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Articles by Cheryl LaBash

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 [...]

Victoria: 5 cubanos unidos y libres en Cuba

December 21, 2014

17 de diciembre de 2014 El gobierno de EUA ha hecho lo que repetidamente juró que nunca haría: ha liberado al último de los 5 cubanos. Hoy, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero y Gerardo Hernández fueron finalmente liberados de cárceles estadounidenses después de más de 16 años de [...]

Victory! Cuban 5 are reunited and free at last

December 18, 2014

The Cuban 5 united in Havana, Dec. 17. Dec. 17 — The government of the United States has done what it repeatedly swore it would never do: It has freed the last of the Cuban 5.  Today Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino and Gerardo Hernández were finally released from U.S. jails after more than [...]

Ramón Labañino Salazar: a prison visit with a Cuban hero

December 16, 2014

Free Ramón Labañino Salazar. Ashland, Ky. — We sat in the last three seats of the last neat row of red plastic chairs.  It was the visitors’ room of the federal prison here on a rainy but not so cold Saturday morning in December. A door across the room opened and there he was, Ramón [...]
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