The trade union movement will mobilize

Cuban workers denounce poorly concealed objectives of mercenary ruckus
The trade union movement will mobilize alongside the entire people against those who are determined to undermine Cuba’s sovereignty and the conquests we have collectively achieved, wielding its most powerful weapons: unity and patriotism

Author: National news staff | informacion@granma.cu
october 20, 2021 10:10:15



Photo: Prensa Latina
Given the latest escalation of subversive campaigns against the Revolution, the Federation of Cuban Workers (CTC) issued a statement outlining the national proletariat’s intransigent position rejecting the most recent maneuvers orchestrated by “internal political operators, led and encouraged from abroad,” who have announced “the intention to conduct a march which they present as peaceful and lawful, invoking the Constitution.”

In reference to Articles in the Magna Carta, the CTC recalled that no legal demonstration can disturb citizen tranquility, incite overthrowing the established order, infringe on the rights of others, affect collective security, general welfare or the public order, and must always be conducted with respect for the law.

On the contrary, the statement asserts, the poorly disguised objective of the mercenary ruckus is to provoke a change in Cuba’s political system and a return to capitalism; noting that this is made clear by “the decisive support, evident in the avalanche of messages on social networks, by figures abroad clamoring for a U.S. military intervention, notorious terrorists, counter-revolutionary figures in Florida and even the remains of the defeated mercenary Brigade 2506.”

In the face of such aggression, the statement reaffirms that “Cuban workers, united around the Federation of Cuban workers and its affiliated trade unions, are advancing in the construction of a new society and updating our economic model to build a better country, strongly condemn those who promote destabilization. We are convinced that no provocation will succeed in demoralizing or intimidating those of us struggling here for the present and the future of the nation.”

The statement reiterated that the Cuban trade union movement will mobilize alongside the entire people against those who are determined to take away our independence, our sovereignty and the conquests achieved with collective sacrifice. In this exercise of legitimate defense, “We will wield our most powerful weapons: unity and patriotism.”

Defending our culture is defending the homeland

Defending our culture is defending the homeland
Considered shield and sword of the nation, a sublime mixture of our deepest roots, Cuban culture constitutes a moral trench that upholds the emancipatory work of our homeland

Author: Mailenys Oliva Ferrales | informacion@granmai.cu
october 20, 2021 10:10:18



Photo: Artwork by Michel Moro
A redemptive anthem, a city for the first time free from the foreign yoke, and a rebellious history that began with the Mambi, remind us every October 20 why the Cuban people feel tremendously proud to celebrate National Culture Day today.
There are many reasons to commemorate and defend what we understand as our identity.
Considered shield and sword of the nation, a sublime mixture of our deepest roots, Cuban culture constitutes a moral trench that upholds the emancipatory work of our homeland.
Our enemies are intent on erasing this culture, which has been extended to education, sports and medicine as symbolic of a country, from our souls, with treacherous invitations in cyberspace, and condemn us to historical oblivion and detachment from the values forged by the Revolution.
The usual enemies, amidst the complex situation we face – with the tightening of the blockade and the impact of COVID-19 – direct their subversion laboratories against the very heart of the homeland: our culture.
Party First Secretary and President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez has made the people’s position clear, as we confront this unconventional war, in which the present and future of the nation are being defended.
Within the Revolution, he said, “There is room for everything and everyone, with the exception of those who seek to destroy our collective project…. In the Cuba of 2021, there is no room for annexationists or for the mercenaries of the moment.”

A Dialogue on Cuba’s Heroic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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A Dialogue on Cuba’s Heroic Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Welcome
– Sean O’DonoghueTable de Concertation et de Solidarité Québec-Cuba

Speakers
– Dr. Agustin LageFounder and longtime director of the Cuban Center of Molecular Immunology (CIM). A member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lage led the CIM into becoming one of the world’s top Institutes for biotech and medical research. He completed his post-graduate work at the renowned Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Doctor in Medicine, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Full Researcher, Coordinator of the Technical Council for Biotechnology Projects in Cuba.

