Protest: Solidarity with Venezuela
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Saturday, 17 June 2017 - 11am

@ BBC Broadcasting House
Portland Place, London W1A 1AA

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Protest in solidarity with Venezuela's besieged socialist movement against US imperialist-backed destabilisation and coup attempts.

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tuning with the enemy

Special screening of Tuning with the Enemy (1998)
Followed by a Q&A with Ben Treuhaft, founder of the 1998 project ‘Send a Piana to Havana’

Saturday 16 july 2016

SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London, WC1H 0XG
Room G3

Californian piano tuner Ben Treuhaft set out for Cuba with 25 pianos and a brigade of piano tuners, defying the US blockade of the island, to help address the shortage of pianos in a country which is famed for its music. Tuning with the Enemy is the story of that trip. It is a captivating, humorous and moving film with great views from Cuba and Cuban musicians. The documentary is made by Tricia O'Leary and Helen Gallacher and features Buena Vista Social Club (Ruben Gonzales, Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa) performing throughout the film.

We will be screening Tuning with the Enemy as part of our own campaign to send a piano to the Amadeo Roldan music school in Havana (see: The money raised from our first classical music benefit concert through US ticket sales website Eventbrite has been confiscated under the US blockade rules, and we have a long way left before we reach our £10,000 target for a concert piano. This event has been organised in collaboration with Colectivo Ecuatoriano Rikchary and Rock around the Blockade. Please come to watch this film and help our project.

Bring your friends and family!
Free entry; £5 suggested donation.

Hosted by the Colectivo Ecuatoriano Rikchary.

Organised by Eralys Fernandez & Cubanos en UK
Sponsored by Sutch & Searle Shipping (Heathrow) Ltd - Supported by the Cuban Embassy, Sambroso,  and Rock around the Blockade., Send A Piana To Havana

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 is cuba still socialist

Rock Around the Blockade would like to invite you to our upcoming meeting in North London this Tuesday 10 May from 7.30pm:

'Is Cuba still socialist?: Reflections on the 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba.'

Tuesday 10 May from 7.30pm

King's Cross Neighbourhood Centre
51 Argyle St
London, WC1H 8EF


This is a public meeting and entry will be free.
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Speakers: Dr Helen Yaffe, author of Che Guevara: the economics of revolution, discusses the economic and social changes, the significance of rapprochement with the United States and the content and significance of the 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party. 

Guest speaker: Jorge Luis Garcia, Political Counsellor, Cuban Embassy. 

The talks will be followed by an open discussion. 

Major developments are underway in Cuba: 
• Diplomatic relations have been established with the United States and President Obama visited Cuba. 
• The number of US visitors has soared while the US blockade is being chipped away. 
• The opening of Special Development Zones and the new Investment Law are channelling foreign capital into Cuba. 
• Thousands of workers have transferred from state to private or cooperative sector employment.
• Cubans are permitted to sell their homes and cars on an open market. 
• The Economic and Social Guidelines approved in 2011 have reduced the state’s control of the economy. 

What do they mean for the socialist Revolution? 

The 7th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (CCP) takes place from 16-18 April. It marks the 55th anniversary of the declaration of the socialist character of the Cuban Revolution, on the eve of the US-backed Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. The 7th Congress will discuss the future of Cuba’s economic and social model and elect members of the Party’s Central Committee. 

Many commentators believe rapprochement with the United States and the increased opening to market mechanisms forebode the end of Cuban socialism. Are they right? What lies behind the structural changes underway?

Come and discuss this and other issues… 

Organised by Rock Around the Blockade
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Smash the illegal US blockade! US out of Guantanamo! Viva Cuba socialista!

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Revolutionary festivities to celebrate 20 years of Rock Around the Blockade

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Facebook Event: 20 years of solidarity with Cuba

20 years of solidarity with Cuba

Friday 11 December - 7.30pm

Upstairs at the Oak and Pastor Pub
86 Junction Rd, London N19 5QZ
Nearest tube: Archway

Since 1995 Rock Around the Blockade has sent 13 solidarity brigades to Cuba to break the blockade and bring material aid to Cuban youth! These include sound systems and mobile discos which take music high up into the mountains. In April 2015 RATB took ballet shoes and boxing gloves to break the still continuing US blockade and to support Cuba’s outstanding commitment to free access to sport and culture. These brigades have brought back rich and lasting cultural and political experiences to this country.

Live Music, Poems, Raffles and much more!

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