2008 Debate on Cuba and the Left: Diana Raby and David Osler (Red Pepper)

Diana Raby: Why Cuba is still important
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/Why-Cuba-is-still-important/

David Osler: If the revolution does not go forward, it will go backwards
http://www.redpepper.org.uk/No-workers-paradise/

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Music Video: Obsesión - Esta es mi mamá (2011, Cuba)

[This song features on the compilation 'Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues'.]

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Comment & Analysis: U.S. “Cowboy” Foreign Policy From Libya to Colombia (Nazih Richani/NACLA)

[In Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Honduras, Mexico, Syria and Colombia, a "cowboy" foreign policy is replacing the the U.S. government's strategy of large scale military invasions. Any attempt to fully evaluate this shift would be premature, but the writing is on the wall: this shift is generating more conflict than it can solve.]

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Entrevista con Pablo Navarrete (Alborada Films) en Proyeccion del Documental La Conexion Colombiana (Frente Solidario Internacional)

[Un video hecho por el Frente Solidarion Internacional que incluye una entrevista con Pablo Navarrete, el director del documental de Alborada Films 'La Conexion Colombiana'. Esta entrevista fue hecha el 5 de octubre del 2013 despues de una proyeccion de la version de festival del documental en Londres. Más información sobre este evento, que también incluyó un foro sobre el actual proceso de paz en Colombia, se puede ver aquí.]

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Poetry: An Excerpt from 'Too Many Names' by Pablo Neruda

[40 years ago today Chilean poet Pablo Neruda passed away (12 days after Chile's 9/11). Some say he died of a broken heart. Below an excerpt from his poem 'Too Many Names'.]

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Comment & Analysis: In an Age of 'Realists' and Vigilantes, There is Cause for Optimism (John Pilger/New Statesman)

[The most important anniversary of the year was the 40th anniversary of 11 September 1973 - the crushing of the democratic government of Chile by General Augusto Pinochet and Henry Kissinger, then US secretary of state. The National Security Archive in Washington has posted new documents that reveal much about Kissinger's role in an atrocity that cost thousands of lives.]

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Petition: President of Colombia: Free Huber Ballesteros, Imprisoned Trade Union & Leader (Justice for Colombia)

[Colombia is the most dangerous country in the world to be a trade unionist. According to United Nations figures close to 3,000 trade unionists have been killed since 1986. Human rights defenders are also regularly attacked. 37 human rights defenders were killed in the first six months of 2013. State authorities are directly involved in many of these killings.]

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Poem: 40 Years On (Salvador Allende & Chile's 9/11)(Oso Sabio)

[This is a tribute to the process begun by Chile's democratically-elected president Salvador Allende in 1970, cut short by military intervention and US interference. Most of us know what followed under the dictatorship of General Pinochet.]

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