– Dr. Samira Addrey –  2020 graduate of the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Cuba. She was born and raised in Accra, Ghana before migrating to the United States at the age of nine with her family. She is currently the Coordinator of the ELAM program for IFCO/Pastors for Peace

– Professor Pedro Más Bermejo MD, PhD, DrSc – Leader of Cuba’s COVID-19 National Technical Group, Physician with more than 25 years’ experience in the disciplines of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and nutrition.. National Director of Epidemiology, Ministry of Public Health, Emeritus Research Scientist, Tropical Medicine Institute “Pedro Kourí”, Emeritus member of the Cuban Academy of Sciences.

Moderators
– Dr. Leni Villagomez Reevesformer United Farm Workers volunteer who attended UC Berkeley and UCSF. She worked at Valley Childrens Hospital for many years doing pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Villagomez Reeves is active in the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, where she co-chairs its national Cuba and the Bolivarian Alliance Committee, and with the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba and the Saving Lives Campaign.

– Alison Bodine – Social justice activist, writer and researcher in Vancouver, Canada who has been working in solidarity with Venezuela and Cuba for over 15 years. Alison has traveled to Cuba over a dozen times since 2006. She is coordinator of the Fire This Time Movement for Social Justice Venezuela Solidarity Campaign and on the editorial board of the Fire This Time Newspaper. She is author of the book “Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Venezuela” (Battle of Ideas Press, 2018)..

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Neither internet nor kites

Neither internet nor kites
According to the United States government, any and all examples set by this proud island, persevering, despite all obstacles, must be erased
Author: Elson Concepción Pérez | internet@granma.cu
september 20, 2021 16:09:40


Photo: Endrys Correa Vaillant
According to the United States government, any and all examples set by this proud island, persevering, despite all obstacles, must be erased. It could be increasing access to the internet or the fact that Cuba dares to guarantee vaccines against COVID-19, products of the intelligence and the determination of technicians and scientists to reach the entire population this year.
They have bet on the losing team and continue to do so.
It turns out that the U.S. Senate have passed a document demanding that the government of President Joe Biden establish a fund that allows this service be provided freely and uncensored in Cuba.
The member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla wrote in his Twitter account, “I denounce the aggression of the U.S. Senate by the amendment on the internet that contributes to the lucrative business of the political-subversive machinery from Florida. The blockade is the main obstacle to a free and sovereign access of the Cuban people to the internet.”
EFE news agency reported on the amendment but it never mentioned the U.S. blockade on Cuba and the new 243 measures imposed by Trump’s administration that have remained untouched under Biden’s.
And here is my question: if we were to use the same ‘democratic’ elements than the U.S. government and, let’s say hypothetically, the Cuban parliament meddled in the internal affairs of the United States and passed this amendment, requesting the Cuban president to facilitate funds to subvert the order in the neighboring country, something Cuba would never do, what will be the charges, what legal or illegal action would they impose against us?
I think it would be more realistic, objective and serious to research and describe the reality of the access to the internet, what are the real economic and technological limitations imposed by the U.S. blockade and how those sanctions affect and restrain Cuba. In that way, they would be able to clear that pattern of lies imposed by the U.S. governments and that is used in anti-Cuban campaigns in internet.
The amendment, tainted from birth, was introduced by Republican Senators for the State of Florida Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, and it requests the creation of a reserve fund “to facilitate free, open, and uncensored access to the internet for the people of Cuba,” who, in his words, have been deprived of the free flow of information by the illegitimate Cuban regime.
In addition, our regime is an ‘illegitimate’ one, according to these people who seem to have kidnapped U.S. foreign policy as long as they have to do with our country.
For them, the only solution is to end Cuba, be it with internet or with kites flown from Miami. Nevertheless, they are betting on the losing team, there is no doubt about it.
Translated by ESTI