Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia

Originally published: Resumen English on August 11, 2022 These days Cuba is recovering from an unprecedented fire, which has kept Matanzas, the whole island, and especially rescuers, firefighters, and authorities on full alert since the night of August 5. The continuous explosions in one of the main oil storage facilities in the country left aContinue reading “Fidel’s guidance in all of Cuba’s struggles / by Alejandra Garcia”

Birthday Celebration – “Fidel is a country, is this people.” / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Credit: rebelión.org Many people here in Maine have traveled to Cuba. Together with our Cuba solidarity group Let Cuba Live, some of them celebrate on August 13. That’s today; it’s the 96th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s birth. But we hear you saying: “isn’t a social revolution supposed be to something collective and not a cult of personality?”Continue reading “Birthday Celebration – “Fidel is a country, is this people.” / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Cuban culture is a militant of life, not at the side of the people but within them / by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez

Díaz-Canel expressed that a creative offensive is necessary in the face of imperial aggressiveness | Photo: Ariel Cecilio Lemus Originally published: July 20, 2022 by Granma (English) Speech by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, at the closing of theContinue reading “Cuban culture is a militant of life, not at the side of the people but within them / by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez”

New Haven Declares an Emphatic No to US Blockade of Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

This resolution ​“speaks for itself,” Health and Human Services Committee Chair and Westville Alder Darryl Brackeen, Jr. said in support of the item as the New Haven Board of Alders Vote To End Cuba Embargo | Photo credit: New Haven Independent A spirited and persistent campaign joined by peace activists in New Haven struck goldContinue reading “New Haven Declares an Emphatic No to US Blockade of Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Crisis in Cuba Requires End of US Blockade Now / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Cuban Flag | Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba, 2012. (Photo: Terry Feuerborn / Flickr) Friends of socialist Cuba like good news about that country. Now bad news has its use. Grief and hardship currently are such that, clearly, the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba must end at once. The harsh details, appearing below, testifyContinue reading “Crisis in Cuba Requires End of US Blockade Now / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

The United States Uses and Abuses Migration from Cuba and Elsewhere / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

A Cuban national walks along a road after crossing the Mexico-Texas border at the Rio Grande, Sept. 23, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. | Julio Cortez / AP Presently 3.6% of the world’s people live in a country other than their own. They move to escape wars, oppression, poverty, hunger, climate-change effects, or to findContinue reading “The United States Uses and Abuses Migration from Cuba and Elsewhere / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Cuban children protected by Abdala vaccine and other medications developed and produced here / by Pedro Jorge Velázquez

Artwork from mural by Maisel López | Photo credit: Ismael Batista Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology has devoted significant effort to developing pediatric versions of its COVID vaccines and other drugs for children. Given the urgent need to create and produce anti-COVID-19 vaccines and medications, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) hasContinue reading “Cuban children protected by Abdala vaccine and other medications developed and produced here / by Pedro Jorge Velázquez”

U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.

Viral propaganda: In the social media age, the U.S.’ anti-Cuba efforts have to keep up with the way people get their information (and disinformation). Here, protesters in Key West, Fla., use their phones to photograph and video a flag reading ‘SOS Cuba’ from atop the Southernmost Point buoy, July 13, 2021. | Rob O’Neal/The KeyContinue reading “U.S. government pays big money for bad news about Cuba / by W.T. Whitney, Jr.”

The Cuban Revolution Today: Experiments in the Grip of Challenges / Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad *

From left to right: Paul Sweezy, Paul Baran, Fidel Castro, and Leo Huberman (1960). On November 1, 2018, John Bolton, the national security advisor of U.S. president Donald Trump, unveiled a phrase with a sinister implication: troika of tyranny. The U.S. government, Bolton said, would focus attention on overthrowing the governments in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.Continue reading “The Cuban Revolution Today: Experiments in the Grip of Challenges / Manolo De Los Santos and Vijay Prashad *”

Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil / by Ian Ellis-Jones

Amnesty International activists dressed in orange jumpsuits and hoods, representing the 39 men still held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, marched from London’s Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square on January 8, 2022. (Photo: Thomas Krych/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) The United States regularly accuses the Cuban government of human rights violations, with little orContinue reading “Guantanamo: US condemned for human rights abuses on Cuban soil / by Ian Ellis-Jones”