Archive for May 21st, 2016

Unbreakable Dilma

May 21, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  TeleSUR
May 21 2016

By: Ilka Oliva Corado

Dilma is unbreakable, they will not be able to break her. But they are not going for her, they are going for the achievements of progressive government, they are going for the dreams of outcasts.

dilma may 2016.jpgNow is the time to assert their vote. No one can defend the rights of outcasts better than themselves.

dilma young fighter for democracy“We should have killed her,” her torturers must have repeated hundreds of times when they saw her become the first woman president of Brazil. Or they may have wanted for cancer to remove her from the political scene like with Evita (only temporarily, because she is immortal). There is a before and after Dilma in Brazil and Latin America. A woman president overcoming patriarchy and gender inequality. A woman who has created gender inclusion policies from government – social policies that have benefited millions of pariahs that the…

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Noam Chomsky: The Real Reason why the US Normalized Relations with Cuba

May 21, 2016

JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba

Source:  Democracy Now

Transcript by JSC
(37:14 – 40:24)

But we have to ask: why did the US decide to normalize relations with Cuba?  The way it is presented here it was a historic act of magnanimity by the Obama administration as he himself put it and commentators echoed, we have tried for 50 years to bring democracy and freedom to Cuba, the methods we used didn’t work so we’ll try another method.

Reality, we tried for 50 years to bring terror, violence and destruction to Cuba, not just the terrorist war but the crushing embargo.  When the Russians disappeared from the scene, instead of – the pretense was that it was because of the Russians – when they disappeared from the scene how did we react under Clinton?  By making the embargo harsher!  Clinton outflanked George H W Bush from the right during the electoral campaign in harshness against…

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