Cuba’s ‘Sonic Attacks’ vs Edinburgh University: The 40% Mystery

Arnold August on August 30, 2018

“The 40 percent threshold is hardly a detail. On the contrary, it is not even recognized in our science or clinical testing,” said critics of the Scottish study. (more…)

An invitation from the Cuban Chapter of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity

We writers, scientists, journalists and editors linked to the Network and present at a meeting coinciding with the annual book fair in Havana (more…)

Trump Cuba Policy: What Will Happen in Coming Months?

By Arnold August on June 19, 2017

U.S. Embassy, Havana. Photo: Bill Hackwell

The official June 16 statement was barely uttered when the majority nationwide opposition to the Trump Cuba policy was once again reignited. Indeed, it was already extremely active and vocal before the Little Havana, Miami venue and date were announced on June 9. (more…)

The Venezuela “Opposition” We Never Hear About

By Arnold August on March 9, 2017

“If necessary Venezuela will also fight militarily.” Here the National Bolivarian Militia trained to defend the Bolivarian Revolution from internal and external enemies. Photo: Bill Hackwell

At 35 years of age, he is tall and slim, and his imposing stature moves about in a subtle swagger that exudes confidence tempered with humility that does not succumb to his good looks and natural charisma. As a deputy, he is the leader of a block of 55 deputies in the Venezuelan National Assembly. (more…)

Fidel, Political Power and the New Culture of Communication

By Arnold August on February 10, 2017

Presentation given as part of the panel titled, “Fidel, Builder of the New Society” at the “Fidel, Politics, and Culture Symposium” held February 10–11, 2017 during the Havana International Book Fair. 

Photo: Sonia Almaguer

Among his many other achievements, Fidel’s accomplishments as the constructor of the new Cuban society include: overthrowing capitalism in favour of socialism and its related principles of equality and solidarity; defeating U.S. neo-colonialist domination to attain sovereignty, (more…)

A Goodbye to Fidel in Santa Ifigenia

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde on December 4, 2016

cuba-rosa-mAt 6:50 in the morning, the ashes of Fidel Castro enter the gate of the Cemetery of Santa Ifigenia. It is a splendid Sunday morning, unusually cool in this Caribbean city, as if the winds had been confabulated to receive the Commander in Chief over the land of Cuba. (more…)

Chile’s 1973 Coup and Barack Obama’s Selective Memory on 9/11

By: Arnold August on September 11, 2016

Obama, referring to the military coup in Chile, stated in 2011 that we should not be “trapped by our history.”

The US-orchestrated coup in Chile led to tens of thousands of people being imprisoned, tortured, killed, forced into exile or disappeared. | Photo: EFE

The US-orchestrated coup in Chile led to tens of thousands of people being imprisoned, tortured, killed, forced into exile or disappeared. | Photo: EFE

At the September 11, 2016 ceremony, President Barack Obama remembered and honored the victims of terrorism. However, what was Obama’s position when he visited La Moneda in Chile in 2011, the presidential palace where the U.S.-organized military coup of September 11, 1973, took place? (more…)


August 8, 2016

Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz

Dear Comandante,

fidel INGLES imagenOn the occasion of your 90th birthday the members of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity want to extend our most sincere congratulations and above all our deepest gratitude for everything you have done for the peoples of Our America and the rest of the world. (more…)

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