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Picket Actions in Canada Demanding an End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba Print E-mail

Marking one year since the historic victory of the return of the Cuban 5!
Picket Actions in Canada demanding: End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!

One Year After

December 17, 2015
Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto & Montreal Canada

:::VANCOUVER:::

End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba NOW!
Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!

THURSDAY December 17 - 4pm-5pm
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender, Downtown Vancouver

On December 17, 2014 a tremendous shout of joy was heard in the streets of downtown Vancouver as the Free the Cuban 5 Committee – Vancouver gathered in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver for the 110th, and final, picket action for the Cuban 5; this time to celebrate the historic victory of the return of the 5 Heroes to the Cuba, after over 16 years of unjust imprisonment in the United States.

On that morning of December 17, the governments of Cuba and the United States announced the re-establishing of diplomatic relations between the two countries. A year after this important announcement, the criminal and illegal U.S. blockade remains in full force. On October 27, 2015, the world voted overwhelmingly, 191 countries to 2, in favour of Cuba’s resolution demanding an end to the criminal and illegal blockade of Cuba by the United States. Only the U.S. and Israel voted against the resolution, this clearly showed the hypocrisy of the U.S. government talk about normalizing relations with Cuba while maintaining the cruel and inhumane blockade.

Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver this December 17th in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver as we mark one year after the historic victory of the freedom of the Cuban 5 Heroes and as we continue our struggle to demand:

  • END THE BLOCKADE ON CUBA NOW!
  • RETURN GUANTANAMO TO CUBA NOW!
  • US GOVERNMENT STOP THE CAMPAIGN OF ‘REGIME CHANGE’ IN CUBA AND IMMEDIATELY STOP INTERFERING IN CUBA’S SOVEREIGNTY AND SELF-DETERMINATION!

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1211694232190424/
See the event poster: http://vancubavsblockade.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/151217-cuba-blockade-picket.jpg

*** Join Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver!
At our Annual General Meeting on September 4, 2015 the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver changed our name and basis of unity to reflect the December 17, 2014 historic victory of the freedom of all of our Cuban Heroes. We committed ourselves to fight to end the cruel and inhuman US blockade against Cuba as "Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade – Vancouver."

Picket Action organized by:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: https://www.vancubavsblockade.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phone: 604-719-6947
Twitter: @NoBloqueoVan
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoBloqueoVan

Endorsed by:
VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
Web: http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/


 :::OTTAWA:::

Protest at U.S. Embassy: Lift the Blockade on Cuba! Return Guantanamo to Cuba!

End the illegal and unjust economic and financial blockade of Cuba by the U.S.!
Return Guantanamo to Cuba and close the illegal torture centre and naval base!

THURSDAY December 17 - 4pm
U.S. Embassy
490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa

On the one year anniversary of the historic release of the Cuban 5 and the beginning of normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S. protests are taking place in cities across Canada and around the world to demand the U.S. end its hostilities against the Cuban people, their sovereignty and economic and political system. Cuba has stood by its principles and insists on an end to U.S. attacks on the Cuban people and recognition of Cuban sovereignty for normalization to proceed. The world's people are standing by Cuba and demanding the same just as Cuba has been an example of internationalism and defence of humanity and social progress.

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/991983514198378/

Picket Action organized by:
OTTAWA-CUBA CONNECTIONS
Web: http://www.ottawacuba.org/
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Twitter: @OttawaCubaCon

:::TORONTO:::

Thursday December 17th - 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
360 University Avenue
(across the street from the US Consulate)
Toronto, Ontario


::: MONTRÉAL :::

Picket Action Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba

THURSDAY December 17
>>5pm-5:30pm
L'église St. James United
463 Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal

>>5 :30pm- 6pm
U.S. Consulate
1155 Rue St-Alexandre
Montréal

On December 17, 2014 Cuba and the United States announced the beginning of negotiations to normalize diplomatic relations. To mark this date and to denounce the continuing blockade of the U.S. on Cuba, we invite you to join us at our picket action on December 17.

Le 17 décembre 2014 Cuba et les États-Unis ont annoncé qu'ils entamaient des négociations pour normaliser leurs relations diplomatiques.  Pour souligner cette date et pour dénoncer le blocus qui perdure, nous vous invitons à un piquetage jeudi le 17 décembre.

