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Jul 31 14:41

Demand your teleSUR, RT, PressTV, and CCTV!

Whenever you stay in any hotel in Latin America, which does not “play” RT, PressTV, CCTV, TeleSUR, be a pest; demand! Nag, nag, and nag!

Mighty new television networks based in South America, Russia, China and Iran are locked in what could only be described as an epic battle against the omnipresent Western propaganda and indoctrination networks.Their programs can be seen all over the globe, and they have been dramatically changing the lives of millions in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, even in some hubs of the Empire itself, like New York and London.

Jul 25 11:34

Thirteen Senators Who Could Make History

Thirteen U.S. Senators is all President Obama needs to ensure that the nuclear deal with Iran does not get derailed by Congress

Voters in their states still have time to communicate to Senate offices locally or in Washington.

Do the math:

There are currently 54 Republican senators, all of whom are expected to oppose the deal. The Republicans will need only 13 Democrats to cross party lines and vote against the deal to reach the 67 votes required for an override.

Jul 24 09:36

PROPHETIC QUOTE FROM FIDEL CASTRO ON THE EVE OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

Have truer words ever been spoken?

Jul 22 12:41

One Way to Handle the Crisis in US-Russia Relations

What we are witnessing is the rise of a new wave of the most dangerous arms race with totally unpredictable consequences.

At the moment it is unrealistic to expect a speedy improvement in US – Russia relations. This is to be regretted, but it is a fact: these relations have reached perhaps the lowest point and are even worse than during Soviet times – a really disturbing development.

The general public is aware that both nations are facing off on the political, economic, and informational fronts. However, they also confront each other in yet another area which is only followed by a narrow circle of experts, though it bears directly on the most important security issues facing the whole planet.

The reference is, of course, to major arms control treaties. These took many years and tremendous efforts to negotiate, and yet they now dissolve one after another.

Jul 21 10:16

A LONG OVERDO VIDEO ~~ CUBAN EMBASSY OPENS IN WASHINGTON

As a side note, the Cuban flag that was raised in Washington yesterday was the very same one that was removed 54 years ago. It shows the determination and hopes of the wonderful Cuban people.

Jul 20 13:18

Cuban president wants Guantanamo Bay back

Cuban President Raul Castro demanded on Wednesday that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Might as well give it back. The US only clung to Guantanamo bay to annoy Fidel after the Cuban people kicked out their US puppet ruler Batista. Aside from a convenient place to hide the torture used by the US in prisoners of war, Guantanamo serves no real strategic purpose.

Jul 20 07:07

US, Cuba restore ties, open embassies after 54 years

Cuba and the United States formally renewed diplomatic ties Monday, as embassies reopened in their respective capitals, a powerful move toward burying decades of enmity between the Cold War foes.
A foreign policy legacy for President Barack Obama, the historic turnaround between two bitter foes has come about at breakneck pace, in just a matter of months since the two sides agreed to bury the hatchet and work together as equals.

Jul 19 19:03

British Royal Nazi Salute – a Sign of the Times

The British royal family is up in arms – excuse the pun – over old video footage that shows the young Queen Elizabeth giving a Heil Hitler salute. A photograph published on its front page by British tabloid newspaper The Sun has caused a storm of controversy, with the British monarchy denouncing it as an invasion of privacy. But the real significance is that the image shows how Western so-called democracies were – and still are – so close to embracing fascism.

There was a consensus among Britain’s ruling class during the 1930s that quietly but enthusiastically endorsed Hitler and fascism as a bulwark against democracy and socialism in particular.

Jul 18 22:19

The Nuclear Agreement; Fantasies vs Facts

Iranians are celebrating the prospects of a long awaited relief from the economic pain that the sanctions had imposed upon the nation. While they blame the United States government for what they believe to have been an unjustified and unfair treatment, they are divided as to what the true motivating factors could have been behind America’s animosity toward Iran.

The majority opinion points to America’s insatiable appetite for a hegemonic control over the region and its energy resources. A much smaller segment of the population comprising of the more educated elites, believe that Israel and its Zionist supporters in the United States have been at the helm and steering America’s foreign policy in the Middle East toward Israel’s preferences, even at the expense of America’s own strategic interests.

Jul 16 14:35

Iran’s Long-Game Diplomatic Strategy

Iran has sought negotiations with the U.S. for two decades, but both Democratic and Republican administrations favored hostility demanded by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Now that Iran nuclear deal is completed, the attention of Western news media and political commentators is predictably focused overwhelmingly on the opposition to the agreement within the U.S. Congress and from Israel and the Saudi-led Sunni Arab coalition.

That media lens misses the real significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is that Iran succeeded in negotiating an agreement with the United States that upheld its national right to a nuclear program despite the obvious vast disparity in power between the two states. That power disparity between the global hegemon and a militarily weak but politically influential regional “middle power” has shaped not just the negotiating strategies of the two sides during the negotiations but, more importantly, how they came about in the first place.

Jul 16 14:31

Who’s Next for Berlin’s Financial Blitzkrieg?

The financial terms dictated to Athens over the latest so-called bailout is nothing less than the subjugation of a sovereign country to the dictate of German banks. The troubling question for several European states is: who’s next?

Jul 16 11:12

WHY THE US FED GOV JUST CAN NOT SAY NO TO WAR

I urge anyone who reads this to watch the video above called All Wars Are Bankers Wars that will reinforce my stance and opinion into a more digestible understanding of the how and why and greed and inhumanity, as there is far more going on here than I can put into this already over lengthy op-ed and I will now explain why and how we keep the wars going and in doing so make a small cartel of banksters richer… for here is the crux of it all and HERE is an example of exactly how I understand what happens…

Jul 16 04:39

The World Rebukes Netanyahu

In a rare rebuke to his bullying, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stop the United States and five other world powers from reaching an agreement to constrain but not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Netanyahu still is dominating how the U.S. public and congressional debate is being framed, with Iran accused of regional “aggression” in four countries.

There is little truth and much exaggeration to Netanyahu’s depiction of what is going on in the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. mainstream media mindlessly reprises Netanyahu’s falsehoods...

Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression,” which is now becoming a conventional-wisdom talking point in Official Washington, was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. But Iran has not invaded any of the four countries that Netanyahu cited.

Jul 16 04:34

US/Israeli/Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

There is a madness in how the mainstream U.S. media presents the world to the American people, a delusional perspective that arguably creates an existential threat to humanity’s survival. We have seen this pattern in the biased depiction of the Ukraine crisis and now in how Official Washington is framing the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement.

In this American land of make-believe, Iran is assailed as the chief instigator of instability in the Middle East. Yet, any sane and informed person would dispute that assessment, noting the far greater contributions made by Israel, Saudi Arabia and, indeed, the United States.

The larger issue for the American people is what to do with this insane political-media system that dominates Official Washington. Either these powers-that-be are detached from reality or they are deceitful propagandists who think they can manipulate us with lies and distortions.

Jul 08 09:17

Greece – The Triumph of Democracy – the first day of a New Beginning

Congratulations! – With a resounding “OXI” = “No” – with 61% the Greek rejected the troika imposed austerity. They joined a majority of economists worldwide, including from the IMF, who also know that austerity doesn’t help recovery – and certainly doesn’t wipe out debt, the noose around a country’s neck.

But – what does the decisive no-vote mean for the 39% yes-voters? – Do they want more of austerity? – Hardly. Or were they manipulated with fear-mongering by the mostly privately owned western media, which also dominate Greece?– Blackmailed by the threats of Brussels? – Were they afraid of what’s next? – Western presstitute media propaganda for a “yes” vote, spiked with fear, threats and purposeful confusion was horrendous.

