Thursday, April 27, 2017

Like it happened in Cuba, the Yankee imperialists are fomenting civil war in Venezuela now

The people in Venezuela have to unite against the evil designs of the Yankee imperialists. They are looking to steal Venezuela's oil reserves, the largest in the world.

Venezuela To Leave OAS, Death Toll Climbs After Dueling Rallies

Link:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525768310/dueling-rallies-rack-caracas-after-death-toll-inches-toward-30-in-venezuela


Supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro 
march in the capital on Wednesday.
Federico Parra/AFP/Getty Images

Podemos y Pablo Iglesias inician moción de censura contra la corrupción del Partido Popular y Mariano Rajoy en España

Venezuela saldrá de la OEA / Venezuela announces that it will leave the OAS

Resist Corn Hair POTUS. He will RUIN the USA.


San Francisco attorney applauds court's sanctuary city ruling

RESIST DONALD TRUMP


Cuba Journal is very proud to join the RESISTANCE to Donald Trump.

We will make it impossible for him to govern.

Don't mourn, AGITATE! Joe Hill



Judge Blocks Donald Trump’s Executive Order On Sanctuary Cities

March together in Ybor City on May Day with the AFL-CIO West Florida Labor Council


When: May Day, Monday, May 1, 2017

Where: Ybor City

Union Marti-Maceo
1226 E. 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605

Time: 5:00 p.m.

SEE YOU THERE!

March in solidarity with and in support of the Working Class.





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The more apps (i.e. computer programs) you have in your cell phone and/or computer (desktop or laptop) the more problems you are going to have


Recent example:

The keyboard vanished in my "not so smart" smart phone. Why? The programmer who wrote the operating system was DUMB.

Apps today are mediums to advertise.

In the last week I was inundated with 623 attempts at advertising in my computer.

A smart computer programmer wrote a good app called Add Block Plus. It stopped those 623 greedy capitalists. Good riddance.

I have eliminated all apps in my smart phone, except three, four, if you count the operating system.

9:27 am update: I just booted Yahoo Finance from my smart phone.

Two apps plus Android operating system remain.

1:23 pm: Add Block Plus is a great extension for any web browser. It has blocked 1,666 garbage adds.

Bernie Sanders: "The model of the Democratic Party is failing"

Monday, April 24, 2017

People's World: Refugee babies kept behind bars in Texas

Women display the electronic surveillance "ankle bracelets" they are made to wear by ICE. | 
Roberta Wood / PW

DILLEY, Texas, March 12 — “Baby jails!” That’s what Felipe Vargas calls the massive new family detention centers at this remote outpost 70 miles southwest of San Antonio. Vargas, 40, is an educator and community organizer.
Contrary to popular perception, as asylum seekers, the women and babies held here have legal status in the U.S.  This country’s laws and international treaty obligations guarantee protection of “asylum seekers,” says Manoj Govindaiah, managing attorney at the advocacy group RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) in San Antonio.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Is this the justification for the constant WARMONGERING of Trump, Pence & Tillerson? Syria still has chemical weapons says US defense secretary.

Link to the WAPO article:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/syria-still-has-chemical-weapons-says-us-defense-secretary/2017/04/21/2fc71740-267a-11e7-b503-9d616bd5a305_story.html?utm_term=.e580f0fcc604

Or are the three guys mentioned above SCARED SHITLESS of a mushroom cloud rising over the USA?

If the USA lives by the sword, it will die by the sword!

[Mad Dog Mattis] did not provide any evidence to back up his claim, say the WAPO article.

During the October Missile Crisis JFK showed proof of what he was saying.

I do not trust none of the Magic Trio. They could end up blowing up the world in a nuclear holocaust, assisted probably by the evil Israeli Zionists.

Trump has shown that he is a megalomaniac narcissistic liar, so I do not believe anything that he and his thugs say.




The State of Arkansas is the biggest accumulation of YAHOOS & RED NECKS.

