About the ACFS  

The Australia-Cuba Friendship Society was established in 1982, with branches in all Australian states as well as fraternal groups in a number of New Zealand cities. To co-ordinate our work more effectively and exchange news and views we hold an annual two-day National Consultation in different states in a central location. But we all have a common aim in promoting friendship and support for the Cuban people by raising awareness among Australians about Washington's long economic/political blockade and its attempts to subvert and destroy Cuba's great revolutionary achievements, especially in health and education.

The Melbourne ACFS meets monthly, puts out a regular newsletter and holds fund-raising functions for specific projects, which are determined by the Cubans themselves. As examples, the ACFS has contributed towards the cost of completing a project to improve conditions at a primary boarding school and to help Cuba's Hurricane Relief Appeal.

Since 1984, the ACFS has organised an annual four-week Southern Cross Work/Study Brigade to give Australians and New Zealanders the opportunity to see Cuba from the 'inside', visiting schools, hospitals, factories, picking fruit, and the highlight - spending a few days with a Cuban family - all of which builds bridges of understanding among our two peoples. The brigade, which leaves Australia at the end of December, is a great leveller and attracts people of all ages and from all walks of life. 

ACFS is affiliated to the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) 

       

Melbourne ACFS meets on the first Monday of the month at the Melbourne Unitarian Church, 110 Grey St, East Melbourne at 7.30pm. New members are warmly welcomed.

 

 

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Tornado  Relief

 

The Melbourne Branch

of the ACFS has

donated

AU$5000 to assist

with relief for victims

of the Jan 27th

Havana tornado

 

Link to article

about tornado

 

 

 

 

Newsletters

May 2018
June 2018
July 2018
Aug 2018
Sept 2018
Oct 2018
Nov 2018
Dec 2018
Feb 2019
Mar 2019
Apr 2019
 
 
Brigades
 
Brigade Web
 2018/2019 Info
 
 
 

Other Sites

 

CUBA Solidarity UK

teleSUR TV

 

Prensa Latina

 International Action Center

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