Jul 02 10:29

Cuba Becomes First Country to Eliminate Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Jul 02 08:41

US and Cuba reach historic agreement to open embassies and formally re-establish diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled on Wednesday, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Nearly seven months after U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sealed a diplomatic breakthrough, Obama will announce the new steps toward rapprochement in the White House Rose Garden at 11 a.m on Wednesday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The restoring relations with Cuba is primarily about not allowing Russia to have access to Cuba as the US Government continues to press for war with that country.

Jul 01 12:19

Obama on U.S. Embassy in Cuba: 'This Is What Change Looks Like'

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the United States and Cuba have struck a deal to open embassies in each other's capitals and re-establish diplomatic relations for the first time in half a century.

Jun 30 21:41

Letter to God

Please forgive my cynicism and negative connotations in this letter but I find it is often necessary to infuse the negativity to emit action, anger and resolution.

Why do You allow the criminal, corporate media to continuously and incessantly lie to its citizens and not only misrepresent the facts but often fabricate stories in order to inflate the severity of the fiction?

Jun 30 12:01

Russia: Tit for Tat – Israel Shamir.

Summing it up, President Putin speaks softly. If he carries a big stick, he does not flash it around.

Hail, fire and brimstone, new sanctions or the US tanks on its borders, Russia takes things in stride. President Putin could adopt the motto of William of Orange: saevis tranquillus in undis, calm amidst the tempest.

Jun 27 14:38

Latin American Revolutions Under Attack

The World is Turning, Don't Let it Turn Away

Do not take the Latin American revolutions for granted.

They inspired the entire Planet. They brought hope to every corner of our scarred Earth. But now they are themselves in need of our support.

All of revolutionary Latin America is “screaming”.

As I described in two of my recent books, “Exposing Lies Of The Empire” and “Fighting Against Western Imperialism”, the Empire is using similar destabilization strategy against all countries that are resisting its deadly embrace.

Jun 26 13:32

Greece – the Way Out

The Greek people are being penalized for having had the audacity to elect a socialist government – How dare they! – That’s the verdict.

What the troika is doing to Greece these days is the pinnacle of financial terrorism.It is economic waterboarding. It is blackmailing of the first degree. These people are neoliberal fascists, putting the Greek government before a dilemma – ‘either you present us with an acceptable list of austerities, or we will prepare one for you’ – literally. An austerity plan you better accept, lest you may default and being expulsed from the European monetary union and maybe even the EU. That is their threat. That is what Brussels does to a brother; to one of theirs. There is not a shred of solidarity left in this miss-called ‘Union’. This ‘Union’ doesn’t deserve existing.

Jun 21 13:00

Trapping Russia to Prove a Negative

The prove-a-negative trap is the Big Lie technique of Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels: there is no substance to the allegations and there is no obligation to present evidence to verify, thanks to the dutiful and unquestioning nature of Western corporate “journalism”.

The United States and its Western allies are trying to ensnare Russia in an audacious disinformation trap over the Ukraine conflict. That trap involves imposing an insoluble conundrum on Vladimir Putin’s government, which we might call “prove a negative”. It is a familiar conceptual device that Washington has used elsewhere, against Iraq and Iran for example, in order to pursue what are otherwise illegitimate geopolitical aims.Russia is being held up as the guilty party that is undermining the shaky Minsk ceasefire; and Western economic sanctions are being extended “until Russia implements the ceasefire”.

Jun 21 09:56

The Myth of Global ‘Free’ Trade

The key to TTIP is the so-called Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism that essentially gives corporations free reign to sue governments using a “failure to implement” provision, if state policies or legislation interfere with profits. But is this all about trade?

There was a direct, crucial “secret” agenda linking the G7 meeting in Germany and the Bilderberg meeting in Austria last week; the advancement of the virtually secret negotiations towards the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the massive free trade agreement between the US and the EU.

Even though the corporate powers behind TTIP are itching for a deal to be reached before the end of 2015, serious (negotiation) trouble remains.

Jun 21 09:50

Trump for President? — Paul Craig Roberts

This is not my endorsement of Trump for President. It is merely my speculations on how we might think of how large egos might be brought into our service.

Celente put it well. If you look at the sorry collection that aspires to be the CEO of what continues to be described as the “exceptional, indispensable, most important country with the largest economy and military, the world’s only Superpower, the Uni-power,” you see a collection of nobodies. America is like the last days of Rome when contenting factions fought to put their puppet on the throne.

In actual fact, Trump might be our best candidate to date. By all accounts, he is very rich. Thus, he doesn’t need the office in order to become rich by selling out America to interest groups.

Jun 20 12:48

In the USA – “I Cannot Write!”

The West is finished, its culture dead. What is left is unattractive, even horrifying. There is no heart, no compassion, and no creativity.

It was the first time in many years that I had missed my column, my essays, for several weeks.

I was shocked by the state in which I found the United States.

I couldn’t breath. I lost the ability to write. I felt anger building inside me. The anger was suffocating, strangling me. It was unhealthy anger, mixed with frustration! It was not that sacred anger one feels when going to a battle against great evil. It was also somehow petty, indescribable, and pathetic. It was breaking me, humiliating me.

I hated the fights I had to fight here.

I tried to see the reality that was surrounding me with different eyes but wherever I looked I saw only a dysfunctional, sad, collapsing country and culture.

This visit broke me. It exhausted me. It thoroughly depressed me.

Jun 17 07:35

Syriza: Plunder, Pillage and Prostration

How the ‘Hard Left’ embraces the policies of the Hard Right

Greece has been in the headlines of the world’s financial press for the past five months, as a newly elected leftist party, ‘Syriza’, which ostensibly opposes so-called ‘austerity measures’, faces off against the “Troika” (International Monetary Fund, the European Commission and European Central Bank).

Early on, the Syriza leadership, headed by Alexis Tsipras, adopted several strategic positions with fatal consequences – in terms of implementing their electoral promises to raise living standards, end vassalage to the ‘Troika’ and pursue an independent foreign policy.

We will proceed by outlining the initial systemic failures of Syriza and the subsequent concessions further eroding Greek living standards and deepening Greece’s role as an active collaborator of US and Israeli imperialism.

Winning Elections and Surrendering Power

Jun 11 03:19

Cuba against West’s anti-Russian sanctions, says top official

"We once again state our rejection of sanctions against this country," first Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez said in Brussels on Wednesday, bringing together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders. "We warned from the very beginning that NATO’s expansion towards the borders of the Russian Federation carries a serious threat for international peace, security and stability, as well as for Europe itself," the Cuban official said.
In his speech, posted on the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry, the head of the Cuban delegation also focused on the establishment of diplomatic relations with the US. "Despite an historic decision of Cuba and the United States to restore diplomatic relations, economic, trade and financial blockade against Cuba continues," he said.

Jun 10 14:43

A Rapprochement Or Just Wishful Thinking?

The current jockeying by potential candidates for the 2016 presidential elections is a perfect example of how true national interests are sacrificed for the sake of personal gains.

Iran could prove to be a powerful strategic partner to the United States, as long as its independence and regional influence are not threatened.

Jun 06 01:39

Peace Negotiations or War Preparations?

