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Anti-Castro blogger Yoani Sanchez hears from Obama ahead of Fidel

Havana pseudo-blogger Yoani Snchez has the ear of President Obama, what a surprise. In the wake of not being able to travel to the US to receive an astroturf accolade from Columbia University, then a much ballyhooed --but uncorroborated-- story of Cuban police making her late for a counter-revolutionary "pro-democracy" rally, the ordinary Cuban who wires her posts to her Miami-based anti-Castro blog posed "my seven questions" for President Obama, and lo, received his answers. She showed up Fidel Castro himself, who posed seven questions to candidate Obama in May 2008, because he's still waiting. 11862

CIA agent in support of terrorism- Juanita Castro

One of the lowest forms of life are those who betray their Homeland to a noxious foreign power that terrorizes their own people. Juanita Castro, sister of Fidel Castro, is one such person and admits it in her own memoirs, of being a traitor to her homeland, Cuba, She now reveals that she spied for the CIA for some number of years. See Castro's sister 'spied for CIA' 10548

Top 10 secret armies of the CIA

Found this on the web, will try to retrace provenance, worth a read: The United States have a well known history of providing military support to countries in need. But from time to time, the US Government has provided secret forces. While many are successful, there have also been a number of failures. This is a list of the ten top secret armies of the CIA. 7782

End the illegal US blockade of Cuba

JULY 26 marks the start of Fidel Castro's six year struggle to throw out the US dictatorship in Cuba. The JULY 26 MOVEMENT became the name of the Cuban forces, commemorating the martyrs of 1953. July 26 is the International Day of Solidarity with the Cuban People. CUBA SI, BLOCKADE NO. End the 50-year-old illegal US blockade.

Cuba declines OAS offer of Trojan Horse

Over US objections, the Organization of American States (OAS, OEA) voted to invite Cuba back into the fold, from which it had been expelled in 1962 for hanging with Communists. Cuba's reply? No thanks! Although Cuba's acceptance by fellow nations was hailed a victory, Fidel Castro wrote: "It is naive to think that the good intentions of one president justifies the existence of a body that... supported... neoliberalism, drug trafficking, military bases and economic crises." 7970

Cuba emerges victor of Cold Cash War

The ban on US travel to Cuba may be lifted, but isn't the timing so 1989? Old Havana has been affected by the European tourists which have been coming for decades, but opening the gates to the capitalist hordes of the American unwashed has been a dreadful prospect for the idyllic socialist retreat. It's fitting that today, the US economy doesn't pack the reckless punch it once did. Phase two of the Cold War is over and Capitalism has been felled. And it's Castro, not Reagan, who's lived to see it.

Hugo Chavez will liberate the Americas

When I was in Venezuela, I remember President Hugo Chavez was derided for thinking himself heir to the aspirations of the great Simon Bolivar. I remember laughing myself. You don't compare yourself to Washington, or Napoleon for that matter. Though no doubt the world laughed at their ambitions too. Affluent Venezuelans didn't like Chavez, and as a result neither did the press. They depicted him as an uneducated monkey, a dark-skinned un-sophisticate, hoping his ego would eventually be humiliated by his inadequate aptitude for walking upright. Could the Spanish blue-blood snobs have been more wrong? 6551

The future of socialism and LGBT rights in Cuba

The future of socialism and LGBT rights in Cuba, an interview with Mariela Castro. I thought this interview might be of some interest to Colorado's LGBT community, as it shows not quite the monster leadership of Cuba as is usually portrayed by the Right Wing here in NORADlandia when they talk about Human Rights. Ted Haggard might even ought to ask for political asylum in Cuba? Take your whole family, Ted, and at least have a vacation there! Break the law! Psst... I hear you're changing your views as a Christian... right?

