My father took me to Cuba in the summer of 1956. He and his parents had lived in Cuba as German-Jewish exiles from Nazi Germany from 1939-1942. They had been refused entry to the United States, and had to wait in Cuba for permission to finally be granted.
An ordinary US citizen is nine times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist. We can see a most unfortunate contradiction in the fact that a significant part of the more aware public favors the massive possession of weapons as a way to press against the abuses of the oligarchy; and the oligarchy –one of its most influential members being the group of congressional lobbying NRA-- rows in the same direction.
Please note that this speech was given in English originally, as he explains. This translation was made back from the Spanish translation. I’ve found no transcript of the English original. Fidel has mentioned this speech elsewhere also as having been given in English. The Spanish was taken from the Cuban government website. Please note: […]
History Will Absolve Me by Fidel CastroOctober 16, 1953 HONORABLE JUDGES: Never has a lawyer had to practice his profession under such difficult conditions; never has such a number of overwhelming irregularities been committed against an accused man. In this case, counsel and defendant are one and the same. As attorney he has not even […]
The process towards the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States officially began with the reopening of their respective embassies in Washington and Havana. However, everyone knows that it will take a long time to repair the ruins caused by the absurd imperialist policy and to travel the dangerous road without perilous mishaps.
Speech by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz, Prime Minister of the Revolutionary Government, at a rally in front of the Palace of the Revolution on September 28, 1960, upon his return from the United Nations.
Selected excerpts from this 718 page book, published by the Cuban Council of State, of conversations between Cuba's Commander-in-Chief, Fidel Castro, and Ignacio Ramonet, Editor of the French monthly, Le Monde Diplomatique.
We are, in short, for all the noble aspirations of all the peoples. That is our position. We are, and always shall be for everything that is just: against colonialism, exploitation, monopolies, militarism, the armaments race, and warmongering. We shall always be against such things. That will be our position.
The IMF puts pressure on debtor nations to privatize their economies, to sell their mines railways and public services belonging to the state at low prices. They must cut their subsidies for health, education, transport and basic foods; and spend less on the welfare of their people to meet their debt obligations. Such is the true story of the "aid for development ".
Of the nearly 600,000 people registered as Democrats, 1,327 showed up to cast their votes (Martinoticias.com, February 1, 2016) 0.22 percent, a real abstentionist scandal. However, they distributed among themselves the 43 delegates to the Convention as if everything had happened normally. "Free elections" and "representative democracy" keep marching on.