Monday, February 29, 2016

March 22: Tampa Bay Rays visit and play @ Estadio Latino Americano in Havana, coinciding with Barack Obama's visit to Cuba

Estadio Latino Americano
Havana, Cuba

From: Universo Béisbol

Por Reynaldo Cruz

En el programa Béisbol Internacional, transmitido ayer por Tele Rebelde, se pudo apreciar que se está trabajando bien duro para tener listo el Estadio Latinoamericano, con fecha tope el 20 de marzo, toda vez que se supone que los Tampa Bay Raysvisiten Cuba y jueguen dos días después, el 22 de marzo, en horario de la tarde, y podría contarse con la presencia del mandatario estadounidense Barack Obama. Entre las cosas más notables, se pudo apreciar que el Coloso del Cerro ya tiene “ojo de bateador” o Hitter’s Eye, en el jardín central, por lo que los fanáticos ya saben que ese día nadie tendrá la posibilidad de sentarse en esa zona.

I feel the Bern! I am drinking a Bernie beer and lighting a candle for U.S. Senator Sanders, the next president of the U.S.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

El Caballero de París

El Caballero de París recorriendo las calles de La Habana en los años 50. 
Foto: Archivo de Carlos Rosquete Rodríguez / Cubadebate


JG: I met him at the park in Avenida de los Presidentes, close to my home.
I was about four years old.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Former Mexican presidents Fox and Calderón take aim at Trump and his ‘stupid wall’

 Two former Mexican presidents said in separate interviews with The Washington Post that the xenophobic rhetoric of Donald Trump and the other Republicans running for president has damaged U.S.-Mexico relations and changed the way many Mexicans view Americans.
Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón, who led Mexico from 2000 to 2012, said that insults from the Republicans — along with the rapturous reception such comments receive at huge rallies — show a new, alarming strain of anti-Mexican racism.

Link to the complete article @ WAPO:

Michel Moore's new film 'Where to Invade Next' is his best work ever

It is brilliant, funny and dangerous. A masterpiece!

He is bringing back ideas from Italy, Slovenia, Tunisia, Iceland, Germany, France, Portugal and other countries which are based on the common sense accomplishments of Peace, Love and Happiness.

'People Helping People' is the only way for the USA to again earn respect throughout the world. A big pile of $100 dollar bills placed on a table can not accomplish anything by itself. Only the Working Class with its labor gives true meaning to life. We are the only creators of wealth.

A country which dropped thousands of tons of Napalm on the people of Vietnam can never be considered a 'great country.'

A nation that spreads death and destruction using evil Darth Vader drones to assassinate people can never be considered a 'great nation.'

USA capitalists have not won a single war since 1948. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya are not victories.

The very important fact that the USA has been repudiated and condemned by 193 countries at the General Assembly of the United Nations is clear and convincing proof that the people throughout the world no longer have any faith on the 'once great' United States of America.

We The People can turn the USA around on November 8, 2016. Together we can do it!

The People United Will Never Be Defeated is not a cliché. It is REALITY.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I am very proud to be a strong supporter of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. TOGETHER!

Mr. Sanders, those who know him say, exemplifies a distinct strain of Jewish identity, a secular offshoot at least 150 years old whose adherents in the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the jostling streets of the Lower East Side were socialists, anarchists, radicals and union organizers focused less on observance than on economic justice and repairing a broken world. Indeed, he seems more comfortable speaking about Pope Francis, whose views on income inequality he admires, than about his own religious beliefs.


@BeaverforBernie (Twitter)

Obama’s Planned Visit Dismantles ‘Myth’ That ‘Cuba Violates Human Rights’

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R.I.P. Sonny James

Where are you Gretchen?

I hope that on Mar 21-22 President Barack Obama will have a Havana Club Mojito at La Bodeguita del Medio, Papa Hemingway's favorite place in the capital of Cuba.

He is a good guy. Much better than McCain or Romney.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yes & No

Return Guantánamo Naval Base to the rightful owners: The People of the Republic of Cuba

The illegal occupiers!

Obama Sends Congress a Plan to Close Guantánamo

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday sent Congress a long-awaited plan to close the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base wartime prison, beginning a final push to fulfill one of  President Obama’s earliest and most troubled national security policy goals in the face of deep skepticism from many Republican lawmakers.

The plan centers on bringing between 30 and 60 detainees who are deemed too dangerous to release to a replacement prison on domestic soil, and it suggested several potential sites in South Carolina, Kansas, and Colorado. The rest of the 91 detainees would be transferred to other countries.

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Restore Glass-Steagall

Socialists are builders! Capitalists are destroyers!

