A hot Latin Fiesta to celebrate the night away part of the Fremantle Festival.
Join us and dance to the rhythms of SON LATINO.
Learn your dance steps with Dance Instructor Liliana Sputore.
Cheap drinks and food on sale.
Tickets on sale now. $25 pre sale, $30 at the door if available.
ACFS/Workers club members $20.
Buy on-line: http://heatseeker.oztix.com.au/?Event=30479
Book by Email: email@example.com or call 0419812872
For more information visit: www.acfs-perth.blogspot.com
Everyone is welcome
Perth action in solidarity with the Cuban Five - political prisoners in US jails - on the 14th anniversary of their incarceration. The action was outside the US consulate in Perth.
Photos by Alex Bainbridge
Dear Friends & the general public.
Want to know about Cuba?
Would you like having a holiday with a difference?
Are you concerned
about the environment?
Want to know that is another world is possible?
Join us on Sundays 19 August & 30th September 2012, 2-5pm at Lotteries House in West Perth to learn more about the 30th edition of the Southern Cross Brigade to Cuba.
27 December 2012 - 18 January 2013.
More information visit: www.cubabrigade.org.au
A documentary on the Cuban Five. Relatives of the Five Cuban heroes speak on this injustice
Dance the night away with local Latin bands:
SON LATINO &
On 26th July 1953 Fidel Castro and a small group of Cuban patriots attacked the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes military garrisons. The end result of that revolutionary act was a failure with most of the patriots killed or arrested, tortured and killed.
Fidel was arrested but released 18 months later due to popular unrest demonstrating against the Batista dictatorship.
Cuba was a mess in the hands of the US backed Batista regime which finally was overthrown by Fidel Castro, Che Guevara and thousands of Cubans who led the uprise to victory on 1st January 1959.
This event is celebrated across Cuba with a one week festival in recognition of the spark of the Cuban revolution that brought to its knees a corrupt and fascist military dictatorship in 1959.
Dance the night away with these two superb latino bands, try your luck with our evening raffle and enjoy Latin drinks and the traditional Cuban mojitos on the night.
All proceeds to go to the ACFS Cuban solidarity projects in Cuba. Entry: $25/$23
For more information or bookings contact Kulcha on 0893364544 or ACFS on 0419812872, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / For online bookings visit: www.kulcha.com.au
article is based on a presentation by Nick Everett to an Australia-Cuba
Friendship Society (WA) public meeting on 10 March 2012.]
|During the “Year of Education” (1961), more than a quarter of a million men, women and schoolchildren were mobilised into a teaching force that taught 707,000 Cubans how to read|
|Between 2003 and 2007 Venezuela's Mission Robinson taught 3.5 million Venezuelans how to read and write using the Yo Si Puedo method|
|In the first five years of Nicaragua's Sandinista Revolution (1979-1984), 80,000 volunteers taught 406,000 people to read and write, reducing illiteracy from 50 percent to under 15 percent|
To all friends who have contacted ACFS in recent days asking about Cuban Tourist visas,
please follow this link:
-Plane Ticket with entry and return dates
-Payment of the Consular fee for this service
-Legible photocopy of plane ticket with entry and return dates
- Payment of the Consular fee for this service
-Stamped self-addressed envelope for the visa to be sent back
Over the last decade, this program achieved impressive results in countries such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, East Timor and the Dominican Republic.
Five decades on from Cuba's 1961 national literacy campaign, Cuba boasts the highest literacy levels in Latin America and an education system that is the envy of developing countries worldwide.
Speaker Nick Everett will examine Cuba’s revolutionary education system, addressing the question, What can we learn from Cuba’s example?
The public meeting will also hear from participants of the 29th annual Southern Cross work/study brigade to Cuba, held in January this year.
Saturday 10 March 2012, 2pm
State School Teachers Union, 150 Adelaide Tce, East Perth.
For more info, visit: www.acfs-perth.blogspot.com
Mobile: 0419 812 872
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Statement by Josefina Vidal Ferreiro, Head of the North American Division of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs
There was no statement by the President or the State Department when on January 3, in Chicago, prisoner Lyvita Gomes died behind bars as a result of a hunger strike.
It is not in Cuba where 90 prisoners have been executed since January 2010, while another 3,222 inmates remain on death row, awaiting execution. It must be remembered that the United States has already held its first execution of 2012 and its government ruthlessly represses those who dare to denounce the system’s injustice.
It is the Government of the United States which engages in torture and extrajudicial executions in the countries it attacks, and which uses police brutality against its own people.
In a colossal act of cynicism, the U.S. government dares now to accuse Cuba, while it turns a blind eye on and remains silent about the flagrant violations of human rights generated by the injustice, onslaught and destitution that its policy brings for millions of people around the world, including in the United States.
Cuba will continue to be the country where, in spite the U.S.’s economic war against it, fewer children die at birth, where every day efforts are made to raise the already outstanding levels of social justice, levels that remain beyond reach for most people in the world, including in the United States, where there is a growing inequality.
January 20, 2012
18:45-19:30 . Book Launching on Cuba by Pathfinder Press Editor.
19:30 . Private Dinner -Venue: (Mekong Deck Open Air) Cambodiana Hotel
Venue : (Foyer at The Grand Ball Room) Cambodiana Hotel
President of National Assembly, by all heads of delegation.
Venue : (Tonle Mekong Room) Cambodiana Hotel
Samdech Akka Moha Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin,
Venue: Cambodiana Hotel
(Optional Activity Price ____ USD)
We thank Federico for his solidarity to the international campaign to free the Cuban FIVE.
We ask President Obama "Give us Five! release the Cuban Five Now"
Australia-Cuba Friendship Society, ACFS Perth branch.
Statement by the 29th Southern Cross Brigade condemning the US economic embargo against Cuba.