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Eating Crow: US and Cuba Talk Human Rights

by Netfa Freeman

Cuba opened discussions with the U.S. on human rights, last week, with a reminder that the United States is no model for other nations. The Cubans cited “discrimination and racism patterns in U.S. society, the worsening of police brutality, torture acts and extrajudicial executions in the fight on terror and the legal limbo of prisoners at the US prison camp in Guantanamo."

Eating Crow: US and Cuba Talk Human Rights

Do Americans Really Want a Genuine US Policy that Respects an Independent Cuba?

A review by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson

By its own admission, the Obama administration’s new stance towards Cuba is not a change in policy. It still favors regime change. U.S. obsession with the island to the south is historically rooted in race; Cuba’s blackness made it impossible for the white supremacist United States to absorb, but also required that the island be prevented from providing a “good example” to the world – and to Blacks in the U.S.

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