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Saturday 9th June 11:30am

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cuba-us-relations-back-to-the-future-with-donald-trump-tickets-46628828080
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2128317990791023

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Since his election US President Donald Trump has overseen a reversal of improved Cuba-US relations; tightening the 56 year-old US blockade against the island, approving funding for "regime change" programmes and reducing staff at the US Embassy. 
Expert on Cuba-US relations, Arnold August will discuss what the future holds under the Trump administration.

Arnold August
Elaine Smith MSP 
Convenor Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on Cuba
Frieda Park
Vice Chair, Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign
Phil McGarry
Chair, Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

After AGM, Cuban cocktails!

Organised by Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Scottish Venezuela Solidarity Campaign

Saturday December 3rd 3pm (doors open 2:45pm)

scottish cuba solidarity logoThe Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign are organising an event called - Defend Social Progress in Cuba and Latin America on Saturday December 3rd in the STUC building in 333 Woodlands Road Glasgow.

Doors open at 245 pm and starts at 3pm .
Speakers are Elaine Smith MSP and Lillian Macer- Scottish Convener of Unison who will speak about a recent visit to Colombia.
We also have some music from Maeve MacKinnon and Calum Baird .
Event will run from 3pm to 7 pm and a very reasonably priced bar is also available.

Please pass the word round and try and come along.
All Welcome.

Regards Arthur West
Secretary - Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign

Thursday 18 August 2016 at 7pm

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We're pleased that at our next Discussion Night we'll have Wendy Hudson from Unison who went on May Day Brigade to Cuba speaking about her time there.

The meeting starts at 7pm, following our Collective AT 6pm which is open to all members.

Our stall will be there, and cocktails available!

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9-12 November

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The third Havana Glasgow Film Festival is almost here! For an extended weekend at the beginning of November (9-12 Nov) Glasgow plays host to filmmakers and stars from its twin city, Havana. The festival showcases the incredibly vibrant film scene in Cuba and is bringing a number of Cuban stars over to discuss their films and life in Cuba. Luis Alberto Garcia – acclaimed Cuban actor will be here to discuss two of his films – Ya no es Antes, about a couple who meet again after years of separation by emigration, - and  - Clandestinos, a romance set against the last days of the struggle against Batista.  Director Jonal Coscuella will be here to discuss the premiere of his film, Esteban, about a 10-year-old’s struggle to achieve his dream to play the piano. And we are thrilled to welcome Che Guevara’s daughter, Aleida Guevara March, who will be with us to discuss two documentaries one on her father and one on his compadre Fidel. Visit http://www.hgfilmfest.com/programme - for more details and to get tickets.

The Havana Glasgow Film Festival exists to showcase Cuban cinema and culture within Havana’s twin city of Glasgow, Scotland. The festival celebrates local identities and cultures, highlighting the similarities between Havana and Glasgow and the thriving artistic talent that exists within both cities.

It provides a platform for Cuban and Scottish film-makers to share their work with international audiences through a week-long programme of screenings, workshops and panel discussions. A vibrant evening event schedule runs in tandem with the festival, complementing its film content with celebrations of Cuban music, dancing, food and rum. The Havana Glasgow Film Festival brings the rich, distant culture of Cuba onto Scotland’s doorstep and highlights the social, political and human similarities within these twinned cities.






Sat 11 November 2017 

16:30 to 18:30, doors open 15:30

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Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/glasgow-che-guevara-anniversary-tour-ches-daughter-dr-aleida-guevara-tickets-37739419620

Monday 9 October 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.

Che was executed by Bolivan army officer, Mario Terán, following orders from the CIA in Bolivia in 1967. Almost 40 years later Terán went to have cataract treatment to restore his sight by Cuban doctors operating in the country as part of the Operation Miracle programme.

To mark the anniversary of Che’s death, and to revisit his enduring legacy, and that of Fidel and the Cuban Revolution, CSC is hosting a tour with Che’s daughter, Aleida Guevara in November.

Aleida Guevara March is the eldest daughter of four children born to Ernesto "Che" Guevara and his second wife, Aleida March. She is a paediatrician, working at Havana’s William Solar Children’s Hospital and has also worked on medical brigades in Angola, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

As well as Glasgow, Aleida will speak at a series of meetings and events including London, Denbigh (North Wales), Sheffield and Manchester.