The US strategy of war through negotiations has mixed results. Where it confronts a burgeoning world power, such as China, it has failed. With a weak, disarmed state like Libya, it succeeded beyond its wildest dreams (or nightmares). With “middle level powers” like Cuba and Iran, it has secured political concessions but has not yet eroded the security and defense capabilities of the governments. In the case of Colombia, Washington is deeply embedded in the regime and has openly embraced a naked military solution.

May 29 10:31

Eastern Airlines takes flight from Miami again with first revenue flight

Eastern is back in business at Miami International Airport.

The well-known carrier with the hockey stick logo — a resurrection of the airline that called Miami home for decades — lifted off for its first revenue flight on Thursday afternoon. The destination for Eastern flight 3145 was Havana, in partnership with HavanaAir Charters.

May 25 11:11

A Poem On War

Beyond the count of years I walked the world,

and my children built their shrines to me.

Decades and centuries and millennia pass,

and still the shrines are built.

Temples insubstantial to men,

clear to my eyes.

No foundations or walls or roofs,

but shrines nonetheless.

Holy ground, consecrated

Today, every day, somewhere in the world,

the earth is prepared for my coming.

My hallowed grounds are everywhere.

In valleys and on mountains,

on broad plains and deep in hidden passes,

in deserts, on city streets.

Nameless, unremembered places.

May 18 08:40

Cuba Has a Cigar Cure

Cuba has for several years had a promising therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer. The 55-year trade embargo led by the US made sure that Cuba was mostly where it stayed.

May 17 08:42

Cuba’s Had Cancer-Suppressing Drugs for Years, but Thanks to the Trade Embargo, We Haven’t

Cuba was forced to come up with many of its own medical breakthroughs” during the half century it was cut off from the West. And one of its most incredible discoveries, a lung cancer vaccine, is about to cross U.S. borders.

May 15 10:15

Cuba offers free medical school to Black and Latino Americans

A few years ago member of the USA Congressional Black Caucus visited Cuba and noted the small amount number of doctor available in Black and poor areas in American. When Rep. Bennie Thompson said his Mississippi district needed doctors, then President Fidel Castro announced scholarships for youth from under-served communities in the U.S.

People interested in this opportunity should look into contacting the Interrelations Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO)/Pastors for Peace organization. There are currently 146 US students in the program at LASM with full scholarships and they seem to be doing very well.

May 11 22:09

Maduro: US Made Russia A Target Because They Are Losing Power In The World

Washington is losing its weight in the universal enclosure and this makes it target Russia and Venezuela, and also endeavor to diminish China's development, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro told RT's Spanish-dialect direct in a selective meeting.

http://whatisusa.info/maduro-us-made-russia-a-target-because-they-are-...

May 01 20:29

The Day After Damascus Falls

The Saudi-Israeli alliance has gone on the offensive, ramping up a “regime change” war in Syria and, in effect, promoting a military victory for Al-Qaeda or its spinoff, the Islamic State. But the consequences of that victory could toll the final bell for the American Republic, writes Robert Parry.

If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad meets the same fate as Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi or Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, much of Official Washington would rush out to some chic watering hole to celebrate – one more “bad guy” down, one more “regime change” notch on the belt. But the day after Damascus falls could mark the beginning of the end for the American Republic.

Apr 28 12:34

Argentina: A Case Study of Israel’s Zionist-Wall Street Destabilization Campaign

Israel’s widespread practice of recruiting Jewish citizens and officials of other countries to serve as vehicles of Israeli policies has the potential to foment a new and possibly violent backlash, once the greater population has been made aware of such treasonous activities.

Apr 28 05:05

FT: In Latin America, Russia Has Become A Counterweight To The United States

Developing trade links with Latin America, Russia seeks above all to gain allies, who have all chances to become a country with a long history of confrontation with the United States, writes Financial Times.

http://whatisusa.info/ft-in-latin-america-russia-has-become-a-counterw...

Apr 25 09:54

After Diplomatic Thaw, Cuban Cancer Vaccine May Start Saving American Lives

Now that Cuba and the United States have warmed diplomatic ties after more than fifty years of tension between the two countries, Havana has decided to begin exporting a breakthrough cancer treatment for testing in America.

Apr 24 10:33

Russia to carry on with modern weapons supplies to Cuba — Defense Minister Shoigu

"We intend to continue cooperation in supplying the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces with modern weapons and military hardware," Shoigu said at a meeting in Moscow with Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Cuba Ricardo Cabrisas.
According to the Russian defense minister, the Russian-Cuban cooperation received an additional boost following Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Havana last year.
"Our cooperation in the military sector is actively developing and my February meetings in Havana proved our common drive toward the expansion of our partnership relations in the military and military-technical spheres," the Russian minister said.
Shoigu also thanked Cabrisas for warm receptions provided by Cuba to Russian warship each time they call on the Havana port.

Apr 22 14:06

Russia, Cuba agree on new aircraft deliveries — deputy PM

Russia and Cuba have reached an agreement on new aircraft deliveries, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said following the 13th inter-governmental Russian-Cuban Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation.
"We have agreed today on new deliveries of modern Russian aircraft to the Cuban market. There may be deliveries to other countries’ markets as well," he said.
Speaking about the initiative by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov who suggested organizing the assembly of Ansat helicopters in Cuba with a view of promoting them to the markets in Central and Latin America, Rogozin noted that the helicopter was equipped with engines produced by White&Whitney, so the certification issue would be easy to resolve.

Apr 20 20:55

Cuban Leader Raul Castro Arrives In Moscow For Victory Day Parade

The leader of the state Council of Cuba Raul Castro will be in the capital of Russia in the occasions out of appreciation for the 70th commemoration of the Victory, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

http://whatisusa.info/cuban-leader-raul-castro-arrives-in-moscow-for-v...

Apr 20 10:39

Cuban Leader Raul Castro Arrives In Moscow For Victory Day Parade

The leader of the state Council of Cuba Raul Castro will be in the capital of Russia in the occasions out of appreciation for the 70th commemoration of the Victory, said the Federation Council speaker Valentina Matvienko.

http://whatisusa.info/cuban-leader-raul-castro-arrives-in-moscow-for-v...

Apr 20 04:27

Did Russia lose Cuba to the Americans?

From the very early 1960s onwards relations between Moscow and Havana were described as “unbreakable and fraternal,” and Cuba itself was referred to as the “Island of Freedom.” Today, in the words of well-known columnist Andrei Kolesnikov, Cuba is drifting out of Moscow’s orbit.
But let’s take a closer look. Did Moscow really let Cuba “slip through its fingers”? And if so, let’s try to answer another question: Could Russia have clung on to its ally?

Apr 15 07:30

Cuba praises 'fair' US pledge on terrorism list

Cuba has welcomed as "fair" a US decision to remove it from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it should never have been on the list in the first place.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Remember Operation NORTHWOODS? This was the US plan to crash an airliner and blame Cuba for it, to launch yet another invasion to take back control of the island.

Apr 14 13:59

Hillary Clinton – the ‘Liberal’ Puppet for War

Hillary Clinton this week launched her bid for the US presidential elections in 2016.

Clinton’s Republican rivals or would-be rivals immediately fired the brickbats, accusing the 67-year-old former First Lady of being a «Washington insider» and the «embodiment of all that is wrong» in US politics.

Hillary Rodham Clinton is lambasted by Republicans as a «liberal».

Whether described as «liberal», «conservative» or «hawk» – all American presidential candidates are the same in practice. Puppets for sale.

