Sunday, December 31, 2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
(Prensa Latina) Next to reaching six decades, the Cuban Revolution accumulates all sorts of aggressions of the U.S. government against it and despite such fierce hostility, today it can proudly show its permanence and thrust forward.
Before January, 1959, the U.S. government offered limited military support to dictator Fulgencio Batista and tried to prevent the triumph of rebel army forces.
Such a dispute has been expressed in diverse fields, from verbal attacks and slander campaigns to direct armed aggression, as the mercenary invasión promoted by the Pentagon and done with in less than 72 hours in Playa Giron, April, 1961.
Greatly popular measures such as the reduction in rent rates, lowering the price of pharmaceuticals, the intervention of foreign-owned monopolies, such as electricity and telephone, the first Law of Agrarian Reform (1959) that banned large estates, won for the young revolutionary government the enmity of the White House.
This was followed by attempts of political and diplomatic isolation, promotion of subversive plans and sabotages, kidnapping of airplanes, ships, infiltration of agents and pirate incursions, as well as stimulus to counter-revolutionary gangs in mountainous areas, liquidated in 1965.
There were also biological aggressions directly affective, persons, animals and crops, causing irreparable damage to humans and millionaire losses to the economy.
In the Demands of the Cuban people to the U.S. government for human and economic damages, contain some of the examples.
The introduction of dengue virus type 2 through Anti-Cuban groups based in the United States, provoked in 1981 an epidemnic with a balance of 158 citizens dead, of them 101 minors.
In 1978, the 'roya', one of the most aggressive worms of sugar cane extended to all the country and seriously affected above all the variety Barbados-4362, of high agricultural and industrial yields, in that time predominant in Cuban plantations.
Also in 1971, 1979 and 1980 hundreds of thousands of pigs had to be sacrificed due to the African Pig Fever, while the Blue fungus of tobacco destroyed more than 85 percent of plantations of that important crop.
Assassination plans and attempts on the life of Cuban leaders were also part of the Centrtal Intelligence Agency plans to behead the Revolution.
Only in the case of leader Fidel Castro, the organs of State Security documented 637 of these plan.
The economic, commercial and financial blockade may be the most visible instrument of White House and U.S. Congress policies against the Caribbean nation.
Applied and reinforced since February, 1962, through an array of laws, regulations and executive decrees of 12 successive administrations.
The laws Torricelli (1992) and Helms-Burton (1996) condense most of this unilateral and extra-territorial policy aimed at undermining internal order in Cuba and obstructing trade, including threats against third countries.
Since 1992, Cuba started presenting at the United Nations a resolution draft resuming the main impacts this act described as genocide provokes in the different sectors of economic and social life of the country, besides demanding its immediate lifting.
Last November, 191 countries approved the demand of the greater Antille, with the only exceptions of the United States and Israel.
The reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Havana and Washington in July, 2015 meant an explicit recognition of the failure of an aggressive policy after more than half a century.
Twenty-three memos of understanding and agreements in areas such as health, environmental protection and application of the law confirmed the possibilities and benefits of the bilateral dialogue between both governments based on mutual respect.
However, ex-president Barack Obama (2009-2017) did not discard the idea of ending the revolutionary process 'through other ways'-
Cuban experts have observed as such who refer to limited and selective measures adopted by the previous administration in order to empower the private sector and try to turn it into a spearhead against the updating of the economic and social model of socialist orientation started in 2010.
The recent measures of the Donald Trump administration trying to negatively impact the tourism industry, seem to set back Washington positions to a confrontation strategy and threats proven failed and anchored in the past.
The continuance of the Cuban Revolution almost 60 years after the January, 1959 victory, does prove it.
JG: The USA goverment is composed entirely of evil and thouroghly dishonest people. I can not understand why the Cuban govermnent would want to hold talks with such filthy SCUM. Instead of my hand, I would give them my middle finger.
Friday, December 22, 2017
CONFIRMED: Pro-Independence political parties in Cataluña will have a majority of 70 seats in their regional parliament
Granma reporta que el Presidente del Consejo de Estado será elegido el 19 de Abril del 2018 por la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Poular
Autor: Redacción Nacional | email@example.com
21 de diciembre de 2017 10:12:11
Durante el décimo periodo ordinario de sesiones de la VIII Legislatura de la Asamblea Nacional del Poder Popular (ANPP), fue aprobada por los diputados la propuesta de modificación del cronograma de las elecciones generales en Cuba.
