55 Years After: Political Legacies of the Cuban Missile Crisis

BY IKE NAHEM
The last two weeks of October 1962, 55 years ago, was the closest the world has come so far to a widespread nuclear exchange in what has become known as the “Cuban Missile Crisis.”

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The First Use of Nuclear Weapons
In August 1945, the United States government, having, at that moment, a monopoly on the “atom bomb,” unilaterally dropped nuclear explosives, successively, on the civilian inhabitants of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. At the time of this clear war crime Japanese imperialism’s conquests and vast expansion in China, the Pacific Rim, and Southeast Asia, that began in the 1930s, had shrunk sharply. The Japanese rulers were utterly alone and isolated politically; their German Nazi ally was defeated, smashed, and under occupation. Japanese imperialism was in headlong retreat under intense attack from, on the one hand, rival colonial powers and imperialists fighting to get their colonial territories back, and indigenous independence forces in the remaining lands they occupied on the other. The latter was a mass upsurge for national independence and included resistance to Japanese aggression in parts of Manchuria in China, as well as Korea, Vietnam, and the “Dutch East Indies,” now Indonesia. At the time the decision to explode the nukes on Japanese cities was made, the Japanese navy was incapable of any operations and the Japanese merchant fleet was destroyed. The Japanese government had begun to send out “peace feelers,” fully aware of its hopeless situation. Washington’s utterly ruthless action – rationalized as necessary to prevent mass casualties for US soldiers in a ground invasion of Japan – finalized the defeat and prostration of the Japanese Empire in the Asian-Pacific “theater” of World War II…and sent an unmistakable shock and signal to the world for all time.

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The Case of Cuba: “Human Rights” as a Club

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Submission to United Nations Human Rights Commission, Geneva, Switzerland By Ike Nahem (This documented was submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Office of the Commissioner, based in Geneva, Switzerland in the name of Cuba solidarity organizations in the … Continue reading

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Celebration of the Cuban Revolution

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NEW YORK – NEW JERSEY

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE MONCADA ATTACK
THE EVENT THAT LAUNCHED THE CUBAN REVOLUTION

DINNER – RECEPTION 6:00 PM PROGRAM 7:00 PM

REPRESENTATIVES FROM CUBA, VENEZUELA
MUSICIAN JUDY GORMAN
DJ VERSETI

LOCATION NYSNA 131 WEST 33RD STREET, 2ND FLOOR
(BETWEEN 6TH AND 7TH AVENUES IN MANHATTAN, TWO BLOCKS FROM PENN STATION)

SUGGESTED DONATION: $10, NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

SPONSORED BY: CUBA SI, JULY 26 COALITION, CASA DE LAS AMERICAS

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Thank you All – National Cuba Conference

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Join us as we pay tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz

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US and Cuba Normalization Relation

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WE CALL ON ALL FRIENDS OF CUBA AND FIGHTERS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE TO GATHER AT THE CUBAN MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO HONOR THE LIFE AND EXAMPLE OF OUR BROTHER, FIDEL CASTRO

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THE GREAT REVOLUTIONARY AND INTERNATIONALIST. THE CHAMPION OF THE OPPRESSED. THE ORGANIZER OF SOLIDARITY.

WHERE:
315 LEXINGTON AVENUE BETWEEN 38th and 39th
STREETS IN MANHATTAN

WHEN:
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 12 NOON TO 2:00 PM

TO COINCIDE WITH THE BURIAL OF FIDEL’ S REMAINS IN SANTIAGO DE CUBA AND THE END OF THE NINE DAY MOURNING PERIOD IN CUBA FROM 9:00 AM TO 12:00 NOON, FRIENDS CAN ENTER THE CUBAN MISSION TO SIGN THE CONDOLENCE BOOK FOR FIDEL CASTRO

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The Imperishable example of Fidel

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With the passing of the great revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 it is first and foremost to the Cuban people that we express our condolences and our solidarity.

Fidel was a product of a profound and rich Cuban and Latin American history, but it must be said that the example and legacy of Fidel belongs in truth to the world. And in particular to the oppressed and exploited overwhelming majority of humanity, in every corner of our Earth.
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Support health services in Cuba, Haiti

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NEWS and PHOTO/VIDEO OPP
For Immediate Release:

Contact: Kathleen Hower, Executive Director: 412-735-6211 (cell)
Angela Garcia, Deputy Director: 412-735-6212 (cell)

Global Links Accepting Financial Donations to support
Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean

Shipments of donated medical supplies being prepared;
will support health services in Cuba, Haiti

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Solidarity with Cuba Mission

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