Horizontalism as a strategy: “taking over the state doesn’t lead to real liberation” (I)

October 30, 2014 | No Comments »

Marina Sitrin is a lawyer and has a PhD in sociology, but she prefers to define herself as “a writer, dreamer, and revolutionary”. She is well known among the emancipatory activists for editing the book Horizontalism on self-organization in Argentina after the 2001 collapse. Recently, she authored They Can’t Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy. We met first during her stay in Cuba.

A Night with Telesur in Cuba

October 30, 2014 | No Comments »

Bored, I again tuned in to Telesur last night. The first bit of news I saw were about Ayotzinapa, the courageous father Solalinde, worthy representative of the moral integrity of Latin American Catholic priests (Cuba excluded).

US Now Says Willing to Cooperate with Cuba against Ebola in Africa

October 29, 2014 | 15 comments

Despite the long ideological enmity between the two countries, the United States is willing to cooperate with Cuba in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, a US government official told dpa on Wednesday.

UN Rejects Cuba Embargo 188-2

October 28, 2014 | 15 comments

The UN General Assembly today condemned for the twenty-third straight time the US trade and economic embargo imposed on Cuba for over half a century, reported dpa news. The vote was 188 to 2 with 3 abstentions.

USA Praises Cuba for “Significant Contribution” to Fight Ebola

October 20, 2014 | 20 comments

The United States government today praised Cuba for its “significant contribution” in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, although it avoided directly replying to an offer of cooperation from the Caribbean island.

Cuba to Host Regional Summit to Coordinate Fight against Ebola

October 16, 2014 | 2 comments

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry announced today that the left-wing Latin American Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA) will hold a summit in Havana next Monday to define a possible “joint contribution” to the fight against Ebola, DPA reported.

The Hong Kong Protests: Waiting for the Flood with an Umbrella

October 6, 2014 | 2 comments

Though political factors have taken center stage in Hong Kong’s current and massive protests, economic and financial interests could turn the tide definitively. Cuban HT reader Isidro Estrada brings us a first hand view of the situation from Peking.

Kissinger’s Plan to Bomb Cuba (Video)

October 2, 2014 | No Comments »

In the new book, “Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana,” authors Peter Kornbluh and William LeoGrande use recently declassified documents to expose the secret history of dialogue between the United States and Cuba.

Kissinger Wanted to Attack Cuba in 1976

October 1, 2014 | 13 comments

In what would no doubt have changed the course of history, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger considered plans in 1976 to attack Cuba to punish it for its intervention in the Angolan civil war, according to a new book released today.

This Week in Palestine Week Sept. 20-26

September 26, 2014 | No Comments »

This week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas demanded that serious change should takes place on the ground before peace talks could resume, in the meantime Israeli troops killed two men in the West Bank.