Picket Action organized by:
Table de concertation de solidarité Québec-Cuba
Web: http://www.solidaritequebeccuba.qc.ca/

 
New Year’s Eve Party 2015! Print E-mail

CELEBRATE THE CUBAN REVOLUTION & DANCE UNTIL MORNING!

STRUGGLE, REVOLUTION, JOY & DANCE!

New Year's Eve Party 2015

  • 10th Annual New Year's Eve Party!
  • CELEBRATE 57 YEARS OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION!

Delicious food, drinks, live music, a salsa dance lesson, DJ 100FUEGOS, DJ CARLITOS TUNES TUNES & all the dancing possible!

Come ring in the New Year with friends & supporters of the Cuban Revolution!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31
Doors @ 8pm
Victoria Drive Community Hall
2026 East 43rd Ave (@Victoria Dr.)
Vancouver, Canada

Purchase tickets NOW:

** ONLINE **

In Stores:

HIGHLIFE RECORDS - 1317 Commercial Dr (Vancouver)
LOS GUERREROS - 3317 Kingsway (Vancouver)
PANADERIA LATINA - 4906 Joyce St (Vancouver)
TAQUERIA JALISCO - 13646 Grosvenor Road @ King George (Surrey)

Tickets: $20 Pre-Sale/ $25 at the door

  • Children 12 and under are free
  • Pre-Sale Special Group Rate: Buy 4 tickets and get the 5th ticket for FREE!

Ticket Infoline: 778-882-5223

FEATURING:

  • DJ 100FUEGOS – Last year's sensation! Spinning favourites from Cuba, Latin America & around the world!
  • DJ CARLITOS TUNES TUNES – From El Salvador, new DJ this year! Spinning music for you to dance and enjoy!
  • MARIA MELENDEZ – Latin-American classics from a multi-talented musician with an amazing voice!
  • MX KATRACHO – Singing live Ranchera music from the soul of ‘Nuestra America’!
  • EL TROVADOR BETO FUENTES – Get ready to dance during this great live performance!
  • FOOD – Delicious Salvadoran and Middle Eastern cuisine!
  • DRINKS – Famous Cuban drinks- Mojitos, Cuba Libres…and more!
  • RAFFLE – Win prizes and take home a reminder of your favorite New Year’s Eve!
  • PHOTOBOOTH – Create lasting memories!
  • SALSA DANCE LESSON – A chance to practice your moves for the dance floor!
  • DANCE, DANCE, & MORE DANCE!

Organized by:

VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA (VCSC)
http://www.vancubasolidarity.com/
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  | 778-882-5223
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/vancubasolidarity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/VanCuba_VCSC
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-Communities-in-Solidarity-with-Cuba-VCSC/228094570576786

 
Café-Cuba Print E-mail

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 7:30 pm
290 Danforth Avenue
(East of Broadview Station)
Toronto, Ontario

Free Admission

Film Showing Maestra

A documentary of Cuba's 1962 Literacy Campaign, The film is narrated in English by well-known American author Alice Walker and interviews nine women Brigadistas who had taught in the campaign.

A presentation of the plans for the 25th Che Guevara Volunteer work Brigade going to Cuba April 28 - May 11.
A special welcome to prospective Brigadistas

Organized by the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association Toronto
For more information: 647 501-1219

 

 
Africa’s Children Return! Cuba and African Liberation Print E-mail

Africa's Children Return!


 

Africa’s Children Return! Cuba and African Liberation

November 13 & 14, 2015
United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil St., Toronto

Come and hear acclaimed AfroCuban scholar Nicolás Hernández Guillén discuss Cuba-Africa connections. As we journey through the United Nation International Decade for People of African Descent, the subject of the Africa’s Children Return! Cuba and African Liberation assumes great poignancy and relevance.

7pm, Friday, November 13

Commemoration of Cuba’s role in African liberation struggles, with a tribute to the late Jorge Risquet, an historic member of Cuba's revolutionary leadership and participant in the African anti-colonial/national liberation struggles.

Nicolás Hernández Guillén will discuss the history of African-Cuban relationship, the impact of Africa on Cuba and why hundreds of thousands of Cubans were willing to demonstrate such profound solidarity with Africa, especially Angola. He is the president of the Nicolas Guillen Foundation, dedicated to preserving and promoting the work of the National Poet of Cuba, Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista. As an Afro-Cuban Guillen provided very important analysis and commentary on Cuba relations with Africa. Nicolas Hernandez (the grandson of Nicolas Guiilen) is an internationally respected and acclaimed scholar.

