Saturday, 30 June 2007

Book Now for Santiago De Cuba...Tickets Selling Fast!

Tickets for the Santiago De Cuba concert at KULCHA Multicultural Arts Centre are selling really well and we advise anyone interested to book now to avoid disappointment. Click here and scroll down the page to July 28th to book in advance online. To find out more about this exciting event download the flyer from our box widget on the right of this page.

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Friday, 29 June 2007

Habana Comes to Perth

On the Sunday June 17 over 100 people laughed and cried their way through the latest Australia-Cuba Friendship Society function. There was an overwhelming response to the showing of the Cuban film Habana Blues at the fundraiser held on Sunday at the Fremantle Film and Television Institute, FTI.

In the week prior to the function the phone rang hot as people reserved a seat. By the time the doors opened at 3.30pm the function was sold out.

Habana Blues is a film that explores youth music culture in Cuba, a marriage in crisis and the decisions made by those who leave Cuba and those who stay. It also shows that Cubans risk their lives at sea to reach the United States as the US makes it difficult or delays the issue of visas for people to travel safely.

The featured band, after being discovered by a Spanish agency scouting for new talent is offered an exploitative contract which effectively enslaves them to the company for three years during which time they must compromise both their talent and values. It is obvious in the film that the US interests controlling the music industry would do whatever it took to force Cuban musicians to betray their homeland by making false statements against Cuba in return for fame.
True to the style of Cuban filmmaking, the strongest message was perhaps the most subtle. Ultimately the viewer was invited to think through the politics and make their own decision. The film should be out there in the main stream as its quality and story is second to none.

The money raised in the event will go to finance the construction of a shade house for the production of vegetables at the International Camp Julio Antonio Mella, host of the Southern Cross brigade which travels to Cuba every December.


Thursday, 28 June 2007

Santiago de Cuba Carnival

Santiago de Cuba Carnival presented by Australia Cuba Friendship Society. 28th July @ Kulcha, South Tce, Freemantle above DOME. 8 pm until late. Please refer to widget box to the right of the page for more details.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Watch the Dateline Report on Posada Carriles Here..

Click here to watch Dateline's report on the U.S based terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.

Report on U.S Based Terrorist Posada Carriles on SBS Tonight

Tune in to SBS's dateline program at 8.30pm tonight to check out a report on the anti-Cuban terrorist Luis Posada Carriles. Posada Carriles has previously confessed to the bombing of Air Cubana 455 in 196 which killed 73 innocent civilians. He is wanted in both Cuba and Venezuela on terrorism charges but the United States Government, that great bastion of peace and democracy, refuses to extradite Posada to answer the charges against him. We recommend you watch the show to find out more about this unjust and hypocritical situation.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2007

People's Power in Latin America Discussion

Australia Venezuela Solidarity Network & Australia Cuba Friendship Society (WA) present a discussion on people's power in Latin America. Saturday July 28 12 noon - 5.45 pm. Please refer to the widget on the right of the page for more information.

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Sunday, 24 June 2007

Cuban Victory In The Human Rights Council

The Human Rights Council (HRC), having concluded its fifth period of sessions in Geneva, decided to discontinue the mandate of the so-called Personal Representative of the High Commissioner on Human Rights for Cuba, thus putting an end to the manipulative efforts on the part of the United States in the subject of human rights against our country. Read the rest of the document by downloading it from our box widget to the right of the page.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Cuban Heroine Vilma Espín Guillois Dies...

VILMA has died. She has moved on to another category of the beloved. We are still struggling with the certainty of her death, after her stoic battle for life – which, in reality, has belonged for many years now not just to her but also to Cuba – and for whatever just idea that appealed to her in any part of the world; a life that she lavished wherever she thought it could be useful.

Vilma Espín Guillois is now a revolutionary icon, something that her simplicity never allowed her to even imagine, because one of her great personal and revolutionary virtues was that: modesty. Click here to read more.

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Friday, 8 June 2007

Commemorate the 40th Anniversay of Che Guevara's death in Havana with the ACFS

This October the ACFS will take part in an International Brigade to Cuba to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the death of Che Guevara. Go to our box widget on the right of the page to download the proposed itinerary and an expression of interest form.

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