Breaking the Blockade of Silence - L.A. Art and Advocacy for the Cuban 5

By Diana Block, International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five How do you break through the twelve-year blockade of silence that has kept five Cuban political prisoners invisible to the American public?  How can art transcend U.S. prison walls and present the truth about these men, locked up in five distant prisons scattered […]

STRANGE RECIPROCITY!

Miami, 2008 Antonio Veciana described three failed assassination plots he directed against Fidel Castro – with the help and encouragement of the CIA. In 1960, Maurice Bishop, aka David Atlee Phillips, had recruited Veciana for CIA dirty trick operations in Havana. Veciana described how the Agency, working with the Catholic Church, forged a Cuban “law” […]

Cuban Five Birdman of Victorville

We are posting this human interest story to alert readers about the continuing plight of the Cuban Five freedom fighters locked away in US Federal Prisons for conducting anti-terrorism actions to protect their homeland. On December 8, two of the Cuban five will be resentened in Miami Federal Court This is How it All Began […]

THE EMBARGO: NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE FAILURE

The UN General Assembly voted  overwhelmingly to end the US Economic, Financial and Commercial Embargo of Cuba. The Cubans claim the embargo cost them over $242 million in 2008 alone. The embargo, Cuba claims, makes foreign capital unavailable because investors face possible sanctions for doing business with Cuba. Public opinion polls – elite business opinion agrees – […]

FIDEL PART 3 –FINAL

After Fidel Castro’s abdominal surgery in the summer of 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assured Cubans in Bush’s name: “You must know that you have no greater friend than the United States of America.” This great pal showed amity by not allowing Cubans to see relatives and limiting the amount of remittances their families could send. By […]

Fidel Part 2

By Saul Landau Fidel and Raul Castro, in a fifty six year partnership in revolutionary enterprises that have changed the essence of Cuban life, have also altered the geopolitics of southern Africa and the Western Hemisphere . The charismatic Obatalah, the religious embodiment of a majestic Don Quixote with the political cunning needed for success […]