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La Via Campesina Demands an End to the Blockade against Cuba and Denounces the Destabilization Campaign

July 23, 2021

La Via Campesina expresses its solidarity with the Cuban people and especially with the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP). We denounce the blockade and the media manipulation orchestrated to deceive the Cuban people and international public opinion. (more…)

Why US Policy toward Nicaragua Isn’t Working

By John Perry on July 21, 2021

The 42nd anniversary celebration of the Sandinista Revolution. Source: Jairo Cajina

After the U.S.-Russian summit in June, there was no apparent irony in President Biden’s response to a question about electoral interference. “Let’s get this straight,” he said. “How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as interfering with the elections directly of other countries, and everybody knew it?” (more…)

Cuba Does Not Forget Its History

By Alejandra Garcia on July 25, 2021 from Havana

Santiago de Cuba, photo: Bill Hackwell

On July 26, 1953, a group of young people changed the course of Cuban history forever. Gunshots from the Moncada Barracks, then the second most important military fortress in the country, shook Santiago de Cuba in the early hours of Santa Ana Day, a religious celebration very popular during the years of the Republic. (more…)

Speech by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on the 238th Anniversary of the Birth of Simón Bolívar

July 24, 2021 at the 21st Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Latin American and Caribbean States Community (CELAC) taking place in Mexico City

photo: Carolina Cabral

Respected foreign ministers and representatives of brotherly countries of our Americas

I am grateful for the presence here of Isabel Allende, a great Chilean writer who accompanies us in this event to pay homage to the Liberator Simón Bolívar, to recreate his project of unity among the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and to rely on history to better face the present and the future. (more…)

Cuba: Let’s  Avoid the Temptation of Hatred

By Abel Prieto Jiménez on July 22, 2021

photo: Yusmilys Dubrosky

Yesterday the song Todo por ti by Pavel Urquiza and Daymé Arocena was released on YouTube. While insignificant as a work of art, they intend to make it work in terms of political propaganda. (more…)

Water: Source of Life or Source of Profit?

By Leonardo Boff on July 20, 2021

Matanzas Cuba, photo: Bill Hackwell

Today there are two main issues affecting the whole of humanity: global warming and the growing scarcity of drinking water. Both require profound changes in our way of life, as they can lead to a collapse of our civilization and profoundly affect the life-system. (more…)

Humanism or “humanitarianism”

By Sara Rosenberg on July 21, 2021

The war that has been raging against Cuba for more than 60 years is a war against humanity. Against the very sense of humanity which is the exact opposite of the “humanitarianism” wielded to invade, bomb, destroy and plunder peoples. (more…)

In the Wake of Jovenel Moise’s Assassination: Building Solidarity with Haiti’s Popular Movement

By Robert Roth on July 19, 2021

Protest for Haiti in SF. photo: Bill Hackwell

Today, in Haiti, the violent rule of Jovenel Moise has come to a violent end. Moise himself had recently said he had “about a million enemies,” and that was undoubtedly true. In his effort to maintain power and exercise full dictatorial control, he not only sparked a powerful grassroots uprising, but angered other factions within Haiti’s elite. (more…)

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