What does Cuba Have to Do With the International Movement Against the Climate Crisis?

by Alison Bodine, published in Fire This Time, Volume 16, Issues 5, 6, August 2022 The fight for climate justice It has been yet another difficult week of the climate crisis for mother earth and humanity. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released yet another report. This 6th report highlights how governments lie about the[…]

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The Ongoing Infowar Against Cuba: From the Moncada Assault to the Embargo

by Nino Pagliccia, published on CounterPunch, July 26, 2022 Cuba has a harsh and long history from the days of the Spanish colonisation, the killings of indigenous people, slavery, etc. that finally took a major turn for socialist gains in the mid-20th century. Cubans fought two wars to become independent from Spain in the 19th century. Those wars were the[…]

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As COVID-19 Variant Hits, Cuba Leads in Health and Vaccination Rates

by Sara Flounders, published on International Action Center, July 20, 2022 CNN sounded the alarm July 14: “Nearly two-and-a-half years since the coronavirus pandemic began, the most infectious and transmissible variant yet has arrived. . . . Now the virus is spreading again — evolving, escaping immunity and driving an uptick in cases and hospitalizations.” Major corporate media described how[…]

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For the People’s of Our Region, the Failure of Biden’s Summit of the Americas is Good News

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, June 8, 2022 The Summit of the Americas is not the property of the host nation. The U.S. has no right to exclude, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, but has done so in disregard of their sovereignty. The U.S. is not fit to judge others or to be responsible for bringing nations together. Every[…]

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“Summit of Exclusion” Backfires on Biden

by Jill Clark-Gollub, Washington DC,  Alina Duarte, Mexico, John Perry, Nicaragua, published on The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Website, June 13, 2022  (Beautiful Activist Photos: Click to Enlarge) “We would definitely have wanted a different Summit of the Americas. The silence of those absent challenges us. So that this does not happen again, I would like to state for the[…]

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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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For Biden’s Summit of the Americas, Obama’s Handshake With Raúl Castro Shows the Way

by Medea Benjamin, May 18, 2022 On May 16, the Biden administration announced new measures to “increase support for the Cuban people.” They included easing travel restrictions and helping Cuban-Americans support and connect with their families. They mark a step forward but a baby step, given that most U.S. sanctions on Cuba remain in place. Also in place is a[…]

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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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