Las Cinco Mentiras de Baracoa…

October 16, 2016

Diario 90 Noventa

Por: Raúl Antonio Capote

Baracoa es una ciudad llena de leyendas y su entorno atesora peculiares atractivos naturales. Cuentan los habitantes de la primera villa fundada en Cuba  que  la ciudad tiene cinco  mentiras,  el Yunque que no es de hierro, al río Miel que no es dulce,  la Bella Durmiente que no es mujer,  las Tetas de Santa Teresa que son senos y  La Farola que no alumbra.

Temprano salgo a caminar por la bella ciudad del oriente de Cuba que poco a poco va retomando su ritmo habitual. En la acera frente al Centro de Telecomunicaciones un grupo de personas se conecta al WIFI, conversan, cuentan anécdotas de la noche del ciclón, el “animal” como ha sido bautizado.

Imponente se empina cerca la Parroquia Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa, imponente no por su tamaño sino por su historia, sobrecoge estar cerca de los muros  de…

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Vigil Call Out in support of Julian #Assange 17th October 2016 – Will #Sweden Call?

October 10, 2016

WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 12.26.55Political Asylum, Arbitrary Detention.

Julian Assange will remain in UK and Swedish history as the individual whose rights were trampled upon by states drunk in their own power. He was put through an extradition process in the UK whose decision has consequently been found to be in error by the UK Supreme Court, was arrested on a warrant found unjust by Parliament who legislated against it, was granted political asylum to protect his life and work from political persecution, was found to be arbitrarily detained by the highest authority in the world in such matters, UNWGAD, still he has not benefitted from all these developments. Politics is what keep him in his current state.

There is no justice when basic human rights are trampled upon to serve the prestige of an unfair judicial system and its representatives, a system without Human Rights bar, without oversight. Neither is justice done when legal process…

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10 #WikiLeaks Years – Solidarity with Julian #Assange

October 10, 2016

WISE Up Action - A Solidarity Network for Manning and Assange

WikiLeaks has published 10 million documents over the last 10 years — an average of 3,000 documents per day. What are the top 10?

To celebrate WikiLeaks’ achievements over the last 10 years, a contingency of the Solidarity Vigil gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, commemorating the publishing organisation’s 10th Birthday. With a cake, Birthday wishes, and special guest @EmbassyCat, an inspiration in counterpurveillance, we stood outside the place of refuge for the WikiLeaks Editor Julian Assange, enjoying the solidarity action, standing in support with a simple message: “Thank you WikiLeaks” for the gifts of knowledge, the inspiration, the bravery and for the sacrifice you have endured.


Julian Assange has spent 6 years of his life caught in a web of political persecution. A legal case in Sweden, politicised and unjust keeps him detained, a detention deemed Arbitrary by the United Nations Working Group of Arbitrary detention in February…

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Fair Play! Building solidarity with revolutionary Cuba (1960-1970)

October 8, 2016

John Riddell

cuba-flagThe triumph of the Cuban revolution in 1959 gave rise to widespread solidarity work in the U.S. and Canada, organized through Fair Play for Cuba committees. Two participants in this experience report here on its scope and lessons.  

John Riddell and Suzanne Weiss gave the following joint talk on the work of Fair Play for Cuba on July 31, 2016, at a conference of Ideas Left Outside at Elbow Lake, Ontario. For other writings on Fair Play for Cuba, see below.

John Riddell: On September 2, 1960, one million Cubans gathered in Havana in a General Assembly of the Cuban people to hear and approve Cuba’s reply to U.S. attacks on its sovereignty. This statement, known as the First Declaration of Havana, pledged Cuba to nothing less than a hemispheric struggle for freedom from U.S. domination.

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CMPI, Barbados: Solidarity with Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in face of hurricane Matthew

October 3, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  CMPI
October 31, 2016

The Caribbean Movement for Peace Integration (CMPI) extends our support and solidarity to Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba as they face hurricane Matthew and the potential disaster problems that it can create. The CMPI stands ready to join with other organisations in Barbados to assist the Governments and people of these countries with our solidarity.

Our Movement will monitor this hurricane and we will respond with action and solidarity. We are also very concerned about the Barbadian students in Jamaica, Bahamas and Cuba and will extend our support and solidarity to these students.

We must be concerned and ready of offer our solidarity

David Denny

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A Note on Hurricane Matthew
Source: CBS News

Matthew is one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history and briefly reached the top classification, Category 5, becoming the strongest hurricane here since Felix in 2007.

