cuba 5 squarRock around the Blockade is a British campaign in defence of socialist Cuba.

We campaign actively:
- against the US blockade of Cuba;
- in solidarity with revolutionary movements throughout Latin America.
- for the release of the Cuban 5 falsely imprisoned in the US;
- against the imperialist occupation and prison at Guantanamo Bay;
- for a boycott of Bacardi, supporter of the Miami mafia

Cuba shows that there is an alternative to poverty, racism and war. We use this example to support working class struggles in Britain and to show that socialism is the only system that can provide for humanity.

RATB was founded in 1995 by members and supporters of the Revolutionary Communist Group. Since then we have sent 11 brigades to Cuba, providing material aid to Cuban youth. In Britain we organise protests, educational meetings, film showings and live music events. We provide a voice for Cuba through our website and our blog, www.ratbnews.blogspot.com.

In February/March 2008 we organised a speaking tour across Britain with three Cuban revolutionaries, including Orlando Borrego, comrade of Che Guevara. Around 2,700 people came to meetings to hear about Cuban socialism. Read more about the speaking tour here.

In 2010 RATB finished work on a documentary film, Cuba: Defending Socialism, Resisting Imperialism, filmed during the 2009 Rock around the  Blockade solidarity brigade to Cuba. The film includes interviews with Cubans from all walks of life and shows Cubans celebrating 50 years of the Revolution on Mayday 2009.

Want to be a part of Rock around the Blockade? Then get in touch today and help us build solidarity with Cuba.

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