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VANCOUVER CUBA SOLIDARITY
UPCOMING EVENTS!



May 17, 2016
9th Monthly Picket Action

Lift the U.S. Blockade on Cuba



4PM
U.S. Consulate
1075 W. Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada


Organized by:
Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade - Vancouver



VANCOUVER CUBA SOLIDARITY
PAST EVENTS!



April 11-13, 2016

Successful Events with Cuban 5 Hero
GERARDO HERNÁNDEZ
In Vancouver and Nanaimo, BC



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!

Vancouver event organized by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)

Vancouver event endorsers:
Friends of Cuba Against the US Blockade – Vancouver (FCAB-Vancouver), Stories from the Salish Seas, Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist), Human Rights and International Solidarity Community ETEA (Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Local 21), Richmond-Centre Federal New Democratic Party (NDP), ANSWER – Seattle,Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee, Proyecto Cultural Sur-Vancouver, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, Battle of Ideas Press, Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice-FTT, Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO), Communist League, Legacy of Equality, Leadership & Organizing - LELO

Nanaimo event organized by Friends of the Cuban 5 in Nanaimo, BC





March 19, 2016
WANNA TRAVEL TO CUBA?

Join the Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade to Cuba!



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS & REPORT!





March 9, 2016
MARKING INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY

CELEBRATING THE REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN OF CUBA & VENEZUELA!



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS





March 5, 2016
Imagining New Paths for U.S. Cuba
Relations Conference
SEATTLE, USA



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Sponsors:
Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee, US Women and Cuba Collaboration, National Lawyers Guild, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba, LELO, and the following Seattle University departments - Latin American Studies, Global African Studies, School of Law Center for Global Justice, Women and Gender Studies, and Center for the Study of Justice in Society





February 12, 2016
Cuban Film & Cultural Night







December 31, 2015

10th ANNUAL NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!
Celebrating 57 Years of the Cuban Revolution

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS







September 17 & 18, 2015

International Days of Action Against the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!
3 Events in 2 Days!


September 17, 2015
1st Monthly Picket Action to End the U.S. Blockade on Cuba!



CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS

** Picket Action Co-organized with:
FRIENDS OF CUBA AGAINST THE U.S. BLOCKADE (FCAB-VANCOUVER)
(Member of the Canadian Network on Cuba-CNC)
NoBloqueoVancouver@gmail.com | @NoBloqueoVan

Forum & Discussion:
Reestablishing U.S./Cuba Relations
& the Necessity of Lifting the U.S. Blockade on Cuba



Speakers
NINO PAGLICCIA - Long time Cuba solidarity activist in Canada and Editor of the new book "Cuba Solidarity in Canada: 5 Decades of People-to-People Foreign Relations"(Friesen Press, 2014)
TAMARA HANSEN - Coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) and author of the book "5 Decades of the Cuban Revolution: The Challenges of an Unwavering Leadership" (Battle of Ideas Press, 2010)

September 18, 2015

Dance & Fundraiser Night!



FEATURING:
>> DJ CARLITOS TUNES TUNES - from El Salvador
>> DJ DON JULIO - from Guatemala
>> EL TRABADOR BETO FUENTES - Live Latin American Guitar Performance

>> All proceeds from the event donated to the "Initiativa Rumbo a Cuba" campaign to bring a freezer truck and tractor to the ‘Julio Antonio Mella’ Volunteer Work Camp (CIJAM) in Caimito, Cuba and towards the Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) campaign to end the US blockade on Cuba <<





August 15, 2015

Celebrate the 89th Birthday of FIDEL
A Cuban Cultural & Political Event




REPORT COMING SOON!



July 26, 2015

CELEBRATE!
JULY 26, 1953
WHEN REVOLUTION BEGAN IN CUBA



CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS



July 11, 2015

¡FIESTA CUBANA!



RUMBO A CUBA is fundraising for a much needed tractor & freezer truck for the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity (CIJAM) Camp in Caimito, Cuba. CIJAM is where thousands of international guests stay while volunteering in Cuba every year! It has been a real challenge for the camp to provide the necessary services to its guests, especially because of the cruel US blockade. We invite you to join us for the following events to support our campaign!

