Cuba: ‘Information on results of the Debate on the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines for the Party and the Revolution’

12 November2011 — Links International

[Once more a ‘progressive’ a site is making people who want to download a public document in PDF format, sign up with Scribd in order to get at it. The OWS ‘newspaper’ did the same thing. I don’t get it? Why not just make it available as a straight-up pdf download? WB]

Introduction by Marce Cameron, translator

November 12, 2011 — Cuba’s Socialist Renewal, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with permission — Here is the complete English translation of the booklet Information on the results of the Debate on the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines for the Party and the Revolution, an explanatory document published together with the final version of the guidelines adopted by the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) Congress in April. As far as I’m aware there is no official translation of this document. Please note that this is an unofficial translation.

You can view or download it as a PDF file here, or read it on screen below.

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Cuba: 'Information on results of the Debate on the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines for the Party and the Revolution'

12 November2011 — Links International

[Once more a ‘progressive’ a site is making people who want to download a public document in PDF format, sign up with Scribd in order to get at it. The OWS ‘newspaper’ did the same thing. I don’t get it? Why not just make it available as a straight-up pdf download? WB]

Introduction by Marce Cameron, translator

November 12, 2011 — Cuba’s Socialist Renewal, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal with permission — Here is the complete English translation of the booklet Information on the results of the Debate on the Economic and Social Policy Guidelines for the Party and the Revolution, an explanatory document published together with the final version of the guidelines adopted by the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) Congress in April. As far as I’m aware there is no official translation of this document. Please note that this is an unofficial translation.

You can view or download it as a PDF file here, or read it on screen below.

read more

Media Lens: Putting Out The People’s Eyes – Machiavelli And The Press Complaints Commission

17 February, 2009

Last week, the Media Standards Trust (MST), an independent charity, published a report assessing the British media’s capacity to regulate itself under the leadership of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). The MST report found that the current system is neither independent nor effective. Martin Moore, director of the MST comments:

“The current system is paid for by the newspaper industry, its rules are written by working newspaper editors, and almost half the Commission itself is made up of newspaper and magazine editors.

“You would be forgiven, as a member of the public, for thinking that the system was geared more towards protecting the interests of the press than the public.” (Moore, ‘A More Accountable Press – Part 1: The Need for Reform,’ Media Standards Trust, February 9, 2009; www.mediastandardstrust.org/medianews/blogs/blogdetails.aspx?sid=30997)

The results of the PCC’s work speak for themselves: if a member of the public makes a complaint against the press, he or she has about a 250:1 chance of getting an adjudication in his or her favour. Moore describes these as “pretty terrible odds”

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