El Consejo de Estado propuso a la ANPP extender el mandato de las asambleas provinciales hasta el próximo 25 de marzo del 2018, y de la presente legislatura de la ANPP hasta el 19 de abril, cuando serán electos el vicepresidente y presidente de esta, así como del Consejo de Estado y sus miembros.
Continuar leyendo en Granma
Thursday, December 21, 2017
128 courageous countries voted against Yankee imperialism today at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Pro-independence ERC, JuntsxCat and CUP are on course for between 67 and 71 seats – with an absolute parliamentary majority secured if they manage 68. (El Periodico de Barcelona)
The lastest report (4:47 Eastern Time) is that the three pro-indepence parties have reached 70 seats, two more than they need to governn Catalonia.
Like Trump in the USA, Mariano Rajoy in Madrid has suffeed a huge defeat.
The left is ascendant in the USA and Spain. I am happy.
Coverage and comments will be included here later on, as published.
Message to Donald Trump: people who threaten people are considered THUGS in civilized countries.
USA is alone in the world. Civilized countries are not with you.
USA Today: UN General Assembly repudiates Trump on Jerusalem decision
CBS News: U.N. votes to declare Trump's Jerusalem decision "null and void"
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The 193-member United Nations General Assembly will hold a rare emergency special session on Thursday at the request of Arab and Muslim states on Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Nikki Haley and Donald Trump are going to have diarrhea.
"The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy (NSS) has pledged to further isolate rogue left-wing dictatorships in both Venezuela and Cuba and blamed powers such as China and Russia for helping them survive." (Breitbart Nazis)
It appears that right now the Nazis at Beitbart are doing what they excell at:
COMER MUCHA MIERDA.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
As GOP Celebrates House Vote, New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Say No
With @realDonaldTrump 1 year into his 4 year term how would you grade his performance as
A - great
B - good
C - not good
D - horrible
So far 1,182 people have voted in the poll.
Result: 73% chose option D - horrible
We will get rid of him in 2020.
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The USA needs a Peoples's Party.
By definition, it would exclude capitalist millionaires.
Monday, December 18, 2017
The Trump slogan of "America First" is a carbon copy of the Nazi slogan "Deutschland Über Alles" (Germany Above All Else).
We have to send him home in 2018 & 2020.
Las medidas del Gobierno norteamericano contra Cuba «no han hecho más que confirmar el serio retroceso que ha tenido lugar en los vínculos entre ambos países», afirmó en La Habana la directora general de Estados Unidos de la Cancillería, Josefina Vidal Ferreiro.
Al clausurar la XVI edición de la Serie de Conversaciones: «Cuba en la política exterior de los Estados Unidos de América», la diplomática subrayó que «la emisión de una lista arbitraria de entidades cubanas restringidas», supuestamente vinculadas, de manera infundada, al sector de defensa y seguridad nacional, con las que en lo adelante quedan prohibidas las transacciones de EE. UU., y la decisión de eliminar los viajes individuales de los estadounidenses en la categoría de intercambios «pueblo a pueblo», no solo dañan a la economía cubana y a sus sectores estatal y privado, sino también a los ciudadanos estadounidenses, cuyo derecho a viajar a la Isla se restringe aún más, y a sus empresarios, que se ven privados de interesantes oportunidades de negocios frente a su competencia.
Apuntó que «todos estos pasos han sido acompañados de reiterados pronunciamientos irrespetuosos y ofensivos hacia Cuba del presidente Trump y otros altos funcionarios de su Gobierno, que retoman la retórica hostil de los períodos de mayor confrontación, añadiendo un componente negativo adicional que enrarece el clima bilateral», señaló Josefina Vidal.
Aseveró que «si el retroceso en las relaciones no ha sido mayor, como se ha dicho era el deseo de elementos de extrema derecha de origen cubano y algunos aliados dentro del Gobierno, se ha debido a la fuerte oposición de miembros del Congreso de ambos partidos y de numerosos sectores, incluyendo empresarios, académicos, militares retirados, entidades científicas y educacionales, agencias de viajes, organizaciones diversas, cubanos residentes e, incluso, agencias gubernamentales, que durante dos años constataron y recibieron los beneficios de una relación diferente con Cuba.
JG: Friendship between Cuba and the USA under Donald Trump is imposible.
Trump is an autocratic megalomaniac who only defends capitalist millionaires. He is not the type of "friend" that Cuba needs.
