The release of United 93 has brought renewed attention to the tragic events of 9/11. Yet Americans are less familiar with the story of another jet full of innocent people destroyed by terrorists: Cubana Flight 455.
Workers at the Martin Luther King Center in Havana, Cuba received 8 tons of corn and 400 liters of gasoline from Zapatista communities nustled in the highlands and jungles of Chiapas, Mexico. The center will […]
In George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 the Rulers of Oceania, by their language of newthink and process of doublethink, convinced the masses that statements formerly considered irrational were rational. In other words, virtual reality became actual reality. The Party’s slogans, accepted by the ruled, were "War is Peace", "Freedom is Slavery", and "Ignorance is Strength" . Our US Rulers seem to have us well along these same paths, with new realities surfacing each year. Another one, "Injustice is Justice", became apparent to some of us in the press who were permitted to attend the recent Luis Posada Carriles hearings before Homeland Security immigration judge William Abbott in El Paso, Texas. […]
There is no greater contrast to the way a country reacts to a hurricane than the way the Cuban government and the Bush regime reacted to their respective disasters. A hurricane with 160 mile-an-hour winds […]
Before Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, unfair land distribution, a lack of health care and education, and virtual enslavement to the sugar and tourist industry led to a groundswell of discontentment among citizens. […]
HAVANA — After nearly half a century of revolution, the small island of Cuba is still evolving. Even Cuba’s supporters were moved to criticize the nation’s human rights record last April, when 75 Cuban dissidents […]
A few regulars dragged their chairs over to the small community television in the park. But this evening, instead of the standard soap opera, Cuba’s bearded leader took over the screen to begin what would […]