Media: ‘Castro Was a Living Reminder of the Limits of American Power’

7 December 2016 — FAIR

Janine Jackson interviewed Louis Pérez about the death of Fidel Castro for the December 2, 2016, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript.

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Fidel Castro Ruz. His Legacy Will Live Forever: Selected Articles

29 November 2016 — Global Research

Fidel Castro Ruz. His Legacy Will Live Forever

By Fidel Castro Ruz and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, November 26 2016

Fidel Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution has passed. The Cuban Revolution constitutes a fundamental landmark in the history of humanity, which challenges the legitimacy of global capitalism. In all major regions of the World, Fidel Castro has been a source of inspiration in the relentless struggle against colonial domination and US imperialism.

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Fidel: A luta continua!

26 November 2016

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Most definitely, Fidel’s death marks the end of an era, the era of attempts to build a socialist alternative to the madness of capitalism and I think it’s about to kick off all over again!

Hamba Kahle Fidel

NSA: CIA Releases Controversial Bay of Pigs History

1 November 2016 —  — National Security Archive

2016 Change in FOI Law Overturns Agency Stonewalling

CIA fought release for years, claimed draft would “confuse the public”
National Security Archive FOIA case prompted Congress’s 25-year sunsett
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 564

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NSA: Bombing of Cuban Jetliner 40 Years Later

5 October 2016 —  — National Security Archive

Colgate Toothpaste Disguised Plastic Explosives in 1976 Terrorist Attack

Confessions, Kissinger Reports, and Overview of Luis Posada Career Posted

National Security Archive Calls on Obama administration to Release Still-Secret Documents

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 202 (Update)

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National Security Archive: Obama’s Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book

18 December 2015 — National Security Archive

Obama’s Back Channel to Cuba: Events Leading to Historic Breakthrough Revealed in Updated Book

Award-winning Back Channel to Cuba Published in Spanish

National Security Archive News Alert

Edited by Peter Kornbluh

For more information, contact: Peter Kornbluh 202/994-7000,

Washington, DC, December 18, 2015 – On the first anniversary of the historic breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban relations, the National Security Archive announced that the book, Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, has been released in Spanish under the title, Diplomacia Encubierta con Cuba: Historia de las Negociaciones Secretas Entre Washington y La Habana. The book was published last week in Mexico by Fondo de Cultura y Economica.

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13 August 2015 — National Security Archive

National Security Archive News Alert OBAMA’S SECRET DIPLOMACY WITH CUBA New Revelations

For more information, contact: Peter Kornbluh: 202/374-7281 or

Washington D.C., August 13, 2015 – On the eve of Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic trip to Havana tomorrow to raise the American flag over the newly reopened U.S. Embassy, the National Security Archive today distributed a ground-breaking article revealing key details of the behind-the-scenes political operations and secret negotiations that have led to the normalization of diplomatic relations.

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1 October 2014 — The National Security Archive

“I think we are going to have to smash Castro,” Kissinger tells President Ford

New Book Reveals Contingency Planning for “Clobbering” Cuba
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Covert Diplomacy to Normalize Relations With Cuba: A Historic Press Conference at the Pierre

26 September 2014 — National Security Archive

Contact: Peter Kornbluh 202-374-7281


Secret U.S. Back-Channel History with Fidel and Raul Castro Revealed in New Book

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Video: Los Van Van!

6 June 2014 — Cuba50

Juan Formell, who died Thursday, May 1, in Havana, was one of the most internationally recognized Cubans of his time, and an artist whose music transcended boundaries: national, generational, and political.

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Social Media and the Destabilization of Cuba: USAID’s Secret “Cuban Twitter” Intended to Stir Unrest By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

6 April 2014 — Global Research

Reported by the Associated Press, Washington has created a “Cuban Twitter” with a view to creating social unrest. The ultimate objective of this and other initiatives is to demonize and weaken the Cuban Communist government.

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Mandela and Cuba: another memory hole By Alex Doherty

21 December 2013 — New Left Project

Recognition of the role of Cuba in aiding the ANC whilst the western powers backed apartheid is hardly serviceable in maintaining the conventional Cold War narrative. Hence the media’s impressive avoidance of the context of the Castro-Obama handshake and its significance. 

Video: The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

11 December 2013 — Democracy Now!

As the world focuses on Tuesday’s historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, we look back at the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. In the words of Mandela, the Cubans ‘destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the white oppressor … [and] inspired the fighting masses of South Africa.’ Historian Piero Gleijeses argues that it was Cuba’s victory in Angola in 1988 that forced Pretoria to set Namibia free and helped break the back of apartheid South Africa. We speak to Gleijeses about his new book, “Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991,” and play archival footage of Mandela meeting Fidel Castro in Cuba.

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Video: Will Cuban Reforms Create More Inequality? – James Early on Reality Asserts Itself pt3

20 November 2013 — The Real News Network 

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, James Early who has visited Cuba more than thirty times says what’s needed is more citizen participation and less centralization but Cuba is not headed towards the Chinese capitalist model (inc. transcript)

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