We need to elect U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as the next president of the USA, and Cuba should stop seeing Democratic Socialists as enemies. So, I am casting my lot with the DSA.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
JG: The Cuban people never acepted dictates from JFK (remember the Bay of Pigs?) through BHO. They will not accept orders from the current occupant of the White House. I am very sure of that.
The community of civilized nations are on the side of Cuba, its people and its legitimate government. 191-2 at the General Assemby of the United Nations on November 2016.
"You got mud on your face, you are a big disgrace."
You got strike 1 in the recent Alabama special election. #2 and #3 will come in 2018 and 2020.
Cuba should never trust the USA.
THEY DON'T KNOW SHIT!
I am awarding them the "Wait till you hear who farted in a crowded elevator" prize.
2) Five takeaways about [insert your favorite issue here].
3) You will be suprised how [insert your favority celebrity here] looks today.
Usually, these types of "news" will be extremely BORING!
From the book: Lazy Journalism Manual.
Vote NO on the conference committee TAX SCAM bill.
This conference bill is a huge tax cut for the capitalist corporations and millionaires. Those two do not create wealth. Only the working class, with its labor, creates wealth.
I thank Karl Marx for giving the world a clear picture of how capitalism works.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bitcoin is the perfect product for the suckers who are born every minute.
Read the wiki.
If you are not confused, I say you are lying.
Friday, December 15, 2017
Discurso pronunciado por Nicolás Maduro Moros, presidente de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, en el Acto en conmemoración del XIII aniversario de la fundación del ALBA, en el Palacio de Convenciones, el 14 de diciembre de 2017, «Año 59 de la Revolución»
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Why is Windows 10 such a shitty computer operating system?
I own a Net Book, which is not the same as a Desk Top or Laptop Computer.
Net Books have very limited space on the hard Disk Drive (C): 30 Gigabytes.
To get around that problem I have a solid state Removable Drive (D) attached to my Net Book.
I have used 10 Gigabytes on Drive D. It has 287 Gigabytes available for use.
Every 5 or 10 minutes DUMB WINDOWS 10 sends me a message telling me I do not have enough space on Drive C. It wants an additional 8 Gigabytes. It only has 2 Gigabytes left.
MY QUESTION: Why is Windows 10 not able to figure out that I have 287 Gigabytes which are available on my Drive D?
I look forward to answers.
It must be veto proof, or the Hater In Chief in the White House will try to kill it with his veto power.
His batting average is currently .418
Un aplauso para mi tocallo.
Enlace al articulo de Sigfredo Barros
Continue reading at Prensa Latina.
Continue reading at Prensa Latina
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
PETITION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES REQUESTING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP BE CENSURED
My congratulations and thanks to Kathleen Wunderly for her excellent article, party retold below.
Sagunto, a port city in eastern Spain on the Mediterranean Sea, is in the province of Valencia. Its roots lie very deeply in history, back when it was Saguntum, a peaceful Ibero-Roman city until targeted by Carthaginians led by Hannibal, in 214, B.C.
Saguntum commercial prosperity attracted Hannibal's notice (along with the fact that Saguntum was on the side of Rome, against Carthage), and he laid siege for eight months). The blockade reduced the desperate inhabitants to eating tree bark and leather, and the city proposed an honorable surrender, which Hannibal rejected.
The Saguntines then gathered all their possessions --- precious stones, sacred religious items, gold, clothing and so on --- into an inmense pile in the central plaza and set fire to it. Some chose to throw themselves into the fire, and others left the city to futilely attack the Cathaginians camp "morir matando": to die killing.
Watching the lost cause from the city walls, many of the Saguntine women killed their children and themselves. Any survivors were slaughtered by the Carthaginians when they entered the ruins of Saguntum. A treaty had limited Hannibal's influence in Spain, and his attack on Saguntum broke this treaty, marking the start of the Second Punic War, which Rome won in 214 B.C.
JG: Homo Sapiens definition name should be changed to Homo Stupidus. This time, the 'suckers who are born every minute' are going to be thouroughly f*cked.
Las Tunas and Matanzas have qualified for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baseball Series which start on January 4th
12 de diciembre de 2017 01:12:38
Leñadores de Las Tunas y Cocodrilos de Matanzas ya están en las semifinales de la 57 Serie Nacional de béisbol. Ahora solo les resta saber cuáles serán sus rivales en la postemporada, que dará inicio el venidero 4 de enero.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Amnesty International: Honduras Government deploys dangerous and illegal tactics to silence population
Publicado: 21/09/2017 | 05:01 pm
A partir del 8 de diciembre de 2017 y desde cualquier teléfono móvil en Cuba se podrá enviar mensajes (SMS) internacionales hacia cualquier teléfono móvil de los Estados Unidos. Así lo anunció la Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, S.A., ETECSA.
