Join us as we launch the latest edition of our pamphlet: 'Revolutionary Cuba: The Streets Are Ours!' 20 years since the first edition we are proud to present the third edition with lots of new material and information for anyone interested in learning about socialist Cuba.
Republished from FRFI.org.uk
The Revolutionary Communist Group in Britain and its campaign in solidarity with socialist Cuba, Rock around the Blockade, sends congratulations and solidarity greetings on the completion of the 8th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) which took place in Havana between 16 and 19 April, on the 60th anniversary of the defeat of the US-backed invasion by Cuban exiles at the Bay of Pigs by the revolutionary government in 1961. We salute comrade Raul Castro Ruz, who stood down as General Secretary of the CPP, Miguel Diaz-Canel, President of Cuba, who took up the role, and the new leadership of the PCC for their extraordinary courage and determination. We send solidarity to the nearly 700,000 members of the PCC, the organised vanguard of the Cuban working masses, who were represented at the 8th Congress by 300 delegates due to Covid-19 restrictions. We applaud their hard work in addressing the challenges and tasks of building socialism in Cuba today under global difficult circumstances, exacerbated by the pandemic and the criminal tightening of the US blockade.
Re-posted from www.frfi.org.uk
Branches of the Revolutionary Communist Group took to the streets across Britain to demand no imperialist intervention in Ecuador. Tomorrow the people of Ecuador go to the polls to vote in the second round of Presidential elections.
Activists from Rock around the Blockade and the Revolutionary Communist Group in Britain joined the international ‘caravan’, a weekend of actions on 27-28 March, to demand an end to the United States blockade imposed on Cuba and the rest of the world. Lockdown restrictions are in place, so we had to avoid large protests. Here are some photos and videos from cities around country.
The Cuba solidarity organisation Cubanos En UK have launched a fundraising campaign to purchase essential vaccine supplies to aid the Cuban vaccination programme. Sanctions and the brutal economic blockade from the United States have made essential vaccine supplies hard to come by in Cuba. Cuba's exemplary biopharmaceutical sector has stepped up and are on the verge of completing a coronavirus vaccine, but the blockade has made it very difficult to secure the supplies needed to roll the jabs out. Things like vials, syringes and materials needed to carry out clinical trials are required. We are happy to announce that RATB has made a contribution to this very important fundraising campaign and we encourage anyone who wants to show their solidarity and support for the Cuban revolution to do the same, or share the below URL to spread the word.
Click here to support the campaign and share this link on social media.
In a world dominated by imperialist powers, the Cuban Revolution has once again been given an opportunity to prove its resilience and capability to struggle in the face of economic and political attacks. Our support and solidarity are necessary, Cuba's struggle against the virus is a struggle for humanity, as Cubanos en UK's page says: 'We can help Cuba by contributing to this campaign. We can help the world by helping Cuba.'
Register in advance here: http://www.tinyurl.com/LatinAmericaResists
UPDATE from Cubanos en UK:
JustGiving has blocked the Cubanos en UK campaign to raise money to buy syringes, to help Cuba’s vaccination campaign against COVID-19.JustGiving has confirmed that its action is due to Cuba being 'one of the countries under sanctions [ from the United States ]'.
Those who donated to the JustGiving campaign will have their donations reimbursed.
Cubanos en UK has set up:
1) an online petition to complain against JustGiving and Crowdfunder UK for participating in the illegal blockade of Cuba. https://www.change.org/cubanosenuk
2) an alternative website for raising this money. https://www.support-vaccination.org/ Payment goes through GoCardless' payment account direct to Cubanos en UK.
The third edition of our Cuba pamphlet is out now! - £2.95 each
From the triumph of the revolution in 1959 and the huge advances for the Cuban population, to the challenges of surviving the collapse of the Soviet Union and Cuba's astounding feats in healthcare, education and internationalism, this pamphlet tells the story of revolutionary Cuba. It is written by members and supporters of Rock Around the Blockade, a campaign of the Revolutionary Communist Group, who are committed to the fight against imperialism and to building a working class movement in Britain.
Resisting 60 years of blockade and imperialist aggression, socialist Cuba continues to provide a beacon of hope and solidarity, offering an alternative to capitalist war, poverty and exploitation. Cutting through the myriad of media misrepresentation and hypocrisy, this pamphlet does not simply describe Cuba but draws out the relevance of Cuba's revolution to the global fight against capitalism, imperialism and the struggle for socialism here in Britain.
Individual pamphlets cost £2.95 (£4.80 including postage & packaging in the UK).
5 for £12.95 inc P&P
10 for £21.95 inc P&P
20 for £38.95 inc P&P
Prices include P&P in the UK.
Statement to the press by the Director General of United States Affairs of MINREX, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, on the decision of the United States government to include Cuba on the list of State sponsors of terrorism.
As explained yesterday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned in firm and absolute terms the qualification of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism by the government of the United States and the inclusion of our country on a State Department list.
Main article image: thousands of Cuban youth rallied in support of the revolution on 28 November
In recent weeks, it has become clear that the US establishment is attempting to carry out a ‘soft coup’ in Cuba, as (social) media attacks against the revolutionary state have escalated. These attacks have focused on the alleged persecution of a group of dissident artists residing in the San Isidro neighbourhood of Havana. These dissidents are being given prominence by Trump-supporting Miami-based Cuban exiles who have built up their careers and reputations on broadcasting reactionary propaganda to attack socialist Cuba, even in the midst of the pandemic. Since Trump’s electoral defeat their tone is increasingly desperate, urging Cubans on the island to rise up before Trump leaves office. They recognise that the tide will turn against them under a Biden administration. They are pushing for a soft coup in Cuba.