They bring SHAME to the USA and Americans in general. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seven things Cuban workers get that U.S. workers don’t

North Korea warns the USA




"In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike [against the USA] being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes,"

Read at Reuters 

JG: The United States no longer has a monopoly on nuclear weapons. Trump, Pence & Tillerson should stop their never ending warmongering. The ghosts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki haunts the world.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Amazing LHS 1140b Planet


April 19, 2017

A newly discovered planet around a distant star may jump to the top of the list of places where scientists should go looking for alien life.
.
The alien world known as LHS 1140b is rocky, like Earth. It is only 40 light-years away from our solar system (essentially, down-the-street in cosmic terms), and sits in the so-called habitable zone of its parent star, which means liquid water could potentially exist on the planet's surface. Several other planets also meet those criteria, but few of them are as prime for study as LHC 1140b according to the scientists who discovered it, because the type of star the planet orbits and the planet's orientation to Earth make it ripe for investigations into whether it’s the kind of place where life could thrive.

Continue reading at Space.com


Donald Trump's Favorite Baseball Team

Historical Photos: Fidel, 17-19 April 1961, VictoriaDeGirón

#FidelCastro imparte instrucciones a los combatientes revolucionarios, 17 de abril de 1961 #VictoriaDeGirón #TenemosMemoria

imparte instrucciones a los combatientes revolucionarios, 17 de abril de 1961
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PEW Research: 54% of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president

Good Morning and Cafe Cubano Go Together

Delicioso

Milestone

Cuba Journal has passed 12,000 posts. Thank you to all the visitors and readers. We love you.

A better world is possible. Let us fight for it.

Court Decisions Force Arkansas to Halt Executions of Eight Men



VARNER, Ark. — After a pair of court defeats, the state of Arkansas was forced late Monday to abandon its plan to carry out its first execution in more than a decade. The canceled execution of a condemned prisoner here was a significant setback for the state, which had sought to put eight men to death this month, before its stock of a lethal injection drug expired
.
On Monday afternoon, the State Supreme Court stayed the execution of Don W. Davis, who was convicted more than a quarter-century ago of a murder in northwestern Arkansas. Then, about 15 minutes before Mr. Davis’s death warrant was due to expire, the United States Supreme Court refused to overrule the Arkansas jurists, who had voted 4 to 3 to halt the execution.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/us/mondays-arkansas-execution-halted-by-state-justices.html

JG: A big loss for the blood thirsty USA capitalists.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Aniversario 56 de la Declaración del carácter socialista de la Revolución Cubana

The constant chanting of "all options are on the table" is getting very boring. Have some lunch or dinner at the table and learn to enjoy life. Don't you guys have anything better to do?

The Arrogance of the Trump/Pence Administration. IMPEACH!

Pence tells North Korea not to test American resolve, offering Syria and Afghanistan strikes as examples

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pence-makes-surprise-stop-to-demilitarized-zone-during-korea-trip/2017/04/16/e1da822e-230e-11e7-a1b3-faff0034e2de_story.html?utm_term=.7b056ac3a397 

JG: Trump and Pence tell the world: "We could care less about something called the US Constitution. If you don't kiss our ass, we will bomb the hell out of you." This kind of mentalitty will certainly could start another world-wide military conflict.

Donald Trump needs to be impeached. And the MSM parrot what Pence & Trump say 24 hours a week.

When will Americans get wise?

 

 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi warned both the United States and North Korea on Friday to cool their increasingly sharp statements and threats or risk "irreversible damage" — and possible war — on the Korean peninsula.

Donald Trump is behaving in 2017 in the same way that Adolf Hitler behaved before WWII started.

He is mentally unstable. Expect the worst from him.


One more sign that we have a very arrogant President in the White House: Washington Post: Trump will keep list of White House visitors secret. IMPEACH?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/14/trump-to-discontinue-obama-policy-of-voluntarily-releasing-white-house-visitor-logs/

Why doesn't President Donald Trump want to let the Sunshine in to the list of people who visit him in the White House? Is he receiving illegal emoluments? Is it time to start impeachment procedures?

"PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000" BY GLENN MILLER

The Exploitation of Man by Man is the Traditional Trademark of Donald Trump's Classical Capitalism

He has insulted women, insulted the members of his own party and embarrassed the people of of the United States much worse than Richard Nixon ever did

He contacts NASA about mining the Moon. No outrage is too little or too disgusting by the disgraceful Donald Trump. Dropping a 22,000 pound bomb in Afghanistan's Perpetual War is just one more entertainment party for the disgusting human being we currently have in the White House.

His idea of fun is “I can grab women by their pussy.” Is there no end to the disgraceful actions of this despicable man?

If  the irresponsible & corrupt Democratic Party had not nominated a very dishonest woman as its presidential nominee, maybe we would not have had to suffer this 100 Days horribilis.

