A Cuban journalist looks at the sexual abuse allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, pointing out he's hardly the first, and suggesting the story could easily become yet another Hollywood feature film. All the elements are there.
CUBAN CHRONICLES by Walter Lippmann Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8:00 PM It’s been an exceptionally busy week. Having been away from Cuba for almost a year, my first interest was in seeing and checking in on various friends, and delivering the various things I brought for a range of them. One of my favorite things […]
CUBAN CHRONICLES November 15, 2017, 6:35 PM Some Very Preliminary First Re-Impressions. by Walter Lippmann Though I really want to share with you some of my many first impressions on arriving back in Cuba after nearly a year away, this Internet office (Sala de Navegacion as they’re called), will close in a half hour, so […]
The quality of Cuban body art is improving, as can be seen in this series of images from Holguin.
Colin Kaepernick hasn't not abandoned his struggle, and has obtained the recognition of being named "man of the year" by GQ magazine.
#MeToo Survivors March – Take Back the Workplace March and Rally, Hollywood, California November 12, 2017 Text and dozens of photos by Walter Lippmann. Hundreds of women and men came out on short notice today to protest sexual abuse and rape. Called by local organizations and a group of female farmworkers, an estimated 500 people assembled […]
English translation of Spanish language report from LA OPINION, in Los Angeles, about the march and rally against sexual abuse, held in Hollywood, California, Sunday, November 12, 2017.
It is estimated that, in the United States, 93 people die every day from gunshots, while another 222 survive after being shot, equivalent to 33,880 deaths per year. For every ten inhabitants there are nine firearms, being the highest proportion in the world.
These statistics are carefully recorded by the Brady Campaign, which is named after James Brady, who served as press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, when both of them were wounded in 1981 during an attack in Washington DC. Reagan recovered but Brady was left in a wheelchair. For the next three decades, he became a standard-bearer of arms control in the United States.
Since 1970, more Americans have died from guns (including suicides, accidents and homicides) than the total of all Americans who lost their lives in all the wars in the country's history, since Independence (1776). Every day, about 92 lose their lives by firearms, recalled Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist.
It is true that the Soviet Union denounced the racial segregation of the United States. They cited that ugly characteristic of American society when expressing solidarity with the American civil rights movement and the national liberation struggles in Africa. It is also true that the communists of the United States collaborated with the national civil rights movement to promote racial integration, Parry explains.