Saturday 11 November, Glasgow

Scottish Cuba Solidarity Campaign Rally, 4pm - 6.30pm. Free entry
STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, G3 6NG

Please NOTE

Due to expected numbers, Eventbrite registration wont necessarily guarantee entry. Doors open at 3.30 and we encourage you to get there early.

Thursday 15th June, 7pm, @ STUC

2017 film nights

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-and-discussion-night-with-graham-mcgeoch-tickets-35174629263

A reminder that our next Film and Discussion Night will be next Thursday at 7pm, in the STUC. We will be having our Collective at 6pm which is open to all members.

We are delighted to say that Graham McGeoch will be speaking on his recent trip to Cuba. Graham is a theologian and parish minister in the Church of Scotland. He has worked with the church in Africa, Europe and Latin America. He has collaborated with the Landless Workers' Movement in Brazil - the largest social movement in the world - for over 10 years, and has engaged widely with other social movements across Latin America. In 2016, he spent a sabbatical in Latin America, including one month in Havana, Cuba.

Hope to see you there!

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Our First Film and Discussion Night this year will be next Thursday at 7pm in the STUC.

We will be showing Che Guevara: As You Have Never Seen Him Before

This is a remarkable documentary featuring previously unseen footage and stills.
It pieces together the story of Che's life from his early childhood to his revolutionary activities in Cuba, the Congo and Boliva.

Our Collective will be held at 6pm before the Film, and all are welcome to attend.

Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/che-guevara-as-you-have-never-seen-him-before-tickets-31996694976 

Free entry.

2017 film nights

Each starts at 7PM in the STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow (above the Stand Comedy Club).

Thursday 16th February
Thursday 20th April
Thursday 15th June
Thursday 17th August

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Dr Aleida Guevara interviews the late President Hugo Chavez, and many others.

Future dates are Thursday August 18th and Thursday October 20th
Collective meetings held at 6pm, before films. Open to all members.

2015 havana glasgow film festivalA film festival presented by the Twin Cities of Havana + Glasgow!

Venue locations for the film events are:

Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT)
12 Rose St, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G3 6RB

Gilmorehill G12
(Glasgow University's Film, Television and Theatre Department)
9 University Ave, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/havanaglasgowfilmfest

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hgfilmfest


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Sunday 25 October 11am – 4.30pm

STUC, Woodlands Road, Glasgow


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Angela Ortiz and Danilo Urrea - Colombia
Angelica Ortiz of Fuerza de Mujeres Wayuu and Danilo Urrea of Friends of the Earth Colombia on the struggles of rural communities and environmentalists against the massive Cerrejon mine

Marcos Garcia, Venezuelan Embassy
Social progress in Venezuela; ALBA compared to TTIP; the role of Latin America in relation to climate talks; promoting human rights and working with indigenous people;

Fidel Narvaez, Consul, Ecuadoran Embassy
Ecuador’s Citizen’s Revolution: slashing poverty, raising living standards, free higher education and healthcare; facing up to the fossil fuel multinationals (e.g. Chevron in Ecuador)

breakout sessions:
•    Peace Process in Colombia – Vicky Grandon, Unite
•    Development in Cuba – Frieda Park
•    Taking on the fossil fuel dinosaurs in Scotland and Latin America - FoES
•    struggle to defend territories of Brazil’s MST (Landless Workers' Movement) – Graham McGeoch

Thursday 24th September 7pm

STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd (above Stand Comedy Club), Glasgow G3 6NG

Canadian author and academic Keith Bolender presents a timely talk on the relationship between Cuba and the US since the decision to restore diplomatic relations in December 2014. What needs to be done to restore full normal relations and end the US blockade once and for all. Is the US still pursuing its 'regime change' policies in Cuba with different tactics, and how can the Cuban people ensure the gains of the revolution are defended.

Keith Bolender is a lecturer in journalism and the award winning author of two books on Cuba - 'Voices from the other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba', and 'Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, the Revolution and its People'.

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