Join the Anti-Despair Guerrillas: spread Peace, Love, Happiness.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Setting the record straight: relations between the USA and Cuba have been restored, not normalized

Right now things appear likely to change in the future.

Has Cuban President Raul Castro put a "For Sale" sign on the island of Cuba?

He certainly has made a HUGE mistake with his invitation to Barack Obama.

Is the Cuban government close to collapsing due to internal corruption and  mismanagement of the island's economy?

We have not even heard what is the "opinion" of  Fidel Castro. Does he agree with his brother and the sign I alluded to above?

Will Cuba return to the bad days of 1952-1958 with a new puppet imposed by the Yankee imperialists to the north?

We will have to wait and see what the "talking heads" of the U.S. mainstream news media have to say, since Cuba does not have a free press, due to the autocracy of its Marxist regime.

Hillary Clinton plans to align herself with the genocidal Israeli Zionist Jews if elected

The danger of a horrible new WWIII in the Middle East is very likely.

And in addition, she will stuff her pockets with even more $$$$$ from the genocidal Israel Zionist Jews.

Here is what Glenn Greenwald, writing for The Intercept reported yesterday:

Hillary Clinton, With Little Notice, Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel

Former President Bill Clinton on Monday met in secret (no press allowed) with roughly 100 leaders of South Florida’s Jewish community, and, as the Times of Israel reports, “He vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance.” 

He also “stressed the close bond that he and his wife have with the State of Israel.”

She vowed to strengthen relations not only with Israel, but also with its extremist prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Has Cuban President Raul Castro lost what is the true meaning of the word DIGNITY?

President Obama to Visit Cuba in Historic Trip Next Month

JG: Mygawd! The Yankee imperialists continue enforcing a genocidal blockade/embargo against Cuba and Raul Castro invites a top capitalist to visit the island?

Raul must be truly desperate in an economy that has been totally destroyed by the Partido Comunista Cubano.

Poor Cuba! I weep for thee!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Graphic of the Day

Feel the Bern!

Why Elizabeth Warren would be the best nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy

From the New York Times:

[Barack Obama] could opt for the dream candidate of the left: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

Some Democrats believe that the nomination of Ms. Warren, a deeply admired voice in the party on economic inequality, could be a unifying move after what is turning out to be a bruising battle between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders. Such a nomination could be a balm for liberals and young people if Mr. Sanders loses the nomination, given that he and Ms. Warren are strong critics of corporate malfeasance and public corruption. While Ms. Warren is a Harvard Law School professor, she may be reluctant to put herself through a nasty confirmation battle, and it is not clear that Mr. Obama holds her in high regard: He did, after all, pass up the chance to nominate her to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Still, the selection of such a strong progressive voice would energize Democratic and Republican voters because of the possibility of a five-member liberal majority on the Supreme Court.

JG: Elizabeth Warren is the best qualified. If passed over by Obama she will once be the best President of the United States. She truly represents the people and not the millionaire capitalist ruling class.

Be independent; don't let anyone try to control you!

You do do not have to ask permission from anyone to exercise your rights under constitutionally guaranteed freedom of expression

Beware of those who try:

1) To intellectually or physically seek to control you.
2) American capitalists who try to empty your pockets.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The New York Times is right about the Bernie Sanders Political Revolution, with ballots, not bullets

Mr. Sanders translates stagnant middle-class incomes and rising inequality into outrage against Wall Street “millionaires and billionaires” who prosper in a global economy under rules they’ve written. His message is attractive to liberals, especially young Democrats facing large college debt and lackluster earning prospects.

“Tonight we serve notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining American democracy,” he declared in New Hampshire. “We will not accept a rigged economy in which ordinary Americans work longer hours for lower wages while almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1 percent.”

Link to the complete article

What is Democratic Socialism?

It is the common sense doctrine of 'people helping people' merged with the Jesus doctrine of 'Love One Another.'

It is the rejection of capitalist greed and the accompanying dictatorship that money brings along.

It is grass roots 'people power' and the rejection of the 'money oligarchs' and the economic predators.

It is Heaven on Earth and it is a reaffirmation of Live and Let Live.

We the people control our own destiny. Those who love money above everything else have to be exterminated and stomped upon as the worthless cockroaches that they are.

Democratic Socialism is TRUE DEMOCRACY IN ACTION! It is the antithesis of greedy capitalism and the rejection of money and mercantile imperialism.

Dare to dream and be an idealist above everything else!