The Law of the Jungle

THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE Trade, within a society and between countries, is the exchange of goods and services produced by human beings. The owners of the means of production appropriate the profits. As a class, they are the leaders of the capitalist state and they boast of fostering development and social wellbeing through market. This they worship as an infallible God. 5094

Life not that great in the US for many Hispanic immigrants

''I hate Fidel Castro, but does that mean I should work in a cafeteria?'' she said. ``I am 44 years old, and the first and only time in my life I went hungry was in the United States. Here (in Cuba), I live in a four-bedroom house and have a car. Over there, I had to live in an apartment the size of a table.'' 3506

Anniversary of OK City bombing fiction

Missed this anniversary date April 19, 1995. ...13 years later still no real investigation or explanation other than the "lone nut" theory. Although it is fact that multiple bombs were found, then ignored and covered up. Also it is known that FBI withheld thousands of documents in the trial. 3167

Leaders of anti- Colombian government demo of March 6 assassinated

While attention is elsewhere, the US continues to wage war in South America and it does so using the terrorism of its death squads. And even more pathetic is the US media's support for this war, as they spread misinformation and lies and blanket out real info about how the US government is waging this war, using murder and torture at will of its political opponents. 2866

Fidel Castro’s US public relations problem

Aww, it's positively time to tune out the radio. Fidel Castro is stepping down and the Cuban malcontents, the would be scouts for capitalism, the agents of our banks and special interests, the progeny of corrupt Batistas run out in 1959, who cloak themselves as dissidents or oppressed civil rights activists, are jockeying to get in their last digs. 2692

Castro Chavez Ahmadinejad Maradona!

If they needed another endorsement, the anti-empire dream team receives Maradona’s Hand of God! Diego Maradona sends Ahmadinejad and the Iranian people his praises and a signed number ten jersey.

A plague on both your houses!

Joseph Kennedy, patriarch of what is often described as America's royal family, built his fortune by bootlegging whiskey during the Prohibition and rose to power by mob control of the unions.   Ill-gotten gains are credited by some for the fate of Joseph's offspring: the "Kennedy Curse." Son JFK, elected president, shot; son Bobbie, declaring candidacy, shot; son Ted suffers a car-crash which derails his political aspirations; son of eldest son dies in a 1999 plane crash. 2180

Masked crusader of illiterary legend

All Pikes Peak Reads has chosen this year's library recommendation: ZORRO! Did you know that was a work of literature? Dumas, you think? R.L.S.? This choice follows To Kill a Mockingbird, Frankenstein, Treasure Island, and Alice in Wonderland. All accessible to younger readers to be sure, and literary to boot. I have no argument with Isabel Allende's Zorro [prequel], to entice the participation of Pikes Peak area adults, but what for the children? Charles Lamb? Harold Lamb? Did Zorro capture their prolific imagination? No, the kids get to read not the Legend of Zorro, but ABOUT the legend of Zorro. Great, so it's not literature, at least it's history. Is it? 1970

Are they ‘Green’, or just the same old corporate cons?

A lot of energy is now being put into painting corporations 'Green'. Here in Colorado Springs, we have a local daily rag that is so fossilized that it resists doing even that, and instead is still trying to deny that there are any ecological problems at all. But this is a trench (stance) increasingly unable to be adequately defended by corporate America, so mostly they have retreated into a new trench laid a way back from the previous one of pure denial. 1164

Fidel with Hugo Chavez

The collection of CIA operatives down in South Florida are just waiting to celebrate the death of Fidel Castro with a big party, but oops!, Fidel's dream of fully liberating Latin American from US imperialism lives on in the personage and politics of Hugo Chavez. The collection of rif-raf that will come to the Miami stadium to dance and sing about Fidel's death when he passes away, are not representative of how most Latinos feel about Castro. To many millions he is a great hero. Fidel with Hugo Chavez is worth watching for the first 9 minutes even if you don't speak a word of Spanish. Otherwise, well worth watching all 19 minutes as the later 10 minutes present a very interesting discussion of Venezuela in the world today.

Castro passes the baton

For even the hopeful, Fidel Castro's imminent mortality has for decades presaged the end of a dream. But Castro lived to see a successor. Not brother Raul, indeed neither an island-bound disciple nor a private-school Marxist, nor (but for this photo) a khaki'd comrade, but a veritable everyman Simon Bolivar to deliver the indigenous Americas to autonomy. 281

Cuba lives on as Fidel lies dying

Fidel Castro has been dying for half a year now, and yet Cuba continues to stand strong resisting US imperialist power. Almost 1/2 a century of US imposed war on the island, and it will be Castro's digestive tract that will finally bring Cuba's great leader down, and not some CIA exploding cigar, poison placed in his food, or some other terrorist plot launched by the gusanos of Miami and their US government handlers. 946

Viva Chavez!

Chavez won with over 60% of the vote in last Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela. The US government is getting thumped hard in the northern regions of South America. 770

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