The unintended irony of Clinton’s Republican detractors, who include rabid rightwing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as well as the maverick Senator Rand Paul, is that every single one of them will have to spend similar amounts of cash in their anticipated presidential campaigns.

Apr 14 07:20

Harper meets Castro, but we had to look to Cuba for the photo

At first glance, it doesn't seem that earth-shaking: A poorly framed shot of two men in suits sitting before a staged backdrop, grinning somewhat awkwardly.

But the photo of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Cuban President Raul Castro at the Summit of the Americas over the weekend was nonetheless historic.

And not easy to come by.

Apr 13 15:54

Israel Lobby Conference: How big is the Lobby ? VIDEO

American politicians and media have fallen captive to the Zionist network. This is a lethal ailment that afflicts the US.

C-Span refused to cover the conference? Speak of “Silencing voices of TRUTH” or any exposure of even the most legitimate and reasonable discourse about Israel — Apparently, “The invisible dictatorship (to borrow a phrase) J.I.D., which controls America certainly saw to it!”

Whether it is not already too late to do much about it, we shall see.

Let us get it out on as many Websites as possible, Twitter and Facebook it, as well. We should not underestimate the power of the internet.

Distribution! Distribution! Distribution!

Apr 13 09:24

US History of Coup-Making Overshadows Obama's Outreach to Iran, Latin American Left

It is the first time that Cuba attended the 21-year-old Summit of the Americas, which was meeting for the seventh time. Castro gave a long speech that covered decades of grievances against the United States, but then was contrite and apologized, saying that he was speaking of actions of previous presidents, but that Obama is different and is “an honest man.”

Apr 13 08:29

Jeb Bush: Obama meets Castro, but not Netanyahu?

Former Florida governor and expected Republican presidential primary candidate Jeb Bush criticized US President Barack Obama for holding talks with Cuban leader Raul Castro while refusing to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the latter’s last trip to Washington.

“Obama meets with Castro but refused to meet w/ Netanyahu,” Bush tweeted Sunday. “Why legitimize a cruel dictator of a repressive regime?”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Well, Jeb, since you obviously have not been paying attention, Castro didn't try to upstage Obama with a grandstanding speech before Congress. Castro hasn't had his hand out every year for billions of taxpayer dollars while building a nuclear arsenal that makes all that financial aid illegal under US law, and wheras Israel has started war after war after war, creating a mess in the Middle East that Israel expects the US to clean up, Castro has been pretty much minding his own business. And if you don't understand that difference, you are far too stupid to be President!

Apr 12 23:15

Poets’ Talk: “Why Is This World So Sad?” And, “The Armor of God”

GC: Why is this world so sad? Do you have a religious answer? A faith-based answer?

CO: Life is suffering, and the ancient story of John the Baptist and Herod belongs to modern history…. Our “Herod” (POTUS) stands militarily above all other nations, and only Russia seems to stop the U.S. from cutting off (bombing) any head(s) our Controllers desire.

They intimidate the Vatican, and instead of “putting on the armor of God,” (St. Paul), the Roman Catholic Church often acquiesces, and by the “sin of omission,” helps hasten the making of a Rich Man & Lazarus world, an inevitable War of Civilizations.

At any rate, how will that “Ole Time Religion” square with this basically unimaginable world towards which we are racing?

Apr 12 02:00

Iran's state TV Twitter account hacked

Iran's Arabic-language state TV network Al Alam said on Sunday its Twitter account had been hacked and a false report was posted that an Iran-allied rebel leader in Yemen had died.

Apr 11 10:07

Jeb Bush Criticizes Obama Meeting – Castro

Jeb Bush criticized the meeting between Obama and Castro in Panama
The former Florida Governor Jeb Bush criticized the US president, Barack Obama, gave him the hand of his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, at the Summit of the Americas and called the president of Cuba of "cruel dictator".

http://whatisusa.info/jeb-bush-criticizes-obama-meeting-castro/

Apr 11 09:37

The Historic Greeting Obama And Raul Castro At The Summit Of The Americas

The greeting in Panama comes amid a thaw negotiations between the US and Cuba.
The president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, opened Friday night the Seventh Summit of the Americas before rulers and representatives of 35 countries of the continent.

http://whatisusa.info/the-historic-greeting-obama-and-raul-castro-at-t...

Apr 10 22:57

Partner or Pariah? Kerry Calls Lavrov for Help

Naming and shaming over the Iranian nuclear debacle will call out who just is the real pariah and who is the real partner to world peace.

Reading the Western news media is like swimming in a goldfish bowl. News one day gives way to some other transient story the next, and so on and on. With the result that if one were to rely on the Western media for understanding on any particular issue, there is faint chance of proper assimilation. This is because there is typically negligible context, perspective or continuity – as well as, of course, misleading spin and outright disinformation.

To illustrate: one of the most bizarre – unwittingly bizarre – recent news reports was how US Secretary of State John Kerry made an urgent call to Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Kerry reportedly needed Lavrov for help in clinching a breakthrough in the deadlocked nuclear negotiations with Iran.

Apr 10 13:26

Israel Lobby conference too hot for C-SPAN. So watch it online!

Watch the Israel Lobby conference live from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! Spread the word!
The “Israel Lobby” conference is too hot for C-SPAN! So watch it from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! – Begins at 9AM EST – April 10, live from the National Press Club! Tweet in your questions for speakers to @IsraelLobbyUS or email conference@IsraelLobbyUS.org. Be a part of this important event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1IIrHsO4fw#t=12344

The Israel Lobby conference is unprecedented, with the finest speakers on the subject gathered for a day of panels, Q&A and disscusions.

Israel lobby watchdogs like the ADL were outraged at last year’s National Summit. Today C-SPAN refused to broadcast it, choosing instead to show re-runs of innocuous content.

So forget C-SPAN! Watch the entire conference from your favorite YouTube device! No cable subscription, no gatekeepers! Then watch the archived video and share it with your friends!

Apr 10 13:06

Documents Reveal Covert US, UK, NATO Propaganda War in Ukraine

Documents posted on the web reveal a high-level anti-Russian propaganda war being waged in south and eastern Ukraine by the US, the UK and NATO on behalf of the Kiev Government, using non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as agents.
According to the Drakula blog, the West is raising its game in its campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. While it is — on the one hand — pumping up the military volume by moving NATO and US hardware nearer to the Ukraine and Russian borders, it is also playing a hybrid war by pumping funds into an anti-Russian propaganda war.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, I am very concerned that this propaganda war is going to generate a hot war against Russia, using Ukraine as the puppet cutout.

I would very politely like to point out to our Military, our State Department, our White House, and all the "Alphabet Soup" agencies looking at this post as I type it, that the US military does not have the troop strength; the money; or the manufacturing to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia; and that is what makes the military option so scarily dangerous.

I have noticed a definite "pump up the volume" going on with Corporate Presstitutes against Russian Leadership. And what I am hearing, very frankly, can only be characterized as desperation on the cusp of madness.

I would like to strongly caution all those in government, intelligence, and the military, that the citizens of this country are infinitely war-weary, and war sick, to be brutally honest.

China and Russia have gotten what they need by making deals; not by waging wars.

It is high time the US government got the hint. People in this country are hurting badly, and those in government had better start paying attention. The good middle-class jobs have been outsourced and off-shored to the cheapest labor pools in the world, and the only jobs available, many times, for laid-off Americans are simply minimum wage.

But of course, the flood of cheap labor into this country in the form of undocumented immigrants is really exacerbating the palpable anger the American people feel toward a government which has been bought by large corporations, and have only their good in mind.

