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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The Cuban Missile Crisis at 55: U.S. Planned for Military Occupation of Cuba

17 October 2017 — National Security Archive

“All Persons in Occupied Territory Will Obey Promptly All Orders,” Stated Occupation Proclamation

CIA Post-Mortems: “Photo-Gap” on Missile Installations Created by Restrictions on U-2 Overflights

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 606

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Facing Irma in Cuba: “¡Saldremos adelante!” (“We Can Only Move Forward!”) By Arnold August

25 September 2017 — Global Research

“Saldremos adelante!” (“We can only move forward!”). This is what a colleague exclaimed during one of my several phone calls to Havana in the days after Irma unleashed its wrath on the capital.

Others, when asked how they, their families, colleagues and neighbours were faring, declared in a similar manner, “We are fighters,” “We are never defeated” and “We are in the battle for recovery.”

Despite this attitude, they were unanimous in their emphasis that Cuba’s situation is “critical,” having suffered the most devastating hurricane in about 85 years. This coincides with Raúl Castro’s message to the people, when he said, Continue reading

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.

Louis PerezLouis Pérez: “If the Cuban Revolution is about anything, it’s about self-determination and national sovereignty.” Continue reading