9:30am- 4:30pm, Saturday, November 14

Cuba’s role in African liberation and current solidarity with Africa

Film: Cuba and African National Liberation Struggles

Guilty of Defending Africa! Soweto to Cuito Cuanavale: Cuba and the War to Liberate Southern Africa

Cuba and Ebola: (Yet) Another Example of Cuban Medical Internationalism

Current Liberation Struggles in Africa

Speakers include: *John Kirk, leading specialist on Cuba and author the acclaimed book, Healthcare Without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism.  "Kirk's invaluable study reveals to us, for the first time, the range and character of Cuba's remarkable achievements, which should be an inspiration and a model for those with far greater advantages." Noam Chomsky; * Isaac Saney, a Cuba specialist who teaches at Dalhousie University (Canada). Author of the acclaimed, Cuba: A Revolution In Motion, he is currently finishing the book Africa's Children Return! Cuba, The War in Angola and the End of Apartheid. * Amet Lo, Justice Committee for Thomas Sankara and Group for research and Initiative For The Liberation of Africa.

For more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Isaac Saney: 902-494-8810 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Miguel San Vincente: 416-538-0889

Sponsors include: Canadian Network On Cuba; A Different Booklist; Dalhousie JRJ Chair of Black; Asociación de Cubanos Residentes en Toronto "Juan Gualberto Gómez"; CCFA-Toronto.

 


 

Africa’s Children Return! Cuba and African Liberation
November 13 & 14, 2015 , United Steelworkers Hall , 25 Cecil St., Toronto

“The Cuban people hold a special place in the hearts of the peoples of Africa. The Cuban internationalists have made a contribution to African independence, freedom and justice, unparalleled for its principled and selfless character...Cubans came to our region as doctors, teachers, soldiers, agricultural experts, but never as colonizers. They have shared the same trenches with us in the struggle against colonialism, underdevelopment, and apartheid. Hundreds of Cubans have given their lives, literally, in a struggle that was, first and foremost, not theirs but ours. As Southern Africans we salute them. We vow never to forget this unparalleled example of selfless internationalism.”— Nelson Mandela

On November 5, 1975 in response to a direct and urgent request from the government of Angola, the Cuba initiated Operation Carlota. Having just achieved independence after a long and brutal anti-colonial struggle, Angola confronted an invasion by racist South Africa. South Africa was determined to destroy the Black government of the newly independent Angola. Operation Carlota was decisive in not only stopping the South African drive to Luanda (the capital) but also in pushing the South Africans out of Angola. The defeat of the South African forces was a major development in the African anti-colonial struggle.

The World, a Black South African newspaper, underscored the significance: "Black Africa is riding the crest of a wave generated by the Cuban success in Angola. Black Africa is tasting the heady wine of the possibility of realizing the dream of "total liberation."

Operation Carlota was named after the leader of a revolt against slavery that took place in Cuba on November 5, 1843. Operation Carlota, Cuba's internationalist mission of solidarity with the Angolan and southern African peoples, was to last more than 15-years. During that time, more than 330,000 Cubans served in Angola. More than 2, 000 Cubans died defending Angolan independence and the freedom and right of self-determination of the peoples of southern Africa.

Since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959, Cuba has engaged in ongoing solidarity with the peoples and the continent of Africa. In paying tribute to Cuba's assistance to African liberation struggles, Amilcar Cabral (celebrated leader of the anti-colonial and national liberation struggle in Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde) stated: "I don't believe in life after death, but if there is, we can be sure that the souls of our forefathers who were taken away to America to be slaves are rejoicing today to see their children reunited and working together to help us be independent and free."

On November 13 and 14, 2015 we will commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cuba's crucial role in the southern African national and anti-colonial liberation struggles, as well as, discuss and examine Cuba's ongoing solidarity with Africa and Africans, and other peoples of the world.

For more information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Isaac Saney: 902-494-8810 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Miguel San Vincente: 416-538-0889

Sponsors include: Canadian Network On Cuba; A Different Booklist; Dalhousie JRJ Chair of Black; Asociación de Cubanos Residentes en Toronto "Juan Gualberto Gómez"; CCFA-Toronto.

 

 
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