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Casa de Las Américas: We are all Palestinian

 

aug 9 2014Casa de Las Américas is outraged by the Israeli genocide on Gaza. We hold the illegal Zionist gang that calls it state responsible.  This could not happen without the full support of the Obama Administration, providing the funds and weapons used to kill and maim civilians indiscriminately, the majority women and children, as well as the continued destruction of schools/shelters, hospitals, power plants – and even mosques.

Aug. 9 2014We demand that Israel end the massacre and siege on Gaza, and all forms of economic controls, and the use of humiliating checkpoints throughout the occupied territories

Casa de Las Américas unconditionally supports Gaza’s struggle for self-determination.

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Fidel Castro Ruz August 4, 2014 “I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging”

 

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ARTICLE BY FIDEL CASTRO RUZ

Palestinian Holocaust in Gaza
• I again request that Granma not use the front page for these relatively brief lines about the genocide of Palestinians being committed

Fidel Castro Ruz

I am writing them rapidly, to state only that which requires deep reflection.

I think that a new, repugnant form of fascism is emerging with notable strength, at this time in human history when more that seven billion inhabitants are struggling for their survival.

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None of these circumstances have anything to do with the creation of the Roman Empire, around 2,400 years ago, or with the U.S. empire which, in this region only 200 years ago, was described by Simón Bolívar who exclaimed, “…the United States appears to be destined by providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.”

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Evil Obama and Imperialism, “Cuban Twitter” The program to stir political dissent in Cuba

5 Findings About USAID Travelers’ Program in Cuba
Aug 4, 2014, 6:06 PM ET
By The Associated Press
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In April, The Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Agency for International Development had overseen the creation of a secret “Cuban Twitter” program to stir political dissent on the island and bypass Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet. But that program was part of a larger operation.

A new story by the AP reveals the agency secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using health and civic programs to provoke political change. The operation began just as American contractor Alan Gross was sent to jail in December 2009 while working for another USAID-sponsored project.

Here are five things to know:

1.”THE PERFECT EXCUSE”: The young spies from Costa Rica created an HIV-prevention workshop that they called “the perfect excuse” to recruit political activists, a ruse that could undermine USAID’s credibility in critical health work around the world.

2.THEIR EFFORTS WERE FRAUGHT WITH INCOMPETENCE AND RISK. Cuban authorities questioned who was bankrolling the travelers, and there was no safety net for the young Latin Americans, who were doing work that was explicitly illegal in Cuba.

3.VENEZUELANS AND PERUVIANS WERE DEPLOYED TO CUBA’S COLLEGE CAMPUSES. The objective was to recruit university students with the long-term goal of turning them against their government. Potential recruits were listed by name, and then profiled, their leadership qualities assessed in a spreadsheet.

4.WHETHER ANY OF THE POLITICAL OBJECTIVES WERE EVER REALIZED IS UNCLEAR. In fact, their Cuban contacts in recent interviews with the AP said they were astonished to discover that their foreign friends were acting on behalf of the U.S. government.

5.THE CONTRACTOR, CREATIVE ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL, CHANGED ITS STRATEGY. In September 2010, Creative Associates shifted from sending outsiders into Cuba to develop dissidents among college students to getting exit visas for the new Cuban leaders and training them off the island. Other beneficiaries in Cuba would receive cash payments to run the recruitment efforts.

The incredible “Haavara Agreement” between Nazis and Zionists

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The Haavara Agreement – see transcript of Circular 54/1933 of the Reich Ministry of Finance, August 28, 1933 below – was an official contract between the Third Reich authority and Zionist Authority benefiting the interests of both parties. Haavara was intended to promote both the emigration of German Jews and the export of German products to Palestine.

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In 1935 the steamer “Tel Aviv” made its maiden voyage from Nazi Germany to Haifa with Hebrew letters on its bow and a Nazi flag fluttering from its mast. The Captain of the Zionist-owned ship was a member of the Nazi Party. A passenger described the spectacle as a “metaphysical absurdity.”
As a result of the Agreement, German exports arrived in Palestine at bargain prices with the help of Jewish capital and Jewish commerical assistance. It boosted the Nazi economy at a time when Jews worldwide were boycotting German goods. Goods worth a total of 139.5 million Reichsmark were transferred by 1939. The Agreement also made it possible to settle a large number of German Jews in Palestine. The outbreak of war in September 1939 ended the transfer practice.
Circular 54/1933 of the Reich Ministry of Finance, August 28, 1933

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Latin America comes out in force against Israel the gutter state

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Montevideo (AFP) – Latin America’s leaders are among the most vehement in condemning Israel’s Gaza offensive — labelling the Jewish state “terrorist”, recalling ambassadors, and offering near-unanimous, unwavering support to Palestinians.

“I can’t remember another similar situation where (all the countries in the region) have reacted practically as a bloc,” said political scientist Reginaldo Nasser, a professor at the Pontifical University in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

One of the most symbolic recent developments came from Bolivian President Evo Morales — one of the leaders of Latin America’s far left — who put Israel on its list of “Terrorist States” and eliminated a visa waiver program for Israeli citizens.

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CASA DE LAS AMÉRICAS ENDORSES ANSWER’S CALL FOR TOMORROWS DEMONSTRATION AGAINST ISRAEL’S GENOCIDAL MASSACRE IN GAZA


Sat., Aug. 2, 1PM at the White House
End the Siege of Gaza,
End All U.S. Aid to Israel!