Organised by:
“Rumbo a Cuba” Initiative



June 27, 2015

HUMANITARIAN AID FOR CUBA EN ROUTE
WITH THE 2015 CARAVAN TO CUBA!
Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Successfully
Crosses from BC, Canada into Washington, US!



CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS



June 14, 2015

REPORT BACK, BBQ & CULTURAL NIGHT!
Report Back From The 2015 Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade!



PLUS: Celebration of the Birthday of Revolutionary Hero Ernesto Che Guevara



May 21, 2015

Dr. Jose de Jesus Portilla
CUBA COMBATING EBOLA IN AFRICA



Vancouver event sponsored by:
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
Free the Cuban 5 Committee Vancouver
Canadian Cuban Friendship Association -Vancouver

Tour organised by: Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)



CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS



May 16, 2015

¿QUÉ BOLÁ CONTIGO? TALENT SHOW!



Fundraising for a much needed tractor & freezer truck for the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

Organized by Iniciativa Rumbo a Cuba




April 7, 2015

Wanna Volunteer in CUBA? JOIN THE CHE BRIGADE!

Info Night & Fundraiserfor the 23rd Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade





March 14, 2015

RUMBO A CUBA!
FUNDRAISING PARTY FOR CUBA



Fundraising for a much needed tractor & freezer truck for the Julio Antonio Mella International Solidarity Camp in Caimito, Cuba.

Organized by Iniciativa Rumbo a Cuba




March 7, 2015

WOMEN & THE CUBAN REVOLUTION A REVOLUTION WITHIN THE REVOLUTION

MARKING MARCH 8 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY



International Greetings by:
**Miraly González González: First Secretary of the
Cuban Embassy in Ottawa
**Carolina Escarrá: International Relations of
the Youth of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (JPSUV)

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS



February 12, 2015

Cuba Solidarity Cultural
Night & Film Showing



>>> Live Music & Vancouver Premiere of the Beautiful Cuban Film "Habanastation"



January 23-26 2015
Vancouver and Kamloops, Canada
6th International Che Guevara Conference

Cuba, A Socialist Project in Progress



Visit the conference website for photos and report back:
WWW.CHEGUEVARACONFERENCE.CA



December 31, 2014
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY!

Celebrating 56 Years of the Cuban Revolution



Click Here for Report & Photos





Sunday November 9, 2014
Report back from Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) Water-pump 4 Cuba Campaign!



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS



Sunday November 2nd, 2014
Hemingway on Stage Presents:
Hemingway's HOT Havana



A Free LiveTheatre Event!
Click Here for Photos



Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) & Free The Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
2014 Peoples Social Forum in Ottawa, Canada!



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!




WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
CUBAN FILM & CULTURAL NIGHT

Cuba says LGBTQ+ Rights are Human Rights!





August 8, 2014

Check out photos fron Vancouver's FIRST CUBA TRIVIA NIGHT!
Dedicated to the 5 Cuban Heroes



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!




Vancouver Celebrate 61 Years of the July 26th Movement
& the Gains of the Cuban Revolution



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS!



A GREAT VICTORY!

** Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Successfully
Crosses from BC, Canada into Washington, US **

Click HERE for PHOTOS and BORDER UPDATE
July 6, 2014 8:00pm







April 6, 2014

Cuban Legend GERARDO ALFONSO
Live Concert in Vancouver!
Touring 11 Cities Coast to Coast:
Halifax ~ Montreal ~ Toronto ~ Ottawa ~ Hamilton ~ Niagara
Windsor ~ Winnipeg ~ Edmonton ~ Vancouver ~ Victoria



CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS & REPORT

Tour Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)

Vancouver concert co-organized by:

>> Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba
www.VanCubaSolidarity.com

>> Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association - Vancouver
www.ccfavancouver.ca

>> Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
www.freethe5vancouver.ca



May 2, 2014
Celebrate International Workers Day, 2014

Cuban Film & Cultural Evening Featuring:
>> Poetry
>> Live Latin American Music
>>"Hasta Cierto Punto"
1983 feature film from famed
Cuban director Tomas Gutierrez Alea




CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS

Organized by Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)





Vancouver Continues the
'Yellow Ribbon for the Cuban 5 Campaign'

October 19, 2013
Vancouver Event with Javier Domokos,
Cuban Consul General in Toronto

Click here to view the written report and photos!

