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Incarcerated Women and Men Are Fighting on the Front Lines of California’s Wildfires for $1 an Hour

By Princess Weekes on October 12, 2017

Incarcerated women fire fighter team. Photo: Peter Bohler

The wildfires in Northern California are the deadliest in state history with over 40 people killed and hundreds more missing. In California, a huge percentage of the firefighting force comes from inmates male and female who have taken on this responsibility for a little more freedom—and the promise of $1-$2 a day. (more…)

‘Be Like Che’: Cuba Observes 50th Anniversary of Revolutionary’s Death

October 8, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Along with President Raul Castro Ruz, over 600,000 people saw the sun come up before the official ceremonies began at Che’s monument and mausoleum in the town which proudly hosts his memorial. (more…)

Statement to the Press by Josefina Vidal, General Director for the United States at Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

September 29, 2017

Photo: Cubaminrex

Today we have learned of a State Department communiqué that reports the decision of the U.S. government to reduce personnel at its embassy in Havana. (more…)

The Killing of History

By John Pilger on September 22, 2017

Binh Dinh , Vietnam 1969, Photo: Bill Hackwell

One of the most hyped “events” of American television, The Vietnam War, has started on the PBS network. The directors are Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  Acclaimed for his documentaries on the Civil War, the Great Depression and the history of jazz, Burns says of his Vietnam films, “They will inspire our country to begin to talk and think about the Vietnam war in an entirely new way”. (more…)

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla’s Address to the UN General Assembly

September 22, 2017

Mr. President;

Mr. Secretary General;

Allow me to reiterate to you Cuba’s support to your work at the helm of the United Nations and as a guarantor and advocate of international peace.

Heads of State and Government; (more…)

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