This country cannot afford any more wars, both fiscally, and morally.

Apr 10 06:42

U.S., Cuba hold highest-level meeting in more than 50 years

The U.S. and Cuban foreign ministers sat down for talks on Thursday night in the highest-level meeting between the two sides since the early days of the Cuban revolution more than half a century ago.

Apr 10 00:55

Israel Lobby conference too hot for C-SPAN. So watch it online!

Watch the Israel Lobby conference live from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! Spread the word!

The “Israel Lobby” conference is too hot for C-SPAN! So watch it from your desktop, phone, laptop or tablet! – Begins at 9AM EST – April 10, live from the National Press Club! Tweet in your questions for speakers to @IsraelLobbyUS or email conference@IsraelLobbyUS.org. Be a part of this important event!

The Israel Lobby conference is unprecedented, with the finest speakers on the subject gathered for a day of panels, Q&A and discussions.

Israel lobby watchdogs like the ADL were outraged at last year’s National Summit. Today C-SPAN refused to broadcast it, choosing instead to show re-runs of innocuous content.

So forget C-SPAN! Watch the entire conference from your favorite YouTube device! No cable subscription, no gatekeepers! Then watch the archived video and share it with your friends!

Apr 09 09:00

Bitcoin Can Now Buy Flights To Cuba

Apr 05 06:55

Obama Committed To Cuba And Iran His Legacy In Foreign Policy

United States President Barack Obama.

The United States President, Barack Obama, just take a big step towards achieving an historic agreement with Iran, a country that is linking his legacy in foreign policy as it has done with the approach to Cuba, which will give a new boost next week at the Summit of the Americas.

http://whatisusa.info/obama-committed-to-cuba-and-iran-his-legacy-in-f...

Apr 05 03:02

Fidel Castro Seen In Public

Fidel Castro seen in public for the first time in over a year
Fears that the former leader had died after a prolonged spell of illness were quashed after new photos were released

Castro met with a group of visiting Venezuelans in the capital Havana, according to the website Cubadebate.
http://www.cubadebate.cu/noticias/2015/04/03/fidel-saluda-a-venezolano...

Apr 03 03:42

Airbnb Expands to Cuba

After President Obama’s announcement in December 2014 about allowing some travel and trade with Cuba after 50 years of isolation, Airbnb announced yesterday that they will be expanding into Cuba.

Mar 20 22:31

Cuba – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

On 17 December 2014, President Obama declared that 55 years of embargo didn’t work in bringing ‘freedom’ to Cuba. He proposed reestablishing diplomatic relations with the southern neighbor. An emotion of joy shook the world, especially Latin America. Raul Castro received wires and calls of congratulations. Cubans cheered “we won, we won!” – The US Congress right wing was not quite ready for this initiative and, indeed, there was no concrete mention of how and when the ‘blockade’ would be lifted.

Two days after Obama’s bold initiative, on 19 December 2015, he went to the Washington Press Club to tell a horde of puppet journalists, conservative politicians and onlookers that soft measures, like reestablishing diplomatic relations with Havana might be more successful in bringing the desired regime change to Cuba than more years of isolation. He couldn’t have been more direct and more honest about his intention. The Cuban Government and whoever else listened didn’t miss the point.

Mar 20 07:29

First direct flights between US and Cuba taking off

US travel service starts offering weekly charter between New York and Havana, despite ongoing US ban on Cuba tourism.

Mar 18 06:34

Cuba's Fidel Castro Pens Letter of Support to Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro

uba’s former leader Fidel Castro offered another show of support to embattled Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro this week, writing him an open letter that was published in Cuba’s state newspaper Granma. Castro assured Maduro that Venezuela would “never accept threats” from abroad, in reference to escalating tensions between Caracas and Washington.

Mar 17 11:41

War on terror : a self-licking ice cream cone

Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the business model of the war on terror in which the droning of wedding parties is nothing personal just business. Same goes for de-dollarization as China builds an alternative to SWIFT - nothing personal, just business. Max interviews former CIA agent and open source advocate, Robert David Steele, about false flags and moral hazard.

Mar 14 07:04

United States And Cuba Have Sunday In Havana Third Round Of Talks

Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state in the US to Latin America.

Assistant Secretary of US State for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, will travel to Cuba on Sunday to hold the third round of talks on the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the US government reported Friday.

Jacobson will be in Havana with Josefina Vidal, Director General United States to stop the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, on March 15 to “continue discussions on the restoration of diplomatic ties and reopening embassies”.

http://whatisusa.info/united-states-and-cuba-have-sunday-in-havana-thi...

Mar 12 17:06

HE CIA AND AMERICA’S PRESIDENTS

The CIA now is so firmly entrenched and so immensely well financed – much of it off the books, including everything from secret budget items to peddling drugs and weapons – that it is all but impossible for a president to oppose it the way Kennedy did

Feb 25 08:29

US Supreme Court hands Cuba a victory over its cigars

The US Supreme Court declined to intervene in a long-running battle between a US and Cuban company over the Cohiba cigar trademark. By refusing to hear an appeal, the country's highest court leaves intact a ruling in favor of the Cuban firm.

Due to a US trade embargo with Cuba, Cubatabaco cannot sell its Cohiba cigars in the United States while they are sold worldwide and in Cuba. US company General Cigar sells its Dominican Republic-produced Cohiba cigars in the US. The legal dispute is over whether the Cuban company has to the right to challenge General Cigar’s trademark in the US, despite the embargo, as reported by Agence France Presse.

Feb 21 08:56

Lebanon FM signs historic agreement with Cuba

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil signed a cooperation agreement with Cuba Friday in the first official visit by a Lebanese foreign minister to Havana since 1970.

The two officials signed an agreement to boost diplomatic collaboration between their foreign ministries, according to a statement released Saturday by Bassil's media office.

Feb 11 07:55

Russian defense minister to pay first visit to Venezuela

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu sets off on a three-day Latin American tour during which he will visit Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, a Defense Ministry spokesman has said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The economic predations of the Private Central Banks are on the verge of driving Greece and Eastern Ukraine into alliance with Russia. The same thing could easily happen with Venezuela!

Feb 09 13:04

Netflix launches in Cuba as diplomatic relations thaw

Internet movie and television streaming service Netflix has launched in Cuba, as diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba continue to thaw.

Feb 03 09:38

Raúl Castro Puts the Ball in the U.S. Court

The first public speech by the Cuban leader would define whether Cuba and its government would falter, or whether it had some magic formula for managing the subversive plan created by the White House.

If we read the reports filed by most journalists, Castro only said that changes to Cuba’s internal affairs would not be permitted. But he said much more than that, even delineating the principles that would govern the talks over bilateral relations.

Yet it’s almost as though the reporters couldn’t be bothered.

And suddenly, we are seeing a torrent of Miami “consultants” trying to capitalize on the process by issuing imaginative statements about what they think will happen next.

Jan 28 15:44

Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba

Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country for damages before the two nations re-establish normal relations.

Castro told a summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States that Cuba and the US are working toward full diplomatic relations but “if these problems aren’t resolved, this diplomatic rapprochement wouldn’t make any sense”.

Jan 27 08:48

‘I don’t trust US’: Fidel Castro breaks silence on Cuba-America reconciliation

"I don't trust the policy of the United States… but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts,” iconic former Cuban leader Fidel Castro commented on the push for a restoration of Cuban-American ties.

