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CNC Letter to Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Print E-mail

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'Archaic, Punitive' Embargo Must be Consigned to History Books Print E-mail

November 13, 2012
Sixty-seventh General Assembly
General Assembly Plenary
35th and 36th Meetings (AM & PM)

‘ARCHAIC, PUNITIVE’ EMBARGO MUST BE CONSIGNED TO HISTORY BOOKS, SAY SPEAKERS,
AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, FOR TWENTY-FIRST YEAR, DEMANDS END TO CUBA BLOCKADE

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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.

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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.

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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.

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