May God save the USA, even if I am an agnostic.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

U.S. Citizens want to sail to Cuba freely

http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11618&SEO=us-citizens-want-to-sail-to-cuba-freely


To demonstrate that he has no morals or ethics, Trump's military drops 22,000 pound bomb in Afghanistan (WAPO)

Hater in Chief Signs Law Taking Aim at Planned Parenthood Funding (New York Times)



Enceladus [not to be confused with ensalada]

Bluexit says the New Republic magazine? I say a pox on the Democratic Party, the most corrupt of the two capitalist parties

Excerpts:

The staggering defeats that Democrats sustained, at every level of government, in the midterm elections of 1994, 2010, and 2014 have now reduced them to the largely impotent, makeshift, regional party they were from the Civil War all the way to the Great Depression.

Hillary Clinton was a bad, bad, terribly bad candidate, the worstest candidate that ever was. Granted, it was Clintonism as a political philosophy, as practiced not only by both Clintons but also by President Obama and many others, that put the final stake in the heart of the Democratic Party as a national entity.

https://newrepublic.com/article/140948/bluexit-blue-states-exit-trump-red-america 


Send in the Clown


Fidel llegó a la Universidad de La Habana, y nunca se fue de allí


Foto: Archivo de Juventud Rebelde

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Don't Mourn, Organize. Joe Hill.

Resist Donald Trump' s reactionary policies. Two special elections to the U.S. House today. One in Georgia and the other in Kansas.

It should give us a good barometer,

USA Hipocricy

Tillerson: "It is clear to all of us that the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end." (BBC)

How come that when General Fulgencio Batista [always supported by the USA] was butchering the Cuban people after 1952, the then current Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles never said the same thing? 

Because Batista used to kiss the asses of the Americans 24 four hours a day, 30 consecutive days a month.

Assad doesn't kiss Yankee ass, so the imperialists institute a policy of 'regime change.' 

I feel like puking.



Commentary: What we see today has roots in Yellow Journalism

The Maine enters Havana Harbor in Cuba

Link to L.A. Times Commentary

JG: The similarities with Trump sending the USS Carl Vinson off the Korea peninsula are obvious.

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific. (Reuters)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-idUSKBN17D0A4

United Airlines Commercial (Jimmy Kimmel Live)

They are coming to take her away! Ha! Ha! He! He! - To the Funny Farm!


Responsible for putting Trump in the White House.

Hundreds of thousands of service workers will strike on May Day, seizing on the wave of opposition among labor organizations to President Trump, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Russia and Iran warn US they will 'respond with force' if red lines crossed in Syria again

Russia & Iran have warned Donald Trump

How will he respond,? With a Tweet?

Trump Visitor Logs Subject to FOIA Lawsuit

Washington, D.C., April 10, 2017  The National Security Archive, together with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), are filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security for the release of the White House visitor logs today, April 10, in the federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. The lawsuit seeks only the same data that was routinely published by the Obama administration for seven years without incident.
(Yahoo News)

Certified


Americans have to realize that if we want universal health care for all, we have to pay for it. The Martians will not come and give it to you for free.

We are the only major industrialized  country that does not have health care for all. If Canada, France & Britain can do it, so can we. All that it takes is the will to do it.

Those who tell you "is going to cost you too much" are profiting from you.

Don't listen to the corrupt politicians of the Republican & Democratic Parties.

Che y Fidel, 1961


Photo by Alberto Korda

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Enérgica condena de Cuba al ataque a la base Shayrat

Himno Invasor 1895 Cuba (HISTORIA)

Macho, Macho, Man, i.e. Trump

Here’s how much it costs to replace the 59 Tomahawk missiles Trump fired on Syria


Link:





Bernie Sanders Slams Trump's Airstrike on Syria


JG: Stop the Corn Hair Madman in the White House

Donald Trump should mind his own business. The American people DO NOT want to get involved in a new military adventure in Syria or anywhere. STOP THE WARMONGERING



Or is it that his policies will make millions of dollars for his millionaire buddies?

RESIT DONALD TRUMP!

The USA has committed an Act of War

Megalomaniac & narcissistic Donald Trump thinks that he is the center of the universe.

Neither he nor the USA amounts to much today.