Jan 21 09:09

U.S. and Cuba start historic talks on restoring ties

Cuba has also said it will protest U.S. laws that welcome Cubans into the United States once they set foot on U.S. soil, a policy exception that Cuba says promotes people-trafficking and dangerous journeys across the Florida Straits on flimsy vessels.

Obama has the executive authority to restore diplomatic ties and lift sanctions but needs the Republican-controlled Congress to repeal the economic embargo.

Jan 19 08:25

America’s Berlin Wall

In October 2014, the UN General Assembly voted to recommend ending the US embargo on Cuba. Of the 193 UN members, 188 voted in favour. The only country siding with the US to continue the embargo was Israel. (The remaining three countries abstained.)

This is not the first time the UN has taken up the question. In fact, it is the 23rd time, having taken it up annually since 1992. On every occasion since 1992, the UN voted for the embargo to end. Israel remains the sole supporter to the US position.

Jan 15 10:54

New US-Cuba trade, travel rules to take effect Friday, 1st steps to end embargo

Revisions to the decades-old embargoes between the United States and Cuba are now scheduled to go into effect this Friday, implementing major changes this week to the long-standing trade and travel restrictions between neighboring nations.

New policies, announced by the Obama administration on Thursday this week, are expected to allow American travelers contained in 12 categories to travel to Cuba without applying for specialized licenses, alleviating restrictions that have largely excluded the US public from the island for more than 50 years.

In addition to easing travel restrictions, The Hill reported that the changes from the Departments of Treasury and Commerce will allow travelers to bring back to the US upwards of $400 worth of goods, including $100 in alcohol and tobacco products, such as Cuban cigars.

Jan 09 08:06

Hundreds mourn the 'death' of Fidel Castro after rumours sweep Twitter (but are they confusing him with recently departed Fidel Castro Odinga from Nairobi?)

Twitter is abuzz with rumours that Cuba's former communist leader Fidel Castro has died, although the speculation has emerged close on the heels of the death of another high-profile person with the same name.

There has been no official confirmation that the 88-year old former leader of Cuba has died and social media has an impressive track record of prematurely announcing Castro's demise.

Dec 31 11:49

US Allocates a Whopping $65 Million for New Guantanamo School

The base with the most expensive prison on earth is getting one of the world's priciest schools -- a $65 million building with classroom space for, at most, 275 kindergarten through high school students.

Dec 30 11:01

Demonizing Fidel Castro: “Normalization” and the Thrust of Anti-Cuba Propaganda

The Main-Stream Media (MSM) is targeting a young and diverse population through Fusion, a new multimedia news service launched in 2013 and it is described as a “news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network.” Fusion is an American digital cable and satellite TV network that is jointly owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and Univision Communications Inc.

Dec 30 09:48

USAID Will Continue It's 'Democracy' Program in Cuba

The US won't be required to halt its 'Democracy' Program' in Cuba, says Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, while the release of the Cuban Five remains testimony to the great endurance of the Cuban people says James Early of the Smithsonian Institute.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

USAID's idea of Democracy is to oust the legitimate government and install a US puppet. That is what they did in Kiev, and were caught trying to do in Russia!

Dec 23 11:54

Big changes coming to Cuba tourism with US opening

U.S. tourists are roaming the streets of Old Havana, listening to lectures on Art Deco architecture and meeting with jazz musicians. What they aren't doing yet — at least most of the time — is lounging in the sun and sipping mojitos at white-sand-beach resorts.

American citizens have been allowed to visit Cuba on such "people to people" trips since 2011, one of President Barack Obama's first moves toward detente with the communist-run island — provided their scheduled activities are sufficiently educational, and down time is kept to a minimum.

Dec 19 07:47

The Problem With Obama's Cuba Speech

"In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries," Obama said in a live televised speech from the White House.

The problem with the policy is that it "failed to advance our interests," according to Obama. When he speaks of "our interests", he is of course referring to corporate business interests, not the public interest. Deciding an economy should belong to the population rather than unaccountable private interests is an affront to businesses that believe they have a right to operate in foreign markets and control local resources.

Dec 18 11:16

WAKING UP IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE

Waking up to the news this morning was like being in an episode of The Twilight Zone …. Are we finally seeing the fruits of decades of struggle? Is there finally hope for the progress and change that was actually voted for??

Dec 17 14:46

Danny Glover Wins, FBI Loses 16-Yr Battle

Danny Glover, along with PCJF, has spent over a decade battling for justice for the five falsely imprisoned persons (FIPs). He has spread the untold truth about the five. He taught about the injustice by urging people to imagine a boat load of explosives heading your way, five people risking their lives to stop it and save thousands of lives, so were arrested.

Dec 17 12:41

Barack Obama thanks Canada for hosting Cuba-U.S. meetings

Dec 17 12:35

Could Cuban cigars finally be in hand for U.S. smokers?

The Holy Grail may finally be in sight for America’s cigar smokers.

At least that’s how some are seeing things in light of the newly announced political and trade agreement between the United States and Cuba. As part of the deal, U.S. travelers to the island nation will now be able to bring home $100 worth of alcohol and tobacco products, including, yes, those prized Cuban cigars.

Dec 17 10:59

Rubio slams Cuba agreement, says Obama is ‘willfully ignorant’

Calling President Obama “willfully ignorant” and “the worst negotiator” the U.S. has had in decades, Sen. Marco Rubio on Wednesday slammed the administration’s agreement with Cuba to open normal diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years, saying the deal will only allow Cuban President Raul Castro to shore up his power base and continue oppressing his own people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"And that's OUR job!"

Dec 17 08:09

US, Cuba reportedly seek to normalize relations after Alan Gross released

U.S. officials say the Obama administration plans to start talks with Cuba on normalizing full diplomatic relations and opening an embassy, after American Alan Gross was released from Cuba as part of a prisoner swap.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FINALLY!

Dec 17 07:46

Cuba & US exchange prisoners, Obama to announce major changes in Cuban policy

Cuba has exchanged American citizen Alan Gross for three Cubans jailed in the United States. The prisoner swap is set to be the first step in a major overhaul of US-Cuba relations.

US officials said Gross was transported on a government plane Wednesday morning after being released on humanitarian grounds, which followed a request from the White House. Gross, who had been imprisoned for five years, was viewed as a stumbling block towards improving relations between Havana and Washington.

Cuban President Raul Castro is set to address his nation about relations with the United States at 1700 GMT on Wednesday, Reuters cites Cuban state television as saying.

Dec 08 09:51

Caribbean nations urge US to lift 'senseless' Cuba embargo

Caribbean leaders urged the United States to lift its 54-year-old "senseless" embargo against Communist-ruled Cuba on Sunday as they convened in Havana for a regional summit.

The summit -- bringing together the 15 CARICOM member states and Cuba -- aims to increase trade and cooperation within the group and with Cuba.

Nov 19 13:02

Cuba Says Doctor Catches Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dr. Felix Baez Sarria is being treated by British doctors in Africa but he will be transferred to a special unit in Geneva at the recommendation of the World Health Organization, medical officials said.

Nov 05 15:30

Obama Could Lift Sanctions Against Cuba After Next Week's Election, Says Congressman

Gregory Craig, former White House counsel under Barack Obama, said the president already has the legal power to lift most of the sanctions that have crippled Cuba since the fall of the Soviet Union. Although Congress probably would refuse to officially overturn the embargo, Obama could -- and should -- instantly normalize diplomatic relations and allow Americans to travel to the island, Craig said.

