Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick

Originally publshed in Common Dreams on January 18, 2023 For over 20 years, every Monday afternoon, I’ve stood with like-minded concerned citizens on Rt. 15 on Deer Isle, Maine—members of our Island Peace & Justice group—standing in objection and in witness to the acts of our government. Each week, I reflect on just why IContinue reading “Opinion: Guantanamo Is Who and What We Are as American: And we should be ashamed to our core / by Dud Hendrick”

The US blockade of Cuba hurts medical patients in both countries / by Natalia Marques

US and Cuban attendees of the Building Our Future conference receive a detailed presentation at the Center for Immunology (CIM) in Havana, on November 24 (Photo: Julia Dratel) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on January 24, 2023 By lifting sanctions against Cuba, people in the US could have access to life-saving treatments being developed inContinue reading “The US blockade of Cuba hurts medical patients in both countries / by Natalia Marques”

The Cuban Revolution: Made by teachers and students / by W.T. Whitney Jr.

Teacher Graciela Lage gives an English lesson at the Cuban School of Foreign Languages in Havana. | Desmond Boylan / AP Cuban education has long been ground zero for ending inequalities. Schools on the island are places where doors opened up for all Cuban young people to learn and for students, even of oppressed classes,Continue reading “The Cuban Revolution: Made by teachers and students / by W.T. Whitney Jr.”

Fidel Castro’s interview with Barbara Walters, 1977

foreignpolicy.com / ABCNews Reposted from In Defense of Communism, December 31, 2022 On May 1977, the legendary leader of Socialist Cuba, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, gave an interview to ABC’s reporter Barbara Walters (1929-2022). It was Fidel’s first interview to U.S. television since the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Below you can read the full transcriptContinue reading “Fidel Castro’s interview with Barbara Walters, 1977”

You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov

Source: gasedal.wordpress.com Originally published: CovertAction Magazine on December 15, 2022 On October 27, 1962, Soviet naval officer Vasily Arkhipov helped prevent the outbreak of World War III and saved humanity from nuclear catastrophe. A minesweeper during the Pacific War, Arkhipov was the commander of a diesel submarine that had been sent by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to escort merchant shipsContinue reading “You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov”

UN Condemns US Blockade as Crisis Builds in Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr

Cuba thanks universal support against the US blockade | Image: Prensa Latina A long-running show played out in the United Nations General Assembly once more on November 3 as nations of the world for the thirtieth year voted overwhelming to approve a Cuban resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba.Continue reading “UN Condemns US Blockade as Crisis Builds in Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr”

Cuban Adjustment Act of US Still Privileges Cuban Migrants, Hurts Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, the only one of its kind in the world, continues to encourage irregular emigration, the repeal of which will be essential to achieve normal migratory relations between the two countries | Credit: Granma – en.granma.cu “Maybe if you had printed more about the operation, you would have saved usContinue reading “Cuban Adjustment Act of US Still Privileges Cuban Migrants, Hurts Cuba / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Cuba Approves New Family Code with Updates on Equality within Family Life / by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Ramon Espinosa / AP The Cuban people, voting in a national plebiscite on September 25, gave their approval to a new Family Code. According to the National Electoral Council, preliminary results showed that of almost six million Cubans who cast a valid ballot, 66.9% voted Yes; 33.1% voted No. The New Family Code was left-overContinue reading “Cuba Approves New Family Code with Updates on Equality within Family Life / by W. T. Whitney Jr.”

How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos

Relief work in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Photo: José Manuel Correa/Granma) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on October 5, 2022 This article was produced by Globetrotter. On September 27, 2022, a tropical cyclone—Hurricane Ian—struck Cuba’s western province of Pinar del Río. Sustained winds of around 125 miles per hour lingered over Cuba for more than eightContinue reading “How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos”

President of Cuba highlights the figure of Ernesto Che Guevara

Havana, Oct 8 (Prensa Latina) The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today highlighted the validity of the example of the Cuban-Argentine guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara, 55 years after his assassination in La Higuera, Bolivia. Díaz-Canel led in the city of Santa Clara the act of homage to Che and his fellow guerrillas, in the mausoleumContinue reading “President of Cuba highlights the figure of Ernesto Che Guevara”