Stunning New Pictures Come from Jupiter



Friday, April 07, 2017

2019 will be the 100th anniversary of the foundation of CPUSA

XII Centenario de la Fundacion de Oviedo (Gorgeous First Day Cover from Spain)


Donald Trump's "I Feel Good' Missile Attack on Syria

It does not solve the problem.

I put the blame on the United Nations and it silly Security Council, where the Nations of the World send their sanctimonious representatives to issue stupid statements.

The USA is not the policeman of the world. It merely exacerbates the problems facing the world.

Homo Sapient and our planet are doomed to eventual extinction and destruction.

What the MSM is saying.

Alt-Right Turns on ‘Neo-Con Puppet’ Trump After Bombing Syria.




Thursday, April 06, 2017

The Miami 'Gusano' Herald continues to promote Marco Rubio who is a 'has been' politician.

Two Politicians Clowns

The Miami anti-Cuba right wingers are always trying to continue their idiotic wishful thinking.

YADA! YADA! YADA!

Np ponen una. Que idiotas.

Read the headline from One Herald Plaza and laugh:

Marco Rubio: ‘Trump will treat Cuba like the dictatorship it is’

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Bill Moyers:  How Wall Street Occupied America [The Nation Magazine]

How Wall Street Occupied America

By Bill Moyers - The Nation Magazine

November 2, 2011

Excerpt:

During the prairie revolt that swept the Great Plains in 1890, populist orator Mary Elizabeth Lease exclaimed, “Wall Street owns the country…. Money rules…. Our laws are the output of a system which clothes rascals in robes and honesty in rags. The [political] parties lie to us and the political speakers mislead us.”





John Lennon: I Don't Want to Be a Soldier Mama

Message to President Trump: The Cuba Embargo is a total FAILURE. Please send a request to the U.S. Congress to REPEAL IT.


Las Malvinas son de Argentina


WFLA: Florida Aquarium helps create underwater coral nursery in Cuba

A New World Is Possible. United, together, we can do it. Don't stand on the sidelines.

NYT: A Peek Into the White House Swamp

Monday, April 03, 2017

Lenin Moreno es el nuevo Presidente del Ecuador

Sounds like a good book to peruse


Exposing perceived fault lines in our banking and financial systems and explaining how unemployment could be cut in half in two years and worldwide prosperity restored, this book argues the existence of exotic energy sources to replace fossil fuels and consequently recommends an immediate end to fracking and offshore drilling for oil. It further urges an immediate worldwide mobilization to replace the energy source in every car, truck, tractor, ship, airplane, and house on Earth in seven years in a desperate effort to save the planet from further overheating. The book blasts government secrecy, and more than 65 years of supposed lies and disinformation, and demands full disclosure of what they know about visitors from other realms and their technology and the extent of their collaboration, including any treaties that may have been signed by them. With more than 65 years of participation in and observation of political and economic systems—beginning with the Great Depression, extending through World War II, the postwar era of hope for a better life, the Cold War, the subjugation of democracy by oligarchy, and the subtle but continuous militarization of America—Paul T. Hellyer analyzes what he believes has gone wrong with the world and its economy and suggests radical measures to introduce a universal culture of peace and cooperation.

Escuálidos se vuelven locos con triunfo de Lenín en Ecuador

“Resultados oficiales CNE: más de dos puntos de diferencia… ¡Lenín presidente!!! El fraude moral de la derecha, no quedará en la impunidad. Gran noticia para la Patria Grande: la Revolución volvió a triunfar en Ecuador. La derecha derrotada, pese a sus millones y su prensa”.

De esta manera el mandatario ecuatoriano, Rafael Correa, anunció el triunfo de su sucesor, Lenín Moreno, en la segunda vuelta electoral celebrada este domingo en el país suramericano.

Alrededor de 12,8 millones de ecuatorianos fueron convocados a las urnas para elegir entre el izquierdista Lenín Moreno y el derechista Guillermo Lasso, quienes se disputaron el liderazgo del país suramericano en los próximos cuatro años.

El resultado del Consejo Nacional Electoral ecuatoriano desmontó la matriz de encuestadoras derechistas, que daban ganador al opositor Guillermo Lasso.

(Source: http://www.conelmazodando.com.ve)

Buena Vista Social Club - El Cuarto de Tula



WikipediaBuena Vista Social Club

JG: I did not know the following until I read it, today, in the Wikipedia link (above):

"Ry Cooder, the producer of Buena Vista Social Club, was fined $25,000.00 by the U.S. Government for violating the Cuba Embargo and the Trading With The Enemy Act." HOW STUPID!

