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Peace Seminar in Cuba Calls for Global Coexistence

Camp Delta. JTF Guantánamo

The 2nd Peace Seminar for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases begins Wednesday in the eastern province of Guantanamo with a call for peaceful coexistence worldwide. Sponsored by the World Peace Council and the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, the forum will analyze the disastrous consequences of military bases for the

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A Nobel prizewinner without scruples

Barack Obama, presidente de los Estados Unidos

By Atilio Boron Translation: Machetera / Tlaxcala One more sign among many illustrating the profound moral crisis of “Western and Christian civilization” that the USA claims to represent is offered by the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Aside from the rejection his image and manner of struggle provokes among us, the nature of

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Obama/Osama rock the casbah

Obama y Osama

United States President Barack Obama may have turned the boogie sound on his 2012 re-election – bookmakers are giving him 1.75 – way beyond the reach of a circus freak show featuring specimens such as mama grizzly Sarah Palin and billionaire bully (with a fox in his head) Donald Trump. But was it “justice” – as Obama claimed? Justice – up to the age of the drone – implied a crime scene, evidence, courts, due process, a jury, a judge and a sentence.

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The Case of the Cuban Five and the Media

Cuban Five

When the U.S. Government rejected Gerardo Hernández Nordelo’s Habeas Corpus petition on April 25, it did so very categorically, without leaving any margin of doubt. Washington wants the court in Miami to declare his petition inadmissible and to do so summarily, without holding a hearing to examine its merits, without hearing Gerardo, without presenting the evidence it is hiding. This is how it responded to the last legal recourse of a human being sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years.

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The “Great Moderation” and the International Assault on Labor

Mártires de Chicago

By Noam Chomsky In most of the world, May Day is an international workers’ holiday, bound up with the bitter 19th-century struggle of American workers for an eight-hour day. The May Day just past leads to somber reflection. A decade ago, a useful word was coined in honor of May Day by radical Italian labor

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Kill Bin Laden, Revive Al-Qaeda

Osama Bin Laden

By Santiago Alba Rico Translation: John Catalinotto & Machetera / Tlaxcala One of the biggest surprises in store for the popular uprisings in the Arab world was that for a little while they managed to put all the Islamic forces out of the game and of course, especially the most suspicious and extremist one of all,

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Fidel on Bin Laden, a review

Fidel Castro Ruz

traditional woodworker p>Bush in Heavens (II) March 22, 2008 5:19 p.m. On Wednesday March 19th, as we commemorate five years of the stupid war unleashed in Iraq, Bush grabs hold of any Bin Laden declaration, either fictitious or real, even though in the case of the latter no date is supplied as to when it

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Pakistan Confirms Bin Laden´s Death, Taliban Vows Revenge

Osama Bin Laden

The Pakistani government on Monday confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden, leader of the Al Qaeda network, in an operation by U.S. soldiers less than 100 kilometers from the capital. The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying that the operation in Abbottabad, about 60 kilometers from Islamabad, was in line with the express U.S. policy of the elimination of Bin Laden by U.S. forces wherever he was found.

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Regarding Joaquín Pérez Becerra

Scylla and Charybdis by Earthdefect

By Iván Maiza (Published Telesur) Translation: Machetera The capacity of the Latin American left to go straight ahead without looking to either side, without long term plans, without observing the world in which it lives, never ceases to amaze me. Without taking into account whose life is at stake in matters that are not strategic,

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Raul Castro Presided Over May Day Parade in Santiago de Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuban President Raul Castro attended the May Day parade in eastern Santiago de Cuba city, according to a live report of the Cuban television. Raul was accompanied by Santiago de Cuba’s Communist Party First Secretary Lazaro Exposito, and other leaders of grassroots organizations. In the Mariana Grajales square’s grandstand there were several Labor Heroes, union leaders and founders of the Cuban Workers Confederation (CTC) along with members of foreign delegations.