Saturday 30 April 11am-1pm

HSBC, 196 Oxford Street, London WD1 1NT

HSBC – Unblock Cuba!

Social Media War 2

Date and time: 7pm, 12 September

Link to register: Meeting Registration - Zoom

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Join us for a showing of the brand new film from the creator of MAESTRA. This 30 minute documentary draws on musician Silvio Rodríguez’s recollections of Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign, offering an intimate gaze of the socialist education project.

Latin America 2021: Resistance and Revolution
For several years, the Left appeared in retreat across Latin America: the ‘Pink Tide’ fell away, and a series of progressive governments were replaced with right-wing elites, backed by the US establishment. But 2020 saw new victories for popular forces: in Bolivia, Chile, Peru and in Venezuela.
 

Register in advance here: http://www.tinyurl.com/LatinAmericaResists

End the blockade! Hands off Cuba! Protest + open mic, Trafalgar Square 6 December, 1pm
Join us on SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER to show the US that many around the world stand with Cuba against imperialist aggression. 1PM AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/133034138407933/

Cuba Resists!

Register for the Zoom meeting here: http://tinyurl.com/CubaResists

 
Our battle is not only a battle for survival, to survive for the sake of surviving, no; it is a battle to participate in the fight for a better world, to participate in that fight together with the world.’ Fidel Castro, 24 August 1998.
 
Four days before the US presidential elections, we discuss the difficulties facing the Cuban people, with the global Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of the US blockade, and how the Revolution continues to resist. In 2019 alone, the Trump administration introduced 86 new sanctions against Cuba; to starve the country of revenue, scare off foreign partners, create scarcity, and obstruct oil shipments from Venezuela. The US blockade cost Cuba $4 billion last year. The Trump administration has increased attacks on Cuba to secure victory in the key-state of Florida.

Protest, 17 October, 1pm-3pm

US Embassy, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW11 7US

Link to Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/237710494333667

For 60 long years, the US has imposed blockade on the Cuban revolution. US imperialism has attempted to overthrow the Cuban revolution ever since its triumph in 1959. The US is trying to strangle the Cuban economy, bringing extraordinary hardships on ordinary Cubans. They are punishing the whole population of Cuba just so they can bring capitalism back into the island. Economic blockades are a type of warfare, that kill people and harm livelihoods all the same by denying them access to essential goods like food, medicines or building materials.

BoE venezuela 15 August min

Rock Around The Blockade is co-hosting this event organised by our sister campaign, Viva Venezuela!

Protest at the Bank of England, London, 12pm-2pm on 15 August 2020. Facebook event here.

Breaking international law but in total alignment with Britain's piratical imperialism, London's High Court of Justice on 2 July ruled against the repatriation of 31 tonnes of Venezuela's gold destined to be used for emergency Covid-19 provisions. The Bank of England claims to be free from political influence, but the British government has already expressed its intention to 'freeze Venezuelan gold deposits' in collaboration with US imperialist economic warfare against Venezuela. US and EU sanctions have undermined Venezuela's currency, costing an estimated 100,000 human lives due to the difficulty of importing essential medicines, and economic damage of $194 billion between 2016 and 2019.

Covid19 1 August 2020

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2137349066411453/

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIoceuspzwvGNLDxPPvfHPxdGoqrM_Myv26

The World Health Organization has identified Latin America as the new centre for coronavirus pandemic, but the situation in Cuba appears to be under control. Cubans are now 24 times less likely to catch the virus than Dominicans, 27 times less likely to catch it than Mexicans, and more than 70 times less likely to be infected than Brazilians.

Alongside their domestic success, brigades of Cuban medical professionals have travelled to other countries to assist in the international effort against the virus. Thousands of Cuban medics are providing treatment and training across the globe.