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On the road with the Cuba caravan

July 19, 2015

Yellow school buses are a common sight in the U.S. Usually the rides are shorter than the 2,300 miles we just covered in 10 days on a very special bus. Ours was just one of the latest to have traversed the North American continent since the early 1990s, to be donated to the revolutionary people of [...]

Cuba eliminates mother-to-child transmission of HIV

July 10, 2015

By E. Catalinotto, Certified Nurse Midwife Cuba became the first country certified by the World Health Organization as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. ‘A human life is worth more than all the gold of the richest man onearth.’ Che Guevara’s comment fits [...]

Ruling on ACA subsidies

July 6, 2015

Some 6.4 million people breathed a sigh of relief on June 25. On that day, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the King v. Burwell case to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s subsidy provision. The law provides federal subsidies in the form of tax credits to low-income individuals so they can purchase [...]

Solidarity caravan for Cuba

July 4, 2015

Havana, CubaPhoto: Bill Hackwell “The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist [...]

Pam Africa on Wisconsin tour

July 2, 2015

Pam Africa with leaders of the Madison-based Young Gifted and Black coalition and Rockford FIST at the Memorial Union at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, June 26. Pam Africa, minister of confrontation for MOVE and chairperson of the uncompromising International Concerned Family and [...]

Solidarity caravan for Cuba

June 30, 2015

“The blockade has not been lifted. We cannot miss that point,” emphasized Gail Walker, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization director and daughter of Pastors for Peace founder the Rev. Lucius Walker. She spoke June 24 at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., to [...]

Assata Shakur mural removed

June 13, 2015

A mural depicting Assata Shakur was removed in May by Marquette University officials after an unrelenting right-wing campaign. Shakur, a people’s hero and icon of the Black Lives Matter movement, is a former Black Panther falsely accused and convicted of killing a cop in New Jersey in 1973. She [...]

The real terrorist

June 1, 2015

On May 29, as part of its stated intentions to improve relations with Cuba, the United States formally removed the island nation from its list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism,” even as it maintained its decades-old illegal blockade. For most people around the world, the fact that Cuba was on a [...]

Women combatants want to achieve peace

May 6, 2015

Colombia talks — in Cuba Victoria Sandino, a leading FARC-EP representative. Peace talks between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government, taking place in Havana, Cuba, are making some progress despite many challenges. From April 11 through [...]

Peace process vital to Colombian people

April 30, 2015

FARC-EP Commander Marco León Calarcá with Berta Joubert-Ceci in May 2014. The peace process unfolding in Colombia through talks being held in Havana, Cuba, between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) and the Colombian government is crucial to the stability of the region. Any [...]
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