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COMMENTARY: After Hurricane Sandy, Cuba and ALBA countries respond with socialist solidarity Print E-mail

Before it landed on the coast of the USA, Hurricane Sandy had already affected the Caribbean, with massive destruction being left in its wake in Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba.

The Canadian Network on Cuba Launches Its "Sandy Relief Fund" Campaign Print E-mail

At 1:25 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25th, Hurricane Sandy entered Cuba just west of Santiago de Cuba as a category 2 hurricane.  However the extent and speed of Sandy gave it a destructive capability as great as any of the category 5 hurricanes.  Its central path took it rapidly through the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Holguín and Guantánamo, the former two provinces being the most populous in Cuba after the City of Havana.

50th Anniversary of 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis Print E-mail

The Need to Resolutely Defend Sovereignty and the Rights of All -- End the Blockade of Cuba!

- Dougal MacDonald -

October 16 to October 29 marks the 50th anniversary of what is called the "Cuban Missile Crisis" when the world faced an imminent danger of nuclear war as a result of the confrontation between the two superpowers at that time, the United States and the Soviet Union. The events have been rendered as a distorted Cold War account in which the  United States emerges as the hero while the facts are mostly hidden or distorted. Why Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads were set up in Cuba with the permission of the Cuban government and how the crisis was resolved are mostly not explored. During these events, the U.S. ruling circles also prepared a major military strike against Cuba -- possibly involving nuclear weapons -- to "take out" the missiles.[1] The U.S. imperialists were of course applying their usual double standard because as of May 1962 they had deployed Jupiter IRBM nuclear missiles in Turkey which threatened the Soviet Union. The crisis ostensibly ended when the Soviets dismantled the missile sites in Cuba and shipped the missiles back to the Soviet Union or, depending on the rendering, when the U.S. was forced by events to dismantle the missiles in Turkey, thus leading the Soviet Union to dismantle its missiles in Cuba. We are told that hardliners wanted Cuba invaded to stop the threat, while luckily U.S. President John F. Kennedy wanted to give diplomacy a chance.

Final Declaration - Peoples' Tribunal & Assembly Print E-mail

Breaking the Silence: Justice for the Five
Peoples’ Tribunal & Assembly
September 21-23, 2012
Toronto, Canada

Final Declaration

With this Declaration, we bring to a close the work of the Breaking the Silence: Justice for the Five Peoples’ Tribunal & Assembly, held in the City of Toronto, Canada from the 21st to 23rd of September, 2012.

The verdict is in! Print E-mail

The following is the ruling of the Peoples' Tribunal & Assemble that was held September 21st to 23rd, 2012.


The Ruling:

This People’s Tribunal was convened in Toronto fourteen years after the arrest and detention of Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González Llort and René González in the United States.


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