Cuba

Building a Strong Link Between Workers in the U.S. and Cuba

September 8, 2017

Cuban Union leader Victor Manuel Lemagne Sanchez tours the U.S. and witnesses the huge contrast in living conditions

Trump Cuba Plan at Odds with 75% of Americans

June 16, 2017

James Early, a close cultural associate of the Cuban government, says Cuba will assert their sovereignty and hold their ground against the Trump plan to roll back on travel and business dealings with Cuba

Wilkerson: Practically Everyone Opposes Trump’s Reversal of Obama’s Cuba Opening

June 15, 2017

Reversing the Cuba opening will be a political nightmare for the Trump administration, but they ignore everyone’s warnings, says Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff

Reflections from Cubans on Castro (2/2)

December 29, 2016

James Early and Paul Jay discuss the potential role of independent trade unions in Cuban politics and the future of relations with the US under President Trump

Reflections from Cubans on Castro (1/2)

December 28, 2016

Street interviews with Cubans and a conversation with the Smithsonian’s James Early about the future of the Caribbean island after the passing of Fidel Castro and a growing US presence

Fidel Castro a Fighter for Global Revolution

November 28, 2016

A leader of a small island nation, Fidel Castro became a figure of global historic importance who led his people in revolution and defied the U.S. empire

Fidel Castro and Political Rights in Cuba

November 27, 2016

James Early and Paul Jay discuss the death of Fidel Castro and how corporate media deals with the question of political freedoms and human rights in Cuba

Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama’s Visit to Cuba

March 27, 2016

Netfa Freeman, analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, demystifies much of what has been said about Obama’s visit to Cuba and from the perspective of one friendly to the Cuban Revolution. Topics covered included the blockade, political prisoners, elections and voting rights, human rights and more.

Castro to Obama: U.S. Has Double Standards When it Comes to Human Rights

March 22, 2016

Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State , says that it is hypocritical for the United States to judge the Cuban government by standards that it does not hold to itself.

Cuban Activists Say Telecommunications Infrastructure Must Stay In Cuban Hands

March 17, 2016

Sujatha Fernandes, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, discusses how Cuban advocates for greater internet connectivity are not willing to open the country to U.S. corporations in exchange for internet access

Obama to Cuba: New Visit, Old Politics

March 10, 2016

Glen Ford, executive editor and founder of BlackAgendaReport.com, says Obama’s visit to Cuba extends rather than breaks old patterns of diplomacy between the two countries.

Pope Visits Cuba to Seize The Moral Conscience of Latin America

September 21, 2015

James Early says the papal visit to Cuba before coming to Washington has a certain significance, since he has taken up a role of an interlocutor between the two nations

Kerry in Havana Restoring the US Embassy

August 14, 2015

It is a historic retreat by US imperialism and an attempt to disrupt the Cuban revolutionary process says historian and author Gerald Horne

Estamos de Vuelta! The Cuban Embassy Reopens

July 21, 2015

Lawrence Wilkerson, retired army colonel and former chief of staff for Colin Powell, discusses what he sees as positives and potential negatives in the new Cuban/North American relations

Cubans Press for Embargo to be Lifted

May 17, 2015

Glen Ford: The Cuban economy can no longer survive without opening to U.S. markets, but Cubans are struggling to find policies that balance socialist ideals with capitalism.

Obama To Remove Cuba from “Terror” List

April 14, 2015

Aviva Chomsky, author of The History of the Cuban Revolution, says there are many more hurdles ahead before diplomatic relations can be established between Cuba and the US

What Is Really Behind Seating Cuba at Summit of the Americas?

April 8, 2015

Weight of 50 years of failed policy, China and Port of Mariel may have had a lot to do with the US rapprochement with Cuba

Who’s Behind the Restoration of US-Cuba Relations?

March 11, 2015

A Cuban-US caravan of academics, social movements and trade organizations were at the centre of negotiations leading to the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries, says Larry Wilkerson

Why America Needs to Give Guantanamo Back to Cuba

February 2, 2015

CODEPINK Co-Founder Medea Benjamin says the dispute between Castro and Obama is a question of Cuban sovereignty vs. American imperial ambition

Diplomatic Relations with Cuba and Sanctions for Venezuela

December 23, 2014

Last week’s much-hailed normalization of relations with Cuba was followed by sanctions against Venezuela the very next day, says Alex Main of the Center for Economic and Policy Research