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Report: End the Media War on Cuba Webinar!

Last Sunday, July 7, the 1 cent 4 Cuba campaign hosted a Webinar ‘Let Cuba Speak! End the Media War!’ The objective: to show solidarity […]

1c4Cuba Webinar – Let Cuba Speak! – End the Media War!

On Sunday, July 7, the international #1c4Cuba campaign has called a webinar to show solidarity with the news outlets Cubainformacion and Euskadi Cuba, who have […]

Plan to destroy Basque cooperation with Cuba denounced

Cuba Informacion 12.06.24Cubainformacion – Artículo: Denuncian plan para destruir la cooperación vasca con Cuba Imagine that an association of migrants from a country in the […]

Upcoming Webinar Report Back from The International Tribunal Against the US Blockade of Cuba

Join us on 14 Apr for an important online meeting reporting back from the International Tribunal Against the U.S. Blockade of Cuba, held at the […]

Seminario Web – Tribunal Internacional en el Parlamento de la UE

Fecha- Domingo 14 de abril 18.30 (Londres) 19.30 (Madrid) 13.30 (La Habana)Enlace de inscripción – http://tinyurl.com/EUtribunal ¡Poner fin al bloqueo de EE. UU. a Cuba! […]

Who are we?

The #1c4Cuba campaign was launched by a group of Cuba solidarity organisations in Britain and Europe including Cuba Support Group Ireland, Rock around the Blockade and Cubanismo.
Other organisations are welcomed and encouraged to take part and help develop the campaign internationally.

How the campaign works

We want to mobilise large numbers of bank customers to send small transactions – as little as 1 cent/1 pence – from UK or European bank accounts, using reference words or destinations that are likely to trigger the banks’ sanctions mechanisms against Cuba.
Each small transaction, and subsequent complaint process, can create a burden of (costly) administrative work for the bank at minimal cost to the customer.
Multiple coordinated transactions have the potential to create an unmanageable quantity of work for the banks and so make the US blockade of Cuba too costly to enforce.

What are we campaigning against?

Banks in Britain and Europe illegally enforce the US blockade of Cuba despite UK and EU laws to prevent this.
Financial transactions which either engage with Cuba or refer to Cuba have been stopped. For example, HSBC ‘inhibited’ the account of Cubanos en UK, a community association raising funds to send medical equipment to Cuba. After this was denounced publicly and protests were called, HSBC unblocked the account, but Cuba remains on the bank’s sanctions list.
Simply sending a bank transaction to an account in another country with the reference ‘CUBA’ can alert the internal review systems of banks so they are required to check the purpose of the transaction, and may block the payment.
Through testing, we have found that some banks will actually reject international payments to third countries if they have any suspicion that the transaction is associated with Cuba.
This behaviour is open to customer complaints and legal challenges.