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Issue 301

ACTION on Cuba There are over 1,600 solidarity organizations in more than 120 countries. The well-established ‘friendship’ groups are hard-working and make valuable donations of medical supplies and equipment. But they can be uncritically supportive of the Government.

Aotearoa/New Zealand
NZ Cuba Friendship Society,
c/o 3 Oakdale St,
Avonhead, Christchurch.
Tel: (03) 358 3668;
e-mail: 1000250.1511@compuserve.com
and
PO Box 6716,
Wellesley St, Auckland.
Tel: (09) 525 5412;
Fax: (09) 620 6710
e-mail: 10035.3205@compuserve.com
Australia
Australia Cuba Friendship Association,
c/o Joan Coxsedge,
8 Leicester St,
North Balwyn,
VIC 3104.
Tel: (03) 9 311 4611
Britain
Cuba Solidarity Campaign,
Red Rose Club,
129 Seven Sisters Rd,
London N7 7QG.
Tel: (0171) 263 6452;
Fax (0171) 561 0191;
e-mail: cuba@gn.apc.org
Website: http://www.poptel.org.uk/cuba-solidarity/
Latin American Bureau,
1 Amwell St,
London EC1R 1UL
Tel: (0171) 278 2829;
Fax: (0171) 0165;
e-mail: lab@gn.apc.org
Cuba
Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP),
Havana.
Tel: (53 7) 32 3609, 323909 & 323464;
Fax: (53 7) 33 3186
Centre for Investigation of the Global Economy,
5ta Ave No 2010 esq 22,
Playa, Havana.
Tel: (53 7) 84 0671, 84 0698;
Fax: (53 7) 33 2507
Canada
Canadian Cuban Friendship Association (CCFA),
PO Box 743,
Station F,
Toronto, ON M4Y 2N6.
Tel: (416) 742 6931;
Fax: (416) 744 6143;
e-mail: ccfatoronto@lefca.com
Website: http://www.lefca.com/ccfatoronto
CCFA Vancouver,
Box 57063,
2458 E Hastings,
Vancouver, BC V5K 5G6.
Tel: (604) 940 0420;
Fax: (604) 254 9803;
e-mail: pv@minslink.bc.ca
Oxfam Canada,
294 Albert St,
Ottawa, ON Ste 300,
Tel: (613) 237 5236;
Fax: (613) 237 0524;
e-mail: americas@oxfam.ca
United States
Center for Cuban Studies,
124 W 23rd St,
New York, NY 10011.
Tel: (212) 242 0559;
Fax: (212) 242 1937
Cuba Solidarity Network,
PO Box 450,
Santa Clara CA 95052.
Tel: (510) 273 9199;
e-mail: dwald@igc.apc.org
Website: http://www.igc.apc.org/cubasoli/solinumb.html
Global Exchange,
Cuba Project,
2017 Mission St,
Ste 303,
San Francisco, CA 94110.
Tel: (415) 255 7296;
Fax: (415) 255 7498;
e-mail: globalexch@igc.org
Website: http://www.globalexchange.org
Institute for Food and Development Policy,

398 60th St,
Oakland,
CA 94618.
Tel: (510) 654 4400;
Fax: (510) 654 4551;
e-mail: www.foodfirst.org
Website: http://netspace.org/hungerweb/foodfirst/index.htm
Worth reading... on Cuba

A brief, biased selection of personal favourites.

Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara by Jorge G Castañeda (Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1997)
is a beautifully written, meticulously researched biography. Not a hagiography but a sober look at the man and the myth.
Cuba: Talking About Revolution. Conversations with Juan Antonio Blanco
by Medea Benjamin (Ocean Press, Melbourne, 1997) is a stimulating, wide-ranging discussion with one of the country’s leading free-thinking intellectuals.
Cuba: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (Latin American Bureau, London 1995).
A smart, opinionated little handbook offering a first-rate, accessible introduction.
Cuba Travel Survival Kit
by David Stanley (Lonely Planet, Hawthorn, Australia, 1997). The only travel guide you’ll need. Combines knowledgeable, critical comment with helpful advice.

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