These are some the photos taken from different sources with thanks from the Internet.
In memory of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro the Cuba Solidarity Campaign has opened an online book of condolence. All messages will be passed on to the people of Cuba.
Follow this link to sign: http://www.cuba-solidarity.org.uk/fidel-castro/
Here’s another twisted use of language that I keep hearing/reading: "International order”. What does that mean really? International is OK. We are internationalists. Order is OK. Who wants disorder? Put the two words together and suddenly the phrase acquires a different intended meaning. It does not sound all good.
There is a suggestion that what we have is something that does not need change. All is taken care of if you just accept the status quo. Don’t rock the boat.
However, we know better. Poverty and injustice are on the rise. Wars are creating devastation and death while enriching the warlords. Peace as a reality has become just a soundbite. What we have is “international disorder”!
What we need is a united front of progressive thinkers and activists who will crumble the system from the top down.
[For more on the language of the Empire, check my article: http://peoplesvoice.ca/2016/11/16/the-language-of-the-empire/]
We are living in interesting times. I know this is a cliché statement. But I can safely say that these are “my” interesting times, as I have never experienced before. Maybe more than “interesting”, these are very unsettling times. And I don’t mean because Trump is the U.S. president-elect, but because he may be the catalyst to a deeper and unknown transformation that might suck us in as in a black hole unwillingly.
November 3, 2016
The spectacle of the U.S. elections has never been so distressing as in this 2016 presidential election year. It is distressing because the presidential options for the so-called superpower do not look promising, and the rest of the world will feel the impact of it as it tries to impose its failing brand of democracy. The compliant media, in turn, is obsessed to cover every little inane (or insane) story about the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton and the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Discurso completo de Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla en las Naciones Unidas en la presentación del proyecto de resolución “Necesidad de poner fin al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto por los Estados Unidos de América contra Cuba", apoyada este jueves por 191 votos, dos abstenciones y ningún voto en contra. [http://www.granma.cu/cuba-vs-bloqueo/2016-10-26/la-verdad-siempre-termina-por-abrirse-paso-26-10-2016-20-10-38]
Excelentísimos Señores Representantes Permanentes;
Señoras y Señores Delegados:
Han transcurrido casi dos años desde que el presidente Barack Obama anunciara su disposición a emplear sus facultades ejecutivas y a trabajar con el Congreso con el objetivo de levantar el bloqueo a Cuba.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, today October 26 during the General Assembly discussion on Cuba's resolution against the blockade, said that the U.S. abstention in this year’s vote was “a positive sign,” and hopes the change would be “reflected in reality”
For the first time not a single country voted against the resolution to end the genocidal policy imposed on Cuba by the U.S. government. The result of the vote – 191 in favor and two abstentions – is a triumph of the heroic resistance of the Cuban people
20 October 2016
Dear Mr. President:
Re: Your October 14, 2016 Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization
First of all I would like to acknowledge the decisive change in your Cuba policy by re-establishing a diplomatic relationship with the Island that was broken for way too long. I would also like to recognize the positive developments in areas such as telecommunication, transportation and travel, and some aspects of trade and commerce since December 17, 2014.
17 October 2016
Today 17 October 2016 the new amendments to the U.S. sanctions on Cuba will come into effect. The announcement came three days ago from the U.S. treasury Department. On that same day the Obama administration released the accompanying document titled “Presidential Policy Directive – United States-Cuba Normalization.”