Chile’s 1973 Coup and Barack Obama’s Selective Memory on 9/11

By: Arnold August on September 11, 2016

Obama, referring to the military coup in Chile, stated in 2011 that we should not be “trapped by our history.”

The US-orchestrated coup in Chile led to tens of thousands of people being imprisoned, tortured, killed, forced into exile or disappeared. | Photo: EFE

The US-orchestrated coup in Chile led to tens of thousands of people being imprisoned, tortured, killed, forced into exile or disappeared. | Photo: EFE

At the September 11, 2016 ceremony, President Barack Obama remembered and honored the victims of terrorism. However, what was Obama’s position when he visited La Moneda in Chile in 2011, the presidential palace where the U.S.-organized military coup of September 11, 1973, took place? (more…)

THANKS FOR YOUR EXAMPLE FIDEL

August 8, 2016

Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz

Dear Comandante,

fidel INGLES imagenOn the occasion of your 90th birthday the members of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists, and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity want to extend our most sincere congratulations and above all our deepest gratitude for everything you have done for the peoples of Our America and the rest of the world. (more…)

Moncada Attack: Lessons from the Birth of the Cuban Revolution

By Arnold August on July 24, 2016

Today, progressives throughout the world could learn many lessons from the July 26, 1953, Moncada attack led by Fidel Castro.

The Moncada, Photo: Bill Hackwell

The Moncada, Photo: Bill Hackwell

In 1953, when virtually all the progressive and revolutionary forces in Cuba offered no viable solution to oppose the U.S.-backed Batista dictatorship, Fidel Castro and his comrades did indeed work out a path. (more…)

More than 800 Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements from all Over the World Stand Up Against the Coup in Brazil.

May 16, 2016

HumanidadContraElGolpe_en (1)The undersigned, intellectuals, artists, writers, researchers and social movement organizations from all over the world denounce the coup underway in Brazil and stand in solidarity with President Dilma Rousseff who was elected by 54 million Brazilians only one year and a half ago. (more…)

Obama in Cuba: How “Political Prisoners” Hit the Corporate International Media Headlines

By Arnold August, on March 26, 2016

obama_cuba-400x234In the course of President Obama’s visit to Cuba on March 20–22, 2016, the issue of supposed Cuban “political prisoners” took centre stage in Cuba–US relations for at least 24 hours in much of the international mainstream media. (more…)

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