Watch video footage of the event aired
by Working TV in Vancouver BC!


Pt. 1 of 2: Vancouver Cuban 5 Yellow Ribbon Campaign
Pt. 2 of 2: Vancouver Cuban 5 Yellow Ribbon Campaign

Co-organized by the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
& Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC)





Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC) present in
CUBAN NATIONAL TV PROGRAM
"MESA REDONDA"

September 12, 2014



Tamara Hansen, coordinator of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), was one of the invited guests on the national nightly CubanTV show 'Mesa Redonda'. Tamara spoke about the campaign for the freedom of ALL the Cuban 5 in Canada and the ongoing work of VCSC and the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver .

Click here to the read article and watch the video in spanish


Long Live the Memory of
Compañera Melba Hernandez!

Heroine of the Cuban Revolution
& Revolutionary Leader
July 28th,1921 - March 9th, 2014




Click here to read an article on the passing of Melba Hernandez



Saul Landau Presente!
Social Justice Fighter, Revolutionary Filmmaker
and Friend Has Passed Away


Saul Landau & Gerardo Hernandez


A Reflection from the Free the Cuban 5 Committee-Vancouver




REPORT COMING SOON!



Defend Cuba! Get Involved!

VCSC calls on all individuals and organizations with an interest in defending Cuba to come together in defense of Cuba to build a movement united with Cuba, with each other, and with all oppressed people worldwide against imperialism. We hold bi-weekly meetings open to anyone with an interest in Cuba solidarity work.


Call 778 882 5223 for Date & Location

Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba

vancubasolidarity@gmail.com




DONATE ONLINE
TO VCSC!



      
FOLLOW US






see below for information on two exciting Cuba solidarity tours!

Join the Ernesto Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade



Organized by the Canadian Network on Cuba
Click Here for brigade program

For more information contact BC Coordinators:
Tamara Hansen 778-882-5223
Thomas Davies 778-889-7664



Join the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba



Organized by IFCO-Pastors for Peace
Click Here for Information

Contact by Email:
cucaravan@igc.org

Phone:
212-926-5757 (New York, NY)



Spring 2015 - Newsletter of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba





Support
"Pensando Americas"!
Cuba & Latin America Solidarity Campaign



    





Cuba Present in the 2014 Vancouver Pride Marches and Festivities!



>> Click here for more pictures! <<



Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba Border Crossing from BC,Canada to Washington,US featured by
Cuba MINREX: Official Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba



>> click here to read the article in Spanish <<


Report Back from the 21 Member British Columbia Delegation to the
3rd Annual
"5 Days for the Cuban 5"
Washington DC
June 4-11 2014


Click Here to View Photos on Flickr!

5 Days for the Five Most Successful Yet
By Stephen Kimber

There was the opening two-day conference focusing on the future of US-Cuba relations and featuring participants from around the world… a kick-off press conference at the National Press Club that generated interviews with the Washington Post, NPR and CCTV, not to forget lots of coverage in international media… a concert headlined by the well-known political hip hop group Dead Prez… a Saturday morning bicycle tour of Washington monuments by more than 25 delegates from Vancouver and elsewhere — their bikes festooned with “Obama, Give Me Five!” posters — who arrived at the White House en masse just as the main demonstration began… that 500-strong demonstration and march from the White House to the Justice Department… two intense days of lobbying more than 60 members of Congress by representatives of community, legislative and human rights groups from 31 countries… and even two meetings with senior State Department officials who’d never deigned to respond to requests for meetings in the past!
Not a bad week’s work...

Click here to read the full report from Canadian journalist & author
Stephen Kimber


The Case of the Cuban 5 Becomes a Point of Discussion in Washington DC
Click here to read the report from the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5




Click here for the "5 Days for the Cuban 5" BC delegation brochure

For more information on
“5 Days for the Cuban 5" visit: http://www.5daysforthecuban5.com



NEW



Vancouver's Monthly Picket for the Cuban 5 featured by the Juventud Rebelde Newspaper in Cuba!