Monday, February 08, 2016

Granma: Abandonaron Yuliesky y Lourdes Gurriel la selección cubana de béisbol

Periódico Granma

En horas de la madrugada de hoy se produjo el abandono del hotel donde se encontraba el equipo cubano de béisbol que asistió a la edición 58 de la Serie del Caribe de Béisbol, en la República Dominicana, de los peloteros Yuliesky y Lourdes Gurriel Castillo, en franca actitud de entrega a los mercaderes del béisbol rentado y profesional.

Este hecho fue inmediatamente rechazado por los integrantes de la selección cubana, quienes emitieron una declaración.

JG: No wonder that Team Cuba keeps on losing. When the Yankee imperialists to the north offer millions and millions of dollars, the weak succumb.

Money is the root of all evil! Know them by their deeds! They will have to live with their consciences.


I'm with him!

Who Does Hillary Clinton Represent?

$153 million in Bill and Hillary Clinton speaking fees, documented

They are obedient puppies for the big $$$$$$$ of the capitalist ruling class.

Sanders: 'Clinton is funded by Wall Street'

Soup of the GOP Debates

Mexico is crowned the Gold Champion of the 2016 Baseball Serie del Caribe

In a close final game it defeated Venezuela 5-4. Boxscore of the game.

Team Cuba played poorly, and ended up in 4th place. Its record was one win and five defeats. It lost to Mexico 7-2 in the first semifinal game. Boxscore of the game.

 The Mexicans won all of their games. They had a far superior team.

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Your Choice

Gold in Sacks

Warren blasts Goldman Sachs CEO, defends Sanders

Marco Rubio forgets that his parents were economic migrants from Cuba in 1956, before the Cuban Revolution was triumphant

Marco Rubio and Donald Trump and his Seven Dwarfs now give hate speeches against immigrants.

They know very little about the United States. Millions of poor immigrants have been welcomed to our shores by the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France. They came looking for a better life.

The Plymouth Rock "pilgrims" were the first illegal migrants. They had not been invited to come and had no "papers." They then proceeded to steal the lands which belonged to the Native Americans.

And then came the Irish, the Chinese, the Germans, the Italians and black slaves from Africa and many, many others.

Does Rubio and El Donald know this? Of course they know it. But the problem is that Rubio and El Donald are total idiots and demagogues par excellence.

We are a nation of immigrants.

Link to an interesting article:

Cuba loses another game and then finally wins one at the 2016 Serie del Caribe

Game #3: Venezuela 3, Cuba 1.

Game #4: Cuba 4, Republica Dominicana 2.
Boxscore & Report

This last win makes it possible for Cuba to advance to one of the semifinal games.

Sábado 6 febrero 2:30 p.m. Semifinal #1 (Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela)

Sábado 6 febrero 6:50 p.m. Semifinal #2 (Cuba vs. México)

Domingo 7 febrero 3:00 p.m. Final (Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #1)

Mexico has four wins and no loses, and will probably be the favorite to win the Serie del Caribe 2016.

Next post from Cuba Journal: Monday

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cuba: ‘complete end to US embargo needed’ to normalise relations

February 3, 2016

JG: In my opinion, Barack Obama should not be invited to visit Cuba until the U.S. Congress repeals the economic embargo.

But he is totally powerless to force the stupids in the U.S. Congress.

Serie del Caribe 2016: Puerto Rico defeats Cuba 12-1. Curtains for Cuba?

Two consecutive defeats for Cuba.


Cuba vs Venezuela, today.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Today @ 2:00 p.m. Cuba vs Mexico at the Serie del Caribe 2016

Tue, Feb. 22:00 p.m.Tigres de Ciego de Ávila (Cuba) vs. MexicoESPN Deportes TV, ESPN Deportes Radio

Hillary fails to land knock out punch

Democratic Caucus


 Hillary Clinton
70149.9         22

 Bernie Sanders
69749.6         21

 Martin O'Malley
Source: AP

JG: and the rumors about an indictment on the email scandal persist. People just don't trust her. If the Dems nominate her, they may lose the next general election. 

A Trump presidency would be a nightmare. Bernie Sanders is the best option for the Dems. 

PARIS — France called on the US to lift the economic embargo against Cuba.


JG: The USA is alone at them Prom. No one wants to dance with them.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Attention Iowans: Caucus for Bernie Sanders tonight

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The Democratic Party has never been a left of center party

It is very doubtful that the Obama phenomenon will be repeated tonight in Iowa. Iowa is a rural and conservative state. It always favors the establishment.

Both Obama and Hillary represent the capitalist establishment.

If the contest in November is a Trump vs Hillary event, thousands of angry leftists will stay home, ushering in a Trump presidency.

Only Bernie Sanders can save the Democratic Party from defeat in November.

The voters have the final say. Bernie needs a HUGE turnout of new voters tonight.