The eye of the approaching Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained…

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Edward Snowden Warns New Google App Will Aid ‘Big Brother’

September 24, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  TeleSUR
September 22 2016

Google’s new chat application will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request,” said Snowden. 


Whistleblower Edward Snowden appears via videolink | Photo: Reuters

U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticized Google’s new messaging application, saying it is a breach of privacy and will track everything that users will say.

RELATED:    Post Urges Prosecution for Leak That Won the Paper a Pulitzer

User data stored in Allo can easily be obtained

The technology giant launched its new so-called “smart chat” application, Allo, on Wednesday, promising more intelligent text conversation features, including auto-reply options.

Snowden, also a former CIA employee who is now living in exile in Russia, said via Twitter that Google’s application will “record every message you ever send and make it available to police upon request,” adding that Allo was “dangerous” while nicknaming the application “Google…

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European Commission proposes Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement with Cuba

September 23, 2016


European Commission – Press release

Brussels, 22 September 2016

The European Commission has adopted the proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba.

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to the Council on the signing of the Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) with Cuba.

The Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement opens new avenues to support Cuba’s process of economic and social modernisation, to foster sustainable development, democracy and human rights, as well as to seek common solutions to global challenges. At the same time, the High Representative Federica Mogherini transmitted a proposal to the Council to formally repeal the EU’s 1996 Common Position on Cuba.

The adoption of both decisions by the Council and the implementation of the PDCA will be a turning point in EU-Cuba relations.

High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini said: “The bilateral Agreement between the EU and Cuba is the result of a fruitful and constructive work the EU and Cuba have done together, and marks the turning point in our relations. This contractual arrangement creates a clear common framework for intensified political dialogue, increased cooperation across a wide range of policy areas, and a precious platform for developing joint action on regional and international issues.”

Both proposals will now be reviewed by the Council, before their final adoption and the signature of the PDCA in coming months.


The EU and Cuba concluded their negotiations for a bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement (PDCA) on 11 March 2016. The agreement includes three main chapters on political dialogue, cooperation and sector policy dialogue as well as trade and trade cooperation. The PDCA will contribute to enhancing EU-Cuba relations, accompanying the process of “updating” the Cuban economy and society, promoting dialogue and cooperation to foster sustainable development, democracy and human rights, and finding common solutions to global challenges.

The agreement reflects the expansion and strengthening of EU-Cuba relations, building on the important progress made since the relaunch of political dialogue and cooperation in 2008. It offers a framework for promoting European values and interests and accompanying the ongoing process of change in Cuban.

Once signed, the Agreement will become the instrument that defines the EU’s external relations with Cuba, superseding the 1996 Common Position. It offers a comprehensive framework which also complements and supports those developed by a number of EU Member States.

The US blockade of Cuba is the principal obstacle to national development

September 12, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Granma
September 9 2016

by International news staff |

The US blockade of Cuba is the principal obstacle to national development

Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, Minister of Foreign Relations, this afternoon September 9, presented the report calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba which will be debated in the UN next month

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Cuban Foreign Minister: The blockade continues

Minister of Foreign Relations Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, this afternoon September 9, presented the country’s report on United Nations General Assembly Resolution 70/5, entitled, “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba,” in a Havana press conference.

During the reading of the report, which will be discussed for the 25th time by the General Assembly in October, the minister reaffirmed that the blockade continues despite statements made by the U.S. President almost two years ago calling for its end. This…

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Pastors for Peace faces attacks on solidarity work

August 31, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Granma
August 30 2016

by: Lissy Rodríguez Guerrero | &  Jesús Jank Curbelo |

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Despite the new attitudes to Cuba among many sectors in the U.S., this renewed attention is not always beneficial to the island or its friends.

For a quarter century, the IFCO / Pastors for Peace organization has organized multiple aid caravans loaded with donations of all kinds, including medicines, vehicles and school supplies, to Cuba and other nations.

Pastors for Peace was recognized as a non-profit organization by the U.S. government

gail walker pastors for peace.jpgAccording to Gail Walker, executive director of the organization, these efforts are an expression of love and solidarity with the Cuban people, in opposition to the blockade.

Pastors for Peace was recognized as a non-profit organization by the U.S. government, due to its fundraising work or action in support of a specific cause or set of causes. As…

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Entrevista inédita al comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, en septiembre de 1959

August 30, 2016

La Historia de Cuba

Gerardo Unzueta, periodista mexicano, representante de la revista “Siempre” de foto temas y de la Carta Política “Temas”, entrevista al comandante Ernesto Che Guevara en Santiago de las Vegas, provincia de La Habana el día 21 de septiembre del ano 1959.

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