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February Newsletter 2018

Dear member. Here is your newsletter which gives details of our events and activities over the past three months. To complete 2017, we held our yearly lively and well-attended festive social on the 10th of December at the railway Club in Brighton. The atmosphere was congenial and warm-hearted. On the 28th of January we celebrated once again the birthdays of both Jose Marti and Robbie Burns at the Bridge Inn in Shoreham. John McLoud spoke informatively about Marti (see pages 28 and 29 of the current edition of Cuba Si for more information) and a number of CSC members...

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CSC Campaigns Director Speaking 6.2.2018

Tuesday 6th February 2018  at 7.30pm Natasha Hickman – CSC Campaigns Director, will be speaking on the latest US/Cuba relations and CSC campaigns for 2018. 7.30pm Room 3, Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1. In a volatile situation for Cuba the exact title of Natasha’s talk will be publicised nearer the date....

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Jose Marti Lunch 28.1.2018

Jose Marti Lunch Sunday January 28th 2018  12.30pm The Bridge Inn, 87 High Street, Shoreham. Just for a change we are holding our lunch at this friendly little pub in Shoreham. We will have our usual tributes to Jose Marti and Robbie Burns but no haggis this time. We have exclusive use of the back room so the pub needs to know firm numbers and what people would like as a main course. The choice is – Roast (Nut,Pork,Beef,Lamb and Chicken), Fish and Chips and Burgers. We can order our starters, desserts and drinks on the day – their prices are very reasonable and we will pay individually on the day. Shoreham is on direct bus routes 2 and 700 from Brighton and the pub is opposite ‘The Ropetackle.’   (Reminder: A booking form was sent out by post to members. Please complete it and return it to Martin by 7th January 2018. Please list your name and address, the number of places you want to reserve and state what you would like to order as your main...

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Festive Winter Social, Sunday December 10th 2017

Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign Invites you to our Sunday December 10th 2017 Festive Winter Social 1pm to 4pm at The Railway Club 4 Belmont, 7 Dials, Brighton BN1 3TF Music, Quiz, Buffet, Tombola Drinks from the bar at reasonable prices Please bring food to share, and a good quality tombola prize. 7 Dials is on the 7 and 27 bus routes. Brighton Cuba Solidarity Campaign...

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Teacher, Kerry Goldsmith, reflects on her experiences as a member of the October 2017 NEU (NUT Section) delegation to Cuba

When I told people I was embarking on a trip of solidarity to Cuba I was given a quizzical look. Questions were asked as to whether I would be safe? The media had indicated that Cuba could be linked to terrorism and visitors were advised to be cautious. Cuba’s reputation is linked with cigars, rum and communism, however nowhere has there been any documented terrorist activity or links. The National Education Union gave me the opportunity to see for myself. In the weeks that led up to my visit I began to research. I wanted to learn all that I...

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