Thursday, February 12, 2015

CELEBRATE freedom for the Cuban Five and WELCOME the new Cuban Ambassador 

Monday, February 2, 2015

ACFS MONTHLY MEETING THURSDAY FEB 5

Dear ACFS members and supporters,
  • The Cuban Five are free!
  • US-Cuba talks on restoring diplomatic relations are under way
  • Obama says he'll urge Congress to end the 'embargo'
  • We have a new Cuban ambassador in Canberra
  • Sydney will host the ACFS National Consultation on June 6-7
  • Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) president Kenia Serrano will attend the Consultation  
  • Southern Cross Brigade participants have returned to Australia 
  • Chela and Matthew are back from Cuba and elsewhere
Welcome back! Our first monthly meeting for 2015 year will be: 
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THIS THURSDAY February 5
6.30 - 8.30pm
NSW Teachers Federation Building
Level 1, 33 Mary Street, Surry Hills
4 mins walk from Central Station
(I need to confirm this venue - please check email/Facebook)
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The proposed agenda is: 

1) President's report (focus on ACFS National Consultation)
2) 2014 Brigade highlights and impressions
2) Cuba visit slideshow by Chela and Matthew

Hope to see you there.

In solidarity,

Marce Cameron
President ACFS (Sydney)

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dear ACFS members and supporters,
ALL FIVE OF THE CUBAN FIVE ARE NOW BACK IN CUBA, REUNITED AT LAST WITH THEIR LOVED ONES!!
The Cuban streets have erupted in celebration. The US and Cuba will resume normal diplomatic relations and it looks like the beginning of the end of the US blockade. This is a BIG VICTORY for the Cuban Revolution and for the global solidarity movement. The US empire will now try to destroy the Cuban Revolution by other, less confrontational means: Obama said as much in his speech. The Cuban Revolution and our solidarity now enter a new phase with new challenges. For now, the blockade remains largely intact.
You can watch Obama's and Raul Castro's announcements here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q_Oxq9k-jg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyw1iKif9Zs
All friends of Cuba are invited to celebratory drinks and toasts
WHEN: this Saturday, December 20 from 7pm
WHERE: Bank Hotel beer garden, 324 King Street Newtown (very close to Newtown train station)
Long live socialist Cuba!
End the US blockade now!
Hope to see you on Saturday night,
Marce Cameron
President, Sydney ACFS

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dear ACFS members and supporters,
please note these upcoming events.

In solidarity,
Marce Cameron
President, ACFS (Sydney)

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CUBAN FIVE SOLIDARITY SPEAK-OUT
International Month of Solidarity with the Cuban Five
Saturday September 13
12 noon Town Hall, Sydney
Organised by the ACFS (Sydney)
Contact Maria Hilario on 0431 275 434

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ACFS FILM SCREENING
"The Trial: The Untold Story of the Cuban Five"
Thursday September 25
7pm (Venue to be confirmed)
Contact Maria Voukelatos 0432 710 123

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ACFS MONTHLY MEETING
Thursday October 2
6.30 - 8.30pm
NSW Teachers Federation, Level 1
33 Mary Street Surry Hills
Contact Marce Cameron 0413 158 480

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VENEZUELA: THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES
Solidarity Conference
Monday October 6
9am-6pm Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street Sydney
Organised by the Venezuelan Embassy and solidarity groups
Supported by the ACFS (Sydney)
Contact Ana Cecelia Mendez (02) 6290 2967

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL CUBA SOLIDARITY EVENT IN SYNDEY
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER AILI LABANINO, DAUGHTER OF RAMON LABANINO, ON OF THE "CUBAN FIVE" POLITICAL PRISONERS IN THE US
SATURDAY EVENING AUGUST 16 - CLICK ON THESE JPEG FILES FOR DETAILS

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Esta Vida Cubana - This Cuban Life



Art Est. Art School and Gallery in conjunction with 2014 Head On Photo Festival is pleased to present Esta Vida Cubana | This Cuban Life featuring photographs by Ralf Hesse and Louise Walpole.

“Cuba is a melting pot of music, soul, colour and heart!”

Ralf and Louise spent a month in Cuba over December 2013 / January 2014. They travelled across Cuba from Havana to Santiago de Cuba and back - by road, and visited Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Camagüey, Sancti Spiritus and Viñales. For Esta Vida Cubana, they present their photographic survey of the people, the places and the soul of Cuba.

Join Louise and Ralf for a Cuban themed opening event on Saturday 17 May 3-5pm featuring a demonstration by Moro from Buena Vista Dance Cuban Academy. All welcome. Free Entry.