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  1. After the "Special Period"
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    U.S. activists interview Cuban student. In July, Solidarity supporters Tim Marshall, Rachel Quinn and Sara Abraham had the opportunity to take classes at the University of Havana as a part of the Language and Culture program sponsored by Global Exchange. We met many people willing to share their opinions on the political and economic situation of the country. Everyone talked about how difficult the "special period" (early 1990s) was but felt that Cuba was emerging from this critical time.
  2. Alan Gross's Improbable Tales on 60 Minutes
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    In a dramatic segment on CBS News' 60 Minutes titled "The Last Prisoner of the Cold War," former United States Agency for International Development (USAID) subcontractor Alan Gross tells of horrifying experiences in captivity: "They threatened to hang me, they threatened to pull out my fingernails, they said I'd never see the light of day."
  3. Another Vote on Washington's Anti-Cuba Policy at the United Nations
    The Politics of Isolation

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Resolution A/68/L.6, sponsored by Cuba, passed this year, for the 22nd year in a row, with Washington once again in humiliating political loneliness. The vote this year was 188-2 in favor, with 3 abstentions. Washington’s formal political isolation over its anti-Cuba policy can hardly be more complete. Is it possible to imagine any significant political issue in world politics uniting so many disparate entities often in significant conflict with each other.
  4. The Bay of Pigs and Chronic Hubris
    The Same Mistake for 52 Years

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    April 17-19 marks the 52nd anniversary of the US-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion by Cuban exiles, our proxies to try to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.
  5. Beginning a New Era
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Obama may succeed where previous U.S. administrations -- such as Nixon's and especially Carter's -- failed in their attempts at reestablishing diplomatic and economic relations with Cuba.
  6. The Blockade Against Cuba: An Assault Upon Humanity's Conscience
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    On 29 October 2013, for the 22nd consecutive year, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) called for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. 188 states supported the Resolution, 2 voted against it, namely the US and Israel.
  7. The CIA's Greatest Hits
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1994
    Brief case studies of the CIA's greatest 'triumphs'.
  8. Cuba 1959 to 1980s
    The Unforgivable Revolution

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1995
    An account of the CIA's continuing covert war against Cuba.
  9. Cuba, the United States and the Left
    Against The Current vol. 89

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2000
    The nationalist anti-imperialist revolution of the long beards has lasted forty-one years. It was never a socialist revolution. The Moncada combatants were not socialists, neither were those in the Sierra Maestra (with few exceptions), nor the Cuban people who one morning woke up to hear the news through the radio and from the mouth of Fidel Castro, that in response to the imperialist attacks, the island had become "socialist."
  10. Cuba's Invasion Fears
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1991
    There is nothing irrational about Cuba's fears of being invaded by the United States.
  11. Cuba's Prisoner Release
    Surprise! Mainstream Media Omits Context and Key Facts

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2010
    Double standards and hypocrisy abound in American media coverage of Cuba's recent prisoner release. For example, the U.S. government holds more political prisoners on Cuban soil than the Cuban government does.
  12. December 17: Sources, Results & Prospects
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    After 50 years, Washington has had to recognize that if it wants any influence in Latin America, the road to Latin America leads through Havana, not around it.
  13. Defying Washington's Embargo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 1997
    In the face of strong government opposition and little U.S. media attention, a grassroots effort scored a victory on September 13, 1996. On that day U.S. and Canadian members of Pastors for Peace delivered 400 medical computers to Cuba, without applying for the license required by the U.S. trade embargo.
  14. The Economic War Against Cuba: A Historical and Legal Perspective on the U.S. Blockade
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2013
    Salim Lamrani explains the U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba: their origins, their provisions, how they contravene international law, and how they affect the lives of Cubans.
  15. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  16. The Face of Imperialism
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2011
    Parenti redefines empire and imperialism to connect the current crisis in America to its own bad behavior worldwide.
  17. Failed Cuban "Twitter" Project Designed By U.S. Government Contractors
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2014
    ZunZuneo - a now defunct social media platform similar to Twitter – was designed to undermine the Cuban government by two private contractors: Creative Associates International (CAI) from Washington DC and Mobile Accord, a Denver based company.
  18. Fair Play for Cuba Committee
    Connexipedia article

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
  19. Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance
    Against The Current vol. 120

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2006
    There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motivated to try and understand and change the world. The four were not written with the idea that they would be read together, yet taken together they are, I believe, more thought-provoking than if considered separately.
  20. 14 Years of Injustice
    Time to Free the Cuban Five

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2012
    Five Cubans fighting terrorism in south Florida have served 14 years of prison, more than enough time for the US public to learn from its media about the horrific injustice done by the US government to these Cuban men. But the media has barely touched the grotesque frame up of the Cuban Five.
  21. Jose Marti
    Architect of the Cuban Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    This book looks at Marti as both thinker and man of action in relation to his own country (Cuba), Latin America as a whole, and the United States. Turton presents Marti as a contradictory man, avoiding the hagiographical tendencies of many biographers. An original and readable portrait of this great patriot of the Americas and forerunner of the Cuban Revolution.
  22. "Listen, Yankee!": Tom Hayden Captures Absurdity of Cuban Embargo
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The US embargo of Cuba, like a bad hangover from the Cold War, has lingered on for far too long. After decades of bingeing on the country's particularly potent brand of anticommunism, the nation's ruling elite has found it near impossible to kick its predilection for holding Cuba to a higher standard than it does for putative US allies and, for that matter, the United States itself.
  23. Necessary Illusions 
    Thought Control in Democratic Societies

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1989   Published: 1991
    An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control."
  24. Passionate Declarations
    Essays on War and Justice

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1990   Published: 2003
    Essays looking at American political ideology.
  25. Political Prisoners Remain Behind Bars as Obama's Term Nears End
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2017
    In the last full week of Barack Obama's eight year tenure as President of the United States of America, dozens of political prisoners still sit in cages across the nation's prisons, rotting away as Obama consciously chooses not to exercise the power to simply free them with the stroke of a pen.
  26. Problems of Knowledge and Freedom
    The Russell Lectures

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1971   Published: 1972
    These lectures explore Bertrand Russell's work on empiricism, morality, linguistics and politics.
  27. The Real Terror Network 
    Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1982
    Herman sets out to show that the U.S. ignores or sponsors terror by authoritarian states that are allied with U.S. interests.
  28. A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s
    Against The Current vol. 134

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2008
    I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in the mirror and see this old guy looking back at me. As I reflect, it does seem to me that I went through a lot of experience, met a lot of people, and perhaps learned from all that…So I will share some of my story.
  29. Rogue State 
    A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    A mini-encyclopedia of the numerous un-humanitarian acts perpetrated by the United States since the end of the Second World War.
  30. The Socialist Register 1964
    Volume 1: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    First Published: 1964
  31. Soft-Powering Cuba
    Regime-Change in a Box

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2011
    How the U.S. uses "soft power" to undermine governments abroad and democracy at home.
  32. UN General Assembly in One Voice (Almost) Rejects U.S. Cuban Blockade
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The United Nations General Assembly on October 27, 2015 voted on a Cuban resolution calling for "an end to the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba." Approval was all but unanimous: 191 nations voted in favour and two voted against, the United States and Israel. There were no abstentions for the first time since the voting on the resolution began in 1992.
  33. Understanding Power
    The Indispensable Chomsky

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2001   Published: 2002
    In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. As he elucidates the connection between America's imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change.
  34. A Victory and Some Risks
    Statement from the Fourth International

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    It is necessary to create the conditions of democratic debate in all the popular organizations in Cuba.
  35. Year 501 
    The Conquest Continues

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 1993
    An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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