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
Geoff Bottoms, member of the national executive committee of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Tony Nelson, former Liverpool Docker
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
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.
Summer Garden Party - South LondonGood food - film - friends - solidarity
49 Marsala Road, Lewisham
Sunday 17 August 2014
from 2pm onwards
South London Cuba Solidarity Campaign hosts it's annual summer garden party on Sunday 17 August.
The event includes a film showing and entrance price includes food and drink. If the weather is bad the party will move inside to the conservatory.
CUBA: Swimming against the tide
Over the past years we have witnessed natural and political catastrophes such as earthquakes in Pakistan and Haiti, Tsunami in Indonesia and Japan and imperialist invasions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Massive human tragedies of famine and epidemics follow closely behind these events. The capitalist governments are increasingly unable or unwilling to respond to or solve such problems.
Cuba presents a totally different picture of what can be and is being achieved, even by a poor third world country. This excellent documentary reveals the impact of Cuba’s free health system which goes far beyond its borders, in fact to the far corners of the world. The film lasts about 47 minutes.
Entry £7.00 / £5.00 unwaged
(price includes a cooked meal including vegetarian option, salads, fruit, cake and one drink - wine or beer)
How to get there:
Nearest train stations - Lewisham or Ladywell or Lewisham DLR station (less then 10 mins. from each)
Buses - including 21,36, 75, 89, 108, 261, 278, 284, 484, and P4
For more details call Steve Johnson on 0208 671 0730 or Ray Davis on 0207 326 1550
Cine Cuba month film club - North LondonFilms 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
Monday 29 September
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
0207 490 5715
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 - ShipleyOrganised by Leeds Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Shipley Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, BD18 3EH easy train access via Leeds or Bradford)
Saturday 11 October 2014
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