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Dear Friends, The Palestinian people of Gaza have been resisting in the face of the merciless U.S.-backed Israeli assault.

What Gaza needs more than anything is an end to the eight-year long blockade and siege.

The siege is a crime against humanity that prevents the people of Gaza from working, going to school, traveling and building their society. It is a grotesque and vicious form of collective punishment deliberately intended to cause the greatest suffering.

More than 250 children have been slaughtered in the recent Israeli massacre. Nearly 1500 people have been killed and over 7000 have been wounded.

Saturday, August 2 at the White House in Washington DC we hope you will join with justice-minded people from across the country to join in the largest demonstration yet to say:

Stop the Massacre!
End the Siege of Gaza NOW!
End All U.S. Aid to Israel!
If you can’t join the demonstration you can still show your support by making an urgently-needed donation today.

End the siege! Free Palestine!
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Brian Becker,
National Coordinator, ANSWER Coalition

DECLARACIÓN DEL MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES DE CUBA and “English” Excerpts from Goble Post

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Enviado por editor en Jue, 31/07/2014 – 21:00 slider-img59El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba Bruno Eduardo Rodríguez Parrilla ha seguido con creciente preocupación los graves acontecimientos en la Franja de Gaza, en particular los indiscriminados ataques del Ejército israelí contra objetivos civiles, que han provocado miles de muertos y heridos, y la masiva destrucción de propiedades e infraestructuras.

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República de Cuba insta una vez más a todos los estados, a las organizaciones y organismos internacionales, al Consejo de Seguridad de las Naciones Unidas, y a la comunidad internacional en su conjunto, a exigir el cese inmediato de la agresión israelí, el levantamiento del bloqueo a la Franja de Gaza, el restablecimiento de los servicios médicos, de agua y electricidad, para  preservar la vida de cientos de miles de personas inocentes.

Cuba reitera su más enérgica condena a esta nueva agresión de Israel contra la población de la Franja de Gaza, y ratifica su inquebrantable solidaridad con el pueblo palestino y su derecho  a la autodeterminación y al establecimiento de un Estado independiente, con su capital en Jerusalén Oriental.

La Habana, 31 de julio de 2014  

Excerpts from Goble Post

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American nations are expressing their revulsion at the bloodshed in Gaza — and squarely pinning the blame on Israel.

Chile, Peru and El Salvador said this week they are recalling their ambassadors from Israel for consultation. That was after Ecuador and Brazil did the same last week.

And on Wednesday, Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Israel a “terrorist state.”

Latin Americans appear to be leading a diplomatic storm, flying envoys out of Tel Aviv. Recalling an ambassador for consultation falls short of breaking off relations outright, but it can lead to that. The moves to recall ambassadors “are motivated by foreign and domestic policies,” said a Latin American diplomat, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the delicate nature of the issue. He said the leftist governments of Bolivia, Cuba and Venezuela would have followed suit — if they had any ambassadors in Israel to pull out.

The struggle continues with or without a physical house Casa de Las Américas

It is with regret that we announce the closing of Casa de las Americas at our 182 East 111th Street location. Numerous conditions beyond our control led to this difficult decision.

We are saddened at not being able to remain in el Barrio where we were so well received. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve the community there for five years.

The struggle against Empire is relentless and never ending. We are discussing the next phase of our work to Defend the Cuban Revolution.

We expect to have more information by the end of September.

Jaime Mendieta

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Franklin Flores

Israel’s latest attack on Gaza
• Zionism once again initiates a genocidal campaign against Palestinians in its mission to maintain their subjugation

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Havana, July 22, 2014

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It is no accident that Tel Aviv, given the traditional silence of Washington and its remaining allies, and the notorious inaction of a good part of the Middle Eastern community, has recently initiated a military assault on Gaza and the defenseless Palestinian population.
Women, children and the elderly are the main victims of the latest Israeli genocide against Gaza. Photo: Mahmud Hams/ AFP.
Thus, Israel is once again attempting to reinforce its repression using the contrived excuse of the assassination of three young Jewish boys – living in one of the illegal Zionist colonies in the occupied West Bank – by Arab combatants, when various sources have assured that the victims were last seen with Israeli security officials

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Nonetheless, the xenophobic response was applauded, and while Israeli planes mercilessly bombed populated zones in Gaza and Tel Aviv executed warlike maneuvers on the border, a group of extremists burnt a young Palestinian teenager alive, as one of the murders admitted during a police interrogation.

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On July 17, Fidel Castro wrote “I only wish to express my solidarity with the heroic people who defend the last sliver remaining of what was their homeland for thousands of years.”

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A Message from the
National Committee to Free the Cuban Five

 

René Gonzáles S. “Dear Friends, Today David is Palestinian and Goliath is a Zionist”

We are all aware of the horrendous devastation in Gaza. As we write this, 797 Palestinians have been killed and 5,118 injured. The dead include 190 children and 75 women. With each day, the numbers grow. What is happening is truly genocide.

On July 8, the Cuban government issued the following statement:
“Cuba strongly condemns the latest Israeli aggression against the population of the Gaza Strip. Israel uses its military and technological superiority to implement a policy of collective punishment with a disproportionate use of force that causes loss of innocent civilian lives and massive property damage.

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