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U.S. of manipulating and fabricating news

The independence of the “last to know”
U.S. intelligence services’ methods of manipulating and fabricating news continue as standard practice

Iroel Sánchezjanuary 11, 2021 14:01:23

German journalist Udo Ulfkotte, author of the book Journalists for Hire, died of a suspicious heart attack.

Photo: ardmediathek.de
In Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s film about Vietnam, there is a scene in which the U.S. officer dealing with the press during the war gives the journalists instructions on how to cover events in the field. The slightest slip-up is unacceptable, including anything from photographing a singer or actress on hand to lift the spirits of the troops, to the exact word for each type of person on the U.S. or enemy side, like those fleeing the war who are to be called “evacuees” or “refugees.” Minute details for every event covered and report are outlined. These war correspondents Kubrick places in Saigon would later be called “embedded journalists” during the Iraq war.

The non-embedded, those independent of the U.S. command who attempted to cover the war beyond the troops, would pay dearly for the privilege. On the first day of the arrival of the U.S. army in Baghdad, in the 2003 war, journalists covering the events from the Palestine Hotel learned this very quickly, a U.S. Army tank fixed its sights on them and two cameramen were killed, among them the Spaniard José Couso. No one was ever held accountable for Couso’s death. First, the right-wing Spanish People’s Party government was part of the coalition that, against the UN’s will, invaded the country, and later, the “left” government of the Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) pulled the troops out of Iraq, but the instructions it received from the U.S. State Department, exposed by Wikileaks, make clear that both Spanish Attorney General Cándido Conde-Pumpido, and the Chief Prosecutor of the National Court, Javier Zaragoza, and then Social Democratic Vice President, María Teresa Fernández de la Vega, reached an agreement with the U.S. embassy to close the case. Such is the unanimity of a multiparty system when it comes to matters of interest to the empire.



Wikileaks confirmed the persecution and arbitrary moves of a succession of Republican and Democratic administrations against this truly independent journalistic project. Perhaps one should expect philanthropists such as George Soros and his Open Society – who have sponsored media and “think tanks” for Cuba in the name of freedom of information and expression – to have a different attitude, but a former collaborator of Julian Assange, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, tells us in his book Inside Wikileaks, that “Julian (Assange) spoke to a representative of George Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI), who asked him where we got the money for Wikileaks, and implied that OSI was subsidizing projects like ours. According to Julian, Soros was also interested in our needs, and commented that we should not be modest. As far as I know, we didn’t get anything.” That’s how it is with power, governmental or any other real type, when you don’t say what they don’t want to hear

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Falleció el diplomático cubano, Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

Falleció el diplomático cubano, Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba (MINREX) informó hoy en su sitio web el fallecimiento del Embajador Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez, quien se desempeñaba como director general de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derecho Internacional del Minrex



Autor: Redacción Digital | internet@granma.cu

7 de enero de 2021 14:01:17

El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba (MINREX) informó hoy en su sitio web el fallecimiento del embajador Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez, quien se desempeñaba como director general de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derecho Internacional del Minrex, quien venía padeciendo afecciones de salud.

Por su parte, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla titular del MINREX expresó en la red social Twitter, su dolor ante el fallecimiento del diplomático cubano.

«Su ejemplo como combatiente internacionalista, admirado diplomático y querido compañero guiará nuestra labor» señaló.

Compartimos el profundo dolor por el fallecimiento del Embajador Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez, Director Gral de Asuntos Multilaterales y Derecho Internacional de @CubaMINREX.

Su ejemplo como combatiente internacionalista, admirado diplomático y querido compañero guiará nuestra labor. pic.twitter.com/sroIjWMaGi

— Bruno Rodríguez P (@BrunoRguezP) January 7, 2021

Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez, se graduó en el Instituto Superior de Relacionales Internacionales «Raúl Roa García»; cumplió misión internacionalista como oficial de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias en Angola; desempeñó diversas y destacadas misiones diplomáticas como Embajador Representante Permanente ante la Organización de Naciones Unidas y otros Organismos Internacionales en Ginebra y ante las Naciones Unidas en Nueva York; y Especialista, Director y Director General en el Ministerio.

(Con información de Twitter y Cubaminrex

The caravan is a symbol of Cuba’s conquest of freedom

The caravan is a symbol of Cuba’s conquest of freedom
As in 1959, Fidel enters Havana today in a caravan of young Cubans who revere the history of our victory

Author: Gladys Leydis Ramos López | internet@granma.cu
Author: Ventura de Jesús | informacion@granma.cu
Author: Darian Bárcena | informacion@granmai.cu
Author: Alain Mira López | informacion@granmai.cu
january 8, 2021 11:01:31

The people of Havana took to the streets en masse to embrace the victorious rebels on January 8, 1959. Photo: Granma Archives
This January 8, the Cuban people will again experience the euphoria, genuine gratitude and love for those who, with Fidel as the undisputed leader of the Revolution in the lead, reaffirmed the promise of a free Homeland and travelled across the island proclaiming hope for a more just Cuba in 1959. Today Fidel enters Havana in a caravan of young people who revere the history of a consummated victory.

Yesterday, the town of Madruga, in the province of Mayabeque, awoke to the thundering sound of horns and the energetic roar of youth, when the Freedom Caravan stopped at La Palmita, as part of the re-enactment of the Rebel Army’s journey from Santiago de Cuba to Havana.

The Freedom Caravan also passed through the Matanzas towns of Colón, Perico, Jovellanos and Limonar, along the historic route, before reaching the provincial capital, where given the COVID-19 situation in the province, the commemoration was limited to a simple but heartfelt demonstration of love and gratitude to the rebels, and especially to Fidel, always in the forefront, yesterday and today.