Oct 21 14:47

Cuba Sends 91 More Doctors to Fight Ebola

Every few years Dr. Leonardo Fernandez flies to a nation shaken by natural disaster, political turmoil or disease, leaving his hospital in eastern Cuba for countries that have included Pakistan, Nicaragua and East Timor.

On Tuesday, the intensive care specialist was headed to the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic along with 90 other Cuban medical workers as part of a half-century-old strategy that puts doctors on the front lines of the country's foreign policy.

The 91 nurses and doctors going to Guinea and Liberia join 165 already in Sierra Leone — making this island of 11 million people one of the largest global contributors of medical workers to the fight against Ebola.

Oct 09 09:16

Cubana Flight 455: Remembering the Victims of US-Supported Terrorism

During that meeting, over 20 assembled individuals representing terrorist factions founded CORU, an anagram for the Coordinación de Organizaciones Revolucionarias Unidas, headed by Orlando Bosch, in response to CIA director George H. Bush’s demand that the offensive against the Republic of Cuba be centrally co-ordinated under CIA direction and funding as part of Operation Condor. That same month, June, 1976, Bosch is on record that he sent a bomb to the Cuban embassy in Ottawa, aimed at hindering the relations between Canada and Cuba and enforcing the illegal U.S. blockade of Cuba, one of many targets attacked by Cuban-American terrorists inside and outside the territory of Canada during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Sep 29 07:33

Cuba must send home Canadian entrepreneur, MP says

A Canadian businessman sentenced in Cuba to 15 years in prison on corruption-related charges should be sent back home, said a Toronto-area MP who called the conviction a “travesty of justice.”

Dec 04 08:50

DR. LAWRENCE DAVIDSON: ON THE HISTORICAL NECESSITY OF WIKILEAKS

“But what about democracies? Well, the truth is that they too are run by political and economic elites whose interests are rarely the same as the general public. That is why, when the government uses the term “national interest,” one should always be suspicious’....by Dr. Lawrence Davidson

Dec 02 18:42

Europe’s hidden billions:

Europe’s hidden billions: Cohesion for a reason

Nov 28 09:07

China to fund $6 Billion refinery expansion in Cuba

China is taking another great leap forward in its Latin American energy plans, raising Cuba's energy importance in the process, with a deal to lead a $6 billion refinery expansion project on the communist island, experts said this week.

The project, to be funded mostly by China's Eximbank, is the latest of several significant moves in the region for the Asian power as it continues to expand its global influence.

For Cuba, the refurbishing of its antiquated refinery in the coastal city of Cienfuegos will provide an outlet for oil it hopes to tap soon in the Gulf of Mexico, while also laying the groundwork for the island to possibly become a key oil transhipment point for the Caribbean basin.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I mention this is passing, only to point out that if it were not for the consistently insane US boycott of Cuba, access to that oil could well have gone to US companies.

US companies have business relationships with - and investments in - countries like Viet Nam, for heaven's sake!!

Oct 15 08:39

ISRAEL POLICIES ARE MANIFESTLY EVIL: FMR CIA OFFICER PHILIP GIARLDI

The Israel Lobby is so powerful because it deliberately set out to establish control over key elements in the United States. It has demonstrated a number of times that politicians who are perceived as being unfriendly to Israel will face serious problems

Oct 06 15:16

Flashback: On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

On October 6, 1976, anti-Castro terrorists murdered seventy-three people on Cubana Flight 455 off Barbados.

Declassified letters and reports (like below from FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley to Henry Kissenger) show that the United States Government knew of the plot beforehand and not only that: they knew exactly who was involved almost four months before the bombing.

For over three decades the US government has protected the terrorists. This outrage continues under the Obama Administration and undermines whatever moral authority the United States retains in the persecution of its war in Iraq – a “part-time hobby” war with no end in sight.

Sep 08 07:37

“STOP SLANDERING THE JEWS” ~~ FIDEL CASTRO TO AHMADINEJAD

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Castro running for the US Congress?!? :)

Sep 01 05:21

Not Guilty. The Israeli Captain who Emptied his Rifle into a Palestinian Schoolgirl

Palestinian witnesses said they saw the captain shoot Iman twice in the head, walk away, turn back and fire a stream of bullets into her body. On the tape, Capt R then “clarifies” to the soldiers under his command why he killed Iman: “This is commander. Anything that’s mobile, that moves in the [security] zone, even if it’s a three-year-old, needs to be killed.”

Aug 20 09:14

Fidel Castro fascinated by book on Bilderberg Club

HAVANA – Fidel Castro is showcasing a theory long popular both among the far left and far right: that the shadowy Bilderberg Group has become a kind of global government, controlling not only international politics and economics, but even culture.

The 84-year-old former Cuban president published an article Wednesday that used three of the only eight pages in the Communist Party newspaper Granma to quote — largely verbatim — from a 2006 book by Lithuanian-born writer Daniel Estulin.

Estulin's work, "The Secrets of the Bilderberg Club," argues that the international group largely runs the world. It has held a secretive annual forum of prominent politicians, thinkers and businessmen since it was founded in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in Holland.

Aug 20 05:55

Obama's pledge to close down Guantanamo is 'not even close'

Barack Obama's pledge to shut down Guantanamo Bay will not be honoured until at least a year after the President's self-imposed deadline – and may not be completed in his first administration.

The man in charge of the seven prison camps at the US naval base in Cuba is yet to receive direct orders to begin the transfer of prisoners so he can close the detention facilities.

Aug 14 18:21

Crisis. What Crisis? Profits Soar!

By James Petras

The capitalist state, with Democratic President Obama in the lead, has transferred billions to big capital via direct bailouts, virtual interest free loans, tax cuts and by pressuring labor to accept lower wages and health and pension givebacks. The White House plan for ‘recovery’ has worked beyond expectations – corporate profits have recovered; “only” the vast majority of workers have fallen deeper into crises.

CONTINUE READING THE FULL ARTICLE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/crisis-what-crisis-profits-soar/

Aug 07 20:47

Fidel Castro warns of nuclear war between US and Iran

The revolutionary leader revealed that he believes the US and Israel may launch a nuclear attack on Iran, as the dispute about the Tehran government's own nuclear programme continues.

"If war breaks out the current social order will suddenly disappear and the price will be infinitely greater," Mr Castro said.

The veteran politician added that nuclear war would change the world order and that it is up to Cuba and other nations to persuade Barack Obama not to attack Iran or North Korea.

Jul 26 09:27

FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS CUBA!

Fifty one years ago the biggest whorehouse and gambling casino in the Carribean closed its doors permanently. Fifty one years ago the United States was faced with the greatest challenge in its entire history…. a challenge that came from a mere ’90 miles from home’.

Cuba was free! Despite every possible attempt to turn the clocks backwards, Cuba remains free!!

Embargoes, blockades, attacks, invasions …. nothing worked!

Jul 20 00:00

12 year old Girl Forced in Chertoff's Naked Body Scanner w/out Parents Knowing

Airport body scanners reveal all, but what about when it's your kid?

People are concerned about privacy, delayed flights, health effects. - Now there's another concern. What about kids? Do they have to go through this, too? And what are parents' rights?

Jul 14 09:44

The Source of Wars

On July 4, I said that neither the United States nor Iran would give in: “one, prevented by the pride of the powerful, and the other because it has the capacity and the will to fight oppression, as we have seen so many times before in the history of mankind.”

In nearly every war, one party wishes to avoid it and, sometimes, the two parties do. This time it will happen although one of the parties does not wish it. That was the case of the two World Wars of 1914 and 1939, only 25 years one from the other.

