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- Mandela is dead: Why hide the truth about Apartheid? | 11
- El Paso Diary: The Battle Over the Solo Fax | 10
- President Hugo Chavez's address to the People of Venezuela | 10
- Free the Five is heard at Left Forum | 6
- The Unsustainable Position of the Empire | 5
- U.S. government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba | 5
- NATO’s Genocidal Role | 4
- The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade | 4
- Nato’s Fascist War | 4
- The Wonderful World of Capitalism | 4
- A Brilliant and Courageous Statement | 3
- Cuba's Reasons
- Cuban Five
- El Paso Diary
The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra--an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles. Pertierra´s journals describe the testimony, evidence, legal skirmishes, quirks and follies of this very historic trial that features for the first time the close collaboration of the United States government with Cuban authorities to prosecute an ex CIA agent who is one of the masterminds of the fifty-year old dirty war against Cuba.
- Bernie Dwyer
- Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla
- Deisy Francis Mexidor
- Fidel Castro Ruz
- José Pertierra
- Raúl Castro Ruz
- Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada
- Amy Goodman
- Arleen Rodríguez Derivet
- Frei Betto
- Hugo Chávez Frías
- Josh R. Nelson
- Juan Gelman
- Luis Rumbaut
- Michael Moore
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
- Noam Chomsky
- Reinaldo Taladrid Herrero
- Richard Gott
- Tom Hayden
Atilio Borón, a prestigious leftist intellectual who until recently headed the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), wrote an article for the 6th Hemispheric Meeting of Struggle against the FTAs and for the Integration of Peoples which just wrapped up in Havana; he was kind enough to send it to me along with a letter.
I cannot speak as an economist or a scientist. I simply speak as a politician who wishes to unravel the economists’ and scientists’ arguments one way or another. I also try to sense the motivations of each one of those who make statements on these matters. Just twenty-two years ago, here in Havana, we had a great number of meetings with political, union, peasant and student leaders invited to our country as representatives of these sectors. They all agreed that the most important problem at that time was the enormous foreign debt accumulated by the nations of Latin America in 1985. That debt amounted to 350 billion dollars. The dollar then had a higher purchasing power than it does today.
I hold nothing against Brazil, even thought to more than a few Brazilians continuously bombarded with the most diverse arguments, which can be confusing even for people who have traditionally been friendly to Cuba, we might sound callous and careless about hurting that country’s net income of hard currency. However, for me to keep silent would be to opt between the idea of a world tragedy and a presumed benefit for the people of that great nation.
George W. Bush is undoubtedly the most genuine representative of a system of terror forced on the world by the technological, economic and political superiority of the most powerful country known to this planet. For this reason, we share the tragedy of the American people and their ethical values. The instructions for the verdict issued by Judge Kathleen Cardone, of the El Paso Federal Court last Friday, granting Luis Posada Carriles freedom on bail, could only have come from the White House.
The Camp David meeting has just come to an end. All of us followed the press conference offered by the presidents of the United States and Brazil attentively, as we did the news surrounding the meeting and the opinions voiced in this connection.
More Than Three Billion People In The World Are Being Condemend To A Premature Death From Hunger And Thirst
The sinister idea of turning foodstuffs into fuel was definitely established as the economic strategy of the US foreign policy on Monday, March 26th last.
Today is Fernando Gonzalez’ fifth time to spend his birthday in a US prison. Fernando is one of the five Cubans who are now in prison for defending their country against terrorism. His work in Miami was monitoring the actions of one of the most notorious terrorists alive today, Orlando Bosch. Fernando is serving nineteen years in Oxford Federal Correctional Institution in Wisconsin for doing his duty by his country and the self-confessed terrorist, Orland Bosch is freely walking the streets of Miami.
The Cuban American Commission for Family Rights is a broad based alliance of Cuban Americans who got together after the so-called Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba, headed by US Secretary of State Colin Powell, made their recommendations to President Bush. Thousands of Cuban Americans living in the United States were furious when they heard what the Commission recommended and especially the regulations that hurt the Cuban family.
“Cuban-Americans couldn’t believe it was going to happen…People are losing their fear of speaking out”
Marazul is a travel agency based in Miami, that has been arranging travel to Cuba for the last 25 years. It is the biggest company dealing with North American travellers to Cuba with direct departures from New York and Miami. Armando Garcia, vice president of Marazul heads up the department that caters to Cuban-American passengers and Bernie Dwyer of Radio Havana Cuba spoke to him by telephone at his office in Miami, today 1st July, the day after stringent and inhumane travel restrictions imposed by the Bush administration came into effect.
Saul Landau, an internationally-known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker, is the Director of Digital Media Programs and International Outreach at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is known for his work on foreign and domestic policy issues, Native American and South American cultures, and science and technology.Saul Landau’s most widely praised achievements are the forty films he has produced on social, political and historical issues, and worldwide human rights. He has also written extensively on Cuba and recently published an article in the newsletter, CounterPunch called: “Five Cubans in Prison Victims of Bush’s Obsession”.