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Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review, October 5, 2017
By Isaac Saney, Co-Chair & National Spokesperson, Canadian Network On Cuba.
Cuba holds an admirable place in the international community regarding the protection and promotion of the rights of its citizens. In Cuba everyone is guaranteed an education and access to universal and free healthcare. In Cuba no one is “disappeared” or the victim of extra-judicial execution. In Cuba there are no homeless roaming the streets, no one left to fend for themself, eking out an existence in a dog-eat-dog society. Cuba is not a haven for the economic violence that reigns in so many countries. This submission will briefly summarize Cuba’s domestic achievements, as well, as the island’s considerable contribution to the well-being of the world’s nations and peoples.
A new book by Canadian journalist and political scientist, Arnold August, has recently been published by Fernwood Publishing (2017) titled “Cuba-U.S. Relations-Obama and Beyond.” The book has a well-written Foreword by eminent Canadian scholar Keith Ellis (“Arnold August brings to the task his finest gift, his superbly developed talent as a journalist.”). Ricardo Alarcon, former permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Deputy and President at the National Assembly of People’s Power, wrote the Introduction to the book where in his last sentence he writes that Che Guevara’s warning, “never trust imperialism, not one iota,” “remains as relevant as ever.”
Courtesy of Alliance for Global Justice.
This is an audio recording of the presentation by Nino Pagliccia who attended the solidarity meeting "Todos Somos Venezuela – Dialogo Mundial por la Paz, la Soberania y la Democracia Bolivariana" on September 16-19, 2017 in Caracas, Venezuela.
You can also link to the original source via Alliance for Global Justice.
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September 10, 2017
Hurricane Irma menaced and devastated the eastern and northern Caribbean, striking Cuba from September 7-10, resulting in significant and widespread damage. Accompanied by massive flooding, its sweeping destruction encompassed housing, communications, infrastructure, agricultural equipment, crops, and community buildings.
El agua del mar se adentró unos 250 metros en la capital cubana al final del sábado, al chocar las inmensas olas con el Malecón, el emblemático paseo marítimo de la ciudad de ocho kilómetros de largo.
Estas son algunas de las imágenes que nos dejó Irma en La Habana.
|A principle remains unchanged: the Revolution will not leave anyone homeless and measures are already taken so that no Cuban family is left to their fate.|
Let us face recovery with the example of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who with his permanent faith in victory and strong will has taught us that there are no impossible tasks.
New economic model for Cuba or a “new” Cuba?
I post this article from a blog in Cuba because I find it very interesting. Unless you are very familiar with Cuba, Cuban sentiments towards foreign interference and the real consequences of the blockade on Cuba, this article reads just like any of those commentaries that would appear in any blog about any country.
Thinking out loud.
“Solidarity" is one of the most used terms among activists probably next to “struggle”. However, in practice I am surprised sometimes how little it is understood and how frequently it becomes a subjective term depending on…the mood.
Palabras de nuestro colaborador Arnold August tras recibir la Medalla de Amistad concedida por el Consejo de Estado a propuesta del ICAP. La Habana, 4 de julio de 2017
Muchas gracias, Fernando, por sus amables palabras. Muchas gracias Gerardo por hacerme entrega de esta Medalla. Me siento honrado de estar hoy aquí en presencia de ustedes dos, por dos razones en particular.