Cuba Lives, Breathes, Resists – May Day, COVID, Guantánamo, & the Summit of the Americas

by Diana Block, published on CounterPunch, June 3, 2022 I set off for Havana at the end of April to participate in the 15th International May Day Brigade organized by ICAP (The Institute for Friendship with the Cuban People). Having achieved one of the lowest COVID mortality rates and highest vaccination rates in the world, Cuba had reopened the country[…]

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Cuba’s Nonalignment: A Foreign Policy of Peace and Socialism

by Manolo De Los Santos, published on People’s Dispatch, May 31, 2022 Though Bandung in Indonesia and Havana in Cuba couldn’t be farther apart geographically—with each city located on two distant islands in their respective countries and separated by more than 17,000 km—they have been ideologically close in the imaginations of many people across the Global South. The Third World[…]

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Cuba Prepares for Disaster

by Don Fitz, published on MLToday, March 24, 2022 The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US. They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacity to deal[…]

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US Professors’ Union Asks Biden to Lift Blockade Against Cuba

From Prensa Latina, January 31, 2022 Washington, Jan 31 (Prensa Latina) One of the largest university professors’ unions in the United States on Monday asked President Joe Biden to lift the “devastating financial and commercial blockade” imposed on Cuba for more than 60 years. The Professional Staff Congress (PSC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), affiliated to the[…]

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Political Prisoners in Cuba and in the United States; Facts and Fiction, P1

by Gustavo Maranges, published on Resumen English, January 9, 2022 In recent days, we have witnessed an avalanche of accusations by United States government officials against Cuba for allegedly holding over 600 political prisoners after the protests on July 11. Assistant Secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols and the Secretary of State Anthony Blinken have been among[…]

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Cubans Say They Are More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change

by Medea Benjamin, published on MintPress News, November 16, 2021 HAVANA — “If you build it, they will come,” said Kevin Costner in the Field of Dreams. In Cuba, they didn’t come. Dissidents on the island, with their U.S. backers, had been working feverishly for months to turn the unprecedented July 11 protests into a crescendo of government opposition on[…]

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Why is the US fueling the November 15 Cuba protests?

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde, published on the Orinoco Tribune, Nov 13, 2021 On September 20, letters began to arrive at eight Cuban municipal or provincial government headquarters announcing the holding of “peaceful” marches on November 15 by a group called Archipiélago. The motivation for these marches was a call for change. The letter was not a formal request to occupy the busiest streets[…]

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U.S. Is Weaponizing the Effects of Its Illegal Blockade to Create Internal Disorder and Chaos against Revolutionary Cuba!

U.S. Peace Council Statement, November 14, 2021 Once again, the U.S. government is trying to overthrow the Cuban government — this time by orchestrating a “color revolution” — through funding and organizing a nationwide protest by dissident elements, who blame the socialist government for the conditions created by the crippling 62-year siege and blockade imposed on Cuba by the imperialist[…]

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Class Warfare and Socialist Resistance: Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela as Existential Threats to the US

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, November 10, 2021 Why do Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela pose such an existential threat to the U.S.? The promise of socialism and their resistance to US class warfare. One of the extreme ironies of the latest attack by the settler-colonial regime of the United States against the national democratic project of Nicaragua[…]

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