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Issue #1928      August 17, 2020

ACFS Perth celebrates Cuba’s national Day of Revelry!

The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society (ACFS) Perth hosted its annual fundraising event with the now famous Shake Your Maraca for Cuba.

A sold-out event held on Saturday 8th August at the Spanish Club of WA, a cultural event with live music by Candela Band.

The group were welcomed by the MC who recounted the heroic events of 26th July, 1953 under the leadership of Fidel Castro. Those historic events are considered the spark of the Cuban revolution.

Despite the failure of the attacks on the Moncada barracks in Santiago de Cuba and the arrest, torture, and assassination of several of the young participants it developed into a powerful movement that overthrew the Batista dictatorship on 1st January 1959. ACFS also paid tribute to Fidel’s 94th birthday coming up on 13th August and the work of the Henry Reeve international medical brigades who have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

All the proceeds from the night will go to the Children allergy unit in the hospital of Las Tunas, Cuba.

ACFS continues to demand the end of the US blockade on Cuba, the return of Guantánamo Bay to Cuba, and the end of all the economic sanctions and subversive actions against the people and government of Socialist Cuba.

CPA cadres support the work of the ACFS and work tirelessly in solidarity with Cuba and for the strengthening of the friendship between the peoples of Australia and Cuba.

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