Amicus Section – Equality Bulletin – No 6

Edinburgh May Day March and Rally – 2nd May 2009

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban revolution and whatever else can be said about Fidel Castro and the Cuban people they have shown remarkable courage and fortitude in enduring so many privations in the face of an economic embargo inflicted upon them by the United States of America over the past half century.

We are therefore delighted that representatives of the Cuban people will join us in Edinburgh to speak at May Day 2009 and explain what the overthrow of the Batista dictatorship meant to Cuba and what the 1959 revolution continues to achieve today.

Sharing the platform with our comrade from Cuba will be Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara (Invited), Hilary Wainright, editor of Red Pepper magazine, Matt Wrack the General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union and Mark Lyon the Unite Convenor at Grangemouth Oil refinery who was, as you know, recently involved in strike action over employment rights in the construction and engineering industries.

As well as the political speeches there will be comedy from the inimitable Vladimir McTavish, music, stalls and the ever popular bouncy castle for the youngsters.

The march and rally assemble in East Market Street at 11.30, March at noon and Rally at the Scottish Parliament.

Gillian McKay
Regional Officer
Unite the UNION – Amicus Section

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