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Saul Landau: “These Five Guys are Victims and Are Truly Deserving of Public Support”.

Saul Landau

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”.

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Report From Panama

Among those attending the trial this week in Panama City are families of victims of previous terrorist acts by the accused, as well as the Venezuelan ambassador to Panama, Claudio Grenado, whose country is interested in the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles to complete serving a prison sentence there. Posada Carriles was convicted of the sabotage deaths of 73 passengers aboard a Cubana airliner in October 1976. He escaped from a Caracas prison in 1985 and was since sought by Venezuelan authorities for nearly 20 years.

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The Cuban Five: “Not a word of Top Secret in Four Years of Wire Taps”

This is a report on the oral arguments of the appeal put to the US Court of Appeal of the 11th Circuit by the defense team in the names of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Hernández, René González, Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labanino at the James Lawrence King Courthouse in Miami, Wednesday 10th March 2004

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Fascism: A Thing of the Past?

Philip Agee

Mussolini said that fascism should more properly be called “corporatism” since it was, under Mussolini, a blending of state and corporate power. He should know: he was the first fascist leader. As an economic system, fascism was widely admired in the Northern hemisphere. But fascism has other elements apart from an economic system in which corporations and governments serve each others needs. Many people think that fascism is a thing of the past but if one examines the ideology behind the word, we find that it is as alive and thriving today as it ever was.