progress
• Nicaragua – 35 years on from the Sandinista revolution
• ‘It’s the economy stupid’ – Latin American responses to the crisis
• Venezuela - 15 years since president Chavez’ election
• ‘Wikileaks’ - right wing destabilisation and US intervention

Hear from special international guest speakers from Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and others, as well as academics, trade unionists and campaigners.

"The Latin America Conference is a ‘must attend’ event for all those interested in progressive politics in the region and the world"
A 2012 conference attender

For full details and further information contact:
office@cuba-solidarity.org.uk
0207 490 5715




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