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This day. Two hurricanes, two responses

A fishing shed floats offshore Fisherman’s Reserve on the Eastern Shore after Hurricane Juan (Photo | Allan Jean Joyce)

(Part of a series) This Saturday, September 29, marks 15 years since Hurricane Juan ripped through Halifax in the middle of the night toppling trees, smashing boats and knocking out power for many days and even weeks in some neighbourhoods. Wind speeds of up to 178km an hour were recorded at McNabs Island in Halifax Harbour. Mark Rushton and Tony Seed compare the responses of Canada and Cuba to hurricanes. Continue reading


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CUBA 2018 & Beyond: New Challenges, Revolutionary Continuity

Thursday, March 29, 7pm
Room 1108, Mona Campbell Building

Dalhousie University, 1459 LeMarchant Street, Halifax, NS
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Event: Halifax Moncada Day 2017

Celebrate Cuba’s National Day of Rebellion!
On July 26, 2017 the Cuban people celebrate the 64th anniversary of the historic attack on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks by the revolutionary youth. In appreciation of the Cuban revolution and all which it has contributed to humanity, come out and celebrate Moncada Day!
We will be showing the inspiring film, Community Doctors – Official Documentary of ELAM, followed by discussion.
 — Community Doctors — 
Official Documentary of ELAM, Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine
6pm, Wednesday, July 26, Room 301, Halifax Central Library
Sponsored by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association and Canadian Network On Cuba

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Halifax Homage to Fidel

6:30pm, Thursday, December 1

BMO Community Room, Halifax Central Library
, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016

Speakers include:

Dr. Afua Cooper (Dalhousie’s JRJ Chair of Black Canadian Studies & author, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal);

Stephen Kimber (Professor of Journalism, University of King’s College & author, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five);

Dr. John Kirk (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & author, Healthcare without Borders:Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism );

Nels Larson (Chair, Nova Scotia Cuba Association);

Dr. Isaac Saney (Cuba specialist, Dalhousie University & National Spokesperson, Canadian Network on Cuba & author, Cuba: A Revolution In Motion).

The passing of Fidel Castro has been a time of deep sorrow and profound loss for progressive, anti-war and social justice forces across the world have felt. While the heart of Fidel may have ceased beating on the night of Friday, November 25, his legacy and work continue in the Cuban Revolution, a living example that a better world is possible.

Join with us to commemorate and celebrate the life of Fidel Castro Ruz.

Organized by: Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) and the Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC).

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Cuba, today & tomorrow: Exploring the future of the Cuban Revolution – Cuban ambassador visits Halifax


H.E. Julio Garmendia Peña, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada, began a two day visit to Nova Scotia with a public meeting at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law on March 11. Continue reading

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Event. Cuba, Today & Tomorrow: Exploring the Future of the Cuban Revolution

7pm, Wednesday, March 11
Room 105, Schulich School Of Law,
Dalhousie University, Halifax
6061 University Avenue

H.E. Julio Garmendia, Cuba’s Ambassador to Canada, will discuss the current challenges and developments facing and affecting Cuba, especially the meaning of the steps towards establishing full Cuba-U.S. diplomatic relations, and what further obstacles lie in the way of the actual normalization of relations between the two countries. Continue reading

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Events in Halifax: Moncada Day 2014

One of the many tent exhibits at Victoria Park in 2012

One of the many tent exhibits at Victoria Park in 2012

Moncada Day 2014 – two events – July 25 and 26

On the 61st anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban revolution


invites you to a celebration of Cuba, its people, its culture, its history

Victoria Park, Spring Garden Road at South Park

Saturday, July 26, 12 noon – 6 pm Rain or Shine

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Event: Moncada Day commemoration 2013

Friday, July 26, 2–6 p.m. •  Rain or shine

Victoria Park (corner Spring Garden Road & South Park), Halifax, Nova Scotia

Music • Dancing • Poetry • Displays • Speeches

For events in other Canadian cities, click on this link

100522-TorontoCubaSolidarity-07-cropJULY 26, 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the heroic act that is annually celebrated all over Cuba as the beginning of the movement and struggle that paved the way for the Cuban Revolution. On that day 60 years ago, Cuba’s rebels rose up against the U.S.- supported dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although that first battle was lost, the Revolution ultimately prevailed on January 1, 1959. Continue reading

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Event – Tales of Terror: The U.S. War on Cuba

cuba-terrorismoPanel discussion followed by Q&A 

with acclaimed journalists Keith Bolender & Stephen Kimber

7pm, Thursday • February 7, 2013

Room 302, Dalhousie Student Union Building 

6136 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Since the early 1960s, few other countries have endured more acts of terrorism against civilian targets than Cuba. The US has had its hands in much of these terror attacks. The impact on the Cuban civilian population has been enormous, with over 1,000 documented incidents resulting in more than 3,000 deaths and 2,000 injuries.

Canadian journalists Keith Bolender and Stephen Kimber will examine different facets of this tragic history. Continue reading

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Will the real terrorist please stand up


Film showing, question, answer & discussion with internationally acclaimed film-maker & scholar 

Saul Landau

7pm, Tuesday, September 25 • Room 224, Dalhousie Student Union Building • 6136 University Avenue • Halifax, NS Continue reading

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Humanity’s mission: Cuba’s medical internationalism in Haiti

Public lecture on Cuba’s Medical Assistance to Haiti

by Dr. Jorge Tomas Balseiro Estevez, Member of Cuba’s Medical Mission to Haiti

7 p.m., Wednesday, October 19

Room 303, Dalhousie Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax

A free event sponsored by the Canadian Network On Cuba (CNC),  Nova Scotia Cuba Association (NSCUBA) and the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG). Continue reading

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Ambassador Carlos Fernández de Cossío of Cuba visits Shunpiking

Carlos Fernández De Cossío is Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada. This photo is from a meeting with the editorial board of Shunpiking magazine, 30 October 1999

Carlos Fernández De Cossío is Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada. This photo is from a meeting with the editorial board of Shunpiking magazine, 30 October 1999

Shunpiking magazine was honoured by a friendly and informative visit from Carlos Fernández de Cossío, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Canada, on Saturday, October 30, 1999 during his four-day visit to Nova Scotia. Following a brief lunch, Ambassador Fernandez carried a lively two-hour discussion with editorial and production staff.

Shunpiking is Nova Scotia’s discovery magazine, and the third largest print media in the province. While the number of articles on international questions has been few, our editorial mandate involves not only Nova Scotians discovering our own province and region but also the world. Nova Scotia and the Maritimes share deep historical ties with Cuba and the Caribbean. [1] Thousands of Canadians have visited Cuba in the recent period and appreciate its indelible achievements. Continue reading

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