- Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English | 20
- 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
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
- Noam Chomsky
- Reinaldo Taladrid Herrero
- Richard Gott
- Tom Hayden
A tide of reform spread in the socialist states in the 1980s. However, just like running faces bigger risk of falling down than walking, the reforms in socialist countries are even vulnerable. Firstly, the party should not give up its leadership of the country during the reforms. Secondly, reforming should not abandon the principle of public ownership as economic foundation. Thirdly, reforming doesn’t simply mean denying previous leaders. Fourthly, the reform should not rely on external powers.
Facts on the ground will decide whether the United States really “values the dignity of the street vendor in Tunisia more than the raw power of the dictator”. So let’s start with a fact. For US President Barack Obama, Saudi Arabia is not in the Middle East. Maybe the House of Saud has relocated the deserts and the oil to Oceania without telling anyone. In his major speech on Thursday from where the opening quote comes, and where, according to the Reuters gospel, he would “lay out a new US strategy toward a skeptical Arab world”, the skeptical Arabs, and the whole world for that matter, never heard these fateful two words, “Saudi” and “Arabia”. Even India, Indonesia and Brazil were mentioned.
And then, I guessed it before he said it, he compared the Arab revolutions to the American revolution. We hold these truths to be self-evident, etc, etc. That many Arabs fought and died to be free of us than to be like Americans was quite lost on him. And then we had to hear what America’s “role” was going to be in the new Middle East. We did not hear if the Arabs wanted them to have a role. But that’s Obama for you. Always searching for a role.
Nobody can assure us that in its agony, the empire won’t be dragging human beings down to catastrophe. As we know, while our species remains alive, everybody has the sacred duty to be optimistic. Ethically, any other behaviour wouldn’t be admissible. I remember well that one day, almost 20 years ago, I said that there
Judy Ancel, a Kansas City, Missouri, professor, and her St Louis colleague were teaching a labour history class together this spring semester. Little did they know, video recordings of the class were making their way into the thriving sub rosa world of rightwing attack video editing, twisting their words in a way that resulted in the loss of one of the professors’ jobs amid a wave of intimidation and death threats. Fortunately, reason and solid facts prevailed, and the videos ultimately were exposed for what they are: fraudulent, deceptive, sloppily edited hit pieces.
Geneva, Cuba on Wednesday defended health care as a basic human right and expressed concern for the financial, food, energy and environmental crisis gripping the world. Addressing the 64th Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), Cuban Deputy Health Minister Jose Angel Portal stated that the current international situation is affecting many countries.
The recent deaths of two terrorists – one famous, one not so much – provides an illuminating examination of how America continues to conduct its controversial war on terror. Making headlines across the United States and called a defining moment in Barack Obama’s presidency, the dramatic raid into Pakistan to kill Osama Bin Laden is one side of the equation. The quiet passing of Orlando Bosch in Miami that elicited scant attention outside the confines of the South Florida community, is the other.
With the death of Osama bin Laden, there is a perfect opportunity for the Obama administration to bring to an end the decade-long “War on Terror” by withdrawing from Afghanistan and closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The justification for both the invasion of Afghanistan (in October 2001) and the detention of prisoners in Guantánamo (which opened in January 2002) is the Authorization for Use of Military Force, passed by Congress on September 14, 2001, just three days after the 9/11 attacks..”
Cuba denounced the misinformation campaigns orchestrated by the United States with the complicity of its European allies and the interests that control the corporate media, in an editorial published Monday in Granma newspaper. The most recent campaign is the distortion of the death of the counterrevolutionary Wilfredo Soto Garcia, the editorial said.
Topics related to Latin American integration, the situation in the Caribbean and Cuba will be discussed on Saturday, the last day of the XII Mexico-Cuba Interparliamentary Meeting. The meeting, in session since last Thursday in the city of Merida, state capital of Yucatan, aims to deepen the relationship between the two nations, mostly in areas of economic cooperation, tourism, climate change and natural disaster prevention.