Tag Archives: Cuba

Say No to New US attacks on Cuba’s Independence

Submitted by Caribbean Network for Solidarity with Cuba (CNSC) It is now clear, beyond any doubt, that that the government of the USA and its spyagencies are planning a new attack on Cuba’s independence which is intended toinstigate violence and insecurity in that country on Monday 15 November. USlawmakers and government officials, including Brian Nichols, the Assistant Secretaryof State for

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Viva La Revolucion

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II For the second time in my lifetime, masses of Cuban people publicly protested against the Government – in Cuba.  The first time in 1994, protestors called for the freedom to leave Cuba.  Castro allowed them.  This time, they are calling for freedom from dictatorship.  The Cuban Government’s response was disturbingly violent. The demonstrations have been

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Cuba is Making Progress Mr. Degia!

David Comissiong RESPONDS  TO MOHAMMED  IQBAL  DEGIA’S NATION  NEWSPAPER  COLUMN  ON  CUBA AND  THE  ISSUE  OF  RACE. How easy it is  for the Nation Newspaper’s columnist of East Asian descent, Mohammed Iqbal Degia, to get up on his journalistic soapbox and assume a posture of being “blacker” than all the Pan-Africanists and Afro-centrists of Barbados  by self righteously railing against

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The George Brathwaite Column – Need to End Embargo

Since December 8, 1972, Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have had formal relations. The countries are ‘thrust together by geopolitical realities and common regional and global challenges’, and the CARICOM-Cuba relationship has been sustained ‘by mutual respect for the right to self-determination and to the development model of their choosing’. In the name of justice, and given the 45

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Cuba and Caricom Reach Agreement to Expand Trade

The following was extracted from Caribbean Trade Law and Development website. It has been a while in coming but today the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat announced in a press release that CARICOM and Cuba have finally agreed to expand the level of preferential access to each other’s markets as part of efforts to update the Cuba-CARICOM Trade and Economic Cooperation

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What A Wicked Defaming of FIDEL CASTRO!

Submitted by DAVID  COMISSIONG, President ,Clement Payne Movement Whenever I read Newspaper articles or Letters to the Editor accusing the late great Fidel Castro of being a dictator and of carrying out political executions, Shakespeare’s immortal words come to my mind— “Oh Judgment! Thou art fled to brutish beasts, and men have lost their reason!” The reality is that Fidel

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Salute To A Great Freedom Fighter: The Indomitable Spirit Of Fidel Castro Will Live Forever in World

by Gerald A Perreira (credit: David Comissiong) Fidel Castro can never die.  Today he departed the physical plane but he will live on forever. His intellectual prowess and wisdom were extraordinary among mortals. His legacy and influence is global and monumental. This humble man, from a smallCaribbean country, can truly be said to have changed the world.  One of his

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Cuba Rising

Posted to the Suck Salt blog Mainstream media is describing today’s visit by a U.S. cruise ship to Cuba as historic. This visit, as well as other events, are a clear sign that relations between the U.S. and Cuba continue to warm up. Recall: 2008 Fidel hands over power to Raul, 2009 Obama Lifts Travel Restrictions, 2015 U.S. and Cuba

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Cuba!

Submitted by Andrew Nehaul A tsunami of concern must have gone through the Caribbean tourism community yesterday with the announcement by President Obama that he was reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba and would open up travel by all Americans to that country. After years of closure for American tourists, this Caribbean nation will now welcome Yankees again. With many airports

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