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New abusive measure against one of the Cuban Five.

René González Sehwerert, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, has been the subject of new arbitrary measures by the Government of the United States that is toughening the conditions of his supervised release, making it seem even more as prison conditions, with the aim of continuing to punish him after so many years of unfair and cruel treatment.

Since September of 2012, the Department of State has denied all requests by the Cuban Interests Section in Washington to let Cuban diplomatic officials visit René. These visits had been permanently authorized during the 13 years in which he was imprisoned and during the first few months of his supervised release upon finishing his prison term. Up to now our Diplomatic Mission in the United States has unsuccessfully presented the Department of State several alternatives for…

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Studying Garvey to deepen our understanding of the social movements of the cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean

Marcus Garvey 3By: Betty Albert and José E. González

The Publishing Division of Casa de las Américas hosted on Friday, February 15, in the Manuel Galich Hall, a panel on Garvey’s Papers, coordinated by the Cuban researcher Samuel Furé Davis.  Scheduled for 7 p.m., the meeting will be the occasion for the official presentation of the twelve volumes of the papers of the civil activist Marcus Garvey to the institution’s library.

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Betsey Piette: Winning essay on the struggle against fracking and the corporate threat to the environment

Betsey PietteDrilling into the abyss:  Why hydraulic fracturing is not a solution for global energy needs or global warming.

Workers World contributing editor Betsey Piette was honored with a prize at a ceremony at the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba, for her essay on the struggle against fracking and the corporate threat to the global environment and local environments.

Read the full story at:  http://www.workers.org/2013/02/22/ww-editors-fracking-essay-wins-havana-book-fair-prize/

Adopt the Ideas of Cuban Liberation . . . Robert Hill

robert hill“The Black Caribbean, in its struggle to defend its own identity, needs to adopt the ideas of Cuban liberation,” stated the U.S. historian Robert Hill during the presentation of  Volume 12 of the Marcus Garvey Papers. Garvey is the founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) and a National Hero of Jamaica.

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Rising Continent

By Explo Nani-Kofi

Pre-independence Africa and the period which followed the liberation of the first countries of the continent from colonialism were dominated by a strong solidarity among the latter and other progressive forces from other places. Against the occupation of Africa by today’s neo-colonialism through sponsored autocratic regimes and financed international organisations, it is imperative for Africans to learn from yesterday resistance which enabled to gain freedom and sustain the precarious political independence obtained in the 60s. The following note by Explo Nani-Kofi traces the experience of Ernesto Che Guevara in a number of African countries at the time.

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Black History Month: “Colonial and Suppressed Peoples of the World, Unite!” . . . Kwame Nkrumah

Kwame Nkrumah

The historic declaration of the 5th Pan-African Congress of Manchester, addressed to “The Colonial Peoples of the World”, drafted by Nkrumah, Manchester, 1945.

We believe in freedom and the right of all peoples to govern themselves. We affirm the right of all colonial peoples to control their own destiny. All colonies must be free from foreign imperialist control, be it political or economic. The Continue reading

Policy towards Cuba Obsolete, Says US Legislator McGovern

james mcgovernWashington, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) The US Government maintains an obsolete policy towards Cuba, which has failed and is really a Cold War relic, said US Congressman James McGovern (D-MA). McGovern, who traveled to Havana recently as part of a delegation of seven Congressmen, one of the highest level in the past few years, told CNN television network that his country must reassess and have a more mature policy towards Cuba before thinking of a normalization of relations.

The Representative from Massachusetts said that this US attitude has failed to lift “barriers triggered by paranoia.”

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Rising Continent

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On 24th February 1966, the government of Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown through a military and police coup d’état in which the key figures were Col E.K. Kotoka, Major A.A. Afrifa and Inspector General of Police J.W.K. Harlley. The files of the US Central Intelligence Agency declassified in 1999 show that USA has been trying to influence people to overthrow President Kwame Nkrumah since 1964. The CIA backed coup in Ghana was part of the Cold War conflict of the time as President Nkrumah was seen as an ally of Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This event has resulted in what I call the 24th February 1966 Consensus which has affected politics in Ghana and the total shift from those organizations and institutions that Nkrumah worked as well as ideas and structures which President…

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Cuba to host 12th Congress on Surgery

cuban ete surgeons in nicaraguaEminent surgeons from Cuba and other nations will meet on March 4-7 at the 12th Congress on Surgery that will take place at the capital’s Convention Center.

The Granma newspaper reproduced on Friday statements by the President of the Cuban Society of Surgery, Doctor of Medical Sciences Jose Miguel Goderich, on the themes to be debated during the symposium.

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