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Articles by Cheryl LaBash

At OAS & People’s Summits — Broad support for Cuba

April 14, 2015

Cuban President Raúl Castro U.S. President Barack Obama tried to use the Seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10-11 as a platform to rehabilitate U.S. relations in the hemisphere. Obama attempted to distance himself personally from U.S. imperialism’s history of oppression, [...]

At Summit of Americas, U.S. pushes ‘dissidents’

April 8, 2015

Cuban President Raúl Castro The “VII Summit of the Americas,” to be held April 10-11 in Panama City, Panama, is of particular interest since Latin American and Caribbean states firmly told the Organization of American States there would be no further summits where Cuba was excluded, forcing [...]

Cuba shows Black Lives Matter

April 8, 2015

On March 31 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. and Cuba held the first meeting on the topic of human rights. Cuba proposed this sub-discussion of the ongoing talks aimed at normalizing diplomatic relations and opening embassies that was launched on Dec. 17 by presidents Raúl Castro and Barack Obama. [...]

Tennessee students fight low pay

March 15, 2015

The United Students Against Sweatshops 2015 conference at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville did more than talk. Hundreds of marchers rallied on Feb. 20 in protest at campus buildings associated with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who has proposed to cut state employee longevity pay and make other [...]

As U.S.-Cuba talks proceed: End the blockade!

March 8, 2015

Cuban and U.S. negotiators have announced progress after the second round of talks to formalize diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Both delegations characterized the discussions as professional, respectful and constructive. A sticky point, however, is the U.S. persistence in [...]

Mini lockouts: Has Walmart come to the waterfront?

February 16, 2015

The backup of unloaded ships is growing. On Feb. 14, President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of Labor Tom Perez to meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association “to urge them to resolve their dispute quickly at the bargaining [...]

La verdad sobre los sindicatos en Cuba

January 27, 2015

El presidente Barack Obama en su anuncio del 17 de diciembre sobre los “cambios de política” hacia Cuba, declaró: “Creemos que los trabajadores cubanos deben tener libertad para formar sindicatos”. ¿Qué estará diciendo? Ya más del 90 por ciento de las/os trabajadores [...]

The truth about unions in Cuba

January 22, 2015

This mural on the wall of ExpoHolguin in Holguin, Cuba, was painted by Spanish artist Paco Bernal Gil. It reads, ‘300 million children sleep in the street today; not one of them is Cuban.’ In his Dec. 17 announcement of U.S. “policy changes” toward Cuba, President Barack Obama stated, “We [...]

Cuba’s priority in funding education

January 7, 2015

A standing-room-only crowd in New York City at a Jan. 3 program commemorating the 56thanniversary of the Cuban revolution and the freedom of all the Cuban Five heroes. At the podiumis Rodolfo Reyes Rodríguez, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations.The event was organized by the [...]
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