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The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society$
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Alexander I. Gray and Antoni Kapcia

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813031927

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813031927.001.0001

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Solidarity Organizations and Friendship Groups

Solidarity Organizations and Friendship Groups

Internationalist Volunteer Work Brigades and People-to-People Ties

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(p.116) 5 Solidarity Organizations and Friendship Groups
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The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society
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NINO PAGLICCIA

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813031927.003.0006

This chapter presents an empirical account of solidarity in Canada and Cuba, based on participant observation. It explains that Canadian solidarity with Cuba has gained strength particularly since the early 1990s and that the range of people-to-people connections goes from providing material aid to sharing political views. The chapter provides a definition of the concept of solidarity and explores the issues of how solidarity is put into action and what motivates it. It also describes solidarity organizations, friendship groups, and internationalist work brigades.

Keywords:   solidarity, Canada, Cuba, friendship groups, work brigades

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