Cuba-United States Relations
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After the "Special Period": Against The Current vol. 89
U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Lang...
Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying...
Another Vote on Washington's Anti-Cuba Policy at the United Nations: The Politics of Isolation
Resolution A/68/L.6, sponsored by Cuba, passed this year, for the 22nd year in a row, with Washington once again in humiliating political loneliness. The vote this year was 188-2 in favor, with 3 abst...
The Bay of Pigs and Chronic Hubris: The Same Mistake for 52 Years
Gomez, Manuel R.
April 17-19 marks the 52nd anniversary of the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles, our proxies to try to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.
Beginning a New Era
Obama may succeed where previous U.S. administrations -- such as Nixon's and especially Carter's -- failed in their attempts at reestablishing diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba.
The Blockade Against Cuba: An Assault Upon Humanity's Conscience
On 29 October 2013, for the 22nd consecutive year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) called for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against C...
The CIA's Greatest Hits
Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
Cuba 1959 to 1980s: The Unforgivable Revolution
An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
Cuba, the United States and the Left: Against The Current vol. 89
The nationalist anti-imperialist revolution of the long beards has lasted forty-one years. It was never a socialist revolution. The Moncada combatants were not socialists, neither were those in the Si...
Cuba's Invasion Fears
There is nothing irrational about Cuba's fears of being invaded by the United States.
Cuba's Prisoner Release: Surprise! Mainstream Media Omits Context and Key Facts
Landau, Saul; Valdes, Nelson P.
Double standards and hypocrisy abound in American media coverage of Cuba's recent prisoner release. For example, the U.S. government holds more political prisoners on Cuban soil than the Cuban governm...
December 17: Sources, Results & Prospects
After 50 years, Washington has had to recognize that if it wants any influence in Latin America, the road to Latin America leads through Havana, not around it.
Defying Washington's Embargo
In the face of strong government opposition and little U.S. media attention, a grassroots effort scored a victory on September 13, 1996. On that day U.S. and Canadian members of Pastors for Peace deli...
The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade
Salim Lamrani explains the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans.
The Face of Imperialism
Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.
Failed Cuban "Twitter" Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors
ZunZuneo - a now defunct social media platform similar to Twitter – was designed to undermine the Cuban government by two private contractors: Creative Associates International (CAI) from Washington D...
Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance: Against The Current vol. 120
There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motiv...
14 Years of Injustice : Time to Free the Cuban Five
Five Cubans fighting terrorism in south Florida have served 14 years of prison, more than enough time for the US public to learn from its media about the horrific injustice done by the US government t...
Jose Marti: Architect of the Cuban Revolution
This book looks at Marti as both thinker and man of action in relation to his own country (Cuba), Latin America as a whole, and the United States. Turton presents Marti as a contradictory man, avoidin...
"Listen, Yankee!": Tom Hayden Captures Absurdity of Cuban Embargo
The US embargo of Cuba, like a bad hangover from the Cold War, has lingered on for far too long. After decades of bingeing on the country's particularly potent brand of anticommunism, the nation's rul...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Essays looking at American political ideology.
Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Ob...
Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures
These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics. ...
The Real Terror Network: Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
Herman, Edward S.
Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s: Against The Current vol. 134
Le Blanc, Paul
I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in...
Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower
A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
The Socialist Register 1964: Volume 1: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (ed.s)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Soft-Powering Cuba: Regime-Change in a Box
How the U.S. uses "soft power" to undermine governments abroad and democracy at home.
UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America agai...
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
A Victory and Some Risks: Statement from the Fourth International
It is necessary to create the conditions of democratic debate in all the popular organizations in Cuba.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.
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