May Day 2017 celebrations announced






The Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) and national trade unions has a issued a call on the Cuban people to mobilize to celebrate May Day, in a joyfyl environment of unity and commitment in the defense of socialism, under the banner of “Unity is our strength.”


There are many reasons for us to make this celebration of the global proletariat the greatest demonstration of support for our Revolution, Raúl and the Communist Party of Cuba, as well as a tribute to our historic leader, Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz.

This will be an opportunity to reaffirm the sacred oath to fulfill his Concept of Revolution endorsed by our people.

Ever onward to victory!
Continue reading.

JG: My great and lovely daughter-in-law, Kathleen McGirr, was born on a May First. She and my first son, George, gave me one of my six great grandchildren, Lilly Grace Gonzalez, who is a voracious reader and likes poetry.


NPR: Latin Roots: New Cuban Music

Link:

http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/2016/06/30/484167283/latin-roots-new-cuban-music

The Pink Tide in Latin America Continues

Fidel, Raul, Ortega, Chavez, Maduro, Morales, Correa, Moreno, Lula.

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido.

Bernie Sanders for President of the U.S. in 2020.

Lenin Moreno wins presidential election in Ecuador. With a first name like that, the right-wing capitalists will have DIARRHEA.

Lenin Moreno

I am also happy because my paternal grandmother (R.I.P.) was also a Moreno.

Report by The Guardian.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Is it time to put the Democratic & Republican Parties in the dustbin of history?

In less than sixty years I have seen the USA go downhill. 

In 1961 the USA was a prosperous country. It had a growing middle class, expanding workers unions and plenty of well paid manufacturing jobs.

Then the reactionary elements within the two major ruling capitalist parties agreed on their “get rich quick scheme.”

They would export our best and our highest paying jobs to cheap labor countries like Mexico, Colombia, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and others.

The dirty scheme worked very well. Money started flowing to the top 1%. Good jobs disappeared and labor unions were decimated. Millionaires & billionaires prospered. The middle class started shrinking and disappearing.

Today, 2017, the USA is a piece of shit.

It is time for American progressives to abandon the sinking ship? Should we borrow the guillotine from the French people?

PPUSA, SDLPUSA, DSPUSA. ??? The name is unimportant. What is important is to bailout from the decay and corruption that is the USA today.

If the American people nominate another Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in 2020, we will get more of the same SHIT!

We will only have to blame ourselves if things continue to go from bad to worse.

L.A. Times Editorial Board: Our Dishonest President

THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD

APRIL 2, 2017 

It was no secret during the campaign that Donald Trump was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. 

Still, nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this train wreck. Like millions of other Americans, we clung to a slim hope that the new president would turn out to be all noise and bluster, or that the people around him in the White House would act as a check on his worst instincts, or that he would be sobered and transformed by the awesome responsibilities of office.

Continue reading

Pancho Amata: Una Vasca en Camaguey

War is NOT the answer


Troubled Waters


Must see video if you care about the quality of our water.

I am very proud of the Oregon Ducks. Loosing to a great team, like the Tarheels is no shame. They fought hard, but came short!

Thank You Ducks!

We have to say like the Dodgers used to say in the 40's.

Wait Till Next Year!


Saturday, April 01, 2017

CPUSA: Resist Trump at Every Turn

Trump's Congress repeals Internet Privacy Protections


JG: Now, your Internet Service Provider can sell to capitalist marketers the information about what websites you visit. You will be bombarded with additional commercials. 

The Militant: Workers, youth from 23 countries to join Cuba Brigade

April 10, 2017

BY TERRY EVANS

Participants from the United States in the 12th May Day International Brigade to Havana, April 24-May 8, “will join with brigadistas from at least 22 other countries to do voluntary work in the fields and meet and discuss with Cuban workers, farmers and youth,” Sandra Ramírez, North America director of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), told the Militant March 25, during a visit to New York.


The brigade will offer solidarity with the Cuban people’s struggle to end the decades long U.S. embargo. It is also an opportunity to learn directly about Cuba’s socialist revolution. Similar brigades from the United Kingdom and Canada will travel to Cuba around the same time.

Continue reading


Happy April Fools Day