Monday, 1 August 2011

RATB Reports: 26 July 2011 celebrations

Over the weekend of 30-31 July 2011, Manchester Rock around the Blockade (RATB) held events to celebrate the anniversary of the storming of the Moncada Barracks in 1953, the birth of the 26 July Movement (M-26-7) and the Cuban Revolution.

On Saturday 30 July, we held a vibrant street stall in Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of the city. With Cuban music blaring out from our sound system we petitioned against the genocidal US blockade, distributed leaflets explaining the plight of the Cuban 5 and contrasted the achievements of the Cuban Revolution in health care and education to the growing attacks on working class living conditions in Manchester.

On Sunday 31 July, 20 people gathered to watch the RATB 2009 film, ‘Cuba: Defending Socialism – Resisting Imperialism’ and had a lively, informative discussion on the gains of the Cuban Revolution and its relevance for building a socialist movement here in imperialist Britain.

Viva Cuba!
End the blockade of Cuba!