Thawing Relations: Cuba’s Deeper (More Challenging) Significance

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by Susan Babbitt (Counterpunch.org)

Barack Obama, at the Summit of the Americas, wanted to bury the past. Argentinean president Cristina Fernández disagreed. Cuba was at the Summit, she proposed, not because of negotiations but because Cuba has fought more than sixty years with unprecedented dignity. That fight itself is not most notable; its explanatory philosophical traditions are needed and significant. Cuba’s history makes them believable.
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The seeds sown by those who died for a free Cuba have borne fruit, this invincible Revolution

 Photo: Jose M. Correa

Photo: Jose M. Correa


Speech presented by José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba’s Central Committee, and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, during the commemoration of the 62nd anniversary of the July 26, 1953, assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons, held at the July 26 Educational Complex, in Santiago de Cuba, July 26, 2015, Year 57 of the Revolution

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Antonio Guerrero and his prison paintings

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COME TO A MEETING — SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015

to learn more about Antonio Guerrero and his prison paintings,
as well as the Cuban Five and how they won their freedom.

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Statement by Cuban Foreign Minister at opening of embassy in Washington

The Cuban embassy officially re-opened in Washington, D.C. on July 20 as a sign of newly restored diplomatic relations between the two countries. But there is more work to be done, say activists. (Photo: Reuters)

The Cuban embassy officially re-opened in Washington, D.C. on July 20 as a sign of newly restored diplomatic relations between the two countries. But there is more work to be done, say activists. (Photo: Reuters)

Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla spoke at the ceremony to re-open the Cuban Embassy in the United States in Washington, today July 20, saying, “We’ve been able to make it to this date thanks to the firm and wise leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution,” and the “will, unity, sacrifice, selflessness, heroic resistance and work of our people.”
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62nd Annual Celebration

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Washington Retreats, The Revolution Advances

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Reportback From Cuba: Washington Retreats, The Revolution Advances By Ike Nahem From April 28 – May 5, 2015 representatives of the July 26 Coalition of New York-New Jersey organized a people-to-people program to Cuba with a dozen travelers.

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Absolved by Solidarity

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From Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, May 3, 2015 Open Daily, 4pm to 9pm The Clemente LES Gallery, ground floor 107 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002

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Raul Castro’s speech at ALBA summit in Caracas

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Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz at the 9th Extraordinary Alba-TCP Summit, convened in solidarity with the sister nation of Venezuela

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In Panama We Will Fight, says Abel Prieto

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A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. “Cubans attending the Summit of the Americas in Panama will find a scenario burdened by the prejudices and stereotypes that seek to ignore the existence of a civil society in Cuba,” said Cuban … Continue reading

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Statement from the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba

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Cuba states its position with regards to the aggressive Executive Order issued by the President of the United States against the Government of the BolivarianRepublic of Venezuela, which declares the country a threat to U.S. national security

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