>> click here to read the article in Spanish <<


Piquete Mensual de Vancouver para los 5 Cubanos ofrecido por el periódico Juventud Rebelde en Cuba!

>> clic aquí para leer el artículo en espanol<<



Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver Radio Interview on Radio-Canada (CBC)



Click here for the article in Spanish


VCSC responds to anti-Cuba CBC interview regarding ZunZuneo scandal



Click here to read full response


*From the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver*


PHOTOS & REPORT!
West Coast Speaking Tour
March 5-8 2014



8 Events in 4 Days for the 5 Cuban Heroes – West Coast Tour Featuring the Cuban Ambassador to Canada and Author Stephen Kimber a Great Success!

8 More Solidarity Events Across Canada and Internationally Make 16 Events in Total!

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS & REPORT!

HAGA CLIC AQUI PARA VER REPORTE Y PHOTOSl!

FACEBOOK

FLICKR

TWITTER
#100Cuban5Pickets
#100Protestas5Cubanos

100th Protest Action Website




Cuban 5 Hero
Fernando González
Returns to Cuba!

A great step forward in the campaign to free ALL the Cuban 5 Heroes unjustly held in U.S. jails


Fernando pictured in Cuba with his wife Rosa Aurora and his family

On February 27 2014, Cuban 5 Hero Fernando González was released from U.S. prison after serving an unjust sentance of over 15 years. On February 28th 2014 he returned to Cuba to his family and his people. This is a grat step forward in the campaign to Free the Cuban 5 Heroes and now is the time to increase our efforts so that Gerardo, Antonio and Ramon are also freed and at home in Cuba with their loved ones.
FREE ALL THE CUBAN 5 NOW!


Click here to see photos from Fernandos arrival in Cuba!

A Letter to Fernando from the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
February 27, 2014

A Letter to Rene from the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
February 27, 2014

A Letter to Gerardo, Antonio and Ramon from the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver
February 27, 2014

An interview with Fernando González just before his release from prison...




New Video from the Free the Cuban 5 Committee - Vancouver

British Columbia, Canada Actions & Yellow Ribbon Campaign
for Our 5 Cuban Heroes



WE WANT TO SEE MORE YELLOW RIBBONS EVERYWHERE!


>> Por la Versión en Español







View Report and Photos from the British Columbia, Canada
'Yellow Ribbons for the Cuban 5' Campaign
& Actions Protesting the 15th Anniversary
of the Arrest of the Cuban 5 Heroes

English / Español


September 12 - 15, 2013



Vancouver Pastors for Peace
Caravan Border Crossing.
July 14th, 2013




NEW! Spring 2013 - Newsletter of Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba






* ACN- Cuban News Agency

REPORT BACK

5th International
Che Guevara Conference

4 DAY CONFERENCE

VANCOUVER
& KAMLOOPS, CANADA



2012

Cuba's Economic Reforms:
Capitalism or Socialism

* * * * *
November 2-5
CONFERENCE REPORT BACK

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT
& PHOTOS!


* * * * *
Conference Organized by
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba

Kamloops Organized by
Thompson Rivers University Socialist Club


REPORT BACK

4th International
Che Guevara Conference

3 DAY CONFERENCE



2011

CUBA TODAY:
The Gains & Challenges

* * * * *
November 11-13
CONFERENCE REPORT BACK

CLICK HERE FOR REPORT & PHOTOS!

* * * * *
Organized by
Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba


REPORT BACK

3rd International
Che Guevara Conference

2 DAY CONFERENCE



2010

CUBA! & Revolutionary Internationalism


Links

Anti-terroristas

The Cuban 5

Free The Five

Cuban Embassy (Canada)

Government of Cuba

Granma International (English Edition)

Granma Internacional (Spanish Edition)

Juventud Rebelde

Cuba-L Commentary

Pastors For Peace

Canadian Cuban Friendship Association

Canadian Network on Cuba

Walter Lippman


Find Out About the
Vancouver Free the
Cuban 5 Campaign!



Free The Five

CLICK HERE