Civil rights activist: “We should do more to export Cuban consciousness”

U.S. policy toward Cuba “only serves the interests of imperialism,” civil rights activist Benjamin Chavis said at a conference in Havana. “Why in 2019 does the United States continue to impose sanctions?” he asked. “Whose interests are served? Not the United States’ interests and not Cuba’s. U.S. policy only serves the interests of imperialism.” Chavis … Read more

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Activist: Cuban ideals “the absolute opposite of Donald Trump”

Weeks before the U.S. assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, one of America’s top anti-war activists traveled to Cuba to promote improved relations between the United States and Cuba. I spoke with Medea Benjanin, co-founder of the group CODEPINK, right around the fifth anniversary of the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba were restoring diplomatic … Read more

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NED kept secret more than a half million dollars in Cuba projects

Below are Cuba projects that the U.S. government-financed National Endowment for Democracy reported managing in 2019. The U.S. government financed the projects, worth $5,977,500. Of that amount, $565,964.50 went to undisclosed organizations. Project Title: Legal Aid to Cuban Civil Society Project Region: Latin America & Caribbean Project Country: Cuba Project Focus: Rule of Law Description: … Read more

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14ymedio approaches 6th anniversary

Cuba has “the most restricted climate for the press in the Americas,” according to the Committee to Protect Journalists in New York. “Print and broadcast media are wholly controlled by the one-party Communist state… The government targets critical journalists through harassment, physical and online surveillance, short-term detentions, home raids, and equipment seizures.” Despite such straits, … Read more

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Cuban doctors in the crosshairs

The U.S. Agency for International Development has given $1 million to an anti-communist foundation that will promote human rights in Cuba. I suspect the money is linked to USAID’s pledge to spend up to $3 million to “investigate, collect, and analyze information related to human rights violations – including forced labor – of Cuban medical … Read more

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