Cuba Publishes Annual Report on Blockade Damages

Cuba Solidarity Campaign Via Tortilla Con Sal Cuba’s 2017 report states that the US blockade has cost the Cuban economy over $822 billion in damages since its introduction in the 1960s Download a copy of the report here Almost 60 years after its implementation, the United States blockade policy against the Cuban people is intensifying,…

Malcolm’s Chickens Have Roosted in Shootings Across the United States

Danny Haiphong “The U.S. is flooded with anxiety and guns.” Mass casualty, civilian-led shootings are a uniquely US phenomenon. The most recent headline shooting in Las Vegas took over fifty lives and injured many more. Since the War on Terror was declared in 2001, mass shootings have served as a barometer of the profound confusion…

Puerto Rico and the Colonial Circuits of Policing

How reconsidering the history of policing in Puerto Rico complicates our understandings of the island’s colonial relationship with the United States. Marisol LeBrón Scholars and activists have long argued that Puerto Rico functions as a colonial laboratory for the United States. Instances of unethical medical and scientific experimentation in Puerto Rico—including testing of the birth…

Ambassadors Reject Spurious OAS Parallel Supreme Court for Venezuela

red58org Translated by Tortilla Con Sal Ambassadors reject unprecedented installation of parallel Supreme Court for Venezuela by the OAS An affront to Venezuela. Parallel governments are a US tool to intervene and loot other countries’ resources. The so called Supreme Court named by the Venezuelan legislature, acting illegally via its opposition majority, was “installed” today…

The FBI Targets Black “Ideology”

  Glen Ford “It is a catch-all for blanket repression of Black activism of any kind.” The FBI has apparently chosen a new heading under which to lump Black Americans targeted for political persecution: “Black Identity Extremists.” There’s a simple explanation for the new categorization. The FBI is a bureaucracy whose day-to-day work involves drawing…

Breaking the Blockade Against Cuba: Interview with Claudia Camba

Ricardo Vaz “Cuba is the model of what can be achieved. Imagine how much more it could do without the economical and media blockade!”. These are the words of Claudia Camba, president of the UMMEP Foundation (“Un Mundo Mejor Es Posible”, “A better world is possible”) and coordinator of the Cuban missions in Argentina. In…