‘We Will Prevail’: A Conversation With Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Friday, 8 April 2022 — CounterCurrents

In 1994, Miguel Díaz-Canel began a new position in Santa Clara, not far from his birthplace of Placetas, as the provincial secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. He set aside the air-conditioned car given to him and went to work each morning on his bicycle, his long hair and jeans defining him. Díaz-Canel organized rock concerts, spent time with his family at El Mejunje, the local LGBTQ cultural center, and roamed about talking to people on the streets. This closeness to the people defined his tenure at Santa Clara, which shaped the man who is now the president of Cuba.

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The Code of Families, a Document Built Among All Cubans

Thursday, 3 February 2022 — Resumen English

Humanity is Diverse, photo: Bill Hackwell

This week, Cuba began a historic process as Cubans started to going to more than 78,000 meeting points to discuss the new draft of the Family Code, a broad, complex, but very important process for Cuban families.

The document is the result of many people who have studied the Cuban social landscape for a long time. It is not a text fabricated by a single-family or a single person, and it did not just show up over night as a fait accompli.  “We did not shut ourselves in around a table to invent non-existent realities. Here all Cuban families reflected in one way or another,” the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE) Alina Balseiro Gutierrez explained.

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Cuban Government Spokeswoman Joins BT on Failed Regime Change Plot

18 November 2021 — TheAltWorld

The Biden administration, CIA, and associated cut-outs and think tanks were promoting what were supposed to be massive protests in Cuba this week, but turned out to be nearly non-existent. Deputy Director of US Affairs at the Cuban Foreign Ministry Johana Tablada de la Torre explains what happened to the CIA-fomented plans for protest and why the Cuban people are continuing to reject U.S. imperialism, meddling, and aggression.

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How the US Government Stokes Racial Tensions in Cuba and Around the World

10 September 2021 — MintPress News

BLM for Thee, but Not for Me

In Washington’s eyes, the point of funding Black, indigenous, LGBT or other minority groups in enemy countries is not simply to promote tensions there; it is also to create a narrative that will help convince liberals and leftists in the United States to support American intervention.

by Alan Macleod

Cuba Black Lives Matter Feature photo

BLM for Thee, but Not for Me

HAVANA — “A Black uprising is shaking Cuba’s Communist regime,” read The Washington Post’s headline on the recent unrest on the Caribbean island. “Afro-Cubans Come Out In Droves To Protest Government,” wrote NPR. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal went with “Cuba’s Black Communities Bear the Brunt of Regime’s Crackdown” as a title.

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Cuba News Links 11-14 August 2021

14 August 2021 — The New Dark Age

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US imposes more sanctions on crippled Cuba, this time on interior ministry officials and military unit
https://www.rt.com/news/531985-usa-new-sanctions-cuba/

Cuba, China, Latin America and the World
https://www.globalresearch.ca/cuba-china-latin-america-world/5752875

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Cuba’s US-Backed Pop-Culture Dissidents

3 August 2021 — Consortium News

Over the past decade, Washington has spent millions to cultivate anti-government rappers, rock musicians, artists, and journalists in Cuba, Max Blumenthal reports.

YotuelRomero20090915 e1627676562902Yotuel Romero of Cuban hip-hop group Orishas performing in Warszawa, Poland, Sept. 15, 2009. (Henryk Kotowski, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons)

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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

Mohsen Taasha Wahidi Afghanistan Rebirth of the Red 2017 3Mohsen Taasha Wahidi (Afghanistan), Rebirth of the Red, 2017.

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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