Jul 08 10:29

Omar Khadr axes U.S. lawyers ahead of hearing

Accused war-criminal Omar Khadr has fired his American lawyers less than a week before his military-commission pre-trial hearings are slated to resume in Guantanamo Bay, one of his despondent attorneys said Wednesday.

Khadr, via a motion terminating his U.S. counsel and filed by his lawyers with the commission, said that he would either represent himself or boycott his trial.

"We have worked our hearts out on the case and were just eagerly looking forward to what we had planned to do," one of the lawyers, Barry Coburn, told The Canadian Press.

Prosecutors allege Khadr threw a hand grenade that killed Sgt. Chris Speer in Afghanistan in July 2002 when he was 15 years old. He faces a maximum life sentence on conviction.

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Jun 29 20:45

Israeli Nuclear Espionage: The Art of Keeping America at Risk for Fun and Profit

Israel agreed to sell South Africa nuclear weapons.

More than that, it makes any aid America gives Israel illegal. If Israel is nuclear, which is now official, and in violation of international treaties, just as with Iraq and Iran, then America has to demand inspections and disarmament. There is no choice. This is the law. Law for Iran, law for Iraq is also law for Israel. Israel has expected this day for years.

Jun 29 17:01

Russia's Gazprom Neft Seeks Expansion Into Cuba, Iran

Gazprom Neft Seeks Expansion Into Cuba, Iran
30 June 2010
Reuters
Gazprom Neft is looking to expand its foreign operations into oil-rich Cuba and Iran, which are both hindered by trade sanctions, CEO Alexander Dyukov said Tuesday.
The company is actively seeking to increase its resource base to meet an ambitious oil output goal of 100,000 million metric tons a year by 2020, up from about 60,000 million.
"Gazprom Neft wants to join Petronas' project in Cuba," Dyukov said during the company's annual shareholders' meeting.

Jun 29 08:45

Russian Oil Company Opens Office in Cuba

The Russian oil company JSC Zarubezhneft opened on Thursday an operations office in Havana that will lead to an increase in the production of petroleum and accompanying gas in the island in the coming years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Were it not for the stupid, pig-headed continuation of the US embargo of Cuba, it could have been a US company doing that development of petroleum and gas here.

The US has business relations with China, and Viet Nam; to continue the embargo against Cuba is petty, vindictive, and ultimately counterproductive for this country.

Jun 26 13:55

David Ray Griffin: Afghanistan War obviously illegal; 9/11 “justifications” all lies. 2 of 2

*hyperlinks live at source*

Dr. David Ray Griffin walks readers through the “emperor has no clothes” obvious facts that US war in Afghanistan is illegal. In addition, Dr. Griffin explains, documents, and proves that all 9/11-related “reasons” are also all lies. The first part of Dr. Griffin’s lecture on this topic concludes the part one article. Additional parts are here on Dr. Griffin's website.

My explanation, documentation, and proof that current US wars are as close to lawful as a baseball pitch ten feet over everyone’s head is close to a strike is in this academic paper:

Open proposal to higher education

My citizen appeal with comprehensive aspects of unlawful wars and unconstitutional policies:

Government by dicts

Jun 21 09:47

FLASHBACK - US PLANNED FAKE TERROR TO START A WAR

Jun 18 02:46

Wiles : Rise People, Rise

By Rich Wiles

Through the recent murderous events in international waters Israel has once again shown its true colours and its total disregard for humanity. From the global reaction over the last week it seems that, for once, a huge majority of people around the world have seen these attacks in a clear light. Let us call a massacre a massacre. Whilst these atrocities have clearly appalled millions of people, the inhumanity of the Zionist regime should have come as no surprise, for this is nothing new.

Jun 14 11:51

Israel blasts Castro for calling swastika ‘new Israeli banner’

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Castro thinks you are being a jerk, you KNOW you are in trouble!

Jun 07 02:48

Gitmo becomes $500 million Camp Costly

Among the war-on-terror spending legacies for troops at Guantanamo Bay: a $249,000 abandoned volleyball court and an unused $296,000 go-kart track.

Jun 04 03:21

Review of Zionism, Militarism And The Decline Of US Power by James Petras

December 2009 issue of Culture Wars magazine – Ken Freeland

The hegemonic influence of Zionist-Israeli forces over America’s foreign policy, particularly Middle East policy, is a phenomenon without historical precedent. While right-wing radicals, with their focus on patriotism and constitutional values, set off early alarms about this perceived foreign domination,the Left pretty much slept through its insidious ascent to power. [...]
Continue Reading

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/06/review-of-zionism-militarism-and-the-...

Jun 02 08:49

Time for law abiding American citizens to stop paying taxes, start a new government? 6 of 13

*hyperlinks and video live at source*

David Degraw has written an outstanding comprehensive explanation of what’s really happening in the US economy. He’s given me permission to reprint it here. I also recommend his site "For Our Economy" for citizen grass-roots activism for economic justice.

May 23 18:17

JAMES PETRAS : Latin America’s New Middle Class Rulers: Stabilization, Growth and Inequality

The revival of popular revolutionary movements begins by rejecting complicity with the new middle class rulers presiding over the new phase of state-private capitalist expansion.

Latin America’s current relations with the US as well as its present political and economic configuration can best be understood in the context of large scale changes over the past twenty years and the relative stability of the past five years.

May 20 09:52

PHILIP GIRALDI : Shaping the Story on Iran

There have been recent reports that Iran has enabled the travel of al-Qaeda leaders to Afghanistan and Pakistan where they will be able to confront and kill American soldiers. If you think you have heard the story before, you have, in another context. In the earlier rendition it was Saddam Hussein who was hand-in-glove with al-Qaeda, helping the group in its nefarious planning to attack the United States and kill Americans. Saddam, who was in reality only a threat to his own people, was on the receiving end of a barrage of fabricated information claiming that he was secretly developing weapons of mass destruction and clandestinely dealing with the terrorists who were responsible for 9/11. Or so the story goes.

Apr 17 16:29

FLASHBACK: US Military Plan to Justify Intervention in Cuba, 1962.

JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
13 March 1962

A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms...We could sink a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful....

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Apr 01 08:29

A day in the life at Guantanamo: The eerie images of leg irons and 'life lessons' at America's darkest prison

They are scenes of tediousness rather than of terror or torture.

But the shackles and barbed wire imply the threat behind the boredom, as these never-before-seen images of life inside the prison at Guantanamo Bay show.

Feb 24 14:57

Raul Castro Regrets Death Of Dissident

"Must we go to such extremes? ... I beg of you to resign. Get out of this country. You don't deserve respect," he wrote. The younger Almeida was briefly jailed in November when after petitioning the government for permission to travel to the United States for medical care.

I POSTED THIS ARTICLE BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE LINE. MORE THAN A SIMPLE ERROR, IT LOOKS LIKE A DELIBERATE EDIT OF INFORMATION THAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW. "When..." what? WHAT DID HE DO AFTER PETITIONING TO GO TO THE US? SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE, AND I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT WHAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE ABOVE QUOTE THAT WOULD HAVE HURT THE "INTENT" OF THE STORY.

Feb 03 16:38

Next Year in Havana?

Ending the U.S. Travel Ban Should Be First Step in Normalizing Relations with Cuba

Jan 17 09:04

FLASHBACK - Russia to drill for oil off Cuba

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And all of a sudden, the US militarization of Haiti makes a whole lotta sense!

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