A US-CUBA NORMALIZATION TEACH IN WEBINAR
TUESDAY, MAY 19
8:00 PM (Eastern), 5:00 PM (Pacific)Co-Chairs:
August Nimtz — Co-coordinator of the Minnesota Cuba Committee; Professor of Political Science and African American and African Studies, University of Minnesota; Co-Author (with Esteban Morales), The Dynamics of Racial Discrimination in Cuba, Past and Present; Author, Marxism vs Liberalism: Comparative Real-Time Political Analysis.
Kennedee Geffinger — Universal Zulu Nation Hip Hop for Humanity Committee; Children’s Programs Director, JCC Harlem; Founder, Keys to Ubuntu
Fernando Gonzalez Llort — President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP); Cuban internationalist fighter in Angola 1987-1989; Cuban Five hero
Chris “Che” Matlhako — Second Deputy General Secretary of the South African Communist Party; leading member of Friends of Cuba in South Africa (FOCUS)
Dr. Rosemari Mealy — Educator and long-standing activist for peace, social, and economic justice. Dr. Mealy’s work has involved years of solidarity with the Cuban Revolution, including living and working in Cuba; Awarded “Friendship Medal” by the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba; Author, Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of A Meeting; Rosemari is a member of the Board of Directors of IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the New York-New Jersey Cuba Si Coalition; and National Conference of Black Lawyers.
Don Rojas — Press Secretary for the martyred Prime Minister of Grenada Maurice Bishop (1981-1983); Executive Political Editor, The Real News Network; Director of Communications and International Relations, Institute of the Black World; Founder of the award-winning The Black World Today
Dr. Isaac Saney — Co-Chair, Canadian Network on Cuba; Professor, Dalhousie University; author of the forthcoming book, Africa’s Children Return! Cuba, Africa, and Apartheid’s End.
Frantz Voltaire — Haitian scholar and activist living in Montreal, Québec; Author, Black Power in Haiti and A Brief History of Blacks in Canada; Founder and Chairperson of Le Center International de Documentation et d’Information Haitienne, Caribéenne, et Afro-Canadienne (CIDICHCA).
Obi Egbuna Jr — “Stay Out of Cuba’s Way Campaign”; Zimbabwe Cuba Friendship Association; Author, Cuba’s Greatest Army: A Tribute To The Cuban Doctors (Children’s Play)
Presentation followed by Q&A
In Solidarity, Organizing Committee, International Conference for the Normalization of US-Cuba Relations
Political Bureau approves suspension of May Day parade and postponement of ANAP Congress
The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, presided a meeting of the Political Bureau yesterday, during which new measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 were also approved
Author: Granma | firstname.lastname@example.org
april 1, 2020 10:04:45
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The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, presided a meeting of the Political Bureau yesterday, during which the decision was made to cancel May Day parades, and postpone the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) Congress.
New measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 were also discussed.
These decisions were made in compliance with measures that the country has adopted, as part of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Plan and was reported by the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in the daily governmental review of nationwide efforts to combat the new coronavirus.
Photo: Granma Archives
During this meeting, the President called on the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) to make proposals for May Day celebrations in accordance with current conditions, so that International Workers Day is not overlooked.
Díaz-Canel: In facing Covid-19, everyone depends on each one of us
Díaz-Canel emphasizes majority support for measures adopted and recognized the hard work of health personnel in Cuba and around the world
Author: Leticia Martínez | email@example.com
march 27, 2020 09:03:18
Photo: Ismael Batista
During yesterday’s meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in Cuba, President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez commented, “To the degree that everyone understands the responsibility of each one of us to others, we will be able to more efficiently confront the new coronavirus pandemic.”
Presiding the meeting to evaluate implementation of the country’s prevention and control plan, along with Prime Minster Manuel Marrero Cruz, Diaz-Canel insisted, “Each of us depends on everyone, and we all depend on each one.”
He also emphasized majority support for measures adopted and recognized the hard work of health personnel in Cuba and around the world.
Minister of Public Health José Ángel Portal Miranda presented the daily update on Covid-19 in the country, indicating that the total number of confirmed cases has reached 67.
A total of 1,539 persons have been admitted to isolation centers for observation, including 1,423 Cubans and 116 from abroad; while 36,056 persons are being monitored in their homes by primary health care teams.
Also discussed was work being carried out by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and Committees for the Defense of the Revolution at the neighborhood level. Teresa Amarelle Boué, Party Political Bureau member and secretary general of the FMC, reported that community leaders and health brigades have visited more than 642,560 families to ensure they have the support needed to confront the health emergency.
Art is not a luxury, and not for profit
Amidst news of the life-threatening pandemic, we have seen countless expressions of generosity, dedication and solidarity
Author: Pedro de la Hoz | firstname.lastname@example.org
march 26, 2020 10:03:27
Photo: Maisel López Photo: Granma
These are times to uphold human values. Faced with a life-threatening pandemic that is disrupting the economy and altering the social fabric across the planet, we have seen countless expressions of generosity, dedication and solidarity.
No one asked singers, musicians and ordinary people in Italy to go out on their balconies to support their neighbors, to sing and applaud health workers assisting the sick.
In Buenos Aires, from Belgrano, Caballito and Recoleta to Núñez and Quilmes, last Saturday more than a hundred Argentines came together in song to raise awareness of the importance of practicing preventive social isolation, to contain the coronavirus.
I took a moment to listen to Barcelona, where Pau Donés, leader of the group Jarabe de Palo, resurrected his song Los ángeles visten de blanco, looking to visibilize on social media “altruistic attitudes toward others, not only in terms of health, but also people who sing an opera or play the guitar. That’s why I thought of redoing the song and performing it for my neighbors.” Continue reading Art is not a luxury, and not for profit