Support the hurricane relief fundraising campaign for Cuba

Dear friends

Preliminary estimates by Cuba and the United Nations indicate that hurricanes Gustav and Ike did $5 billion worth of damage to Cuba’s economy. This colossal cost for the tiny socialist nation is compounded by the United States government’s criminal economic blockade.

Help Cuba to rebuild and continue its unparalleled achievements, within Cuba and internationally, in social justice, grassroots democracy and environmental repair by supporting the hurricane relief fundraising efforts around Australia.

Please attend and promote the special fundraising event in your city, and/or make a direct donation to Cuba’s hurricane relief fund (details below).

In solidarity,

Lisa Macdonald
For the Democratic Socialist Perspective

Hurricane damage in Cuba


Film screening: The Doctors of Tomorrow. Tim Anderson’s new documentary about the Cuba-Timor Leste healthcare cooperation. Sat, Oct 25 @ 6.30pm. South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt St, Adelaide. Entry $10/$6 conc. Phone Ruth 0403 679 742 or Bob 0418 894 366 to book. Organised by Australia Cuba Friendship Society & Green Left Weekly.


Dance with live music & food. Saturday, October 4 @ 6.30pm. Kurilpa Hall, 171 Boundary St, West End. Ph Jorge 0433 171 656. Organised by Australia Cuba Friendship Society.


BBQ & concert, Sat, Oct 25 @ 12.30-5.30pm. St James Community Hall, 40 Gillies St, Curtin. Phone Brian (02) 6282 4747. Organised by Australia Cuba Friendship Society.


Film screening: The Doctors of Tomorrow, Tim Anderson’s new documentary about the Cuba-Timor Leste healthcare cooperation. Mon, Oct 6 @ 7.30pm. CEPU Office, 139 Queensberry Street, Carlton. Entry $10, includes supper. Ph Joan (03) 9857 9249 for more info. Organised by Australia Cuba Friendship Society.


Benefit event with music & food, Sat, Sept 27 @ 7pm. Socrates Club, 4 Crompton Street, Hamilton. Entry $10.RSVP (02) 4969 3898 or (02) 4943 9906. Organised by Progressive Labour Party & the Socrates League, supported by MUSAA.


Rally outside the US Consulate, Sat, Oct 25 @ 2pm. Martin Place, cnr Castlereagh St, city. Phone Marce 0413 158 480 or Joan 0430 371 632. Organised by the Australia Cuba Friendship Society.

Donations to ACFS Sydney will be sent through APHEDA, which receives 30 cents from the Australian government for each dollar donated. Send donations to: ACFS, PO Box K364, Haymarket NSW 1240. Cheques payable to “Australia Cuba Friendship Society, Sydney” and mark your envelope “Hurricane Appeal”. For info about upcoming fundraising events in Sydney, phone Joan 0430 371 632.


Protest outside US Consulate. Wed, Oct 29 @ 2.30pm, St. George Terrace (opposite to Perth Concert Hall), city. Organised by Australia Cuba Friendship Society. For info about upcoming fundraising events in Perth, phone Vinnie 041 812 872 or Elizabeth 0421 113 343.


To make a donation direct to help Cuba, you can transfer or deposit funds, in either Euros or Canadian dollars only, via the banks listed below. Do not use US dollars or US banks, as the funds may be confiscated under the US’s economic blockade of Cuba.

The deposit must state that the beneficiary is the Banco Financiero International S.A., Havana, Cuba, with the subject “Ayuda Humanitaria por daños causados por el Huracan” for identification.

For donations in Euros, you can use:

1. Dresdner Bank A.G.
Swift code: DRESDEFF
Account no: 499/08089929/00/888


2. Credit Mutuel
Swift code: CMBRFR2B
Account no: 118080091600020396811003

For donations in Canadian dollars, you can use:

1. National Bank of Canada, Montreal
Swift code: BNDCCAMM
Account no: 02929623600100101


2. Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto
Swift code: TDOMCATT
Account no: 0360-01-2201925 TORONTO

Please inform the Consulate of Cuba in Sydney at <> of the amount and date of your deposit, and your name.

Thank you for your much needed solidarity.

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