ACFS wishes you a happy new year 2015  

ACFS will continue its solidarity work with the Cuban people demanding the end of the
criminal and inhumane US blockade on Cuba.

Our first meeting will be held on the first Thursday in February at 6:30pm

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ACFS welcomes the release of Gerardo, Antonio & Ramon  

ACFS welcomes the release of Gerardo, Antonio & Ramon

Yesterday we woke to the news we have long been waiting for Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio have returned to their beloved Cuba and their families, free at last after 16 years of unjust imprisonment.

Many people around the world have been in solidarity with the Cuban people to campaign for the Freedom of the Five and see an end to this injustice. We were all inspired by the words of Fidel in 2001 that “they shall return”.

As we have come to expect Fidel’s words were realised – history has absolved him and the Cuban Five are Free.

We will continue to support Cuba’s challenges in the new US-Cuba relations until the inhumane blockade is finally lifted as well as the return of Guantanamo Bay to the people of Cuba.

We have seen before when there is a gross miscarriage of justice such as the unjust imprisonment of Mandela that the struggle and resistance of people can be triumphant in bringing about truth and victory.

We congratulate the Cuban Five, their families, the Cuban people and their government as well as the millions of activists around the world for this victory.

The Australia Cuba Friendship Society in Western Australia celebrates this victory for justice and freedom with Gerardo, Antonio, Ramon, Fernando and Rene and all the people of Cuba. The Cuban Five are finally free!

ACFS recibe con alegría la liberación de Gerardo, Antonio y Ramón

Ayer nos despertamos con la noticia que todos hemos estado esperando, de que Gerardo, Ramón y Antonio retornaban con sus familias en Cuba, libres finalmente despues de 16 largos años de injusto encarcelamiento.

Muchas personas alrededor del mundo han estado alzando sus voces en solidaridad con la campaña internacional por la libertad de los Cinco héroes y el fin a esta injusticia. Todos nos inspiramos en las palabras de Fidel en 2001 cuando dijo “Volverán”.

Como todos esperábamos las palabras de Fidel se hicieron realidad, la historia lo volvió a absolver y los Cinco están libres.

Hemos visto antes otros casos cuando se cometen actos de injusticia como en el caso del largo encarcelamiento a Mandela que la lucha y resistencia de todo un pueblo puede triunfar y trae consigo la verdad y la Victoria.

Continuaremos nuestra solidaridad con Cuba en los desafíos de las nuevas relaciones con los Estados Unidos. Seguiremos trabajando por el levantamiento del bloqueo inhumano y el retorno de Guantánamo Bay al pueblo cubano.

Felicitamos a los Cinco héroes, sus familias, al pueblo de Cuba y su gobierno así como a los millones de activistas alrededor del mundo por esta Victoria.

La Sociedad de Amistad con Cuba en Australia Occidental celebra esta Victoria por la justicia y la libertad de Gerardo, Antonio, Ramón, Fernando y René y de todo el pueblo de Cuba. Los Cinco héroes están finalmente libres!

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Perth says 16 years is too long for Cuban Five  

The Australia Cuba Friendship Society joined a worldwide mobilisation against the ongoing imprisonment in the United States of the Cuban Five. The US consulate refused to accept a letter to President Obama calling for the release of the three members of the Five who have not yet completed their terms

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Call on President Obama to release the Cuban Five  

On 12th September join millions of people around the world to mark the 16th anniversary of the unjust incarceration of the Cuban Five.  Call on President Obama to release them!
Free the Cuban Five Now! 

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Aili Labañino: Free the Cuban Five  

Aili Labañino (daughter of Ramón Labañino who is one of the Cuban Five) speaking in Perth on 12 August 2014.

The Perth event was organised by the Australia-Cuba Friendship Society as part of a national tour.

The meeting was addressed by Joe McDonald of the CFMEU and Christie Cain of the Maritime Union of Australia.

Translation by Jorge Trujillo of the Cuban Embassy in Australia.

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Perth Public Meeting with Aili Labanino on Tuesday 12, 6:30pm at the CFMEU WA: Trades Hall 80 Beaufort St Perth  

Come along and listen to guest speaker Aili Labanino, daughter of Cuban Five heroe Ramon Labanino held in a US prison since 1998.

Tuesday 12 August 2014 from 6:30pm
Venue: CFMEU WA: Trades Hall, 80 Beaufort Street Perth
For more information: 0419812872

Free entry

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Santiago de Cuba Carnival Saturday 26th July 7:30pm  

Please join us to celebrate the Santiago de Cuba Carnival at the Fremantle Workers Club on Saturday 26th July from 7:30pm. Food and drinks at Club prices.

Pre sale && concession: $20
Door: $25

For more information and bookings: Email:

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ACFS Perth turns 20yo join us to celebrate!  

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Habanastation film screening  

A film for all ages 8 to 80 and an inspiration to put aside differences and come together as one.

3pm, Sunday 30 March

Perth Activist Centre
15/5 Aberdeen St, Perth (next to McIver station)

$10 / $5 conc (children free)

Two boys. Two worlds. One Cuba.

Raised in a wealthy neighborhood of Havana, 12-year-old Mayito has everything at his fingertips: loving and affectionate parents, delectable home-cooked meals, and, most recently, the latest PlayStation 3 video game console. His classmate Carlos, on the other hand, comes from a low-class residential district where he cleans and sells empty beer bottles just so he can save enough money to buy the kite of his dreams. When Mayito steps into the impoverished community for the first time, he discovers a strange new world. Carlos’ humble lifestyle both shatters Mayito’s notion of “normal” and entices him to experience it himself. Set against the backdrop of socialist labor marches, Habanastation inspires people from all social strata to put aside their differences and come together as one.

This film can't help but touch you!

More info:
Phone 0421 113 343 or 9218 9608

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