El costo será de 0.60 CUC, similar al resto de los destinos internacionales. Para el envío de mensajería de texto hacia Estados Unidos, el usuario deberá, al momento de ingresar el número telefónico marcar, el signo de “+”, el código de Estados Unidos,1, el código de la localidad y el número celular.
“+” + 1 + 702 (código de Las Vegas) + número celular
Los códigos de localidades de EE.UU se encuentran en las Páginas Informativas del Directorio Telefónico de Cuba.
The so-called Medicare Advantage Plans are huge CAPITALIST CORPORATE SCAMS.
They provide extremely poor medical services, based on my personal experience with two of them.
Beware of anyone who tries to have you sign any documents. Do not give up your right to make your own decisions.
Protect your pockets. All they care about is making easy $$$$$.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
"The Nov. 26 vote has been marred by accusations of electoral fraud, sparking protests, a widespread curfew and a growing chorus of international concern over the situation in Honduras, which has one of the world’s highest murder rates."
Friday, December 08, 2017
Pick up your phone and call Congress now at 1-855-713-0060 and tell them to oppose the tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.
(Fight for $15.00)
This greed is about to be supersized.
Republican senators just passed the most unfair, anti-worker tax plan in history. It will ensure that even more money goes to line the pockets of the wealthiest people and the biggest corporations in our country.
(Fight for $15)
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Declaración del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba sobre el reconocimiento por Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel
6 de diciembre de 2017 17:12:52
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba expresa su más profunda preocupación y rechazo por la declaración unilateral por parte del Presidente de los Estados Unidos de la ciudad de Jerusalén como capital de Israel, lo que constituye una grave y flagrante violación de la Carta de la ONU, del Derecho Internacional y de las resoluciones pertinentes de las Naciones Unidas.
Esta intención del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos de modificar el estatuto histórico de Jerusalén vulnera los intereses legítimos del pueblo palestino y de las naciones árabes e islámicas, provocará graves consecuencias para la estabilidad y la seguridad en el Medio Oriente, aumentará aún más las tensiones en esta región e impedirá cualquier esfuerzo encaminado a reanudar las conversaciones de paz entre israelíes y palestinos.
Cuba llama al Consejo de Seguridad a cumplir la responsabilidad que le otorga la Carta de la ONU en el mantenimiento de la paz y la seguridad internacionales, a adoptar las decisiones necesarias y a exigir a Israel el fin inmediato de la ocupación de los territorios palestinos y de las políticas agresivas y prácticas colonizadoras, así como el cumplimiento de las resoluciones aprobadas por ese órgano sobre la situación en el Medio Oriente, incluida la cuestión Palestina.
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores ratifica que Cuba continuará apoyando una solución amplia, justa y duradera para el conflicto palestino-israelí, sobre la base de una solución de dos Estados, que permita a los palestinos el derecho a la libre determinación y a disponer de un Estado independiente y soberano, con su capital en Jerusalén Oriental y las fronteras previas a 1967.
6 de diciembre de 2017
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
In the Middle East, the flags of the USA and Israel are being burned on the streets.
Donald Trump keeps on making enemies. He will never accomplish much in his four years in the White House.
If he does move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem he will be encouraging the winds of war in the middle East.
He has chosen bad company, the Israeli Zionists, who continue stealing Palestinian lands with impunity.
Future historians will not treat Donald Trump very well. He is a mediocre person.
Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Monday, December 04, 2017
Police brutality against minorities continues on a daily basis in the USA. Colin Kaepernick is Cuba Journal's Man of the Year.
Colin Kaepernick says human rights 'cannot be compromised' as he accepts ACLU award
Yordanis Samón helps administer a "paliza" to Pinar del Rio with a hit, double, triple and Grand Salami, 7 RBI's
The final score was 16-3 in favor of the Blue Lions, who very likely will qulify for the playoffs of Cuba's 57th National Baeball series.
Sunday, December 03, 2017
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Friday, December 01, 2017
Thursday, November 30, 2017
ABC reported tonight in their 6:30 pm national and international news that people in Great Britain are demanding tha Donald Trump's state visit be cancelled
Calls to cancel Trump visit to UK put queen in tough spot - ABC News
JG: Your Majety Queen Elizabeth, do not reward this racist xenofobe with a state visit to your queendom.
