Declaration by the Republic of Cuba: Stop U.S. Imperialist Military Aggression Against Venezuela

12 February 2019 — Covert Action Magazine

[Editors: When relevant, as here, CovertAction Magazine will link to—and/or publish—material from various individuals, groups, non-governmental organizations as well as official statements from governments and their officials.]

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba condemns the escalation of pressures and actions of the U.S. government in preparation for a military adventure under the guise of a “humanitarian intervention” in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and calls on the international community to mobilize in order to prevent its consummation.

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Can Maduro Emulate Castro and Assad to Keep NATO’s Imperialist Hands Off Venezuela?By Gilbert Mercier

16 February 2019 — The News Junkie Post

Imperial logic I: External crises distract from internal ones

Empires with internal problems tend to create external crises to distract the public opinion and unite their political and economical ruling class in a fictitious nationalistic fervor. The current United States policy of overt regime change in Venezuela, backed entirely by its NATO vassals, follows an evergreen imperial playbook of creating new crises to obscure failures and divisions.

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Cuba 1959-2019: Six decades of the Revolution

1 January 2019 — John Riddell

Sixty years ago today, the Cuban revolution triumphed in Havana, completing its victory across the island. The butcher Batista and his henchmen were driven from the country, and the Cuban people set about creating a new revolutionary future.

The ongoing vitality, creativity, and internationalism of the Cuban process stands alone in the history of revolutions. On this occasion we are publishing appreciations of Cuba by two prominent defenders of Cuba, Barry Weisleder and Felipe Stuart Courneyeur. – JR


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Alleged “Sonic Attacks” Against US Diplomats in Havana: Rebuttal By Arnold August

30 October 2018 — Global Research

New University of Edinburgh-Based Study Provides Another Significant Rebuttal

The explanatory Commentary and Editorial published in Cortex on October 9 and 13, 2018, is timely, given that the U.S. has, for quite some time, been ratcheting up its rhetoric against Cuba. The Commentary and Editorial in this new scientific publication appears as we approach the UN’s October 31 vote on the blockade, when Washington is increasing its hostility toward Cuba, perhaps to justify its vote at the UN against lifting the blockade. The U.S. has desperately attempted to find pretexts to provide a basis for the alleged sonic attacks, for which the U.S. State Department directly or indirectly blames Cuba.

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US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba By: Ben Norton

27 August 2018 — TRNN

US Office of Cuba Broadcasting Levantate Cuba
The US government’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting runs the propaganda program “Levántate Cuba” in Miami

The United States has repeatedly accused the Russian and Iranian governments of using social media to spread “disinformation” and foment chaos. Under US government pressure, Big Tech corporations have banned large numbers of accounts accused (in some cases falsely) of being Russian and Iranian “troll” accounts.

At the same time, however, the US government is doing exactly what it is accusing its enemies of: the US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.

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Cuba’s New Draft Constitution: Institutionalizing Revolution and Reversing Personalization

25 July 2018 — TRNN

Cuba’s National Assembly passed a new draft constitution, to replace its existing Soviet-era constitution via national referendum in a few months. Many changes are in the works, including the recognition of private property and gay marriage. But will it mean real change? We discuss the constitution with Prof. Liz Dore and James Early (inc. transcript) Continue reading

A “Harsh and Terrible … Solution”: Fidel Castro’s Armageddon Letter to Nikita Khrushchev

11 January 2018 — National Security Archive

Washington, D.C., January 11, 2018 – A new book by long-time colleagues of the National Security Archive, James G. Blight and janet M. Lang, offers a fresh exploration of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and plumbs its lessons on the continuing dangers of nuclear war. 

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