Cuba News Links 19-23 July 2021

23 July 2021 — The New Dark Age

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Operation Condor II: “The Right-Wing Coalitions in the Region Have Washington’s Backing”
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/07/23/operation-condor-ii-the-right-wing-coalitions-in-the-region-have-washingtons-backing/

Washington Beats the Drum of Regime Change, but Cuba Responds to Its Own Revolutionary Rhythm: The Twenty-Ninth Newsletter (2021)
https://williambowles.info/2021/07/22/washington-beats-the-drum-of-regime-change-but-cuba-responds-to-its-own-revolutionary-rhythm-the-twenty-ninth-newsletter-2021/

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Cuba News links 17-19 July 2021

19 July 2021 • 14:45 — The New Dark Age

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What do you really know about U.S.-Cuba relations?
https://dissidentvoice.org/2021/07/what-do-you-really-know-about-u-s-cuba-relations/

What They Don’t Say About Cuba
https://popularresistance.org/what-they-dont-say-about-cuba/

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Cuba News Links 15-17 July 2021

17 July 2021 — The New Dark Age

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Gaza: A Vision Of What Capital & Empire Intend For The Rest Of The Globe
https://seeyouin2020.blogspot.com/2021/07/gaza-vision-of-what-capital-empire.html

Cuba Proves US Involvement In Destabilization Actions
https://popularresistance.org/cuba-proves-u-s-involvement-in-destabilization-actions-against-the-cuban-people/

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Cuba: The Blockade and the Crisis

13 July 2021 —

Atilio Borón

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…there is no precedent in world history of a nation that has been assaulted by another without pause for sixty years…

Washington believes that the time has come to intensify its attacks on any government in the region that does not obey its orders. In the last few days we have seen the suspicious assassination of the president of Haiti, with a modus operandi that bears the imprint of the CIA. Also the brutal attack by Colombian paramilitaries and drug traffickers, equipped with weapons of war, in the Cota 905 in the outskirts of Caracas and shooting at the top of their lungs at residents surprised by the unusual and unexpected aggression. The offensive against Nicaragua gained strength as opinion polls anticipated a resounding victory for Sandinismo in the next presidential elections.

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Cuba News Links 11-13 July 2021

13 July 2021 • 13:00 — The New Dark Age

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Interests Behind the Request for “Humanitarian Intervention” in Cuba
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/07/12/interests-behind-the-request-for-humanitarian-intervention-in-cuba/

Cuban FM claims US-backed ‘mercenaries’ stoked unrest ahead of protests disguised as cry for help
https://www.rt.com/news/529032-cuba-biden-mercenaries-protest/

Cubans Take To The Streets In Anti-Government Protests Not Seen In Decades
https://southfront.org/cubans-takes-to-the-streets-in-anti-government-protests-not-seen-in-decades/

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The world says no to the blockade of Cuba

23 June 2021 — Peoples Dispatch

In today’s historic UN General Assembly vote, 184 supported ending the US blockade of Cuba and only the United States and Israel voted against

by Rosa Miriam Elizalde

Cuba won another diplomatic victory in the General Assembly of the United Nations this Wednesday against the government of the United States. The majority of countries (184) voted in favor of the resolution which calls for the lifting of the blockade against Cuba. The resolution has been brought to the UN every year since 1992, except in 2020 when the government of Havana was unable to present it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This victory is a reminder of the Cuban people’s long wait for an act of justice that can rectify the worrying situation, which is a mix of the abuse of authority, the disproportionate use of violence, and the very specific intention to “destroy, totally or in part, a national, ethnic or racial group, in its totality,” the UN’s definition of genocide in its 1948 Convention.

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Reflections on Cuba’s Black Radical History, Revolutionary Health, and Grassroots Media

30 April 2021 —

Semassa Boko and Jeanette Charles

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/z1mknIkBGUA/maxresdefault.jpgIt is vitally necessary to bridge the gap in knowledge and dismantle US misinformation campaigns against Cuba’s realities for international English-speaking audiences.

We wanted to reach a young audience in the United States that is not typically exposed to engaging and in-depth stories about Latin America and US policy in the region.”

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” — Frantz Fanon[i]

Radicals, revolutionaries, and freedom fighters committed to imagining and building new societies must demonstrate a willingness to experiment with our strategies. Media, education, healthcare, and governance policies are important arenas where movements and masses materialize political visions. The Black Radical tradition on the continent and in the Diaspora provides strong references in this regard. Cuba is a critical example.

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A Bit of Hope That Doesn’t Come from Miami: The Sixteenth Newsletter (2021)

22 April 2021 — Tricontinental

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Dear friends,

Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.

After twenty years, the United States government – and the forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) – will depart from Afghanistan. They said that they came to do two things: to destroy al-Qaeda, which had launched an attack on the United States on 11 September 2001, and to destroy the Taliban, which had given al-Qaeda a base. After great loss of life and the further destruction of Afghan society, the US departs – as it did from Vietnam in 1975 – in defeat: al-Qaeda has regrouped in different parts of the world, and the Taliban is set to return to the capital, Kabul.

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“Questionable Activities”: CIA Assassination Plot Targeted Raul Castro

16 April 2021 — National Security Archive

As Castro retires on 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs, National Security Archive posts declassified, top secret CIA cables, reports from 1960

Agency officials willing to pay over $10,000 for ‘fatal accident’

Washington D.C., April 16, 2021 – In the earliest known CIA assassination plot against leaders of the Cuban revolution, high agency officials in 1960 offered the pilot of a plane carrying Raul Castro from Prague to Havana “payment after successful completion of ten thousand dollars” to “incur risks in arranging accident” during the flight, according to formally top secret documents posted today by the National Security Archive. The pilot, who the CIA had earlier recruited as an intelligence asset in Cuba, “asked for assurance that in event of his [own] death the U.S. would see that his two sons were given a college education.” “This assurance was given,” his CIA handler in Havana, William J. Murray, reported in a later memorandum titled “Questionable Activities.”

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