The Yankee imperialists will have to think twice before doing anything, as NPR reports that the new DPRK missile (Hwasong-15) is a 'monster'
GEOFF BRUMFIEL - NPR
The intercontinental ballistic missile that North Korea launched on Wednesday appears to be significantly larger and more powerful than previous versions, according to independent analysts.
"It's a monster," says Vipin Narang, an associate professor at MIT who tracks the North's nuclear capabilities. The missile is so much larger than previous versions that Narang suspects it could carry a powerful thermonuclear weapon, regardless of whether the North has managed to make a compact, missile-friendly version.
"They wouldn't have to miniaturize much," Narang says.
Continue reading at NPR.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
A newly revealed incident reported by a USAID officer who is based at the American embassy in Uzbekistan is raising suspicions Russia may have been involved and could have had a hand in bizarre attacks targeting U.S. diplomats in Cuba, according to American sources.
Continue reading at CBS News
For the past 40 years, the financial and political elite of this country have rigged the tax code to redistribute wealth and income to some of the richest and most powerful people in this country. The result: we are moving rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society in which the top 1 percent is doing phenomenally well, the middle class continues to decline and 40 million Americans are living in poverty.
And it will probably not surprise you to learn that just as our tax code benefits the wealthiest people in this country, it also benefits some of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world with a myriad of tax breaks, deductions, credits and other loopholes. As a result, one out of five large profitable corporations today pays nothing in federal taxes.
The current Republican “tax cut” bill, paid for by the Koch brothers and other billionaire campaign contributors, continues the push to make the rich richer at the expense of everyone else. It would raise taxes on middle class families making $75,000 a year or less and would throw 13 million Americans off of health insurance. And it would do all of these things to provide permanent tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and profitable corporations that ship American jobs to China while moving their American profits to the Cayman Islands.
But let's be clear. This legislation goes well beyond taxes. Its ultimate goal is to radically transform American society and the role that government plays in the lives of the working families of our country. This legislation will increase the deficit by at least $1.5 trillion over ten years. Mark my words. If passed, the Republicans will then rediscover the "deficit crisis," and push aggressively for massive cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education – higher education in particular – nutrition, affordable housing and more. They will seek to undo every major piece of legislation passed in the last 80 years designed to help working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the poor.
This is the Republican plan. Huge tax breaks for the rich and powerful. Massive cuts to life and death programs for the middle class and working families of our country.
This is not moral. This is not what the American people want. This is not what our country and our pledge for "liberty and justice for all" is supposed to be about.
That is why I am going on the road this week to talk directly to working people in Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania about this disastrous piece of legislation. If we stand together – black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, male and female, young and old, gay and straight – we can defeat this horrific bill. But I need you to make your voice heard as well. We need to stand together. (Our Revolution)
The DPRK has launched a new missile, the latest report states. The Koreans north of the 38th parallel have a right to defend their nation against the predatory acts of the USA and its gendarmes in South Korea and Japan.
This time, the territory of the USA will not avoid the destruction that is coming to them.
I hope that Mr. Corn Hair in the White House will desist in his predatory endeavors.
Neo-Liberalism is a failed system. It only works for capitalist millionaires.
Oregon Beaver @BeaverFmOregon
DEMOCRATIC PARTY = DEAD CORPSE @DemSocialists
We need a new People's Party.
Cuba's future President Miguel Diaz-Canel sends clear mesage to Donald Trump: "Our People Do Not Bow Down"
HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — The man widely seen as Cuba's next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island's single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year.
First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel said the voting will deliver a message to the world. “What message? Unity. Conviction. A message that our people don't bow down, not to a hurricane and even less to external pressure and some people's desire to see our system change,” the normally laconic Diaz-Canel said in an unusually lengthy series of statements to members of the foreign and State-run press.
Diaz-Canel's message appeared to refer mostly to the Donald Trump Administration, which has tightened restrictions on US travel to Cuba and stopped issuing visas to Cubans at the US Embassy in Havana. (Jamaica Observer)
Monday, November 27, 2017
Senator Bernie Sanders' moves might be leading him to the 2020 presidential race.
Since losing the 2016 primary to Hillary Clinton, Sanders has spent time getting closer to the labor movement, beefing up his foreign policy credibility, touring the country to promote his political group, Our Revolution, and fighting along Democrats against Donald Trump’s administration.
Continue reading at AOL.